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How to make a Bilge Pump Well for a Carolina Skiff J16 Many Carolina Skiffs do not have a bilge well. In fact most have two scuppers which are located at or below the waterline. This lets an inch or water constantly on the deck. The solution is to install a bilge well, plug up the scuppers and let an automatic bilge pump pump the deck dry. This short how-to video details how to cut out and fiberglass a bilge pump well for a Carolina Skiff J16. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com gives an overview of how he cut through the deck and coated the box or well with fiberglass. He also installed plastic wood to screw down the bilge pump into and a top screen to prevent debris from clogging up the bilge.
How to make a bow platform for a Carolina Skiff out of strong lightweight honeycomb panels This short how-to video details how to make lightweight sturdy honeycomb bow platform for a Carolina Skiff J16. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com gives an overview of how he laminated the panels , used a cardboard template and then added support and attached the new structure to the hull. The end result is a bow casting platform that is strong, lightweight and will not become saturated or delaminate over time. We used fiberglass mesh for one side and biaxal, which is a combination of mesh and woven cloth combined with resin from totalboat to laminate the panels
How to easily roll Gelcoat on a boat We purchased a Carolina Skiff J16 as a project boat. After a bunch a small fiberglass repairs we wanted to change the color and apply gelcoat. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com gives an overview of how easy this three step process is. We used gelcoat with wax waited for a non windy day. First step was to lightly sand with 80 grit then wipe down the hull with acetone. We rolled on three thin coats without waiting for the gelcoat to dry.
How to Fiberglass over Plywood and repair damaged fiberglass
This short how-to video details how to coat plywood with fiberglass. Perfect for making waterproof boxes or working on boats. We show how to wrap glass around corners and also show how to easily repair damaged fiberglass.Type your paragraph here.
How to easily fix drilled holes in fiberglass This short how-to video details how to fix small holes in fiberglass. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com gives an overview of the seven easy step process and then demonstrated how he repaired dozens on holes on our Carolina Skiff project boat.
Carolina Skiff J16 Test Ride and Speed Trial We purchased a Carolina Skiff J16 as a project boat. After a bunch a small fiberglass repairs including making a honeycomb panel bow deck, bilge pump well, windshield, and rolling on fresh gelcoat we are finally ready for sea trials. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com gives an overview of what went into the project then powered by a 50hp Suzuki outboard demos the boat in action.
Fiberglass and fiberglass repair
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Fiberglass Hull Repair how to easily fix a thru hull hole This short video shows how to easily fix a thru hull hole with a fiberglass patch. You will need resin, hardener, acetone, fiberglass mat, an angle grinder, flap sanding discs, disposable paint brushes and an oscillating sander.
How to use Pourable Marine Foam We used 2 pound density pourable foam to add flotation and rigidity under the deck of a 13 ft skiff. Learn how to best mix, what size hole to drill and how to warm up the under deck space for best results. This 2 lb density expandable boat buoyance foam not only adds flotation but also structural rigidity but can also act as insulation and sound proofing.
Easiest way to remove bottom paint from a fiberglass boat This short how-to video details how to easily remove bottom paint from a fiberglass boat. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com demonstrates how totalboat's total strip paint remover was used to remove 20 years worth of bottom paint from a Carolina Skiff. This product exceeded our expectations and eliminated hours of sanding. Total Strip is applied with a large brush and then can be left to work for up to 24 hours. Its then scrapped off with a 4 inch putty knife. Afterwards a light sanding with 80 grit easily removes and remaining bottom paint.
How to easily make and work with Fiberglass Honeycomb Panels This short how-to video details how to make lightweight sturdy fiberglass honeycomb panels. Dan Berg from www.DIYeasycrafts.com demonstrates how to laminate the panels as well as how to finish the exposed ends. These panels are lightweight, strong and will not become saturated with water or delaminate over time. Perfect for boating projects. We used fiberglass mesh for one side and biaxal, which is a combination of mesh and woven cloth combined with resin from totalboat to laminate the panels