Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

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

  1. Cajunpockettunnel
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    Ok, look on Louisiana sportsman. They have quite a few pairs. I was on their site yesterday. Maybe you can strike up a deal.
     
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  3. kenfyoozed
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    any recomendations where?
     
  4. Cajunpockettunnel
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    Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds
     
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  5. DogCavalry
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    20200926_190011.jpg Sanding between the ram and bulkhead 1. Wheee! (I'm not feeling claustrophobic. Why do you ask?)
     
  6. bajansailor
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    Sensible chap, having a nice ergonomic chair to sit in while you sand. :)
    Can you arrange a way of supporting the weight of the sanding machine now, without (eg) screwing hooks into the timber?
    Or are you 'just' using that wee sander in the bottom left of the photo?
     
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  7. kenfyoozed
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    Can the interior sanding not wait until the hull is flipped?
     
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  8. cracked_ribs
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    If it has to be glassed, it has to be fair first.. although I think if it was me I wouldn't be glassing it, just hitting it with epoxy to seal the surface against rain. But I'm not sure if there's another reason it's worth glassing.
     
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  9. fallguy
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    we tried to convince him; he said he has no way to keep it dry
     
  10. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    And to his credit, it's rained over two inches here in the last couple of days.
    We have two seasons here: the dry and the wet, that's it basically.

    Thanks for the photo John, it really helps to those not familiar with every nook and cranny.
    How are the shoulders holding up...?
     
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  11. DogCavalry
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    That's the thing exactly. I have a 3 day window for poulling the boat out of the shop, flipping it, and trucking it to the boatyard. The weather will be what it will be. If it got rain in the interior now, it would be a total loss, and there won't be shelter in the boatyard until I build it. So it needs to be rain proof before I can flip it.

    Funny, it never even occurred to me that those sanders are little ones. Definitely would have gone faster with bigger machines.

    Bluebell, I can hold one of those against the ceiling for hours on end, pushing fairly hard all the while.
     
  12. DogCavalry
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    CR, I calculated scantlings from Dave Gerr's Elements of boat strength. It calls for 2 layers of 17oz outside, 2 of 14 inside. 4 layers at chines and corners.
     
  13. cracked_ribs
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    No, for sure I get that, I was just thinking if you hit it with a sealer coat but didn't glass it immediately, it would still resist water enough that you could probably throw a tarp over it and glass it right side up, that's all. You would still need to glass it but I wasn't sure if for the purposes of dealing with rain, it would be enough to just soak it down with epoxy, put in limber holes and tarp it up, then glass later as necessary.
     
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  14. DogCavalry
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    Right, CR. If I dont get it fully glassed inside, that's what I'll do.
     
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  15. fallguy
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    Only trounle is a sealer coat of epoxy won't get the cracks; so you have to knife in thickened epoxy into those cracks.
     
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