1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

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1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:11 am

So I got one skin done on one side of the Whaler. I used 6 oz glass and vac. It came out ok, but I made the mistake of trying to single piece the peelply and had some trouble with it laying down. Bagging it was a real bear with lotsa leak chasing. There are a few wrinkles to sand out, but overall okay. I have just a few places where the weave is open. Not sure if I should jist quikfair or if I need to run an extra layer of epoxy over my ultrathin 6 oz fabric.

Or I could make a wetterish batch of cab n balloons n epoxy that would fill, but still sand out.

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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by Jeff » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Fallguy1000, give me a call as i have an answer for your on the AwlGrip Paint!! Nice Whaler!! Jeff

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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Side two was bagged today. Those white skips are related to how we laid out the peelply and the breather and release film.

Tough job-two man deal. The 60 minute epoxy is about the time it takes to close the bag. Lotsa pleating; you gotta be good at it. I’m not good enough and my buddy won’t even try.
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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by Fuzz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:27 am

Do you think bagging it is a huge time saver vs just hand laying glass in this case?
I am not sure what would be better building a GV-13 or repairing my whaler. but my whaler is really, really rough. To say it has been put away wet is an understatement.

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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:25 am

The glass won’t lay down without the vac, barely lays down with vac.

Weigh the Whaler. If it is over 400; it’d be saturated bad. You could hole it and tip it to see; lean it toward the back upside down and put a little hole in the top edge of the transom with an awl this summer. Slow drip is bad. I think 350# is the magic.

Otherwise; patch her up and use as a skiff.

Check the wood trapezoid via the drainholes and a pick for rot or solid. Replace it is soft; dry it if hard using heat lamps, but NEVER leave the lamp unattended; the second the water leave; it’ll burn the boat n catch fire. It took hours. I had two lamps at the beginning. Wood is hard and now dry, too.
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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by Fuzz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks for the info. I will weigh her in the spring. Right now she is buried under a snow drift.

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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:42 pm

Well; we will try to paint awlgrip primer tomorrow. Still a wee bit of sanding to do...yesterday picture
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Today picture; not much different; keel got some Quikfair.
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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by Jeff » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Fallguy, let us know how you like the AwlGrip Primer!! Your paint is expected to arrive by COB on Friday and I will continue to watch the tracking!! Good luck tomorrow!! Jeff

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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:30 pm

This is Awlgrip Primer Base. What do you think?

So, the backstory. Turns out Awlgrip primer base settles out to near stone hardness. We stirred about 20 minutes and then I got the brainiac idea to use a paddle on my cordless. I was feathering it well, but the thing started to heat up good and didn’t want to wreck my drill. So, I switched to electric. That was wrong. I touched the electric drill and awlgrip solvents with some pigments went pretty much everywhere.

I had enough and called the vendor who said they’d comp me a new bucket they would shake first. So I spent my afternoon running for the paint; not painting.

Here is the result. Shoes are white, too.

Maybe I should rename the thread Awlgrip Primer fashion show.
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Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Post by Fuzz » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:16 am

Love that picture :D
Typical boat builder when things are just a little off :lol:

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