Nevs wrote: ↑Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:54 pm
So what's the bottom coating of that? Supposed to hold up to gravel? I'd love to build but the ozark streams she would see see WAY to much low water dragging to be worried about the bottom.
There is a 0% chance my wife would let me start a drift boat build while I still haven't finished the gel coat, seats, and carpet on the glitter boat.
I'm also not allowed to bring the boat home and work on it in the garage until I clean and organize said garage.
Moral of the story? I'll never be fixing, or building boats in my garage.
So many good questions that I have answers to.
1.) The bottom is 3 layers of 7oz fiberglass sheets with epoxy. That alone makes it essentially bombproof, but it also has 2 additional layers of graphite filled epoxy for extra slickness. Some guys out west that have to deal with more can openers and less sand/gravel go to the linex store and get a coat of that which is equivalent to Hyde’s G3 bottoms but even though it’s still plenty slick, the graphite filled epoxy is better for not sticking on logs, etc.
2.) you should do what I did and just start working on one. The wife will complain the entire time- including but certainly not limited to the garage being covered in sawdust, her not having covered parking when it’s -10 out, and you drinking with your friends too much in there. BUT, when it’s fimished she’ll say “you know, it is pretty cool you built that”. Steamin’ knows what goes on and can attest to my wife’s sharp tongue but I can assure you having a wooden bote you built is worth it.
3.) edit- and I’m not sure why this wasn’t blatantly obvious before... I think the biggest problem here is owning a glitter boat in the first place.