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Post by gk108 » Fri May 04, 2007 9:31 pm

Afternoon sun bangin' on the chine....problem?
I sure hope it's not :!:


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Post by Spokaloo » Sat May 05, 2007 1:58 pm

Watchin this closely.

I am going to do a seafoam green with red bootstripe (I think) to keep the topsides cool, but she wants a black bottom paint. Curious if when it sits on a boat lift if it will heat up and soften the epoxy.

One option is the black paint and no boatlift.....

Or light bottom paint and a clean bottom thanks to the lift.....

Or just a black bottom that doesn't heat up because its not getting overhead sun!

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Post by dborecky » Tue May 22, 2007 8:12 am

I was going to do the graphite and then bottom paint with antifouling paint. I have black antifoul paint in my garage that I never used. I think I'm going to go with a lighter color then that green though as I want the boat to look bigger then it is.... :lol:

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Post by dborecky » Tue May 22, 2007 8:14 am

Joel,

You beat me out to the finish line while I was not looking...... Kind of ironic. I have the engine still in a crate brand new and you have a boat that looks brand new with no engine..... :doh:

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Post by Dougster » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:29 pm

Wow is this a nice tutorial. The kit with DVD will be perfect first build and I wish I had started like this instead of the dinghy I made. It looks to me like a great teaching project as well.

Admiring this effort Dougster

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Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:21 pm

Joel, am I correct that you painted the bottom with a primer before you epoxy/graphited?
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Post by tech_support » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:00 am

Cracker Larry wrote:Joel, am I correct that you painted the bottom with a primer before you epoxy/graphited?
Yes, we primed the whole bottom, but that was not totally necessary. The primer really does help with the final fairing, and we wanted to show the entire process.

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Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:43 pm

So, do you think I should prime, or go from fairing compound to graphite :?:
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Post by TomW » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:57 am

Larry don't know if you have read page 2 which is where Shine shows the Primer, Guide Coat, final fairing sequence. Take a quick look if you haven't, it starts 1/3 to 1/2 way down the page.

If you don't need to do that then you don't need primer. At least that is the way I read Shine's first answer to you.

Hope I'm being helpful.

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Post by tech_support » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:41 am

Cracker Larry wrote:So, do you think I should prime, or go from fairing compound to graphite :?:
If your fine with the fairness of the bottom, go right to epoxy/graphite.

I would roll on some straight/neat epoxy first to seal up the fairing, then go to the graphite mix.

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