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Dumas kit by Fordtech Apprentice   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi, I’m reposting my reply because I click the link from my email and see it did not post on the app. I live in the US, I did find one listing for a fiberglass deep vee 60 on eBay for $149.95 which I think is a little high priced for a damaged kit. I’m really interested in a wood deep vee 60 kit but would consider a glass kit. I’ve tried multiple search terms and have not found any other listings. If you found other listings I would appreciate it if you could send me a link. Thanks! Best regards, Bob

Glassfibre cloth & epoxy resin by ChrisR Seaman   Posted: 28 days ago
I have also coated my 46" RAF Crash Tender with fiber glass matting and used West Systems two part epoxy. i coated the entire hull in one piece apart from the transom. I left it for two days to harden off. it worked very well. I am fitting the rubbing strakes over the top of the fiberglass using modelling pins and 5 minute epoxy.

Wood planking onto a fiberglass hull by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
anything is possible however the level of difficulty and skill required will be dependant on the shape of the hull, pictures would be helpful (if not essential to give any comment as to the practicality of such a venture)

Wood planking onto a fiberglass hull by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi chaps, a very happy new year to you all. I have been given a fiberglass hulled boat it has a nice wood deck and cabin. My question is. Is it or can the hull be planked to suit the deck planking. Hi chaps thank you for the replies to my original post, yes l do agree that a piccy or two may of been helpful so here are a couple of pictures Jim dogge.

Long Reef PT-50 by rcmodelboats Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
My father is currently building a 1/20 PT50 Rodriquez hydrofoil. It currently a plug mould with 2 fiberglass halves and a left over wooden plug.

Electric Barbarella by Krampus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Ahoy Maties! It's been a long time since my last posting. Happy 2019! I just completed my new scratch-built boat "Electric Barbarella". I tried to recreate (with some liberties) one of my favorite boats of all time, the 30-footer Chris Craft Sportsman built during the 1970s. It measures 24 X 8.5 inches. It is powered with a 9.6 NiMH 4200 mAh battery "nunchuck" pack (like the one used for paintball guns), brushless motor attached to a 30A Mtroniks Hydra controller and a 30mm M4 3-bladed brass propeller. The hull (my own on-the-go design) was made out of Balsa wood which later I fiberglassed. For the superstructure I utilized 2mm ABS plastic sheet material. To my surprise the boat turned to be a very stable and forgiving platform. I really feel a very close connection to this vessel as it is my first own hull design.😁

Crack in seam Repaired! by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Ed, I have the plastic hull. I used a strip of fiberglass per instructions and never have had a leak issue. At the time I did this, about 4 years ago, I was doing a lot of fiberglass work so I had the proper supplies. Adheres to plastic hull well. My current build is a Springer Tug Rescue Vessel, I am hoping to get the plywood hull sealed only with paint. We will see... Joe

Oh, NO Water Everywhere! by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Ed, I do want Doug does, attach a silicone tube and run it up and so filling with grease is easy. Periodically, I use a large syringe to apply pressure while running the motor to make certain its getting the grease. As to finding the leaks, next time it gets water in the hull, pick it up with water still in it, dry it off with a towel and lift it up high. Look to see where it's leaking. When I Build fiberglass hulls they look good but I soon learned to fill them with water full. (Prior to putting anything inside) Lift it up and there always a few pin holes in the hull, you never see them normally, but under the water pressure it will shoot tiny stream of water into the air. Mark and patch. Regard, Joe

Excelsior by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello, Just spotted your boat, I love the gaff-rigged working craft. Built one, a Falmouth fishing boat, and I plan to do more. Your boat is very impressive, nice quality workmanship and attention to detail. If you don't mind I am curious about a couple of things. Is it plank on plank? Did you fiberglass over the hull or just paint. What kind of wood do you use for planking. I to, work from old drawings plans with lines and offsets. Great work! Regards, Joe

US1Meter by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" US1Meter Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a US1Meter class boat that I built with the lendgendary southern Californis boat builder Swede Johnson. His design and molds. Fiberglass hull, carbon fiber rudder, keel, spars and mast. Nice fast boat.

Rough Rider by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 40"/2800g Rough Rider Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a O/S 45FSR then O\S 45RSR (2 Blade X Type) - Comments: 40" fiberglass Prather hull (1980s). Still have this hull, future twin electric fit out .

Tunnell by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Tunnell Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a K+B 45 o/b (2 Blade X Type) - Comments: Own design Tunnel Hull built with marine ply mid 80s. Canopy was own fiberglass moulding. K+B 45 o/b

Turtle by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/1500g Turtle Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a O/S 40 max (2 Blade X Type) - Comments: Own design deep V racing boat built in the early 70s Fiberglass over balsa.

Titan by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 38"/2500g Titan Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries Controlled Through none ESC - Comments: Built this in the 80s. Carved from a block of foam and fiberglassed (hull and deck). Wheelhouse was ply, everything scratch built to own design. Had 540 motor with a set of car points for on /off. had lights that could be switched on by deck switch. Radio was Futaba 'brown box' on 27mhz.

Brixham trawler IBEX by sam Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi again, To remind you - I'm about to start a build of Cariad - about a meter long fiberglass hull made by Chris Wynn-Brown. Selecting the auxiliary motor I'm looking at a m500 but any thoughts about the prop used. Thinking 2 blade fairly small, 25mm. Not needed for speed, just to get to shore if the wind dies. And originally auxiliary motors/props would have been small. Does this sound right? Sam