My first boat project

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    I did some grinding today with dust shroud and it was amazing. I didn't have to wear goggles over my glasses, I could see everything i am doing. It was 99% less dust.
    The only thing it is much harder and slower to perform grinding and also when you get to curved surface it is almpst impossible to grind without digging in. It is still worth it to have it. I have Harbor Freight cheap grinder it is onle 4.5 amps and it is not enough. Just order Dewalt 4 1/2 11 amps geinder and another dust shrout for my 7" grinder.
    I have still a lot of grinding to do to get to good bounding surface. I will post pictures in the coming days with progress.
     
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    I almost forgot to ask if anybody could recomend and good grinding wheels for this job. I have some 24 grid and 40 grid to rough things out, but these are for steel.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    i use the festool sander with 40 grit velcro disc. It eats fiberglass for breakfast!
    If you do a lot of fiberglass work it's worth the money.
     
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    Zec grinding pads on amazon
     
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    With glass grinding I pretty much found that for me the tool/grinder was a "disposable" unit. I keep buying a cheap ryobi 5" wheel that will also take a 7" disc. I definitely only buy the ones that are trigger activated without a trigger lock.
    One day prior I was in the boat and one of my idiot friends left the trigger lock on. I plugged in the unit, had a metal cutting disc on it, it skipped over into my ankle, hence 20 stitches. Ouch!!!
     
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    DONE GRINDING!!!!!! :):):):):):)
    It was a torture, she looks almost like new born baby. Now I have to figure out how to get that dust from every nook and cranny.
    Also I want to clean my boat shelter before the glassing all things back in. I just need 60 deg. weather to come.
     
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    Hose it out. Let it dry then some acetone and let it dry. Also acetone helps to evaporate small amts of water hidding in thoise nooks and crannies.
    Cover up with that carpet plastic/construction stuff {sticky stuff}so your not having to clean those areas every day you walk or whatever.
    I hear ya on the weather. I'm in Pa. so we got pretty much the same crap.

    No pics no work says I. :(
     
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    Pictures are coming, good advice. I will get in the boat shortly with air hose and vacuum cleaner and try to blow and vac as much as I can from the areas I don't want to make wet.
    After that I will follow your advice. I can wait for the fun part to start. I have an access to the industrial 6x10 router and I am planning to cut the stringers, bulkheads and in later time plywood to rebuild cabin interior.
     
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    The proof is here.Lol. 20180330_091318.jpg 20180330_091347.jpg 20180330_091351.jpg 20180330_091410.jpg
     
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    Wow you kicked some fraking ass there J!! Now if I look at your pics looks like the sweet pink I was talking about earlier.
    Hey just had a brain fart. You might want to add support{hull sides} to the trailer bunkers to support the hull since it's striped out.
    You can also run a strap across the hull to prevent distortion.
     
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    do you think I need to do that even with the top on?
     
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    I kept mine on the trailer too. I did notice some flex from the gunnels. Everything else stayed in line.
    Prob not a big deal since the top is still on.
     
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    Spend whole day cleaning boat and the tent. Looks realy good. No dust coming from nowere when blowing compress air.
    It should be good enough. Before tabing I will clean everything with acetone and then with clean wet towel.
    I will take a coup;e days off to enjoy easter after that I hope to have warm temperture to glue transom and middle stringer to attach the keel.

    Happy Easter to all.
     
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    Looks great! Any more grinding on that hull and you'll see daylight! :D Happy Easter to you as well.
     
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    Happy Easter also!
    Gonna try and get some boat time in as the weather permits!!
    Ok so here's the plan for tomorrow;
    -Split baby lobster tails, drawn butter
    -Spiral Ham
    -Spinach and cheese stuffed raviolis in a alfredo sauce with chopped spinach and basil pesto
    -large shrimp fried tempura with a hot sweet chili sauce and/or modified soy sauce
    -Chicken picante, lemon butter sauce
    -Beer
    Kinda doing this so I can remember what the heck I'm cooking.
    Cheers to all and Happy Easter if you celebrate the day. If not just swing by anyway for the eats.[​IMG]
     
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    Oh boy, that is impresive list of the tasks. All look delicious and the last thing on the list is my favorite. Happy Easter.
     
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    I am still waiting for the 60 deg. temperatures to arrive to start fiberglassing. In the meantime I am preparing and cutting stringers. As I mentioned I have an accsess to the
    CNC router and this morning I did cut first batch of stringers. After gluing them together I need to fit the hight to the floor level and cut the pitch of the hull's bottom.Here are some
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    20180428_060009.jpg 20180428_061255.jpg 20180428_062122.jpg 20180428_070320.jpg 20180428_071900.jpg 20180428_092125.jpg
     
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    60 degree temp? I glass all year long. What grade plywood is that?
     
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    I would love to have one of those CNC machines.
     
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    it is 3/4 marine ply
     

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