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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2012 07:10 am
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@ pgreeff, only saw this now, nice going, PM Fanie, he stays in centurion as well and have a wealth of knowledge regarding boats, materials, electronics etc...

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 Posted: Sat Oct 13th, 2012 09:53 pm
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Progress...

Marine ply and meranti for the stringers. Foam rubber strips to separate the wood from the hull and Sikaflex.

Attachment: 20121013 Progress.jpg (Downloaded 661 times)

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 Posted: Mon Oct 15th, 2012 08:24 pm
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Thanks AYOBA! Is Fanie's nick just 'Fanie' on the forum?


I need to purchase some resin as I expect it wont take many weeks for me to finish with the timber. Is there a place somewhere close to Centurion or in Centurion where I can find resin? The few places I looked at a small tub was R300 to R400. That's way more than I remember. I suspect a 20l container should be more economical.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 15th, 2012 08:37 pm
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pg, contact ncs resins, they sell in 25kg drums, or can refer to reseller

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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2012 08:20 am
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pgreeff wrote:
Thanks AYOBA! Is Fanie's nick just 'Fanie' on the forum?


I need to purchase some resin as I expect it wont take many weeks for me to finish with the timber. Is there a place somewhere close to Centurion or in Centurion where I can find resin? The few places I looked at a small tub was R300 to R400. That's way more than I remember. I suspect a 20l container should be more economical.


Yes, just Fanie

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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2012 06:42 am
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Thanks! It'll be about R1k (just shy of it) for the 25 l resin and hardener. Thats more like it...

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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2012 07:47 am
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pg get some flock / microfibers as well to thicken the resin for fillets.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2012 06:57 am
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pg get some flock / microfibers as well to thicken the resin for fillets.

Definitely. It'll be my first time doing fillets but the process doesn't seem too complicated from the texts I've studied.

This is turning out to be a great learning experience.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2012 06:52 pm
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pretty easy, use a wooden radius tool (tongue depressor), mix up the flock etc to paste, apply - make radius. found painting the radius before cure with a wet resin brush smoothed out the radius, bumps, slag etc and then you can add cloth layer.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 02:26 pm
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Thanks for all the advice.

I'm almost ready to add the fillets and glass the wood in place. Unfortunately no pic this time as the storm caught me by surprise and I had to scramble to get the cover in place and put the tools away. No rush though as my budget will only allow the purchase of the resin next month.

I was fortunate to get some awesome quality meranti from my father. He had some 200 x 24 mm pieces at home. At 3.6 m long we managed to cut them into 12 strips of 44 x 24 mm x 3.6 m. They're excellent quality, no bends and curves at all.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 02:28 pm
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-- Deleted double post -- Sorry.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2012 03:21 pm
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It's been very busy of late, at work and at home. I had to take some time to install a new living room floor. Huskies and white carpets do not mix... I digress.

Progress so far is that the wood is in. The stringers are not fixed in position as the next step is glassing the wood in place. I hope NCS is still open as I need to get some resin for the next step.

Everything feels very sturdy when walking on a piece of marine ply loosely place over the structure.

Googlevarsity was a bit vague on this. It is preferable to cut a piece of marine ply to cover each compartment or should I work with as large a piece of marine ply and cover the largest possible area?

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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2012 04:13 pm
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It is better to use a piece as large as possible. The reason is that if you take a plank and support it only on the 2 ends it will "bounce" more. To support anything, you need a minimum of 3 fixing points to prevent this.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2012 05:17 pm
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Coming on nicely. I love following these projects! Some of the guys on this forum are extremely handy.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 09:11 am
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Thanks for the illustration benniejordaan. That sums it up very nicely.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2013 06:37 pm
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Evening PGREEFF,

How is the restoration of your "ACECRAFT" coming along,any new pics?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2013 08:34 am
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Unfortunately not. I have to purchase some resin, but haven't had time to go to JHB to pick some up.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 5th, 2017 10:51 pm
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Evening PGreeff,

What ever came of your "re-build" ???

Did you manage to complete it and get her back on the water??

If so, would love to see some pics..

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what with the rubber strips to separate wood from hull

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Great Post _seal1_

Any idea where I can buy Coosa board in Durban?

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