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by FitzFisher
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R
Replies: 576
Views: 65484

Re: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R

Just wanted to add a few more pix of my progress. I should be installing the console this week, as all the wiring is about done. Having my console set up on a hollow stand allowed me to sit inside it ona stool and wire stuff up.. Way easier than crawling around on the floor or leaning in through the...
by FitzFisher
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint Colors Real World Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Paint Colors Real World Comparison

Has anyone seen the Sterling Light gay and whisper gray side by side on a larger piece than a paint chip? :help: :help: ? I want the lightest gray for the outside of my boat and can't really tell the difference with the color chips. Also, where does Kiwi Grip stand in the range of grays, as I want t...
by FitzFisher
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1991 stratos bass boat restoration.
Replies: 41
Views: 4722

Re: 1991 stratos bass boat restoration.

It looks like you may not be starting with a very flat or smooth surface so it will be hard to get the heavier cloth to lay down in there and it will require more resin to fill those gaps or it may pull in air bubbles.. You may need to grind a little more, but overall I don't think it looks that bad...
by FitzFisher
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R
Replies: 576
Views: 65484

Re: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R

So I have been working on her and it's time to show some photos of the process. The top side has been coated three times and the inner gunwales have one coat, with at least one more to come. So I have installed the pop up cleats and rod holders on the cap along with the front hatch, bow light chocks...
by FitzFisher
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FREE 17 MAKO
Replies: 72
Views: 16229

Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Jealous! Nice work! I better get some tarps and set up my area a little better....
by FitzFisher
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1991 stratos bass boat restoration.
Replies: 41
Views: 4722

Re: 1991 stratos bass boat restoration.

Hi Backwoods. Posting pix will get your post a lot more traction. Go to the post it notes in the first part of the forum for a how to on posting pix. You will get better results as well if you narrow your questions down to specific parts of the build. Also read through some of the detailed builds on...
by FitzFisher
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Galstron/Carlson CV -23
Replies: 23
Views: 3239

Re: Galstron/Carlson CV -23

Dave, One thing I noticed looking at your pix is that you have split the stringers where the bulkheads cross. I think it is very important for the stringers to be one piece for their length. you can piece in the bulkheads and frames but the stringers should be uninterrupted. One the pix, try using t...
by FitzFisher
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Galstron/Carlson CV -23
Replies: 23
Views: 3239

Re: Galstron/Carlson CV -23

Welcome Dave. can you post some pix? That always helps to get people's interest up and get them chiming on on your project. YOu may as well get the 6 gallon epoxy kit, since you will be using the resin for all your glue ups and laminations. You will need a couple of different types of cloth and some...
by FitzFisher
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R
Replies: 576
Views: 65484

Re: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R

Painting update.... The second coat on the console looks really nice and I kept a lot more crap out of the pain. Just a couple of small runs as a result of dragging the material over the top edge. I can't emphasize enough to go thin with that paint. It covers very well, but the thicker it goes on, t...
by FitzFisher
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R
Replies: 576
Views: 65484

Re: Fitz 21 CC Transom Stringer Sole R&R

So I spent several hours this week after work sanding out my runs and the dirt and gnats. That paint dries HARD!!! Should be really durable! I learned to go lighter on the coats for sure, both to prevent runs, and to decrease drying times as well and reduce the amount of crap that will stick in my p...