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Old 04-27-2017, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
The progress that I'm having with that primer is 1.Brand new sanding disc on the sander 2. Start sanding and within 3 minutes that brand new sanding disc is gummed up 3. Repeat set 1. Ill give what you recommend a try. At this point I'm will to try anything. Jamestown Distributors replaced the bad batch of primer for free but it would of been nice if they sent 2 helpers with a suitcase full of sandpaper.
You're going to go nutsdoing it that way. I would try any way that surv suggested. Another thing I would try is wet/dry sand paper, the roughest grit you can find, and wax and grease remover as a lubricant. I used to do that if I had to sand black basecoat when in the middle of spraying. The black would always clog the paper but the wax and grease remover would prevent it. I know 28' is a lot of boat to sand by hand, but it's an option. I'd still try some type of chemical stripper. Sanding gummed up primer sucks.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:03 PM
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One of the guys at my fire station build life like fish out of wood. I'm having him build me a 11 foot blue marlin. I can wait until it's done.

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:03 AM
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Wow, that's nice paint work on those fish.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:10 AM
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I want some. Does he sell them online?
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:30 AM
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Not that there's anything inherently wrong with those 6 cylinder Ford engines, but they've been out of production for a long time. Is it time to repower with with something more common? Say a 4.3 Chevy?
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:37 AM
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Here is his contact information for those who are interested in getting a fish built. There is a local cypress lumber yard here in Jacksonville, FL where he gets the cypress wood from. Everything is 100 % handmade/painted. Once he is done the fish look real. He is unbelievable how talented he is. If you do not live in Jacksonville, FL he will have the fish professionally packaged and shipped to you. If you live anywhere in the state of Florida he will personally hand deliver it to you. He also did two wahoo's for the owner and vice president of Yellow Fin boat company. I can't wait until he finish my 11 foot blue marlin. Once he is done with the blue marlin I'm going to get him to do me a rooster fish.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:32 AM
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Not that there's anything inherently wrong with those 6 cylinder Ford engines, but they've been out of production for a long time. Is it time to repower with with something more common? Say a 4.3 Chevy?
Billinstuart, thank you for the post and I hope you are enjoying the thread. Once I get past this primer issue things will pick back up. I do not plan on getting rid of these motors for a number of reasons. If I had to pick two main reasons why I wouldn't get rid of the motors I currently have in the boat I would go with reliable and easy to work on. If you was to Google these motors it is not uncommon to see the word bulletproof. She want win any races but these motors will produce a lot of torque which is what I want for slow evening cruises. When it's time for new motors I'm going to have these rebuilt. If for some reason I could not get these motors rebuilt (Which I don't forsee that happening) I'll upgrade to diesel motors.
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:19 PM
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Billinstuart, thank you for the post and I hope you are enjoying the thread. Once I get past this primer issue things will pick back up. I do not plan on getting rid of these motors for a number of reasons. If I had to pick two main reasons why I wouldn't get rid of the motors I currently have in the boat I would go with reliable and easy to work on. If you was to Google these motors it is not uncommon to see the word bulletproof. She want win any races but these motors will produce a lot of torque which is what I want for slow evening cruises. When it's time for new motors I'm going to have these rebuilt. If for some reason I could not get these motors rebuilt (Which I don't forsee that happening) I'll upgrade to diesel motors.
I had 2 Ford trucks with those engines. They are bulletproof. Not sure HOW they reverse rotate them..originally I believe they were gear driven cam, if so, they may use a chain drive set-up and a stock cam. If you can get the necessary parts then great! That is the question.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:29 PM
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Since my July 4th deadline wasn't going to be met do to the primer issues I've decided to take a few steps back and spend some time with my wife and kids. This was something that was long overdue because it got to a point I became married to my boat project and that's what my life revolved around do to this being such a big project. Now that I've had the opportunity to relax/chill with my family I'll start the rebuild back up in a couple of days.

My coworker that build the life like fish out of wood has been crazy busy with orders of a lot of people wanting one built. This is his first red fish he made and as you can see it came out great. The owner of Hells Bay Boat Works flip pallot found out about him and contacted him about building him a red fish so he can attach it to one of his Hells Bay boats. Name:  20170528_093608.jpg
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Since my July 4th deadline wasn't going to be met do to the primer issues I've decided to take a few steps back and spend some time with my wife and kids. This was something that was long overdue because it got to a point I became married to my boat project and that's what my life revolved around do to this being such a big project. Now that I've had the opportunity to relax/chill with my family I'll start the rebuild back up in a couple of days.
You'll get the boat done as time allows. Now might be the time to change your signature line - about take the wife and leave the boat. I suspect your daughter was thrilled about going out on the boat to spend more time with you - and it sounds like you have been doing that without the boat.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:03 PM
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Around 10pm last night I decided I was going to prime the hull today. If I was going to put any primer on the hull the Ol Gal would need another bath. 10:30pm last night she had soap on her which was good because by tomorrow morning she would be clean and dry. Today before I start priming I gave the hull one last quick/light sand with 220 grit. After the sanding I wiped down the hull with mineral spirits. Once the mineral spirits dried I used a tack cloth over the entire hull. Wiping down the hull with mineral spirits wasn't my first choice but I believe it was the best choice. I would of preferred to use acetone but acetone flashes really quick and by the time you blink your rag that was saturated in acetone is now dry. I applied two coats of primer by Jamestown Distributors which came out perfect and laid down even and flat. Tomorrow I will sand down the hull again and put my first coat of paint on.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:41 PM
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Gosh she is pretty. Nice work.

You know it just dawned on me that if we took the flybridge off she looks virtually identical to the glorious electric model that my father played with as a child in the 50's. Unfortunately I loved it a little too much, playing with it in the bath as a toddler. It eventually split up I think.

Keep up the fantastic work mate.
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Well I thought this was dead, glad to see you're back at it
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:47 PM
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gotta love those ideas you get a 10-11 at night.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:15 AM
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Looks a lot better when it's all the same color doesn't it!?
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:51 AM
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amazing what make up can do for an old girl.....
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:59 AM
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Do anyone else sandpaper gums up when sanding primer or is it just this Jamestown Distributors primer that I'm using? This is a nightmare. I thought I would be applying my 1st coat of paint today but I'll be lucky if I finish sanding the starboard side of the hull. When it gums up it also leaves scratches in the primer also. Name:  IMG_20170622_110333.jpg
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:17 AM
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Call them and ask, they may have a faster hardener that dries quicker and makes sanding easier.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:29 AM
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Call them and ask, they may have a faster hardener that dries quicker and makes sanding easier.
I'm going to stop for today and think about this. There's no use of me going on because things not going to get better If I keep doing what I'm doing. I'll just punt the ball for today and come up with another play (Hopefully one that works) when I get the ball back or shell I say when I come up with a better way of sanding down this primer. I can recover from the small section on the starboard side that have scratches and residue from the gummed up sandpaper but if I continue and the entire hull ends up with scratches and left behind residue that would be devastating. I wonder if a different brand of sandpaper would work. I'll head to the hardware store and try it out today. Name:  IMG_20170622_121827.jpg
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:21 AM
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What type of paint is under the primer ? What grit is that paper?
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