But your wife is not complaining about fiberglass dust over everything in
the garage!  The leaf blower is my new friend.

Joel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List <
cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:

> It cost me $250 to get my Bimini resown at Bacons. It came out fine, but
> it surely won’t last anywhere near as long as this project will.
>
>
>
> Joe
>
> Coquina
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>
>
> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-boun...@cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Joel
> Aronson via CnC-List
> *Sent:* Monday, April 16, 2018 11:26 AM
> *To:* cnc-list <cnc-list@cnc-list.com>
> *Cc:* Joel Aronson <joel.aron...@gmail.com>
> *Subject:* [EXTERNAL] Re: Stus-List Building a hard bimini - part 1
>
>
>
> Danny,
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>
> 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
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>
>
> 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-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
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>
>
> Joel
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>
>
> 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.
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>
> 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
>
>
>
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> Joel
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