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by CraigLam
Mon May 21, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

I've done a little work on the outboard. The exhaust is finished and fits nice. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000911.jpg The paint I bought matches good. I used and industrial oil base. Alot cheaper than 2 part epoxy and alot easier to repair. Everything gets banged up sooner...
by CraigLam
Sat May 19, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000905.jpg I set the needle bearings and seals. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000908.jpg I then installed the water pump. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000906.jpg I lined the upper leg with high te...
by CraigLam
Fri May 11, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

What's next, you ask? Upholstery! There is an upholstery class that is offered by a sewing machine co. here in Long Beach, CA. So, now that I weld and will soon know how to sew, I can do all the work. I won't have to pay anyone else to do any work on my boat.
by CraigLam
Wed May 09, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

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As you can see, I passed my welding final. Actually, I did well. The final exam was a nightmare. "For a N3-3M FCAW, what would the ESO be"?
by CraigLam
Sun May 06, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

I went to the shop, took the upper leg, sanded it with 400, 600, 1500, then McGuire's and buffed lightly. This is the color I wanted. I don't like that dark beige that Johnson/Evinrude has. I just wanted to cut the white down a little. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000903.jpg...
by CraigLam
Sat May 05, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

No, Woodsmith.com. The forum is great. There's woodworking, woodworking power tools, woodworking hand tools, and home improvement. Anyway, I just did system restore. So let's see what happens. If not, I guess I'll be posting here more often. And that's a good thing!
by CraigLam
Sat May 05, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

Two points, here. I went to the garage to check the paint job. Impressive. I can see where all the imperfections are. I'm gonna sand with 400 grit, then re-spray. Then buff after a couple of days. It came out very light. Just the way I wanted it. I didn't want that Swiss coffee look. This is more on...
by CraigLam
Fri May 04, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

I just came back from the shop. I looked at the parts that were just painted. Those are the ones that are in the photos posted previously. WOW!. The paint spread out. I mean the paint has smoothed out to a mirror finish. I touched the motor pan lightly where it won't show and it's still quite tacky....
by CraigLam
Fri May 04, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

Dbcrx, you are absolutely correct. Marine paint has special chemicals that prevent rapid oxidation when in salt water, since salt water induces oxidation. Funny we bring this up now. I just came in from the shop. I was spraying my outboard. Smith Paint got the color perfect! It all depends on the ap...
by CraigLam
Thu May 03, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16114

Re: OB 15

Cali, I called a paint store that carries Limco. That paint was even more than the 2 part epoxy. What I needed, was a paint that has marine applications. I found it, after searching 'till no end. Z-Spar. It's $24.00 a quart. It's for above the water line. However, I talked to some of the vendors tha...