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Did some putty job on both sides. Still a lot sanding to do. And put some white paint inside. It will make it look bit clean and also work as a layer. Will prevent the water reaching ply. Beside of it a small cabin cruiser.
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Sports cruiser "ALI" - Posted: 24th Jan 2019
Started this sports cruiser 2 days ago. Here we dont have balsa so im using whats available. I hsed ply for my keel and bulkheads. Ply doesnt work great with ca glue, but its okay. I will use pvc for the planking. I hope i will get some ideas and you will fix me whereverim wrong.
Hello, Looks good! I use PVC for all my wood. CA is not very water resistant. If you can get the waterproof type PVC, use that. If not, if it is just a white glue, make sure all glued areas are covered with a waterproof coating. Such as varnish or paint.
When I glue wood, I put glue on each joint, let it sit for a few minutes while it soaks into the wood grain. Apply a bit more glue and press together. Clamp or somehow hold the joint securely while it dries. Most PVCs take at least 30 minutes to set. Depending on the joint, I usually will come back a day later and fill any gap that may appear.
PVC creats a joint stronger than wood. CA is brittle and the joint can snap. Give it a try and good luck to you. Joe
Hey Joe! Thanks for your reply. I do agree with you here about the CA glue. We call it superglue here. I have a plan to cover the whole boat by painting. But i think pvc works great with CA glue. It gets stuck so fast that soetimes my fingers are stuck with it🤐
Some pictures when my younger cousin broke it. But i fixed it again. It was a pain in the butt thoug.
I know what you say about CA glue with plywood, but once you have put the CA glue on I found a quick squirt of CA accelerator set's the glue quicker and works better for plywood. Have you given that a try? I After the first application of Ca and a squirt I then gave it a second smaller drip of glue and another squirt. It worked well for me.