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Old 16-08-2016, 08:48   #1261
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Just some misc. stuff going on.

Got myself some 3/8" Cobalt drill bits to tackle the remaining holes on the stainless steel skeg. Cut through that stuff like a hot nail through cream cheese!



But who knew a 3/8" SS bolt won't go through a 3/8" hole! Now I need a reamer to open up the holes. Frig.

Got a call from the mechanic working on our 4 cyl Yammy. He got it started. Just wanted to warm it up to change the oil. It ran away on him! Zoinks! Nothing hurt. He got it shut down by choking it out. Governor & fuel injection pump is seized up. *sigh* That's gonna cost a B.O.A.T. to fix. Oh well better than having to buy a new one at $4K US.

Fabricated a small bulkhead to go in the box keel in front of Frame E. This will form a nice little dry storage area.



Went looking for the floor panel that'll go in here.



And it's under a pile of crap in my leanto. *sigh*



If it weren't pouring buckets outside I'd be in there after it. We desperately need the rain so I guess I can put off that activity for another day.

Project Manager (Ginger) and the Project Director (Grey Tom) came out to inspect the workin's!



They both barked some orders and left me to my own devices.

I did get Frame A located and will likely start fixing that in place soon. So friggin' much to do I can hardly wrap my head around it!

This time last year I was laying in the fabric on the inside of the hull.



The progress is slow but steady. You can't rush perfection right?

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Old 17-08-2016, 10:01   #1262
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Sand On Dusty Fella's!



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Old 19-08-2016, 06:12   #1263
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The heat has been relentless here lately. Yesterday mercury topped out at about 104F with himidex. Going to be hotter today!

I managed to get in to the shed for a couple of hours this morning to get Frame C lined up along the 'BASELINE' as the designer reminded me. I seem to have had a brainfart and forgot all about the 'BASELINE" so not it's written in big letters on the inside of the hull!

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PS. Connor Daniel Laporte (ETA end of September 2016). My first Grandchild!
You should be having that "get your shiznit done now" weather window! It finally cooled off enough here to "just below absolutely miserable"

Look a few pictures down... I found the baseline clearly labeled...

CONGRATS on Connor! You are going to have the time of your life frustrating your kid while spoiling theirs!!! Hee Hee!!! Game on...



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How going bad? Was it just chrystalized, that's the main issue with epoxy but then it needs only to warm it up to get it to clear liquid again. The hardeners darken some by oxidization but not dangerous either.
My experience too Teddy, except I see this more with poly...

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I'm not sure what happened to it. Just two part jugs. Wouldn't harden.
I'm no Chemgineer, but I guess oxy with water absorption... Maybe it's simple unlinking/breaking chains with heat??? Of course we keep the stuff in the perfect hot/cold cycle chamber shed/shop/garage...

We should ask min what happens persactly???
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You should be having that "get your shiznit done now" weather window! It finally cooled off enough here to "just below absolutely miserable"

Look a few pictures down... I found the baseline clearly labeled...

CONGRATS on Connor! You are going to have the time of your life frustrating your kid while spoiling theirs!!! Hee Hee!!! Game on...





My experience too Teddy, except I see this more with poly...



I'm no Chemgineer, but I guess oxy with water absorption... Maybe it's simple unlinking/breaking chains with heat??? Of course we keep the stuff in the perfect hot/cold cycle chamber shed/shop/garage...

We should ask min what happens persactly???


It doesn't like UV or excessive heat. Make sure lids are closed tight and keep it in a fridge long term. It shouldn't go bad for a very long time. Hardener turns dark if you keep it in a metal can, because it's corrosive. Store in plastic if you want it to stay clear.
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And it's under a pile of crap in my leanto. *sigh*


Is that you deck "walker" for when you finally get done???

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It doesn't like UV or excessive heat. Make sure lids are closed tight and keep it in a fridge long term. It shouldn't go bad for a very long time. Hardener turns dark if you keep it in a metal can, because it's corrosive. Store in plastic if you want it to stay clear.
You're like the resin stalker...

