The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 build 2.0

Discussion in 'Bragging Spot' started by firecat1981, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Hoyt_Dow

    Hoyt_Dow I Love microskiff.com!

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    The rubber drain plugs are adjustable. Twist the t clockwise to tighten so it won't leak. I prefer the ones with the loops that tighten with a cam.
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Thanks? I would hope everyone already knew that. If you posted that in response to my statement on brass tube leaking, I think you misunderstood. I'm talking about leaks around the tube itself, not the plug.
     
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  3. jonrconner

    jonrconner I Love microskiff.com!

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    I’ve used PVC pipe for drains with no problems, they do need to be drilled out to fit a standard plug.
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  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Resin doesn't bond great to PVC. The guys at BBC say only to use it as a lost mold, in which case it would need to be sealed with 5200 or something. With a glassed in tube like I'm doing there is no chance to leak as it becomes a part of the structure, not just something caulked into it.
     
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  5. Pole Position

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    If you don't mind me asking, what brand of laser did you buy and where from? Also, having never used one before, how steep was the learning curve? Thanks in advance for any info you can share...
     
  6. Hoyt_Dow

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    Yep, I probably misunderstood. My boats are wood/glass with epoxied drain holes. No tube liners. You're welcome? Of course.:)
     
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  7. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    It's called the hammer head if I recall, and I got it from amazon for $40. It's self leveling, you get it close and it does the rest. It's a bit of a pain to get it lined up with something that already exists because a 1/4" adjustment up close will be 6" when across the room. Once you get used to it it sets up quickly.
     
  8. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    While working on the panels I took some left over resin and applied it to me test pieces. Eventually these may become rod holders and the structure for the leaning post and platform. My concerns about the resin not adding enough depth of color are not as bad as I thought. The curved beam I wish was a bit darker though, but I might just go with it and use some golden varnish on top. I'm not sure if you can tell, but the beam is made of 4 layers, the final product will be at least twice as thick.
    [​IMG]20171208_111903 , on Flickr
     
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  9. Hoyt_Dow

    Hoyt_Dow I Love microskiff.com!

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    UV blocking varnish will be needed as epoxy can't take the rays.
     
  10. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    The varnish provides the UV protection.
     
  11. firecat1981

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    I had been wrestling for days with trying to get the hull bottom panels to fit correctly on the jig. After staring at it for days and then remeasuring I foind out the plywood panels were actually a little out of square, and bonding the two panels together made the issue worse. I had been racking my brain on a fix and I think I got it.

    After 8+ hours of measuring, screwing, unscrewing, zip tying, cutting zip ties, measuring again, leveling, setting up laser, stitching panels again, scribing, cutting, trimming, sanding, sweating, and bleeding, I think I have it mostly resolved.

    I took one of the panels and blocked/clamped it in place. Well as close to its place as I could get. I took the laser and set it up on the center line of the jig. The sharpie lines you see are where the laser hit, and go all the way almost to the transom.
    [​IMG]20171211_131613 , on Flickr

    I trimmed and sanded the panels and stitched them back together. They fit well enough, but need some more sanding due to rubbing on the edges. I'll have gaps to fill on the chines and transom edge. It's a good thing I doubled the transom thickness, or part of the bottom panel would be floating in the air.
    [​IMG]20171211_143114 , on Flickr

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  12. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I tossed on the side panels. I lucked out a bit here because I turned the panels around, the edge that was off kinda canceled out. The sides don't fit to bad, I'll need to make some adjustments though. The boat is a lot bigger now, lol.
    [​IMG]20171211_161016 , on Flickr
     
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  13. Hoyt_Dow

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    I did side panels first then added bottom panels when I built mine.
     
  14. firecat1981

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    Without the bottom panels there's nothing to hold the sides up with this build method. The zip ties hold it all together.
     
  15. Hoyt_Dow

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    WP_003293.jpg It was just an observation, not a criticism. Some say potato, some say potatoe. ;)
     
  16. Hoyt_Dow

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    I like the shape your hull is taking.
     
  17. firecat1981

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    Thanks. The way this boat is built it depends a bit on the panels hanging naturally to avoid any flat spots. I'm not sure I'm sold on it, but we will see.