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Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: First attempt at Carbon Fiber
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:15:38 am »
Hey John, did You lay up the cabon on top of the existing metal panel, or fust use it for pattern?

Hi Hal.   Ian just sanded the metal and layed the fabric over it and taped it on the backside.    By the time you get the epoxy on it, its bonded forever.  Then trimmed off the excess on the backside.   

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: First attempt at Carbon Fiber
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:20:28 am »
Looks great John. Thanks for sharing this hear  :beer: :thumbup:

My pleasure Brad.  There's a huge project Ians got going in the shop when he's home on weekends and I'll make sure he posts it up here when done.  It's gonna be sick!

Take care and thanks everyone for the complements.   Much appreciated....

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / First attempt at Carbon Fiber
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:00:19 am »
Thought I would throw this up here in case any of you have considered messing with this stuff.

My boat has a metal dashpanel that I've never cared for so we decided to change things up.

My son Ian started with some 5.7 ounce Unidirectional Carbon Fiber fabric that I picked up at Tap Plastics.

Layed that out over the panel.  It's a bit challenging to lay it out and you absolutely HAVE to be cautious with this stuff as weave gets messed up easily if you get too heavy handed. 

Once it's how you want, mix up your epoxy resin.  We used West Systems 105 resin with 207 Special Clear hardener.  Just lightly dab it on to wet the fabric but again, dont get too heavy handed with it.

Once that tacks up, start applying additional coats.    He ended up using 3 coats of the epoxy and it's shown below.

Popped in the gauges to see how it's gonna look and I'm really happy with the look.

Next, we wet sanded it down and I'm gonna try blowing some clear on it too for even more depth and UV protection.   FYI, most epoxy needs UV protection or it will yellow.   Supposedly, the 207 is pretty UV resistant but a few coats of clear should insure that I dont have any UV issues.   

Stay tuned..................john

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Fill small holes?
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:20:00 am »
So I want to fill the small holes on the to deck where the wind screen/shield used to be. Is there anything I can use that will be easy to color match. The plan is NOT to paint the boat for a while. I don't want a bunch of colored spots though. Any ideas?

Without pics it's hard BUT, if they're just small about you just dab some resin/hardener in each with a toothpick and level the holes off.   Then go to Home Depot or Lowes paint departments and try to find a color (those little color cards our wives like to grab) and find one that comes close to matching.

Once you have one that comes close to matching, take it to the autobody supply store and have them match it in a small sample of paint.    Take that and with a small brush, dab each of those spots you filled and wait till it dries and then buff/wax it and run it that way till you're ready to do the complete paint job.

Just a thought............john

Boats For Sale / Re: Eliminator Picklefork
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:00:59 pm »
Beautiful boat.  We need this up here.    I'll get the word out for you..

Hulls / Re: new pickle fork owner
« on: November 07, 2012, 04:55:44 pm »
Dont you guys have boats to work on ?   >:D

Uhhh, maybe. ::)

Hulls / Re: 19' Daytona
« on: November 07, 2012, 04:48:50 pm »
Definately need more details like the others said.  Flat or round keel?  Shoe, rideplate?  Distance from transom to rear motorplate?Oh, and horsepower?

Lots of folks can get you to your goal.  Just need some.more info to point you in the right direction

Jet Pumps / Re: Who is the pump GURU
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:11:36 pm »
I suggest the following (in no particular order)

Cyclone Speed and Marine in Pacoima
MPD in Coasta Mesa
B1 Racing in Santa Ana (I believe)
GS Marine in Norco

Agreed.   I had B1 do my stuff this tied and was really impressed.   Great tech support too

The No Wake Zone / Re: SCJB: Thank you
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:17:28 pm »
This is still one of my favorites and I lurk often.   Its just that you guys all live I'm BFE.   

Hulls / Re: new pickle fork owner
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:30:30 pm »
Ya Proppy, I was gonna ask how yours was coming along >:D


Played perfectly on my Droid tablet.  Fantastic job. Thanks a bunch......... well, except for Omar......

Projects / Re: 1975 Fantasy with an LSx
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:26:53 pm »
How did I just find this thread!  Very cool project. Keep it up

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Superjet facelift
« on: July 14, 2012, 09:24:24 pm »
Great project.   I would be happy to help with advice anyway I can......john

Boat Racing / Re: Burley 2012 Pics
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:53:08 am »
If any one has a good side view of the 21 boat running at Burley I could really use it. Would like to send it to one of the sponsers of the boat.

With over 10,000 pictures Ian ended up taking, I'm certain he has some that might work for you.  I'll text him and tell him youre looking for some..........john

Boat Racing / Re: Burley 2012 Pics
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:20:59 pm »
Brad, it was really nice to meet you as well.   Sorry about the motor but as fast as you were, I can't imagine what the new bullet will be like.    Oh, and stay away from Cooderbob and Johnny.....theyre trouble    ;)

Please keep in touch

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: June 27, 2012, 07:00:35 pm »
Brad with Cooter Bob

Those two are nuthin but trouble.   Good seeing you Brad. Please keep in touch

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: June 13, 2012, 08:15:13 pm »
Figgr'd I would give an update.  Ton of work left to go but Ian and I are slowly making progress

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:34:00 pm »
Find a place to park the boat and we'll have an extra bunk... 8) We're camping at the races.  :thumbup:

There you go.  Hell, between me and Glenn, there might be room for your boat at our "sites".   Afterall, were just camping in the golf course from what I understand.

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: June 06, 2012, 06:24:06 am »
Damn Brad.  It would good to see you guys up there...   

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: June 05, 2012, 06:52:37 am »
Just got a new boat count...16 CompJets.  I don't see how Burley will survive race weekend

Oh HELL Yah!!!!!!    Can't wait.   Gonna be a great weekend

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: May 22, 2012, 07:36:28 pm »
That would be awesome Glenn.  Ian and I would love to see you guys

Boat Racing / Re: Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: May 22, 2012, 06:23:22 pm »
I spoke with Mark the other day and he was telling me that he is expecting 8-10 compjets.

Thats fantastic.  Looking forward to seeing the CJs run again..........john

Boat Racing / Anybody headed to Burley?
« on: May 22, 2012, 07:18:53 am »
Ian and I are gonna check out Burley this year and Im curious if any of guys are coming North for it?

I checked and couldnt find it listed.

Hope they have some Compjets cuz you guys usually put on the best show in my opinion.

Hope to see you there.......john

Projects / Re: Brendella tunnel
« on: January 18, 2012, 05:04:26 pm »
Come on Jeff.   Lets see what youre up to now

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: NEED PAINT!!!
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:59:48 pm »
based on your sig, you get back in june. screw the paint, run it for a summer so you can come get free beers from me and everyone else that appreciates what youre doin over there. come back safe

X2    Stay safe

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