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  1. tpenfield attached a file to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Happy Easter !!! I plan on pulling vacuum from the 'forward' edge of the platform (closest edge in the picture). I think that some...

    ESP-Runners1B2.png Apr 21, 2019 at 7:52 AM
  2. tpenfield liked fallguy's post in the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    It is looking good. Still wondering if you need to pull vac from above. A big job. Wishing you the best. Dan

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:03 PM
  3. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Yes, as indicated in the post, a progress picture. I still need to do the runners. The one runner shown in the picture is the first of...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  4. tpenfield attached a file to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    I got the gelcoat on the platform mold . . . [ATTACH] I plan on doing 2 layers of layup for the infusion (CSM + DBM1708). Then I...

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  5. tpenfield attached a file to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    In other news . . . I wedged the ladder hatches out of their molds. A bit tougher than I would have liked and they are both going to...

    IMG_2397.JPG Apr 18, 2019 at 3:04 PM
  6. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    I'm not sure if the resin flowed too fast or not. For the amount of resin that would be in the flow media, it seemed like there was not...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM
  7. tpenfield attached a file to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Quick Update . . . I ran the infusion test last night, doing 3 samples of laminate, peel ply, and flow media combinations as previously...

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  8. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Yes, thank you. I conferred with Ondarvr via PM and he indicated the same. :)

    Apr 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM
  9. tpenfield attached a file to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Quick Update . . . I'll be running some resin infusion tests tonight, and hopefully the platform infusion on Thursday (April 18, 2019)....

    IMG_0310C.jpg ESP-Mock-up-B.jpg Apr 17, 2019 at 8:46 AM
  10. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Scott, glad to see you over here. I see that you signed up recently.

    Apr 16, 2019 at 8:10 AM
  11. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    So as not to get ahead of myself, I think I will run a test of the infusion with the VE resin, similar to what I did with the polyester...

    Apr 16, 2019 at 6:45 AM
  12. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Considering my resin predicament . . . Plan 'B' for the platform layup. I may do one infusion for the first 2 layers (CSM + DBM1708)...

    Apr 15, 2019 at 6:12 PM
  13. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    I was thinking (for some reason) that the VE resin had a lower viscosity than Poly resin. Based on Ondarvr's comment, it looks like I...

    Apr 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM
  14. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    It was laminating resin, so that may have been the issue. I have been using the MCP catalyst which really helps with the working time...

    Apr 15, 2019 at 8:31 AM
  15. tpenfield replied to the thread Custom Extended Swim Platform.

    Hopefully, I won't have to re-do the hatches, but I'll know more in a few days. Resin came through & around the release film and made a...

    Apr 15, 2019 at 4:40 AM