Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:58 pm
First and most important is take care of Dad and we will hope for the best.

About your primer.........I know I give you a lot of grief over sanding. it is fun :lol: , but I do wonder if you might get the primer too smooth. I am no painter but it is my understanding you need some tooth for the paint to stick. Be a crying shame for you to have the type of paint problem some other really nice builds have had.
Thanks Buddy,
I'm pretty sure a 320 is good to go.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Best wishes to you and your Father. It is good that you will all be together for thanksgiving, a great time for all the family to be under one roof.

The primer looks great. I have lost count of how many coats you finally ended up with but well worth it to achieve that finish.
Thank You too.

I started with two coats of High build. I had to sand a bunch due to orange peel.
Then I tried a thinned high build coat, same as first two layers.
After that I ordered a surface primer, Rolled the transom. It was thick, sticky and smelled like the south end of a north bound mule.
It was much harder to sand. Discovered the can was past shelf life. :roll:
Called the company and they sent fresh product. After reading the data sheet I bought a full face respirator.
Mixed a small batch. It still had a very strong chemical odor but not like the nasty out of date stuff.
I rolled it over the bare spots only. It was still sticky when rolling. Sanding about the same. Decided after that I was finished with priming.
After the advice from many builders here I decided to make ply rub rails and glue those in place. That lead me to more sanding and priming.
This time the primer (high build) was rolling without orange peel. I can only guess the cooler temp and or lower humidity made a difference. I used the extra from the batch to cover the almost bare places I was not happy with. The next day I decided since things were going well I would re-prime the whole boat except the transom which is covered well. I also decided to roll three layers and test sand it over a couple of known high/ bare spots. That brings me to where I am.
So to tell the truth I'm not sure how many coats it is. Six minimum with seven over the worst spots.
What I can tell you is my shoulders and hands are aching tonight and I won't be sanding tomorrow. :lol:
If I were to start over I would have rolled four layers, even with orange peel, before I started sanding primer.
I started sanding after two because a professional builder in Portugal told me I needed to sand after every coat. Maybe that works for him and he has pictures of some very beautiful yachts, but it didn't work well for me.
Sorry for streching you ear so much but I wanted to give you an accurate answer. :)



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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30 pm

LMAO, I'll consider my ears stretched :lol:
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jaysen » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:34 pm

I think you applied 6 but sanded off 7.

Eric1, I’ve not dealt with an aged parent. I can’t imagine the stress. Please make sure you focus on the family. Fuzz can live with a bit less boat porn and I promise the rest of us will stick around to see this through.

Use the boat for therapy if needed.
Use us for support.
Let your family use you as the pillar of strength you are.

My wife and I are a short drive away if you need us.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:46 pm

Jaysen wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:34 pm
I think you applied 6 but sanded off 7.

Eric1, I’ve not dealt with an aged parent. I can’t imagine the stress. Please make sure you focus on the family. Fuzz can live with a bit less boat porn and I promise the rest of us will stick around to see this through.

Use the boat for therapy if needed.
Use us for support.
Let your family use you as the pillar of strength you are.

My wife and I are a short drive away if you need us.
Thanks Buddy. :)

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by flyfishingmonk » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:07 am

Happy Thanksgiving Eric. Looking forward to more updates.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by TomW1 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 pm

Eric missed the post on your dad the other day. Hope all went well today and your family had a nice Thanksgiving with your Dad being with you. Take care and hope all goes well with him until the operation. God bless to all of you. I really missed not being able to call my Dad today.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:16 am

TomW1 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 pm
Eric missed the post on your dad the other day. Hope all went well today and your family had a nice Thanksgiving with your Dad being with you. Take care and hope all goes well with him until the operation. God bless to all of you. I really missed not being able to call my Dad today.

Tom
Thanks Tom, It was a good day. My brother busted his busted his butt getting his house ready. He and my nephew Christian went and got Dad and brought him home. My sister and her kids came over and we all got to enjoy Thanksgiving together. Dad seemed to enjoy the gathering, he ate well then wanted to lay down for a while. We stayed until 3:00 then headed to my in-laws for Thanksgiving part two. Just a good day of family, food and smiles.
I wish I could that that feeling of loss from you but I can't. I know how it feels missing my wife and Mom, it's hurts. Tom I guess all I can tell you is something you already know. It hurts because you carry the Love for them in your heart, so in a sense they are always with you. Second, I believe we will have a reunion with our loved ones in God's time. For me there is comfort in that.
You have my number if ever you want to talk with a friend. Peace be with you.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:05 pm

I came into the shop to get a little done today. Started the second side, below the spray rail.
It's gone pretty good today, made some good progress. :D

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This will be the last section today. Five hours of sanding is enough for this old fart. :lol:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Very nice Eric!!!! Jeff

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Looks great Steph 8)

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