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Search: Posts Made By: the_abuse
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By the_abuse
Hard Dodger

Just wondering if any one here has built a hard dodger before if so what did you use and how did you design it ?

My plan is to build the frame for one this summer then finnish it over the winter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Tig welders

thermal arc makes very good products along with longevity
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

Exactly what I said lol vinyl is good for big stuff and epoxy for fileting and strength

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

I use epoxy for small structural work but if I'm making large objects I use vinyl esters resin have very similar properties to epoxy but is the same type of system as poly but you don't get bubbles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

Even frogwatch posted the same response. I use some pretty crazy fillers at work like aluminum resin mix made by henkle 9394 if you can get that and add 10percent milled fibers that makes for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

I do composite repairs for a living except it's on multi-million dollar aircraft . I also composite work at home as a hobby on my boat what you posted isn't even data

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

charger guy sales on ebay has very good prices for battery chargers. have you considered running 2 6v golf cart batteries to make a 12v
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

Im going to call you out on this one if your using Cabosil for Structual work you should have done your homework. Cabosil is used as a thickener for fairing or bonding like wood to fiberglass for non...
Forum: Irwin 05-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By the_abuse
Re: '74 Irwin 28 Lost Centerboard

nice to know there are other irwin 28 owners still out here do any of you know the packing size for the stuffing box for the center board? im thinking its 1/8
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By the_abuse
Re: How to reseal Centre board

That's what I was thinking but then it's a pain if you want to drop the centreboatd

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By the_abuse
How to reseal Centre board

I need to adjust my center board so I will have to take what ever sealant out that is holding the pin in place. After I re jig the Centre board what should I use to reseal the holes. In the picture...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Low Cost/Unobtrusive Bimini?

You have to fill the whole tube with sand nice and packed it works I do it all the time but now I just do it at work and use a 3ball mandrel

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Low Cost/Unobtrusive Bimini?

my set up on my boat is almost identicle to yours my plan is to do a dual bimini setup im looking for something to have up while cruising with motor or docked and out of the way while sailing. there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Rugged access hatch

cant put on in the rear quarter berth the exhaust is in the way and i would loose structure from the seating and where you entre and exit the boat by putting one there

i have been looking at the...
Forum: Irwin 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 9,707
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Irwin 54 - Liveaboard/Cruiser

I love my irwin its half the size fo your guys at a 28 but mine isnt bad only 2 soft spots that i know of and they wont be hard to fix
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Rugged access hatch

I'm putting in a new floor in the cockpit so now is the time to do this modification

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Rugged access hatch

This is for an Irwin 28

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Rugged access hatch

There is no problem with me installing one I'm actually better than a ship builder with what I do for a living if i wanted to I could get a sheet of 1/8'' aluminum and cut one out on the water jet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By the_abuse
Rugged access hatch

I need to install an access hatch in my Cockpit floor so I have access to the back side of my motor and gear box. Was just wondering if anyone knew of any companies that makes a robust access hatch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By the_abuse
Help Centre board leak

Well the boat went in the water today and ended up coming right back out. The flexible pipe that connects to the glasses through hull that carries the braided stainless line must have dried out and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Exterior Night Lighting Ideas

waterproof 2012 update 9W Ultrathin DIY LED Car Lights With screws Aluminum Silver housing use as Backup Light Eagle Eye LED DRL-in Daytime Running Lights from Automobiles & Motorcycles on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Exterior Night Lighting Ideas

if you order them from aliexpress.com you can get a bag of 20 for 20 :) thats what i did. my whole boat is led no incandescent lights at all
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By the_abuse
Re: Exterior Night Lighting Ideas

i got these for my spreaders work really good just drilled the spreaders and tapped them then screwed these in. i got mine in aluminum, not coated so it would match my spreaders

Eagle Eye LED 9W |...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By the_abuse
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

I like the look of that a lot from the link.. But now I gotta glass my hull deck joint

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By the_abuse
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

What wouldn't you use and do you recommend

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