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by terrulian
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat

Joe, yes, right.
What did you use for non-skid?
I am fond of the KiwiGrip and it was kind of fun to apply except you have to watch out for the splatter.
by terrulian
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat

As to the graphite, it really depends on the use of the boat. I think for most guys on this forum, who trailer their boats and rarely drag them up on the beach and never a rocky beach, it's not needed.
For my use, it is not only needed, I'd rather have something even more bulletproof than graphite.
by terrulian
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat

I was very fond of KiwiGrip for non-skid. I don't know if they still sell it at BBC. On the bottom, you're putting epoxy over epoxy so you don't need a primer as long as you've created some tooth before you apply the graphite/epoxy. I did use primer because in my case I kind of used the primer coat ...
by terrulian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite paint questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1717

Re: Graphite paint questions

I put three coats of graphite/epoxy over System Three primer without removing the tape; then after it had completely cured, say 2 days, I re-taped to expose the topsides and cover the graphite, to apply the topcoat. The epoxy/graphite mix is thick enough that it would show if you just roughed it out...
by terrulian
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: how long to wait before primer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: how long to wait before primer?

I never waited for more than a day and I did several rounds of fairing--system 3--fairing--system 3. Zero problems with paint so far after a couple of years of use--except where I run into things and drag my boat over rocks. You're going to find some holidays/pinholes/highs and lows which are more v...
by terrulian
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Book on 12volt wiruing for boats
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Book on 12volt wiruing for boats

Calder is the bible for this stuff, although a couple of mixed reviews on Amazon by first-timers or power boaters. I'd still go with this recommendation. https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Mechanical-Electrical-Manual-4/dp/0071790330/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Y3IXW7ITI2H3&dchild=1&keywords=nigel+calder+boatown...
by terrulian
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan
Replies: 135
Views: 8221

Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Thanks for that...I'll have to look into it as I recently took an axe to a branch from a fallen live oak which I am ripping into flitches which I'll let dry. It's going to be a bunch of small pieces, only enough to make a box, but knowing me I may have used epoxy instead of wood glue. Unlike Jaysen,...
by terrulian
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Favorite boating hat
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Favorite boating hat

This is another good way to go if you're in the tropics:

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by terrulian
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132365

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

With regard to the drogue, that was a not uncommon tactic among the GGR folks, most famously Robin Knox-Johnston. But if you haven't listened to Susie's detailed account of her experience, you should: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7eiNZazorlufZ5cWrLi39k?fbclid=IwAR3udKgYuqFLzllz7Yh6GpYGwLTEgq_ZS5...
by terrulian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132365

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

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