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Old 02-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #31
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Cool project, thanks for posting!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #32
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Is this being done

at San Jose State or . I guessing SJSU, seems to practical of work for Stanford or Berkeley. Could be a Cal Poly project but I think you mentioned to the BA. Either way, nice work.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #33
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #34
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Profit would be nice . I dont think we have a chop gun, but I'm not sure. We were joking about making another, the mold release is good for 3 to 5 layups.
Even without a chop gun, you could hand lay glass into the mold, which as I'm sure you know is the best way to build fiberglass boats.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #35
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at San Jose State or . I guessing SJSU, seems to practical of work for Stanford or Berkeley. Could be a Cal Poly project but I think you mentioned to the BA. Either way, nice work.

We are actually at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #36
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We used oak for the stringers which will add rigidity to the hull. We will fasten some floor boards to them later. We used the vacuum bagging method this time.

I dont have any pictures of the process as I wasn't actually there for it.








So I guess I was wrong before about the transom being the next step, I think NOW it will be the next step
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #37
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It appears one of the wooden floor stringers shifted. Apparently at some point after they were glassed in, the pump for the vacuum bag setup got turned off, which may or may not have caused the board to shift.

You can see the center stringer, is off a little bit.


Besides that minor hiccup things are moving forward. The transom is in and just needs some final fiberglass.




We are going to use some .75 x 1.5 inch wooden strips (on the floor in the picture above) for the gunnels. The gunnel is the top edge of the sides of the boat. We plan to install those on thursday
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #38
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The back of the transom has been glassed in. We didn't put the gunnels on yet but that should be next.



But yesterday was a fun day. We brought the boat over to the school fountain and floated it!



Holy sh!t It floats!!!




The floor is nice and rigid.



Gunnels will be next! Here is a sample of how we plan to finish them. Carbon Fiber!
It's gonna look pretty sweet, and it should make the boat faster too!

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #39
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Looking good and it even floats!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #40
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Hate to be a buzz kill but where are your respirators? Having worked with fiberglass, resin and MEKP, i know that is some nasty, nasty stuff. You really need respirators, especially if you're sanding or mixing resin. Are you guys using polyester resin or epoxy?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #41
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Hate to be a buzz kill but where are your respirators? Having worked with fiberglass, resin and MEKP, i know that is some nasty, nasty stuff. You really need respirators, especially if you're sanding or mixing resin. Are you guys using polyester resin or epoxy?
We are using epoxy resin. You know I occasionally see people wearing respirators, like when doing a lot of sanding work, but usually it's dust masks and the ventillation system is turned on.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #42
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Ok, not as familiar with epoxy, I've heard its not as harsh. I did my fg work with polyester, and could barely stand it, no way you'd be able to work with it in an enclosed garage. Glad to hear about dust masks, one fg project and I'll never work with the crap again. Boat looks good!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #43
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The gunnels have been bolted on and patched up with filler.




Next was 2 layers of fiberglass, then a layer of carbon fiber followed by a layer of veil. It will be sanded and polished to look smooth and shiney like the picture in the previous post


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Old 03-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #44
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Cool boat!

Good thing Klay isn't looking (gunnels).
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #45
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