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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    I am going to use the epoxy resin/fiberglass powder mix and put a coat of that on the hull plug as final coat so I can scribe easier. Want to know if you have any PE mesh for the vents on the Yankee sail. If you have the Yankee plans I sent you you can see what size rectangle mesh. Looks like 1mm x 2mm. I have dug through all my stuff and looked on the net but can't find. Would be better to glue PE mesh to sail instead of trying to scribe.
    No, Sorry. I don't have anything like that. How about this source: Gold Metal Models

    David

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  • 598602G
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    I am going to use the epoxy resin/fiberglass powder mix and put a coat of that on the hull plug as final coat so I can scribe easier. Want to know if you have any PE mesh for the vents on the Yankee sail. If you have the Yankee plans I sent you you can see what size rectangle mesh. Looks like 1mm x 2mm. I have dug through all my stuff and looked on the net but can't find. Would be better to glue PE mesh to sail instead of trying to scribe.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    The way I made a surface coat when I was laying up hulls I mixed up epoxy resin and fiberglass powder. Mixed it until it was like syrup. Brushed a coat of that in the molds to pick up all the detail. Then I started laying down 4oz cloth. I will do that on the final coat of resin on the hull. I use needle/jewelers files ground to shape and thickness I need. I use a carbide chop wheel for a dremel and shape them. Those files will stay sharp for a lot of scribe work. Then I use a small wet stone to sharpen them.
    Just to be clear, Tim. I was describing a SURFACE coat to the master, to produce a substrate to make your scribing job easier. But, we all have our favorite modes of operation.

    David

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  • 598602G
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    The way I made a surface coat when I was laying up hulls I mixed up epoxy resin and fiberglass powder. Mixed it until it was like syrup. Brushed a coat of that in the molds to pick up all the detail. Then I started laying down 4oz cloth. I will do that on the final coat of resin on the hull. I use needle/jewelers files ground to shape and thickness I need. I use a carbide chop wheel for a dremel and shape them. Those files will stay sharp for a lot of scribe work. Then I use a small wet stone to sharpen them.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    Getting down to the wire. Sail is primered and ready for my least favorite thing scribe work. Just have to start laying coats of epoxy,sand and primer and that's ready for scribe. Used 3 layers of 4oz boating cloth on hull and sail. Hull is heavy from using 21/2lb styrofoam.
    A thought, Tim: give that sail master two thin coats of gel-coat (I make mine from either micro-balloons or colloidal silica fiber), and sand smooth. That type substrate makes the scribing chore much easier. And while you're at it, dope that gel-coat with gray pigment -- makes the work very easy to see as you go along. I hate scribing into glass fibers! Hard work, and dulls the scratch-awl/scribing tool quickly.



















    David
    Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 12-04-2019, 11:53 AM.

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  • 598602G
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    Getting down to the wire. Sail is primered and ready for my least favorite thing scribe work. Just have to start laying coats of epoxy,sand and primer and that's ready for scribe. Used 3 layers of 4oz boating cloth on hull and sail. Hull is heavy from using 21/2lb styrofoam.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by JHapprich View Post
    Personal favorite: pr.659T Echo I SSN. Looks like a nuclear Foxtrot
    Yuck! What's wrong with you people!?……...

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  • JHapprich
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    Personal favorite: pr.659T Echo I SSN. Looks like a nuclear Foxtrot

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    Dave I thought you liked the HEN boats. Hope I am not making people mad at me.
    I love the NOVEMBER. I like the ECHOE and HOTEL class boats as much as red headed, *******, step-children with bad teeth, and BO! Other than that …. I like the HEN's.

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  • 598602G
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    Dave I thought you liked the HEN boats. Hope I am not making people mad at me.

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  • trout
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    You want to see the Foxtrot build or the Long Bin? I am confused.
    FOXTROT!!!!!!! First....then whatever you want!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    Dave the Echo II keeps calling my name to do after the Foxtrot.
    Yuck! But if you have your heart set on that floating POS, I can return your NOVEMBER master -- that would give you a head start on that honorary member of the HEN family.

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  • 598602G
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    You want to see the Foxtrot build or the Long Bin? I am confused.

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  • trout
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    I am serious about the foxtrot......I want one.
    no hard feelings on the long bin whiskey, honestly, it will really stand out pond side and no one will have another like it (unless they are in disguise LOL)
    All kidding aside, I want to see it being built. Please post updates!

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  • 598602G
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    Dave the Echo II keeps calling my name to do after the Foxtrot.

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