99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Looks like 120-130 square feet. Instead of using graphite can I add a white pigment to the epoxy or is there a greater benefit to the graphite?

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Jaysen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:11 pm

The additive is to add hardness. Someone did aluminum oxide for a whitish look but I think there were issues with it.

You can paint right over the graphite just like you would straight/faired epoxy. Just scuff, prime and paint. And with that dark black under coat you’ll see all the wear pretty quick.

Which is why most just leave it black.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Reid » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:06 am

Explorer 19TV wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Looks like 120-130 square feet. Instead of using graphite can I add a white pigment to the epoxy or is there a greater benefit to the graphite?

Thanks
The white pigment is simply tinted resin. It will not add any more protection than coating with clear epoxy. Jaysen is correct, the graphite will give you excellent abrasion resistance. This is what a lot of builder do to protect they fiberglass on the hull.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 am

Sounds good, thanks.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:50 pm

I need some help on something I found today,
I was trying to get the area dry we’re the hull plug housing goes so I reversed the Vacuum so it would blow, made a hose to fit in hull.

When I turned on blower/vacc I held my hand I’ve the over side and the deck area were the center console is located lifted a 1/2-3/4”.

I would think this is not normal and would suspect some sort of failure.

I would appreciate your thoughts and comments before moving forward.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:26 pm

I also notice water seeping from the screw holes on the forward deck area were I removed the cooler racks. So I drilled the wholes out to fill and repair and red wood shavings very wet.

Do you think I need to open it up.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by joe2700 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:39 pm

Should this be moved the the rebuild subforum?

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:44 pm

Well after opening it up I believe so here it is, opened up and everything is saturated, stringer seem solid but are soaked and mostly just tabbed in. The deck is laying on the stringers with a plywood Laid flat(that would explain the deck lifting) and from what I can see it was not attached cannot feel any tabs. Deck is solid but very saturated. Deck was evidently not sealed on the bottom.
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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 pm

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm

Would be glad to post in rebuilds but will not allow to post pics on my end.

I guess next question is what is the best way to remove the deck?

My guess is to cut it out as one piece leaving enough all the way around to laminate back into.

Forward of transom the stringers are approximately 24” on center and there is three that I can see. The glass on them is so thin I can easily scratch it off with my hands.

The doubled ply deck supports are on 24” centers as well from what I can measure. And they are failing. Thanks for the comments and advise in advance.

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