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Posted by Gkarl1967 
September 09, 2015 01:57PM
Hello boat builders!
I am just about to start a cajune Kingfisher. Rookie but I have high school woods classes (30 yrs ago) and a custom home builder helping me. It's great to have so much info on this forum!

So I see much of the time is going to be sanding. And a lot of that sanding looks to be getting a nice finish where all of the side and hull pieces come together both inside and outside. I need to get my boat vocabulary down, is that the chines?

I will be investing in Linex to cover the hull and the bottom of the interior. In pics I see that some builders tape off and Linex over all or most of these "chines" including the transom and bow, again both inside and outside. The builders leave enough of the wood on the outside and inside to paint or bright finish, in my opinion.

So finally my question... If I am planning to do the same, then is their a reason to do all of that sanding in these areas?

Re: Linex
September 09, 2015 06:40PM
When I first glanced at your post I thought you were talking about computer operating systems (Linux).

Yes as tungsten said: Line-X on the outside bottom only, and up the sides a bit. That's what most people do.

You can spend a month fairing and sanding and smoothing. I like the way rough looks too. Nobody else does but I do.

Someday I want to try building a small experimental boat with Plascore and Line-X only, with no glass at all. But ....... well .......worth a try maybe but no guarantee it would work.
Re: Linex
September 09, 2015 09:38PM
Thanks both! That's what I was looking for.
Re: Linex
September 15, 2015 10:08AM
I suppose it depends on the type of river you will be floating, if you are likely to be doing regular repairs to the bottom then a bed liner would be a pain to have to deal with. Where I use my boat the bed liner protects the bottom when being dragged over gravel being launched and retrieved. Though last year I did hit a rock when the river was low and there is a small area that has delaminated, but the liner held up and the area is still water tight. I haven't worried about fixing it as there seems to be no need.
I used Raptor which is a two part product and rolled it on with a rough roller leaving an orange peal effect making it more slippery. Raptor cures quite hard. Hippo is similar.

Re: Linex
September 15, 2015 11:51AM
Nice work. Glad to know about Raptor and Hippo.

That boat looks like it has a "flat spot" in the middle. Which one is it?
Re: Linex
September 16, 2015 07:41AM
It's a Freestone Guide
Re: Linex
September 16, 2015 04:18PM
OK. I didn't realize the Freestone had a "flat spot." Interesting.
Re: Linex
March 16, 2016 03:34PM
Where can you buy line-x? I thought only dealers can put it on.

Re: Linex
March 30, 2016 03:26PM
Line-X has to be done by a dealer. You can buy the Raptor & do it your self.
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