It makes really good sense too,  I never take my Bimini down. I'm considering a solar panel install there.  I just have too many projects underway at the moment


On 4/16/2018 9:28 AM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List wrote:
Thanks!  This was way beyond any project I had tackled.

Joel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM, Danny Haughey via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list@cnc-list.com>> wrote:

    looking really good Joel!


    On 4/16/2018 8:51 AM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List wrote:
    The hard bimini is almost done!  Did the test fit Saturday,
    marked the corners, but the curves, filled the edges.  Final
    sanding, and painting, hopefully this week.

    Photos are on the link:
    
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
    
<https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing>


    Joel

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List
    <cnc-list@cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list@cnc-list.com>> wrote:

        I started building the hard bimini with the FRP panels from
        Home Depot after speaking to the guys at Jamestown Distributors.

        Day 1

        assembled the bits - MAS epoxy, 2x6s sheet of plywood, foam
        core, glass cloth,  and 2 4x8 sheets of FRP panel from Home
        Depot to use as skins.

        Took a 2x6 to the boat and clamped it to the existing frame
        and marked the curve. Realized that a 2x6 was not wide enough.
        Cut the 2x6, screwed 'extensions' on the end so they were
        2x12, clamped it to the rail. Cut the rest of the curve.
        Verified that the 2 bows had the same curve and repeated the
        process.

        Then came the evil FRP. It has a bubble finish on one side
        that needed to be sanded. This stuff is hard as a rock and
        creates a fine white powder that goes everywhere. You MUST
        wear a mask! It also consumes sandpaper. I got frustrated
        with 80 grit, so tried 60. 80 was marginally better. Did the
        sanding on the garage floor. Spent more time on my knees than
        a cheap hooker.

        Set aside the FRP and screwed the sheet of plywood to the
        2x6s to get the shape.

        Realized I was short of foam, so I cut about a 48 x 5 inch
        piece of 1/4 inch PVC sheet.  MAS sticks to PVC, unlike West.



        Day 2 - part 1. Trimmed the excess off to get the size to its
        proper size 48 by 76.
        Cut G10 into squares for the attachment points as recommended
        by Jamestown distributors.
        Cut holed in the foam core sheets for the G10 to fit in.
        Measured distance from the edges.

        Did the layup of bottom FRP panel, glass cloth and foam. 
        Epoxied in the G10.

        Will add more epoxy, cloth and the top FRP panel tomorrow night.

        Right now it is fairly flexible.  I'm hoping it stiffens as I
        go.  The good news is that if my measurements are slightly
        off it won't matter.

        Photos of intial work:
        
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
        
<https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing>

-- Joel
        301 541 8551

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