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 on: Today at 09:10:31 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by KWKloeber
Point of information....

One doesn't necessarily need to mechanically support cleats if using microfibers filler.  It is the STICKIEST of the additives and has excellent adhesion.

(JTSO) all that one needs is a few half-width strips of duct tape (quantity depending on the length of what's being held) to hold cleats for 10 minutes until the epoxy kicks.

I have done many supports this way (see one photo example of a drawer assembly corner cleat.)  If a cleat had to support 50 lbs, then I would use a temporary brace (1x2s held w/a C-clamp) to press one cleat at a time against the side until the epoxy kicks. Otherwise, duct tape would suffice (JTSO.)

I ass/um/ed one would want to avoid seeing fastener heads if possible.  I wouldn't want them, but that's a YBYC aesthetic thing.  Naturally, if you don't mind seeing fasteners, bolts may be easier (I have no clue what the access or visibility is on each side face.)


 on: Today at 04:13:40 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
that's so cute!  but you're in SD where the weather is always perfect and it's going to be snowing here in detroit .  :-)

 on: Today at 03:24:05 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by Noah
Orrr… you could shoot yourself in the foot by installing a bunch of electronic stuff; fuse panel, autopilot controller, 2,000 watt inverter, and a big Haletron fire extingusher, and not have any room to store stuff in that locker.  Duh.. :?

 on: Today at 03:02:38 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
thank you Stu!

 on: Today at 02:41:41 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by Stu Jackson
what should i use to adhere wood to fiberglass?


In addition to building the drawers in the nav station hanging locker, as shown in the link in one of my earlier posts, I added shelving in the starboard V berth locker.  I used open weave shelves that were wider than the door opening up there, 'cuz those shelves don't slide out.

I do not recommend using glue to install the cleats.  Why?  Because you need to fasten the cleats to the walls of the locker anyway to support them in the interim time while the glue sets up and hardens, which requires some kind of mechanical fasteners.  So, why not just screw or bolt them in to begin with?  :D

There's easy access from both the head side and the saloon side to drill through with bolts.  If you feel the need for waterproofing from the head side, just treat the bolt heads with butyl tape as you tighten them.  You can use finish washers or fender washers.

Your boat, your choice.  :D

 on: Today at 02:14:26 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by britinusa
I read in a very old post that some Mk 1 models had a 'Bow Water Tank'

Any details of which hull numbers of the Mk 1 did and did not have that tank.

I'm curious, and as we use the boat for more than just a weekend jaunt quite often, a third tank might be worth the effort.

Where was the thank installed?



 on: Today at 01:53:12 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
i have no idea what you are on about.  but okay, thanks Ken

 on: Today at 01:37:32 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by KWKloeber
Jesus H Christ.  Where did I ever say that 5200 has microfibers? Go back and read the posts!!!!
You must be at work and distracted from the boat tweets. LOL.

Time to back out of this one. s-l-o-w-l-y. 


 on: Today at 01:25:10 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
i didn;t know 4200 had microfibers.  thanks

 on: Today at 01:21:54 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by KWKloeber
I SAID.  Epoxy w microfibers!!

 U CAN use 5200 but there’s no benefit over epoxy and IIWML I wouldn’t.
But YBYC as always n

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