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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2020, 06:10:20 PM »
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Made my cat walk 24" wider after falling off, all is well I have a hard head. I made a 1" ID fiberglass tube to go in my limber holes, glued stringers in, attached bottom to stringers, Cut in bow thruster hole in the first bottom layer thinking if I screwed up I could cover it with the second layer. It fit just right not afraid to say I was a bit nervous about it, then glued on the starboard side bottom second layer, cut off the ends of the bottom and stringers. 
With the Kodiak having taller sides than the typical GA I won't be attaching the sides until the bottom is completely finished. With the catwalk it is so much easier to get to the bottom for glassing and painting. When I install the sides the bottom will be finished up to 3-4" from where the sides meet the chine. I'll be using Sea Hawk 2145GL Tropikote Black Gl for my anti-foul bottom paint. Very spendey at $250 per gallon but from what I could see it is the best out there. 
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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2020, 11:31:44 PM »
Those nailer strips look like a good idea for spreading out the pressure from the screws.  Did you wrap them in plastic so the squeeze out does stick them to the hull?

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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2020, 08:43:34 AM »
Those nailer strips look like a good idea for spreading out the pressure from the screws.  Did you wrap them in plastic so the squeeze out does stick them to the hull?
They do work well for that reason. I just use blue painters tape on the bottom of the nailers, much easier & faster than wrapping in plastic.
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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2020, 09:44:28 AM »
Those nailer strips look like a good idea for spreading out the pressure from the screws.  Did you wrap them in plastic so the squeeze out does stick them to the hull?
They do work well for that reason. I just use blue painters tape on the bottom of the nailers, much easier & faster than wrapping in plastic.

I like those strips ... they probably help smooth the curves as well.  So the non-adhesive side of blue painter's tape does not stick to epoxy?  Or maybe some remnants remain but sand right off?  As long as the wood strips come off, then who cares? :D


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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2020, 12:21:42 PM »
Those nailer strips look like a good idea for spreading out the pressure from the screws.  Did you wrap them in plastic so the squeeze out does stick them to the hull?
They do work well for that reason. I just use blue painters tape on the bottom of the nailers, much easier & faster than wrapping in plastic.

I like those strips ... they probably help smooth the curves as well.  So the non-adhesive side of blue painter's tape does not stick to epoxy?  Or maybe some remnants remain but sand right off?  As long as the wood strips come off, then who cares? :D

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Yep as long as you use the Blue painters tape epoxy wont stick, just don't by the cheap stuff get it at a professional paint store


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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2020, 09:29:24 AM »
I used some sort of tape,  now I can’t remember on the inside of the hull at the chines.  When I epoxied the chines on I had a lot of stuck tape to sand off.  For the record it was not blue