Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Today's work. A heavy roll of glass. Not terribly cheap. The undersides of all the cockpit sole pieces. Stack them up as I go.
    The where they are going. You can see the distance below the plane of my laser, marked in mm's. And amount to add or subtract marked in red.
     
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    More good progress.
    I love the roller!
    You had to buy more biax?
    I thought you had way more than enough in the original order, no?
     
  3. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    It's the second box of 14oz. Just opened it yesterday. Had it a year. Down to 60l of A, 30l of part B though. There will be far more glass than resin left over.
     
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    If you neatcoat the panels; the next day you can get more aggressive with less epoxy, but if you get tight on first pass; you can get the glass sucked dry by the ply. It is a little counterintuitive.

    Another thing I recommend is a short list of epoxy needs.

    At a buck an ounce, if you mix say 14 oz epoxy for a yard of glass, and you are able to squeegee off 2 oz, you can mix some cabosil and as long as the epoxy is slow stuff, you have sime time to use the filler mixture. But damned if I can remember, so I make a list of all the spots.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    That's good advice. I have some dry patches during the first work I did, since then I've been pretty generous with the epoxy. Definitely used more than needed. Probably add an extra 100# at the end.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Well, now those floors are in plane, within a mm.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    More on the transom area tomorrow. Stairs are glassed in today. Finished using the force, because it was too dark to see.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    20210912_170716.jpg 20210912_170657.jpg 20210912_125917.jpg 20210912_125849.jpg 20210912_102410.jpg Rear side decks, from 2x6, transom upper edge, now with 2x layers of 14oz(450g) glass. Front steps up to foredeck complete. Dont know yet how I'll build the last removable piece of foredeck. It needs to be strong, yet easily removable. Anchor windlass underneath.
     
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    You need to make gutters for that last lid?
     
  10. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Maybe. Must figure it out.

    Maybe just pressure fit gaskets on all edges. Force it into place, held by the seals.
     
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  11. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    That space under the foredeck, between the ram and the stairs will house the anchor windlass. Lots of water and mud getting in there anyway. Maybe I should just bore a hole through the bottom of the compartment and out of the hull. Nothing fancy, just a bathtub drain. It's over a yard, just under a meter to the water at that point. Hardly likely to take any in.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Cleats to support the floor under the freeing port gutter.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    And that little rectangle is the other side. 20210721_210534.jpg
     
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    At first I thought you meant the piece of paper.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    "Little rectangle" isn't exactly clear, is it? The black sharpy marker rectangle drawn on the hull about 3' down from the side deck is what I meant. I'm working up the nerve to cut those out.
     
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