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by VT_Jeff
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint
Replies: 20
Views: 1014

Re: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint

I’m also not a fan of mineral spirits for cleaning paint brushes. After my first paint debacle, I throw the brush away after each coat. Yikes. I've been cleaning my brushes and thinning with mineral spirits, as directed by Jamestown Distributors with their TotalBoat topside paint. They now tell you...
by VT_Jeff
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

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. I agree it may not be needed but I think it's a nice way to go anyway: the bottom needs something...
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 88
Views: 7974

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Jeff wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 pm
I agree with Fuzz, I think it looks good!!! Jeff
Appreciate it as always Jeff!
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 88
Views: 7974

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

I think it looks good! :D I've had the same thoughts about oyster white. I think if the whole boat was going to be a solid color with some bright-finished wood, the Oyster white would work ok or maybe it would be great. But in this scenario, yeah, too beige/yellow. Esp when my plan is to do the dec...
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 88
Views: 7974

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Fuzz wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Remember we are own worst critics.
You must not be married! :lol:

Thanks Fuzz.
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 88
Views: 7974

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

So, I got the hull painted. Super un-happy with how it turned out, unfortunately. I used oyster white and largo blue, the oyster white is way too beige for my taste but it was hard to determine that until I could see it altogether. I also used what I thought would be a cool design but once the maski...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Upholstery
Replies: 28
Views: 9435

Re: Upholstery

Narfi, I borrowed my Mother-In-laws old-as Sears sewing machine a few years ago and without even knowing how to set it up when I started made very passable cushions for my RV settee. I had to watch a youtube video to learn to make the zipper panels and I skipped the piping, but they came out fine, c...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 15
Views: 4861

Re: I'm New Here

cape man wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 pm
And pondering... you will need to master pondering.
Most Definitely! And Don't forget second guessing and mind-changing.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 15
Views: 4861

Re: I'm New Here

Welcome! The fs14ls is my second boat, first was a 12' driftboat. The glassing of the seams and bottom is the first real challenge you'll run into, everything up till that point is fun and low-stress. Not difficult, but intimidating due to the cost of the materials and the fact that it's a single, c...
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fixed.......... Found water under the cockpit deck
Replies: 48
Views: 14484

Re: Fixed.......... Found water under the cockpit deck

Capt UB wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Fixed, found the problem.... Can you spot it?
surprised there wasn't more peeling.