Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 pm

Eric this is the flat I built to build my dory on.Image
Those are 8 inch casters rated for 1600lbs each. Might be a little over kill for the dory but even with my tank sitting on it I can still roll it around by myself without too much effort. I bet there will be times you want to be able to roll yours outside for washing or something and will be real happy if it is easy to roll.



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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:18 am

Fuzz, You got me convinced. I'll head to Northern today and check them out.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:24 pm

Sanded section 2 with #80 grit. Then I filled section 3 and the bow with 180 grams of quick fair. Waited overnight then sanded with #80 grit. I sprayed guide coat Wednesday with fresh can of blue enamel. Same results have to wait a couple of days or the paint loads my sandpaper. :x

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I went to work block sanding the opposite side around 10:30. The guide coat clearly shows all the lows. I just wish it cured quicker, I don't like waiting on it. This picture is after sanding and washing the side.

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I'm going back to the floor to put Quick Fair on this side. Lots more sanding to come. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Yes, more sanding to come but look how much you have already done!! Looks nice!! Jeff

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by pee wee » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:22 pm

If it's the paint that's too slow to dry, use something else. I've heard of ink being used (not sure what ink or how), graphite powder, they sell lacquer in spray cans and that's quite fast drying . . . there's bound to be a better way than what you're doing.

It does look like the boat's coming along, looks very good so far.
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:56 pm

Jeff wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Yes, more sanding to come but look how much you have already done!! Looks nice!! Jeff
Thank You Jeff!
pee wee wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:22 pm
If it's the paint that's too slow to dry, use something else. I've heard of ink being used (not sure what ink or how), graphite powder, they sell lacquer in spray cans and that's quite fast drying . . . there's bound to be a better way than what you're doing.

It does look like the boat's coming along, looks very good so far.
Thank You too Hank.
I will try something else, this ain't getting it.

So I planned to work until 3 today. I got another 60 grams of Q.F. applied. I'll come in in the morning to do some more.
I skipped lunch and now I need to eat, getting light headed.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:07 pm

Fuzz, I almost forgot. I decided to go with 8 castors under the strong back. I just think it's too long for only 4 wheels. I went with 4" diameter wheels, load rate is 300 pounds each. I went to the transom and tried lifting the boat up dead lift style. I'm still fairly strong for an Old Fart, I was able to pick the boat up off the strong back with a little effort. So I'm thinking 2400 pounds of support will be enough.
Here are the castor boards:

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These are the brackets I made to mount the castors. 1/8" x 1 3/4 angle iron. Securing with 5/16 lag bolts.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by pee wee » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Here's the standard guide coat product for auto body finishing: http://3mcollision.com/3m-dry-guide-coa ... 05861.html

I believe it's a powder, they mention "no dry time". It's just one option, but a good one.

Here's a link to an auto body forum where a member describes using it: https://www.autobody101.com/forums/view ... =5&t=17445

I think you can improvise with other products, but it helps to know what is available.
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:30 pm

Hank, Big Thank You!! I'm gonna get some on order!! What a blessing!!!!! 8)

I'll have it monday! Thanks again for the research!
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Eric I am sure you went with a good choice. Your strongback/skid has to be really stiff to get away with only four castors. My shop floor is all tapered to flow water to a drain so the more casters the harder it is to keep it level and not have any twist in it.
Boat is coming along nicely. Even if it does not feel like it the fairing will end at some point :lol:

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