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Old 11-05-2021, 04:51 AM
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Sdemit, who are you asking, Vilante or me?
Old 11-05-2021, 11:11 AM
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While we're here....

Things have been at a stand still with Covid and work getting on top of my time. I did touch the boat last night for the first time in a long time, so looking to make some progress again.
Old 11-05-2021, 12:36 PM
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I heard that. Between taking care of things that I'd normally do during the week on the weekends and working extra shifts, I'm in the same "state of build". I'm hoping to get something done this weekend on my boats for the first time in a couple of months
Old 11-06-2021, 05:20 PM
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It's definitely a difficult time.

I'm getting closer to doing the outside. There are some areas that are going to need filling and fixing etc, should I epoxy seal first, then bog, then paint? Or bog then seal?
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Okay, clarify for me what you mean by "bog"?
My normal way of finishing a hull is to:
  1. apply a thin layer of epoxy and scuff sand after it's cured
  2. spray with a thin coat of primer and sand until you get to bare epoxy
  3. fill the low spots with epoxy mixed with micro balloons and sand smooth
  4. apply another thin coat of primer
  5. sand off primer to show any remaining low spots
  6. fill any remaining low spots, repeat steps 4 and 5 until surface meets with your approval
  7. spray with a filling primer and paint
Old 11-07-2021, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Okay, clarify for me what you mean by "bog"?
My normal way of finishing a hull is to:
  1. apply a thin layer of epoxy and scuff sand after it's cured
  2. spray with a thin coat of primer and sand until you get to bare epoxy
  3. fill the low spots with epoxy mixed with micro balloons and sand smooth
  4. apply another thin coat of primer
  5. sand off primer to show any remaining low spots
  6. fill any remaining low spots, repeat steps 4 and 5 until surface meets with your approval
  7. spray with a filling primer and paint
That might be an Aussie term. I mean auto body filler, for the low areas or gaps etc.
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Id think about tying the rails into the transom with "L" brackets or a piece of 1/8 inch thick aluminium bent into a "u" shape. That is better because the rudder would bolt through it and at the corners bolt to the rails on each side. If you strike something u rather the rudder, give way and snap the piviot positioning screw that locks the rudder angle than the ass of the boat being torn out. It still may happen but at least you tried.

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Old 01-10-2022, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Clugh View Post
Id think about tying the rails into the transom with "L" brackets or a piece of 1/8 inch thick aluminium bent into a "u" shape. That is better because the rudder would bolt through it and at the corners bolt to the rails on each side. If you strike something u rather the rudder, give way and snap the piviot positioning screw that locks the rudder angle than the ass of the boat being torn out. It still may happen but at least you tried.
Thanks Clugh.
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Would an "L" bracket work? IIRC, there isn't a bulkhead running the length of the hull where the rudder bracket is mounted so an "L" bracket won't work in the configuration described. For an "L" bracket to work, you would need to attach it to the transom and hull bottom and run it at least a cm past where the screws go through the transom
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When I have enough post I can show you what I mean.
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The problem with using "L" brackets is they need to have something to fasten to.
In the picture above, there is a stringer and nothing else to fasten a bracket to. This means that to install an "L" bracket, it would have to be fastened to the transom and the hull bottom. The picture below shows a pair of "L" brackets holding in the strut:
Old 01-12-2022, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Vilante View Post
Thanks Clugh.
Ill pm you photos of exactly what I mean. It's no contest. Maybe in 3 more post I'll be fully vetted. Your boat construction is pretty typical in the rear so i see no issue with doing it. U did it already with triangular stock you have pushed in the corners . The idea tracks long the same train of thought. It strengthens the transom where the rudder is mounted. Of course you don't use large bulky L brackets from a strut. A piece of 1/8th inch aluminum bent into a wide "U" will tie it all in together.

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Old 01-12-2022, 03:23 PM
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Again, there is only the bottom and transom to mount your bracket to. His boat DOES NOT HAVE ANY LENGTHWISE FRAMES BETWEEN THE SPONSON INSIDES AFT OF THE MOTOR!!!! This is shown very clearly in pictures posted at post 131
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It doesn't matter if you type in big letters. The photo of his boat will accept the idea with no issue .. Its a 10/th scale Finlay hydro what so unique about it I own 3 including a 1/8th scale and there is not a boat alive that cant have the transom area reinforced in a similar manner. It's only impossible if thats what you tell yourself but it doesn't limit others. From my eyeballs Its only about 100 ways to go about it.

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