Hybird MF14

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by cape man » Fri May 29, 2020 9:38 pm

Awesome job and the masking tape was a sweet little trick.


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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:20 pm

Well.

That was a lot more filling, fairing, and sanding than expected. I sanded the first round of filler too agressively so I had to go back and re-apply. I put on some thick filler in the worst spots, then hit the whole bottom with two more "runny" fill coats rolled on. Here's the bottom in the midst of sanding that whole mess:

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I also noticed some epoxy, from wetting out the fiberglass, had dribbled down into the daggerboard slot. Had to flatten that out, too. Sandpaper on a stick! Lots of fun.

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:27 pm

Finally got it all flat and cleaned off the dust:

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The blotchy effect is from sanding into all the different layers of fill coat. You can see the outlines of the fiberglass tape in the center and around the edges - when I hit the clear epoxy filling the weave on the tape, that was my cue to stop sanding.

Then a couple coats of unthickened epoxy to encapsulate and protect all those microballoons:

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:10 pm

Nice progress!!! Jeff

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:38 pm

Looks like one slick bottom to me :D

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Chenier » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:50 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:38 pm
Looks like one slick bottom to me :D
Sadly, looks aren't everything. Being epoxy, it needs a UV protection coat. Yeah, I know, UV doesn't get underwater. But think of the hull laying upside down on the beach during the summer. Shudder. So now I'm sanding that shiny epoxy down to 220-grit in prep for paint.

Had intended to go with a green bottom. But SWMBO liked the color of the microballoons. So I'll probably find a similar paint. Thus far EzPoxy Burgundy is the only marine paint I've found that's in the ballpark. I wonder if Rustoleum comes in a high-gloss? :D

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Re: Hybird MF14

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:31 pm

Chenier wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Had intended to go with a green bottom. But SWMBO liked the color of the microballoons. So I'll probably find a similar paint. Thus far EzPoxy Burgundy is the only marine paint I've found that's in the ballpark. I wonder if Rustoleum comes in a high-gloss? :D
https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catal ... ide-paint/

Only in bright red, not primer red though. :lol:

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