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  • #31
    Re: mini speed boat transom repair

    shes gonna be strong....!!!!
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    • #32
      Re: mini speed boat transom repair

      Looks like you are coming along nicely!! Those modifications look like they will make her plenty strong... I think you should hang a 150 or so on her

      This makes me want to get my next project started now- I've got something VERY similar to this that I am going to be working on next.

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      • #33
        Re: mini speed boat transom repair

        Originally posted by andgott View Post
        Looks like you are coming along nicely!! Those modifications look like they will make her plenty strong... I think you should hang a 150 or so on her

        This makes me want to get my next project started now- I've got something VERY similar to this that I am going to be working on next.
        A 150!!!
        its a great little project, a real manageable size. I dont know why people on here make a big deal about flipping hulls. i flip this one 3-4 times a day! You should start yours, ide like to watch the transformation of another one.

        I have been looking at 25hp/30hp which are all around the 110ish# mark. then anything 40hp jumps up to 155ish# mark, ide love a 40hp johno or 3cyl merc/tohatsu but im pretty sure it will be too much weight, what do you think? im going to put the boat in my pool and get someone to stand on the back of it and see what it looks like in the water. 30hp is probably heaps! but a 40hp w/ power trim would be luxurious! and transform the boat.

        I have 9 days off over christmas, hoping to be up to painting by then.

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        • #34
          Re: mini speed boat transom repair

          Originally posted by andgott View Post
          I think you should hang a 150 or so on her
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          • #35
            Re: mini speed boat transom repair

            what do you all suggest i do with the space under the floor?
            i had planned to leave it open with a self draining bung. perhaps i should make it water tight and fill it with foam?

            ideas appreciated.

            If i am correct it is very early christmas morning over in the states, so Merry Christmas to you all and be safe!

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            • #36
              Re: mini speed boat transom repair

              Merry Christmas to you too! (your calculations are right)

              Your moving right along and to my amateur eye looks like a lot of good glass work your doing.

              I don't know if you could get enough foam in there to make it worthwhile (I'll leave that to the ones in the know), but I wouldn't seal it tight. I'd leave it open so any water that might make it in there has somewhere to exit to.

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              • #37
                Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                im going to try and find 3m premium marine filler, if i dont sucseed. will this stuff do?

                hoping you can open this link.
                http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...89#Description

                3m fibreglass reinforced filler. 2 part polyester
                Fibre reinforced multipurpose filler
                High strength, forms tough and rigid surface
                Repairs large dents, holes or rust on cars, boats, trailers, caravans, brickwork, concrete & timber

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                • #38
                  Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                  so i did virtually no work on the boat during my holidays... how could i when its 86*, my pool is the cleanest its ever been and the beach is so inviting?

                  anyhow i have finished glassing the deck and transom, I have used up my 10m roll too.
                  I bought that filler^^ still unsure if i should use it for fairing the hull, it looks a lot like peanut butter with all its glass strands and what not. Hoping someone will say yay or nay.

                  I did get a little air on the leading faces of those triangles, no matter.

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                  • #39
                    Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                    I don't know which filler is good & which should be avoided when below the waterline. That may have been just boats that are left in the water full-time & not taken out & trailered every use. I do know there has been more then 1 post about fillers above & below the waterline..... Sorry I didn't answer your question, but you should hear back from an expert soon..... Good to bump your thread & get it freshly listed on repair forum homepage..... If no reply mid day tomorrow........ wait it may already be that for you is Australia....... anyway, post to your thread again in 8-12hrs, and get it relisted on the repair homepage.....
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                    • #40
                      Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                      i have read any fillers/fairers containing talc should be avoided.

                      i believe this is the msds for the product i have which indeed contains talc.
                      http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...9lxtD7SSSSSS--

                      but then again so does the premium marine filler everyone reccomends. all be it a lot less.
                      http://www.tapplastics.com/uploads/p...m%20Filler.pdf

                      ill keep searching...

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                      • #41
                        Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                        Peter,

                        Usually fillers with reinforcing in them are used for deep fills or fills that need to be somewhat reinforced. Its typically very hard to get a good finish with them. They are more for a bulk fill. I have seen a couple guys on here use this product.

                        http://www.**************************...Premium+Filler

                        I think it will work a lot better for you than the reinforced version unless you have some pretty deep gouges. I haven't used it, but from what I have heard it is harder stand than normal automotive body filler. When I rebuilt mine I used normal automotive body filler, and I haven't had any problems.

                        I also used automotive paint and primer. The filling primer was very easy to sand and the paint gave me a lot more options for colors and metallic flakes. That being said there are a lot of people on here that swear by the marine filler and paints. If you are planning on leaving the hull in the water a lot, I would go with the marine products for sure. Mine is usually in the water for a few days then back on the trailer. After two seasons I am very happy with it. One note, the supplier I used recommended that I wait at least 45 day after it was painted before putting it in the water. It had something to do with the paint off gassing and the water not allowing that to happen. It took me about 90 days to get it rigged out anyhow, so that wasn't an issue. Hope that helps.
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                        • #42
                          Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                          Thiis ^^^^^ is the right stuff for Fairing. 3M Premium Marine Filler. Sands well and is 100% waterproof. A pint should be enuf but no more than a quart for sure.
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                          • #43
                            Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                            how well does the fairing compound bond to undercoats/primer?

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                            • #44
                              Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                              the long and arduous fairing process

                              I wish i wasnt so "trigger happy" with the grinder

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                              • #45
                                Re: mini speed boat transom repair

                                Originally posted by Peter16 View Post
                                the long and arduous fairing process
                                Ya but if you just keep picturing it with that fresh paint all smooth it'll be done in no time.

                                You're making good progress.

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