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Old 09-08-2015, 09:39   #1066
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Port side fiberglass all gooped up & squeegeed. I only used a bit of peel ply where the fabrics will overlap. The rest is naked. See how it goes this time.



Took me 3 hrs and 2 gals of epoxy just like I figured it would. Getting good at guestimating materials I am!



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Old 09-08-2015, 10:46   #1067
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Very good work and work ethic.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:58   #1068
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

The hull must be getting fairly stiff and strong these days?
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Old 09-08-2015, 15:12   #1069
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The hull must be getting fairly stiff and strong these days?
It is stiffening up a wee bit. Still pretty floppy on the sides. I have to re-level the boat soon and check my diagonals! Probably should do that before I glass the rest of the inside.
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Old 09-08-2015, 15:59   #1070
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Yeah do re-level check, recheck...

We had a crooked boat once, you can't fix that!
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Old 11-08-2015, 14:09   #1071
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Hot & Muggy & rain all day. Not much fun fiberglassin' in that kinda weather so I decided to hack up some more aluminum plate and make the thrust plate for the Python Drive.



Took my time and got the holes lined up perfectly. Measure 1500 times, cut (drill) once they say!



Two shopping trips to Canadian Tire today. Second one netted a new Jig Saw & some drill bits. I probably have 50 drill bit kits or whatever you call them and none with a 1/2" bit. *sigh* Luckily both were on sale!



Weather supposed to be more conducive to epoxy work tomorrow. Gotta re-level the boat first!

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Old 11-08-2015, 17:20   #1072
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Do keep these pythondrive parts sprayed with WD-40. My CV joint assembly is staring to loose it's coating so I'm going to need to paint it soon. (350 hours)

I have the PSS and it's a dry bilge But the PSS does sling a little mist in the area when running.


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Old 11-08-2015, 17:25   #1073
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The drive is still working good for you Del? Thanks for the tip. I'm sure the fresh water will be a lil' less harsh on it though!

Thanks for posting the pick. Gives me lots of stuff to plan for my installation. Did I mention I'll have a 1 meter shaft between the CV joints?
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Old 11-08-2015, 17:28   #1074
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Del--looks good.
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The drive is still working good for you Del? Thanks for the tip. I'm sure the fresh water will be a lil' less harsh on it though!

Thanks for posting the pick. Gives me lots of stuff to plan for my installation. Did I mention I'll have a 1 meter shaft between the CV joints?
A meter will sure make it easier to knock out the angle. I really had a hard time keeping the <4 degrees. If I had it to do over again I would move the stern tube and strut farther back for more internal shaft exposure. I have lots of room between the prop and rudder.

And make sure you anti-seize all the fasteners. They are all ferrous. Another thing I did was to drill n tap a hole in the end of the shaft. I installed a fender washer behind the shaft coupler, just in case it ever worked loose. But it's got quite the grip on the shaft. But you'll never want it to get rusty.

And yeah, no problems with it so far. It will throw a little light grease at first but it's stopped now. I think mine gets warm since I went max angle on the thing.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:48   #1076
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Thanks again for the tips Del. Be sure to remind me when I get to that point!

Port side aft section laid out and ready for goop tomorrow.



That section is 18' 6" long and should consume 2 gallons of epoxy & three hours to wet it out. I'm skipping the peel ply again and will just lightly sand it before the next layer of fabric goes on.

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took advantage of the cooler temps today to get some more done.

http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/leve ... glass.html

Started out having to level the boat (again). It settled 3" on one side since we flipped it last year. Half is sitting where my gravel driveway was and the other have (that sunk) was grass at one time.

Boat gobbled up another 1-1/2 gallons today!



Switching stuff around tomorrow to do the starboard side & transom then guess what? Oh boy! I get to do it all over again!

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Wee diversion from boat building this morning but still sort of boating related. Ever since the 'Big Bubble' incident I've been thinking that it may have been caused by some sort of contamination from my air compressor, water or oil. Was contemplating bodging together a makeshift air dryer from an old air compressor tank then this morning the Canadian Tire model of air dryer was on sale. Lil' voice in my head said: "Buy It & Run" so I did! $13 in fittings etc. and FrankenManifold is born!



Apologize for the crappy cell phone pics.

Few more pics etc. on today's web log update: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/litt ... lated.html
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Old 17-08-2015, 07:38   #1079
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Starboard side bottom panel sanded & glass laid out. Just need a break from the heat and I'll get this gooped down. Doing the bottom & side in two sections just like the port side.



Heat warnings for today. 100+ with humidex. Think I'll be laying low this afternoon.

Few more pics & nonsense on the blog update today: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/stbd ... glass.html

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Finally got a little relief from the heat. Hit the shed early and got to work!



Starboard side aft bottom panel wetted out.



Tomorrow the bow section.

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