A Foamie for one

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby GPW » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:50 am

Looks really Great !!! 8)
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 pm

GPW wrote:Looks really Great !!! 8)


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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:38 pm

More progress:

My wife helped me today and we got both sides canvassed! Here I am starting on side 1:

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Side one, as finished:
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and

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And then we did side 2:

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and

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With my wife helping, this was not too awful of a task!

And I will say that everything (so far) with this build has gone pretty well and been easier than I was expecting. I realize I have a ways to go, but very pleased thus far. Big thanks to this community, and especially George Coe II, for all the help and inspiration!

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JagLite » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:09 pm

"Easier than expected" is always great to read! 8)
Especially for those of us planning ahead for our own builds.
Of course all my projects seem to go the other way, starting out simple but somehow along the way I get an idea... :thinking:

The good thing is that I can always do something faster, cheaper, and easier the second time. ;)

Your trailer is looking great! :thumbsup:
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:51 pm

JagLite wrote:"Easier than expected" is always great to read! 8)
Especially for those of us planning ahead for our own builds.
Of course all my projects seem to go the other way, starting out simple but somehow along the way I get an idea... :thinking:

The good thing is that I can always do something faster, cheaper, and easier the second time. ;)

Your trailer is looking great! :thumbsup:


Hello Jag...

I hear ya! If I were to build a second one, definitely would have the advantage of knowledge, plenty of small lessons learned in this build :-)

Foamie is not bad though. Doing things like sanding/smoothing is way easier than working with wood.

Cheers!
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Got a little more done today. We had a surprise "winter attack"...cold temps and snow last night, so took some of the enthusiam out of it, this AM.

Did cut canvass applied for windows/door and the areas to be flushed trimmed:

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and

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And we did canvass the rear panel:

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Now we just have the front panel, and the roof to canvas. And figure out the best way to do the "fold overs".

Hope everyone is staying safe in these strange days of pandemic-ness....

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby swoody126 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:34 pm

NICE !

here's a pic of a restoration job being done on a 1941 Snipe sailboat

decs were covered this way for 2 reasons waterproofing and non skid

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:49 pm

swoody126 wrote:NICE !

here's a pic of a restoration job being done on a 1941 Snipe sailboat

decs were covered this way for 2 reasons waterproofing and non skid

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:16 pm

A little more progress today. We (my wife and I) canvassed the front panel:

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And cut out for the vents and window in the back (that we canvassed yesterday):

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Rest of the day spent making some adjustments for the inside. I was going to do a long full width shelf across the back, but decided against it as I felt like it would cramp my legs when getting in/out. So decided to do 'corner shelves' like I did in the front, but larger. So worked on those triangles, and applied screen material on the bottoms (because they make the foam incredibly strong).

Also going to glue on an "overhang" on the back as per my original design. I cut off the overhang because I could not see a path to a good canvas job with it on. So now, I will add it back on, have some ideas on how to make that attachment,. 'good and strong'.

Then will just have the roof to canvass and the 'folds' to do before applying primer and paint....

Hope everyone is staying well....!!

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:31 pm

Working on the edges:

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I will try and make nice straight cuts tomorrow and go over the edge with full strength TB II as specified by Mr Coe the II.

So far...so good!!

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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby ghcoe » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 pm

I use a piece of 2" L flashing and a box cutter. Hold the flashing tight against the side wall and then use the flashing edge as a straight edge to guide the box cutter blade. Does not matter if you cut into the canvas for the first layer.

On the second layer (overlap) I glue the canvas to the wall and at the same time make sure I size the canvas out far enough on the edges for a 2" cut. Once the glue dries I wet the canvas and fold if over the edge. I use a piece of 2"x3" flashing to but between the two canvas layers and again use the same technique above to cut the edge straight. The 2"x3" flashing will keep you from cutting into the previous laid canvas. :thumbsup:
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby JazzVinyl » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:11 pm

ghcoe wrote:I use a piece of 2" L flashing and a box cutter. Hold the flashing tight against the side wall and then use the flashing edge as a straight edge to guide the box cutter blade. Does not matter if you cut into the canvas for the first layer.

On the second layer (overlap) I glue the canvas to the wall and at the same time make sure I size the canvas out far enough on the edges for a 2" cut. Once the glue dries I wet the canvas and fold if over the edge. I use a piece of 2"x3" flashing to but between the two canvas layers and again use the same technique above to cut the edge straight. The 2"x3" flashing will keep you from cutting into the previous laid canvas. :thumbsup:


Hello George...

I didn't quite follow these instructions to the letter, but something pretty close. I have the rear folds cut, not as pro as yours, but maybe okay. Will show a photo tomorrow.

The folds that most concern me are the fold unders, below the floor. Any special or different procedure for those?

Much appreciate!!
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby GPW » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:33 am

JV, good time to consider “ drip edges “ … Just follow George's instructions !!! ;)
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby ghcoe » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 am

JazzVinyl wrote:The folds that most concern me are the fold unders, below the floor. Any special or different procedure for those?

Much appreciate!!


Basically the same technique. Make sure you size out the canvas past 2". I then wet the canvas with a spray bottle, this relaxes the canvas some. Use the flashing to make you straight edge cut. Once the cut is made use full strength TBII on the back side of the canvas and apply another coat to the floor. Fold the canvas over the floor edge. I use a roller to make the edge crisp and to push the canvas into the glue. Might have to do it a few times till is sticks. Even once it sticks you will want to go back a roll it again a few time till it is dry enough to stay. Weather changes this quite a bit.
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Re: A Foamie for one

Postby ghcoe » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 am

GPW wrote:JV, good time to consider “ drip edges “ … Just follow George's instructions !!! ;)


Thanks!
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Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
Making a hot wire http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=55323
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