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Wiring a boat

I have a small skiff and am trying to keep it simple. I do not want to have to put in a panel I just want to tap into the hot wire that goes to battery from outboard to run a depth finder and maybe a charger for phones. Both will be fused does it matter where the wires tap in because the battery will be in front of boat but I plan to splice into power in the back of boat before it reaches battery.
kartsahd 03/04/21 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Fiber glassing question

OK this is driving me a little nuts! The whole issue is {what will bond aluminum to fiberglass}! The 3m website does not say 5200 will bond aluminum except (maybe) and not as well as wood or other materials, and only if I prime the "metal". It does not say what kind of metal or what to prime it with. Also I can not find out if epoxy and or what kind of epoxy will be strong enough to create a good bond that is why I was looking at fiber glassing a base and using mechanical "bolts" and also 5200 on top of it all for some give due to vibration ext. then bolting it down. I just want the grab rail to become part of the boat and not come off. I am thinking I will first try something and bear with me. Drilling several holes in the base plate so the 5200 can ooze through. Then using like 8 screws to the deck for a mechanical bond. I am about to just get some 8' bolts and go through the whole dang hull! LOL
kartsahd 02/08/21 06:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Fiber glassing question

Tis is what I plan to do. height=500 width=500
kartsahd 02/06/21 05:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Fiber glassing question

I have a Carolina Skiff boat that I want to attach a grab bar to the floor. It is about 36' high by 12". I do not want to drill holes into the deck to keep away from water intrusion and I do not think the floor is thick enough to hold. The grab bar has an aluminum base of about 3" by 14". I plan on getting a piece of oak or poplar about that size, putting some bolts through it, making a putty of cab o sil and maybe some mat and gluing the board down with that. Then fiber glassing a few sheets of glass over that. Then I have a nice solid base to bolt to. What I need to know is this a good plan? I looked into just using JB weld or 3m5200 but I do not think it can take the strain. Any ideas? Thanks
kartsahd 02/05/21 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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