Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Eric1 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Fuzz wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:20 pm
You are gaining on it even if it does not feel like it at times. Just keep telling yourself this to will end :D
Ok Fuzz I will, but you're responsible. All my Doctors tell me to ignore the voices in my head! :lol:
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Looking good Eric. While fairing is a PITA what you get out of it is what you put in to it. The more the better. :D
Thank You too Tom. It is, just so much I can get done in a day. Hey on a Very positive note, After sanding all day yesterday I did not have any rotator cuff pain. Maybe the worst of that is behind me. :wink:



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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:49 am

Good Morning Everyone.

I removed the dam at the transom corner. Here are the results.
I still have some fill to do but not much.

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Built a bit proud on transom side.

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After second pass of Quick Fair I'm still seeing tiny lows that wont fill well. I think if this is the worst I have I'll move forward to primer.

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I'm kinda excited to see what I'll have towards the bow! I think it's looking good. :)

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:03 am

Eric, that looks really good!!! Jeff

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:32 pm

Guess what I did today? Sanded the whole side again with 120 grit. I found I still needed to build the transom corner a bit more proud. Also more need at bow and I had a low spot and a tiny hole. I'm pretty sure after this fill this panel will be ready for primer. Hoping to move on.
Another 30 grams mixed and used as shown.

This is on kinda thick, tired of coming up lacking.
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Small low I somehow missed.

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Tiny hole I found.

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After block sanding all week, I think when I finish fairing this boat I'll be able to rip pineapples and coconuts in half.
Pina Coladas all around!!!
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by AmbitiousRookie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:03 pm

Looking good better now than when you start priming that will really send you off :lol:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Huntsabunch » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:28 pm

I don't know if it helps but I did almost all of my fairing with drywall tools, using drywall techniques. I squared all of my corners without dams or forms and then sanded a radius on them so they weren't too sharp and fragile. "Feathering" the knife was the key that made it all work. Your boat is a lot bigger and more complicated than mine, especially with the strakes, but if you know a drywall guy I bet he could show you some stuff that would help you out. I also found that, once you get it close to flat and can use 100 grit on your long board, you will be able to see the low spots without a guide. You can then use a drywall knife wider than the low spot to fill it in.

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I think this is your first build and I KNOW it's mine so whoever screws something up first has to give a heads up to the other one. deal?

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:42 am

That's a deal!

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Huntsabunch » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:04 am

Eric,
When you do finally get ready to prime you might want to check out the "Sealing micro balloons" thread in this index. Some very good info from Seaslug regarding the Awlgrip 545 primer. He says it dries fast and builds quickly which is exactly what you need to eliminate the final few imperfections in your fairing job. It also serves to seal the fairing. I used plain resin to seal mine which is a lot harder to sand than the primer.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:55 am

Huntsabunch wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:04 am
Eric,
When you do finally get ready to prime you might want to check out the "Sealing micro balloons" thread in this index. Some very good info from Seaslug regarding the Awlgrip 545 primer. He says it dries fast and builds quickly which is exactly what you need to eliminate the final few imperfections in your fairing job. It also serves to seal the fairing. I used plain resin to seal mine which is a lot harder to sand than the primer.
I've been reading that thread. There is some good info there. Thank You Again!

Did a little more fill this morning.
This will be where I stop for the weekend. Teen Talent with my girls for church tonight and tomorrow morning. Then going to my Uncle's funeral Saturday afternoon.

This was a 30 gram batch to fill top of strake and some small lows;

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Then I mixed a 60 gram batch for the second fill at the bow.

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Playing with this idea for paint, except bottom will be black.
I'm Crazy enough to do it too.
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:25 am

Good looking shark teeth!!! Jeff

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