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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-12-2019, 04:41 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

I just want to put it on the record that fairing a boat f'ing sucks.

I'm about 3/4s the way done sanding the entire inside of the hull. It's hotter than a frying pan cooking your favorite fish....
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-07-2019, 08:14 AM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Thanks, Dan.

It's not a luxury shock absorbing Stidd, but it should get the job done. I didn't want it to be so comfortable I'd fall asleep on auto pilot.
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-06-2019, 08:52 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Helm chair is done. Just need to pop some snaps into the frame. Berth and benches are getting templated tomorrow. As a reminder, I built this seat to lay flat so I can open the scuba tank bench lid....
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-26-2019, 07:39 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

As I'm sure some of you Floridians know, we have some serious hot air on us right now making this kind of work borderline unbearable. But, no excuses, I gotta get it done. But first I needed a better...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-13-2019, 10:01 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Some progress before I head to Costa Rica. Cabin entry installed. Like I mentioned before, going three inches into the cabin gave me the under deck storage for the generator.
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-02-2019, 05:32 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Thanks man. I can't take credit for the laminating work as Charles has been knocking it out. But my money and plans. :) He's got 20 plus years of experience laminating and I felt it was wise to let...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-01-2019, 06:47 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

So the berth laminating is pretty much done. It looks small, and it is, but for good reason. I wanted them to sit as low as possible and putting it right on top of the stringer was the simplest...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-28-2019, 04:24 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Scuba tank dividers trimmed out. They are stout now, just need to fit them into the bench. The center divider will slide in and out should I ever want to store a bunch of stuff... you know, when the...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-22-2019, 06:08 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Rough cuts for the scuba tank benches. Made a torsion style box. I'll through bolt aluminum angle in the inside corners and cap the tops with rubber u channel. I'm making it easily removable so I'll...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-20-2019, 05:25 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Ready for cushions. 3" should do.

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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-13-2019, 07:46 AM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Thanks man. My dad worked 14 years as a plastic injection mold maker out of high school. He would always joke to people, "I taught him everything he knows, but I didn't teach him everything I know". ...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-13-2019, 07:41 AM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Thanks for the offer, Kevin.

I am good right now as I got some from McMaster, but I'm sure I will need some in the future. ;)
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-09-2019, 06:06 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Painted the helm chair parts today. They came out great. I'll reassemble tomorrow using red locktite on all the fasteners and take it to my upholstery girl for cushions.
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-06-2019, 07:58 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

lol

I'll tell you what, they aren't cheap. $3 bucks each for the 316s, the females creating most of the cost!!!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-06-2019, 06:33 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

I got the pins welded on today. Waiting for some more sex screws and then I'll prep it for paint.

Ran out of mat and resin again so I got more supplies on the way so we can button up the lower...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-06-2019, 06:33 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Forgot to update here from last week.

So I didn't like the OEM backrest and armrest brackets. They were cut pretty thin and made from 3/16" aluminum. Seemed a little too light so who knows the...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 01-18-2019, 07:21 PM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

So, we've had a few days this year the weather warmed enough to lay up some glass. The plan is to finish the cabin, some odds and ends, and then start fairing, then gel coat everything, then put on...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-24-2018, 07:53 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Thank you, Marcus. Merry Christmas! :toast:
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-24-2018, 03:53 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

They're for an entirely different market than your 25 ft and under boat market. Everything in the marine world is priced stupid right now, though. Those poor saps carrying $100k+ 10 year loans on...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Yes, cosmetically, the powder coatings tend to fail as the aluminum pits. Fortunately they won't be exposed to the elements 24/7 and I won't have to buy a $2,200 chair I would still have to modify in...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-24-2018, 10:50 AM
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Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Yes. Powder coated. Being inside the pilot house should extend their life.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-22-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

They are made from aluminum. OEM parts from other boats. Pretty cheap considering the cost of helm chairs. A hell of a lot cheaper than paying someone to fabricate the parts. An equivalent chair,...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-22-2018, 05:27 PM
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Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

So, the cold weather we've had the past few weeks has pretty much halted any laminate work. I'm hoping for some warmer weather to get back at the build. In the meantime I've been acquiring various...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

No doubt. Since seeing you, Dan, Jaizzen's projects I've opened my eyes to what a boat hull could become. I'm pretty sure I'll do a bigger project one day and a big offshore racing hull will be at...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-08-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,890
Posted By CuzzA
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

I agree about the issues of no bow rail. I'll likely add one. No windlass on this boat, just another thing to break. I'll be using an anchor ball.

You can see in the second illustration the two...
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