Danny,

I also expect to add solar, so this made more sense than new canvas.

For $300 worth of materials I took a shot!

Joel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Danny Haughey via CnC-List <
cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:

> 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> 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-y
>> QpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
>>
>> Joel
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List <
>> 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-y
>>> QpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
>>>
>>> --
>>> Joel
>>> 301 541 8551
>>>
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