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  1. lenm

    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Nice finishing touch Steve
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Steve, the clay is a good idea. Re glassing interior - was thinking the same - a little difficult to put a time frame on things. I'm trying to knock one over each day when I get home from work.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Lotus, I checked and it does measure 1"x1". I think the photo is a bit deceptive as the moulds are very large as far as a hatch goes. No drain fittings though as you mention.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    A friend lent me some commercial moulds for making some deck hatches. He has never used nor remembers how they work.. Please can anyone offer any suggestions Am I correct in assuming they are a female mould for the water channel/ gutter? Mostly, I can't figure out what the recesses are on the outer sides.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks for easing the pain. Working with messy epoxy goo in confined spaces is not fun..
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Been a while since an update The last couple of months have been filleting and laminating the inside of hull.
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    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Looking good Steve! Are those pre-drilled holes in the engine bracket photo?
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Had some fun flipping the boat today.. After an attempt to rollover her over under the shelter I decided to abort (too confined). The backup plan was to put her on castors and roll her out of the shelter, perform a 90 degree turn then traverse down a narrow sloping section of my yard to reach a point where a crane could collect and flip. What a tight squeeze - I got stuck coming out of the shed and also sheared two castors off the jig when we got bogged, however the remainder went relatively smoothly. I'm glad I didn't end up building an OC 24 or 256 as these would have been a ship in a bottle literally due to their size. My neighbour (school teacher) told me one of her students told her that they saw a boat 'flying' over her house on the way in to school this morning.
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Riggs I hear you re pondering, I think I have spent more time doing this than hands on work. Were you planning a self draining deck? Is there enough deck height on the OC's for a gravity type arrangement or will have to be pumped out via bilge?
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    You don't mess around Riggs - great progress and looking good!
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    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Your removeable tanks are a great idea in my opinion. You would go a long way with 60l alone. My current boat (5m cat) had an issue with one if its tanks and had to cut the whole floor up, remove fuel soaked foam etc. Replaced the other tank too in case a similar issue developed. What a mess and cost! I've been bitten by stale fuel issues too. Do you happen to have a photo of your tank?
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    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Great to see this finished, congrats. I'm sure you will get plenty of compliments at the ramp. Is the open chamber under the deck for fuel/removable tank?
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    A very familiar site to me.. I see you opted for the chine rails- looks good.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Paul and Steve for your thoughts. I probably haven't been so wise/cost efficient with my finishing. I had a very mottled surface after sanding through the blue trowel able fairing compound - exposing the fibreglass/timber colour in several spots. Maybe I should have gone over these bare spots again with some more blue before sealing it with the neat epoxy. It would have created a more even base colour to start with. Not sure how many coats you would expect required to cover the mottled base. I am up to 4 coats and only at about 80% opacity so far. It is a white coloured water based epoxy primer. If the pigmented epoxy option is as translucent as you say it is - I'm now glad I didn't go there !
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Riggs, probably not long before you overtake me :-) If you do, please take some pics of your flip/turnover, I've been stressing over this step given confined space.
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