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by cape man
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2072
Views: 185303

It made the job easier at 2 am yesterday morning, but at midnight last night when I finally landed in the hotel room here in Milwaukee, the long term effects seemed counter productive.
by cape man
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cracker Larry's OD 18
Replies: 3919
Views: 430129

Just saw where you were getting a pretty intense feeder band blasting through within the last hour. Hunker down. May want to temporarily install the plugs and a cleat to tie her off. Seriously, hope everyone rides through this okay. We've had several tornadoes in Florida over the past few days, and ...
by cape man
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 painting questions
Replies: 78
Views: 9240

Melbourn Florida is still getting hit and they have already had 31"! Has anyone heard from the Bateau team? Vero also has lots of localized flooding.
by cape man
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2072
Views: 185303

Gotta love a good RO sander! :o Came home from my night out around 10:30, tried some ethonol (home made 8) )and the primer didn't budge. Took 10 or so full sheets of paper, but she's sanded all around. Washed everything off on the way out. Have a trip to Wisconson tomorow, so will probablt be Monday...
by cape man
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2072
Views: 185303

Mike, Thanks for the quick response. Hoping Joel has some inside scoop on this, but your suggestion is right there with mine. The moonshine is actually a bit higher % than the isopropyl :lol: :lol: Of course, all of the normal precautions. Well ventilated, wear a respirator, and no smoking, sparks o...
by cape man
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cedarock's hm19 launched
Replies: 102
Views: 15042

Beautiful boat!!! Congratulations! Sorry about the water pump issue. Assuming it has good compression, there is no reason why it won't be a serviceable engine for you after you work through the normal maintenance stuff. I would check the compression once you get the lower unit back on just to make s...
by cape man
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2072
Views: 185303

Okay here's the update. Left everything alone for several days per AA's suggestion. Went out this morning and tried to sand the QF. Most of the boat is fine, very little if any gumming of the paper, but... The forward 1/4 of the port side is still noticeably tacky to the touch, and gums the paper up...
by cape man
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cracker Larry's OD 18
Replies: 3919
Views: 430129

Just remember, proper surface preparation is vital to a good finish. That is so weird that you found that picture. I left the barn door open, had a Opossom get stuck in the second coat of graphite epoxy on the bottom of my boat. Tried 60 grit, but had to use the grinder... Start painting soon Larry...
by cape man
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 painting questions
Replies: 78
Views: 9240

If you guys were closer, I would volunteer our shop and time to help you paint and make a tutorial out of it - but thats too far to trailer a boat. hmmm 8) 3 hours away from me... Tuturial in early December... I'll bring the beer :lol: Or you can drive over here and we'll use my shop. That way I do...
by cape man
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2072
Views: 185303

"batten" things down best of luck down there, I hope the storm does not intensify very much. Its amazing how quickly they can spin up while passing over the FL straights
Joel, hope you are secure and keeping all that fine ply wood dry! Looks like Fay has Vero in her crosshairs.