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Old 07-05-2017, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by maxie View Post
I'm surprised these rollers worked...the package reads for latex....epoxy and other types of paint normally soften these types of foam rollers......but it worked!
I never had a issue with the foam roller breaking apart or loosing it's integrity. On the other hand I didn't want to find out its limitations so I used a new foam roller on each side of the hull. I even layed down high build primer with it and did not have any problems. They are pretty durable.
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As someone who has seen this boat about 8 years ago back at the Huckins yard....... she is really screaming 'I'm a Florida Boat!' The color is Hot! haha nice work, really.

white boot is nice. I find mind gets a scumline being kept in fresh water. Despite weekly cleanings. What about a Flag blue or gold or silver? take a look at an awlgrip paint chart for a bit. just thinking out loud
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Originally Posted by PERSISTENCE_22 View Post
As someone who has seen this boat about 8 years ago back at the Huckins yard....... she is really screaming 'I'm a Florida Boat!' The color is Hot! haha nice work, really.

white boot is nice. I find mind gets a scumline being kept in fresh water. Despite weekly cleanings. What about a Flag blue or gold or silver? take a look at an awlgrip paint chart for a bit. just thinking out loud
PERSISTENCE, I'm glad you like the paint scheme. I have to admit it looks really nice. I'll take a look at that awlgrip chart and look at those colors you recommended for the boot tape/line. Hopefully pretty soon I can finish the outside of the boat and move to the next section of the boat which will be the wheelhouse.
Old 07-05-2017, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PERSISTENCE_22 View Post
As someone who has seen this boat about 8 years ago back at the Huckins yard....... she is really screaming 'I'm a Florida Boat!' The color is Hot! haha nice work, really.

white boot is nice. I find mind gets a scumline being kept in fresh water. Despite weekly cleanings. What about a Flag blue or gold or silver? take a look at an awlgrip paint chart for a bit. just thinking out loud
I was kind of thinking this myself, you usually want a little more contrast so the stripe pops, white on the pale blue/green might get lost, but your call, looking great
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Looking great, I think the boot stripe would look great in a bright blue to give that contrast.

I just got back from work and looking forward to picking up my project again next week.
Old 07-05-2017, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by PERSISTENCE_22 View Post
As someone who has seen this boat about 8 years ago back at the Huckins yard....... she is really screaming 'I'm a Florida Boat!' The color is Hot! haha nice work, really.

white boot is nice. I find mind gets a scumline being kept in fresh water. Despite weekly cleanings. What about a Flag blue or gold or silver? take a look at an awlgrip paint chart for a bit. just thinking out loud
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Here is Jamestown Distributors paint chart. What do you think about the Largo Blue for the boot strip?
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:37 PM
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Looking great, I think the boot stripe would look great in a bright blue to give that contrast.

I just got back from work and looking forward to picking up my project again next week.
When I saw you wasn't updating your thread I figured you was out of town working. I still have your personal information that you PM me awhile ago. I am going to have to make time to stop by so I can see your project in person.
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Boot stripe colour might depend on what colour you're doing the topsides (I assume white), and what colour any canvas you're planning is going to be.
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A double stripe of 2" white and 3/4" flag blue would look pretty good... a combo stripe with the white would be a nice compromise
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I went to a couple of threads today on THT and saw photo bucket over all there pictures that they posted. I do not use photo bucket for nothing. What's up with that and what can I do to prevent the photo bucket ghost from taking over my thread?
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May have to pay a few $ that's all I think I had to
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Hi. There's a lot more colors than that. My broshure is 3-4 pages. He'll there's a Bertram white and 2 Hatteras whites. Not that I can tell the difference. Id say think about name colors too. It's hard. Haha. There are blues I didnt like at all on some boats. But in others they look awesome. It's tricky like run DMC.

I just repainted flag. And kept everyt the same. Despite wrestling with different blues all winter. I ALMOST ALMOST went to Carinthia. But holding a chip up to my buddy's flag I just didnt like it in the sun. I have white boot and thinner gold boot above it. My name is gold with white border. I wanted to change the border to a geeen but I taking with thr yard they said it brings in a new color. I agree and I Iked th gold etc.

Anyway. I wonder how a steel blue, Stars and Stripes, carinthia or petrol would look? Now that I'm thinking about it carinthia might be real nice.
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Maybe find some different color tapes and stick them on to see what ones you like. Electrical and duct tape come in almost any color now. Stick it on and stand back and look. Peel off and paint accordingly.

I'm thinking white but who knows.

Looked at pics again, boot stripe might look funny with the spray rails the way they are in the front and and the stern rails in the back. Might be tight to get it to look right. The boat looks great as is, pull the masking tape and stand back and admire your good work.
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Thanks for the tips on the boot stripe. I haven't been updating much because there really isn't nothing new to take pictures of. Im working on the boat just about everyday and today I put another coat of paint on the hull. This time I thinned the paint 10% with napatha. It's hard to keep a wet edge when you have temperatures above 90 degrees and high humidity. Without thinning I found the paint drying quicker then I wanted it to. After I thinned it out I didn't have a problem keeping a wet edge and it drying to quickly. One more coat and I'll be done with the hull. It's funny how I can work on the boat for 8 hours and don't see no bugs but as soon as I start painting here they come.
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Thanks for the tips on the boot stripe. I haven't been updating much because there really isn't nothing new to take pictures of. Im working on the boat just about everyday and today I put another coat of paint on the hull. This time I thinned the paint 10% with napatha. It's hard to keep a wet edge when you have temperatures above 90 degrees and high humidity. Without thinning I found the paint drying quicker then I wanted it to. After I thinned it out I didn't have a problem keeping a wet edge and it drying to quickly. One more coat and I'll be done with the hull. It's funny how I can work on the boat for 8 hours and don't see no bugs but as soon as I start painting here they come.
They like the smell of the paint. Every paint room I've been in, inside body shops, there are flies in the summer. Sucks when they land in the paint.
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The next time I paint the hull that will be my final coat. I'm going to have to find a way to prevent bugs from getting into the final coat. Between coats it's not a big deal because they will get sanded out but the final coat is where it counts. I'm thinking about hanging a tarp from the boat for the final coat. Name:  IMG_20170717_191333.jpg
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My coworker Ross who builds the really cool fish is almost done with the blue marlin that he is building me. It's going to be 12 foot long and 6 foot wide. I can't wait. This is the largest fish he has built so far. This thing is going to look really cool hanging on my wall with led lights behind the fish. Soon as I get it I'll post pictures of it. He just finished this fish a couple of days ago and it turned out perfect.Name:  20170714_070454.jpg
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cool looking dolphin i would like to have a small sailfish what would he charge for something like that?
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cool looking dolphin i would like to have a small sailfish what would he charge for something like that?
I'm not sure what the price will be. I put his contact information a few pages back on my thread. He is a really cool guy and very talented. Give him a call and he will be able to answer your questions. Where do you live? If you live in the state of Florida he will personally deliver it to you once he is done.
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Here is my Blue Marlin that I had made by a friend of mine at work (Ross Currington). It's about 12 feet long and 6 feet wide. Had to stand on a 10 foot ladder to take the picture so the whole thing would fit in the photo. It's going to look really cool hanging on my wall at home. This guy is beyond talented. I had the opportunity to see him build and paint a few fish and he puts a lot of work into them as you can see . It's unbelievable how he goes to our local cypress mill here in town and pick out raw cypress lumber that's just been milled and end up with nice art work like this. It's amazing.
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