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by 2stinger
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Galleys
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Galleys

Just a general design question, why is the galley always on the port side of a vessel? Is it just tradition or is there a some standard of old that is still used.
by 2stinger
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: time to rip it up.
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

It floats, and runs like a champ. I was a little concerned with how it would float with the bracket but the calcs were right. The white boot stripe is 4" abouve the chine and the water line is lower than expected. Time to fish. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/14360/DSC00410.JPG http://gal...
by 2stinger
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: time to rip it up.
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

tim, the wood is just temporary, the old supports didn't provide the propper support to rebuild. The trailer is for sale if anyone is interested. I plan on purchacing a newer trailer, must have brakes. Thanks for the comments guys. It would be great if there was some type of Bateau boat show get tog...
by 2stinger
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: time to rip it up.
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

Well, I am almost done. Finaly. I had the T-top powder coated to match the leaning post and it should look great. Not bad look'in for a 1976 Beachcraft. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/14360/DL00362.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/14360/DL00360.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.co...
by 2stinger
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Staining of Paint
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Staining of Paint

I painted the topsides with the System Three paint. I am having problems with staining. I used the hardener provided on every coat and I used 4 coats and it sat in my garage for three weeks. The paint is very hard as I found when wet sanding a run but it stains very easily. Has anyone ever had this ...
by 2stinger
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga 22 Imemsa project- Need lots of help and advice!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 8045

I have put two soles into two different size pangas. A friend of mine was importing a line called Starlite built much like the one you have. We had to add soles and floatation to get USCG certification to sell them. We made foam stringers and a foam deck and filled voids with floatation foam because...
by 2stinger
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: time to rip it up.
Replies: 62
Views: 17633

Out of the garage and ready for some sanding and painting of the hull. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/14360/normal_DL00327.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/14360/normal_DL00328.JPG Notice the height of the garage and the boat, it is incredible to stand on it up strait final...
by 2stinger
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fairing tools
Replies: 33
Views: 6268

Tom is right. When I said block plain I meant board file. That is the only way to get the surface fair. I hold the board file parallel to my chest and sand in 45 degree strokes, this will give the flattest results.
by 2stinger
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fairing tools
Replies: 33
Views: 6268

I have been using a Porter Cable 7336 variable speed RO sander for years. I used to install hardwood floors and this was the sander of choice. It will cut fairing compound easily with 80 grit sandpaper but I would not use anything rougher than 100 on the Quik Fair with this sander. The problem is th...
by 2stinger
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Non-Skid
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

I am ready to non-skid and the instructions say to add the non-skid to desired amount. Doe's anyone have an idea of how much is good or how much to start with? Also with the S3 should you reduce the paint to a brushing thickness or not at all. I think this would have an effect on the suspension of t...