CapeCodNorton, Nov 7, 2018
    • NSfishing
      yea I try to do some sort of boat project every winter, last winer had a Aquasport express fisherman 222, that a thru hull fitting dry rotted and cracked boat sank to the bottom, bought it cheap. so rewire/power etc. ended up finding this hull in RI for 2,000. I'm up in Essex by Gloucester and pilot house boats fetch a nice penny up here. plan on rebuilding it and making it a bay tuna boat and see how I like it, probably keep it at least a few years for sure. pumped to have the pilot house, late season tuna fishing can be cold. as far as the rod holders not sure, I'm going to take them off they are brittle and dry rotted. possibly going to put a small tower on the roof, but need to get the floor and stringers done before any of that stuff.
    • NSfishing
      did you use a 1.5" sheet for transom? how well will it contour to a transom that has a slight bend in it?
    • CapeCodNorton
      I did two layers of 3/4” because I had to make up 5.5” of arc. The flexibility exponentially decreases with each thickness increase. 1” thick is nearly inflexible so I’d imagine 1.5” is rock solid. 3/4” is solid with glass on both sides.
    • NSfishing
      yea that was my assumption. I have minimal arc probably 2" at most but assumed it would be a tough form for 1.5" sheet. did you use west systems or a different epoxy?
    • CapeCodNorton
      I did west systems 5:1 with west systems 404 thickener/bonding filler. Made up the peanut butter mixture and trowled it on.
    • NSfishing
      yup, love the west systems. stuff is bullet proof. had to shrink wrap my steiger and put it outside to get a few customers projects done in the next few weeks, but hopefully gonna get back into it in a month or so.
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