I'mma make absolutely sure I don't put sumth'n down I need to delete or edit... You'll already have seen it!

UV I would have not guessed at, but can get it... Instictively, I wouldn't keep in a bright sunny area... Cool and dark for anything that comes out of a can and is expected to turn from a liquid state to very thin solid !

I've had budget poly turn frighteningly dark after mixing, but still kicked... MEKP was in plastic??? Ah well...
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You're like the resin stalker...

I'mma make absolutely sure I don't put sumth'n down I need to delete or edit... You'll already have seen it!

UV I would have not guessed at, but can get it... Instictively, I wouldn't keep in a bright sunny area... Cool and dark for anything that comes out of a can and is expected to turn from a liquid state to very thin solid !

I've had budget poly turn frighteningly dark after mixing, but still kicked... MEKP was in plastic??? Ah well...



Nah, epoxy hardener is corrosive, not MEKP. Poly is a whole different story, there's a thousand different flavors. Even with a single brand,there will be big differences between summer and winter resin. Might be blue in winter, pink in summer. All depends on how it was promoted and accelerated.


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Nah, epoxy hardener is corrosive, not MEKP. Poly is a whole different story, there's a thousand different flavors. Even with a single brand,there will be big differences between summer and winter resin. Might be blue in winter, pink in summer. All depends on how it was promoted and accelerated.


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poly mix i referred to was a purple budget nearing it's 1 yr birthday... mixed a test batch to verify I was tossing it, and the batch turned dark dark dark grey as is kicked...

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You guys crack me up! Don't quit your day jobs for standup comedy though!

It was a part jug of resin & hardener (in plastic) that sat on the kitchen floor and unbeknownst to me was exposed to afternoon sun every day for almost a year. That's my excuse, I'm sticking to it!

No that's not a deck walker you widget! I'm just salvaging parts off of it for my neighbor. Already used a few parts to fix my buddy's throttle cable. Think I'll cut it up and practice my stick welding on it!

Looks like we're back in the oven again for awhile!

Was putterin' around this morning. Got the engine bay sanded and made up some brackets to hold the drip tray. By the time I got back into the shed it has warmed up considerably.



35C is 95F. Way too warm so boat shed is now closed for the day.

I suspect Connor and I will be having this lil' conversation in a few short years!



Carry on fellas.
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You guys crack me up! Don't quit your day jobs for standup comedy though!

It was a part jug of resin & hardener (in plastic) that sat on the kitchen floor and unbeknownst to me was exposed to afternoon sun every day for almost a year. That's my excuse, I'm sticking to it!

No that's not a deck walker you widget! I'm just salvaging parts off of it for my neighbor. Already used a few parts to fix my buddy's throttle cable. Think I'll cut it up and practice my stick welding on it!

Looks like we're back in the oven again for awhile!

Was putterin' around this morning. Got the engine bay sanded and made up some brackets to hold the drip tray. By the time I got back into the shed it has warmed up considerably.


35C is 95F. Way too warm so boat shed is now closed for the day.

I suspect Connor and I will be having this lil' conversation in a few short years!

Carry on fellas.
If you know of a better thread to swing the tiller in... or practice our self amusing humor... I'd sure like to know of it...

I had to throw the walker thing in... cause at this rate of progress I'm running out of opportunity to poke you about completion and splashing !

Yea... we had a heat boost here for a bit, but it looks like smooth sailing for a while now... AND... A go cart build sounds like the perfect respite from dust masks and respirators...
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I had to throw the walker thing in... cause at this rate of progress I'm running out of opportunity to poke you about completion and splashing !
I shall endeavor to provide you with plenty more opportunities to 'poke fun' at my foibles over the next three years at least!
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So I gave it a good shot. Tried to make a tool to install the cutlass. Making a very long story short I ended up in my buddy's repair shop to get it pressed in.



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So I gave it a good shot. Tried to make a tool to install the cutlass. Making a very long story short I ended up in my buddy's repair shop to get it pressed in.



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Didya put it in the freezer overnight first?
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Didya put it in the freezer overnight first?
I did. I even baked the carrier to 450 degs.
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