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by gerry
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 taking shape
Replies: 443
Views: 88722

Hi Jeremy,

I have been following your build too and it is looking great, I just need to get mine flipped to try and catch up!! It seems to be taking me a weekend or two longer longer than expected for each job, but it is great watching all these builds come together so well.

Cheers,
Gerry
by gerry
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A British FS17
Replies: 578
Views: 94996

I would suggest practice on a scrap piece of plywood first, do some test coats and work out what rollers and brush you will use (fluff and and bristles from cheap ones waste a lot of time, it is not worth it), sand it back with good wet and dry paper "wet" and apply another coat to see if you can ge...
by gerry
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

Here are are some photos of the first coat of primer. After looking at it more closely tonight some areas may need a little more fairing but will wait and see, but I think it will come up ok. I maybe be setting my standards to high, but I wanted a finish on the sides like a new car. I restored an ol...
by gerry
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

No worries Tom, I put the first coat of primer on the sides and transom today. I wanted to see it white! Took nearly 6 hours, but has come up pretty good for the first coat. It will need another next weekend after sanding, the primer has a pretty potent smell, will post some pictures when the shed i...
by gerry
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 extended bow
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

I am thinking of doing the same for the CX19, at least when I get to it. I will not prime the strip along the bow for it. As I am going to paint right side up in a better shed with an airless spray gun, I have some time to think about it.
by gerry
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Revisiting an old topic, Diesel outboards...
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Has anyone seen one of these?

http://www.swordmarine.com/

This could be a future option for a diesel/biofuel boat?

Gerry
by gerry
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: lb 26 started in arizona.
Replies: 230
Views: 57305

Hi O-show,

How are you finding building with the foam panels instead of plywood? Very nice work so far, have you done this before?

Gerry
by gerry
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB17 some assembly required
Replies: 196
Views: 35187

Hi Jim, Very nice, I can not wait to do mine!! I put on another two coats of graphite last weekend after sanding the first one, so now it has three proper coats in total. I need a week to let it cure, and then hopefully it will turn out like yours, how long did it take? I think it going to take me 2...
by gerry
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cracker Larry's OD 18
Replies: 3919
Views: 442883

Hi Larry,

I have been following your work a lot, I feel like a young apprentice, but only have a two afternoons a week to practice. Wish I could do this boat building full time...but work does give me break from sanding!!

Great news,
Gerry
by gerry
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

I am going to put off priming the sides for another two weeks. I sanded back the bottom with wet and dry 240 grit and even used the 80 grit longboard sander wet as well. The bottom is very smooth now but will need another coat at least before it is finished. I am using Lucky Louis Graphite bottom as...