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04-08-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By kgreggfl

I used Raka epoxies with fast, and slow catalyst....

I used Raka epoxies with fast, and slow catalyst. I used the 127 resin for layup and 900HP resin with thickeners for high strength bonding and filets, depending on what I was working on and the...
10-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,984
Posted By kgreggfl

I did a similar project a few years ago using...

I did a similar project a few years ago using Raka epoxy and exterior A/C plywood. I planned to replace sections of deck at soft spots, but once I cut into it, I found more wood that needed to be...
09-26-2014, 11:52 AM
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Views: 1,366
Posted By kgreggfl

It's a fiberglass boat, so I would use glass on...

It's a fiberglass boat, so I would use glass on plywood for the deck. Build your framing. Cut and dry fit your plywood. Hotcoat the plywood with epoxy, use 12 oz fiberglass cloth on the underside...
09-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By kgreggfl

The Admiral and I fished a half day offshore trip...

The Admiral and I fished a half day offshore trip with Jorge De La O (OnIslaMujeres.com) the first week of July. His fishing boat is named the Anastacia. We found a big rip south of the island,...
07-30-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By kgreggfl

I have used West System products for...

I have used West System products for years...mostly for small repairs. Love the six10! For a big project like our deck, the cost of West System became prohibitive, but I knew I wanted epoxy for the...
07-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By kgreggfl

I used the techniques in the West System...

I used the techniques in the West System document, but used Raka epoxy and hardeners. I drove up to Ft. Pierce and talked with their staff about the various hardeners, etc. before I bought. They...
07-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By kgreggfl

I had an 18' Nautico-similar to the LV19. Loved...

I had an 18' Nautico-similar to the LV19. Loved the boat. Used for similar fishing as you describe. Trailered to the Keys-fishing the reef, back country, lobster diving/snorkeling, east coast...
07-29-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By kgreggfl

This West System document was my go-to reference...

This West System document was my go-to reference when I was dealing with repairs on my boat. See pages 13 and 14 for active stringer repair procedures.
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07-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By kgreggfl

For rot in structural areas of a boat, remove the...

For rot in structural areas of a boat, remove the rotten and wet wood and glass in new, epoxy coated, dry wood. I would not use rot doctor or similar products in structural areas.

The wood "wall"...
07-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By kgreggfl

I replaced large sections of a soft deck on our...

I replaced large sections of a soft deck on our boat a couple years ago. I started with a couple small soft areas. The more I looked, the more I found. I ended up replacing 2 1/2 sheets of plywood...
07-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By kgreggfl

I have a 1999 Nautico 20 with no intentions of...

I have a 1999 Nautico 20 with no intentions of selling it. We bought it used in 2009 with twin Yamaha 50 four strokes. We repowerd in 2010 with twin Yamaha 70 four strokes. Love the boat with...
07-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By kgreggfl

You can patch with epoxy resin and 1708 biaxial...

You can patch with epoxy resin and 1708 biaxial fiberglass. I would put in a backing piece on the inside of the repair, then grind and bevel the edge of the existing fiberglass back about 2" from...
07-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By kgreggfl

Six10 is good for this job. As recommended above,...

Six10 is good for this job. As recommended above, use tape around the hole.

I recommend using denatured alcohol instead of acetone. It does the clean up job as well as acetone and is less toxic...
06-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By kgreggfl

Anchoring on coral reefs was prohibited in the...

Anchoring on coral reefs was prohibited in the 2008 Florida Coral Reef Protection Act. I recommend you drop your anchor in the sand and allow your boat to lay back over the reef, depending on wind...
06-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By kgreggfl

Hi Rick, The Admiral and I will be on Isla...

Hi Rick,

The Admiral and I will be on Isla Mujeres during that same time. I sent you a PM about splitting an offshore charter that we have booked. Let me know what you think.

Kurtis
05-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By kgreggfl

Toggles require a large hole and are a PITA to...

Toggles require a large hole and are a PITA to get lined up with something like a seat base.

I would remove the screw, drill out the hole slightly larger than the screw. Repair the slightly...
05-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By kgreggfl

I've had good luck with Boats.net. They are part...

I've had good luck with Boats.net. They are part of Central Florida Yamaha, where I re-powered our boat ~3 years ago. Great prices and fast shipping.
05-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By kgreggfl

Hi Dan-Marine-tex is a thickened, 2 part...

Hi Dan-Marine-tex is a thickened, 2 part epoxy...It works great for something like your project I would champfer and fill the holes from outside and inside the boat. You can add some fiberglass...
05-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,727
Posted By kgreggfl

I recently bought a Hero 3+ Black for a whale...

I recently bought a Hero 3+ Black for a whale shark trip my wife and I have booked to Isla Mujeres, Mexico in July. We used the camera and tray underwater for the first time Sunday, off Palm Beach. ...
05-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By kgreggfl

After redoing our deck, I went with 10" round...

After redoing our deck, I went with 10" round Armstrong hatches in the splashwell, over our bilge pumps. After 2 1/2 years, still great hatches and I'm glad we got them.
05-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By kgreggfl

I agree with the rough up, clean with a solvent,...

I agree with the rough up, clean with a solvent, then epoxy.

I would recommend denatured alcohol over acetone. It does as good, or better job of cleaning (it doesn't evaporate quite as fast)...
05-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,012
Posted By kgreggfl

I went through a similar process with a new to...

I went through a similar process with a new to me, used boat from the northeast US, where the early experiments with ethanol occurred. We had phase separation in the tank, as well as years of...
05-27-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,423
Posted By kgreggfl

17/32" A/C Exterior southern pine plywood was cut...

17/32" A/C Exterior southern pine plywood was cut and dry fitted to the bulkheads in boat. Exterior plywood uses waterproof adhesive between each ply. The plywood retains structure, even if it gets...
05-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,423
Posted By kgreggfl

+1 on the 1708 for the deck surface. I...

+1 on the 1708 for the deck surface.
I replaced the deck in my 1999 hull in 2011. After much research and reading, I used epoxy with 12oz cloth on the bilge side of the plywood core for...
08-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By kgreggfl

Loop to loop works for me. Two 16 turn Biminis...

Loop to loop works for me.
Two 16 turn Biminis (at home) or two 5-6 turn surgeon loops (in the boat) are what I use.
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