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06-14-2019, 12:07 PM
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1/8, 1/4, 1/2" gap is fine for filling with...

1/8, 1/4, 1/2" gap is fine for filling with thickened epoxy around the perimeter......just make smooth fillet transitions in your corners/edges......you can buy/add chopped fibers to your cabosil mix...
06-13-2019, 12:22 PM
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Posted By maxie

if you just want to fix that temporarily for the...

if you just want to fix that temporarily for the season, just scuff up the area, clean it with alcohol and glue it back in with 5 minute epoxy...at the end of the season, you'll have to remove and...
06-12-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By maxie

I ran an 87 V20 which came with a 150...

I ran an 87 V20 which came with a 150 Yamaha...top speed was around 45-50 ....I believe the sticker said 225 HP max.....the 150 2 stroke seemed like plenty for that hull.......weight is critical on...
06-01-2019, 05:55 AM
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Posted By maxie

For tile and small bump out transoms, that may be...

For tile and small bump out transoms, that may be ok.....very difficult with an 8 or 9 foot wide sheet of core......hence the use of pre drilled holes, trowel lines going in 1 direction, extra slow...
05-31-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By maxie

ok that looks pretty flat....many hulls have a...

ok that looks pretty flat....many hulls have a curve from side to side.....installing the core one sheet at a time allows the core to conform to the transom....once you go full thickness, it can...
05-31-2019, 10:08 AM
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Posted By maxie

Hope your transom doesn't have a lot of bend to...

Hope your transom doesn't have a lot of bend to it....with the core already doubled up, it will be tough to bend to meet a curvature....be careful not to "suck" the transom in to meet the core when...
05-26-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By maxie

Next morning works great...epoxy will still be...

Next morning works great...epoxy will still be somewhat soft........and try to find square drive heads....less strip out than phillips heads
05-16-2019, 02:01 PM
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Posted By maxie

What did that set up run you and did you install...

What did that set up run you and did you install a new battery bank?
05-16-2019, 06:15 AM
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Posted By maxie

Very nice CF!!!!!

Very nice CF!!!!!
05-14-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 149,062
Posted By maxie

Exactly....there's nothing wrong with it....just...

Exactly....there's nothing wrong with it....just hang a new motor on it and go! :grin:
05-09-2019, 06:30 AM
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Posted By maxie

1) Both..the fibers add a little strength and the...

1) Both..the fibers add a little strength and the cabosil with thicken it more quickly
2) no, just a quick solvent wipe to make sure its clean
3) no
4) if you have any curvature to the transom,...
04-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By maxie

Notice what silica is used for, as suggested by...

Notice what silica is used for, as suggested by West System....its not just filler/thickener...only the high density filler does a better job on bedding fasteners...but still a good filler for...
04-29-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By maxie

I like tabbing with 1200 45/45 in a narrow width...

I like tabbing with 1200 45/45 in a narrow width like 6 inch tape...easy to handle, easier around bends, easier to wet out etc....when doing something upside down, wet out the area with neat resin...
04-29-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,273
Posted By maxie

If you want to save on some of that expensive...

If you want to save on some of that expensive epoxy and overall weight, go with some 1700 (csm free 45/45) in place of the 1708.....the 08 csm sucks up a lot of resin...great for building thickness...
04-26-2019, 09:14 AM
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Posted By maxie

Moses didn't get the memo.....

Moses didn't get the memo.....
04-24-2019, 10:59 AM
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Posted By maxie

To get that inside radius fair on the cap after...

To get that inside radius fair on the cap after glassing, try a piece of copper pipe with some sand paper wrapped around it....may not be a perfect match but it can get you close
04-23-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By maxie

I would hog out that excess putty...go all the...

I would hog out that excess putty...go all the way up with the coosa, then, if you have a lip on top that's still wider than your core thickness you can always cut a narrow strip and go all the way...
04-22-2019, 06:13 AM
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Posted By maxie

yup

yup
04-20-2019, 10:46 AM
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Posted By maxie

if the whole top will be supported and it will...

if the whole top will be supported and it will have knees glassed in well, it will be ok....... the 1.5 inch core plus the glass on both sides, plus some bedding putty will give you a 2 inch+ transom...
04-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By maxie

What resin are you using? if its epoxy, skip the...

What resin are you using? if its epoxy, skip the csm...and the 1708 already has csm on one side...4 and 4 should be good...tab the knees with narrower glass tape like 1200 first.....are you putting a...
04-19-2019, 06:33 AM
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Posted By maxie

That's a very high horsepower blender......if...

That's a very high horsepower blender......if this boat hits 100 you should change the name to Centurion
04-18-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 149,062
Posted By maxie

If you go 2" solid glass transom and 1" solid...

If you go 2" solid glass transom and 1" solid glass hull it will never break..ever. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 149,062
Posted By maxie

Good job with the long strand CSM and uni...

Good job with the long strand CSM and uni !!!!!!!!! Composites are eeeeeeeeeeasy!!!!!!!!!!!
04-17-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 149,062
Posted By maxie

He takes the boat 45 miles out in your neck of...

He takes the boat 45 miles out in your neck of the woods? And comes home through your inlet which can stack up some serious rips when that current is up against the wind? Talk about puckering up.. :o
04-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 149,062
Posted By maxie

Nails and tar vs screws and epoxy....not much...

Nails and tar vs screws and epoxy....not much difference but who's watching anyways? :grin:

her bottom is pretty sleek....looks like she can get into some skinny water if need be...if you're a...
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