- Jul 18, 2010
What Don said. Your rear tabs are fine and use Nylon Screws. I get my Nylon screws from McMastercarr. I get the glass filled nylon screws.
I was looking at them on the McMaster site. The one thing I worry about is they say they may swell if they get wet . I was just planning on geting the plastic 4-40 screws.What Don said. Your rear tabs are fine and use Nylon Screws. I get my Nylon screws from McMastercarr. I get the glass filled nylon screws.
After I saw your post about the pem lengths I figured I better go with shorter ones . I pulled the ones out in the picture and installed some 1/8 long ones and applied some 5 min epoxy to them for a little added strength.Guys, I never said the tabs were an issue, they look fine to me as well. I was just warning him the inserts he installed may not allow the tails to fit without cutting the inserts back. That is something he will have to look at when he installs the tails. I can see the tails on my Elam probably won't fit over that rear insert, the taper of the tails makes them too narrow and that is what I'm was referring to.
No No . I don't want to grind it off. I was asking how to get the edges sharp in the "V" in the lower pic.Yes, you want sharp edges on any point that has an angle change. The reason for this is that rounded corners tend to attract water and it actually sucks the boat down, costing a not insignificant loss of speed. As for the "point" you were referring to, is that at the sponson inside at the rear of the "V" in the lower picture? That looks like it's intentional, possibly to help get the boat up on plane. Before grinding it off, I'd check with the manufacturer as it's very hard to add material to a FG & CF hull, and get it to stay(for me anyway)
Thanks.The way I did mine was I put a straight edge on the corners and checked them. I then added some Epoxy with Filler and build it up. Then sanded to make the edges sharp. That’s how I did mine. Fiberglass hulls don’t come out perfect.
AH, I thought you wanted to remove that point, hence my post. My bad. To go along with Sam's last post, which I do the same thing, I tend to use Great Planes sanders to make sure everything is flat. Here's a link to a 22" long one:No No . I don't want to grind it off. I was asking how to get the edges sharp in the "V" in the lower pic.
Very cool thinks for the links.AH, I thought you wanted to remove that point, hence my post. My bad. To go along with Sam's last post, which I do the same thing, I tend to use Great Planes sanders to make sure everything is flat. Here's a link to a 22" long one:
There are also these from Fibreglast:<p dir="ltr">Great Planes Easy- Touch Bar Sander 22. Condition is Used. Perfect for working on small projects in tight places. Constructed of durable. 055 aluminum (innovated contour shape) Sanding surface stays flat to +/- .008 inches (perfect for balsa sheeted wings)<br> Sander sands smoothly...www.ebay.com
LOL sorry I missed your last question in this post. Yes I got the wings and Canards when I bought the hull.Radio box tape works well, I use it to cover the drains on my 2000 Elam.
Just a heads up. When you're ready for paint, the 2000 boat has PPG Coca Cola White and House of Color Fluorescent Orange, yours will probably be the same. BTW, did you order the wing, canard and tails? They weren't in your picture so I was curious
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