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Lifeislarge 11-19-2020 06:10 PM

Nice. Are you going to run the rigging inside the bracket and out the top or through the transom above the bracket?

2TDave 11-19-2020 06:59 PM

Damn Surv you work fast and good looking work as usual. If you could screw something up every once in a while it might make me feel better. ;)

surv 11-19-2020 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by Lifeislarge (Post 14234663)
Nice. Are you going to run the rigging inside the bracket and out the top or through the transom above the bracket?

Through the transom above the platform.

surv 11-19-2020 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by 2TDave (Post 14234789)
Damn Surv you work fast and good looking work as usual. If you could screw something up every once in a while it might make me feel better. ;)


Thanks Dave. I found some humor in your comment about screwing something up because I mess stuff up all the time, I just post the pictures of stuff that turned out like I was planning.

surv 12-02-2020 07:31 PM

Ive been fairing the bracket, console seat, and casting deck. Pulled a layer of filler, board sanded it then pulled one more coat and sanded it. The bracket looked good overall with only a few blemishes so I went ahead and rolled two coats of Interlux 2000e as a good sealer and high build primer.

Here are some pictures I'd like to share.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...5aa9d637f7.jpg
First layer of filler.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...cf34c349c4.jpg



https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...0a5c183631.jpg
First layer sanded with a sanding board and an in-line sander.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...905d4644d9.jpg
Second layer of filler.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...d03df753ba.jpg



https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...8520f57891.jpg
Two coats of primer rolled on. Nice to see it all one color.



SEABIRD254 12-02-2020 07:37 PM

looks awesome. I used 2000e as a high build on the hullsides of my 23. Make sure you stay on top of fairing it out, starts out great to sand but gets very very hard. I tried to sand it as soon as it was cured, 12-24hrs. Could probably get away with sooner depending on conditions.

surv 12-03-2020 06:19 AM


Originally Posted by SEABIRD254 (Post 14268391)
looks awesome. I used 2000e as a high build on the hullsides of my 23. Make sure you stay on top of fairing it out, starts out great to sand but gets very very hard. I tried to sand it as soon as it was cured, 12-24hrs. Could probably get away with sooner depending on conditions.


Thanks SEABIRD254! I'll keep that in mind. With these cooler temperatures I probably have a week or better till it sets up completely.

slickcav 12-03-2020 06:44 AM

What is the fairing compound your using? Getting close on mine as well here in the next few weeks. Always see that color fairing compound wasnít sure if thatís just the resin type I canít remember if your epoxy or not, or if itís the fairing compound that makes it that color?

surv 12-03-2020 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by slickcav (Post 14269132)
What is the fairing compound your using? Getting close on mine as well here in the next few weeks. Always see that color fairing compound wasnít sure if thatís just the resin type I canít remember if your epoxy or not, or if itís the fairing compound that makes it that color?


I have been using US Composites medium epoxy with their fairing compound called "SM Fairing compound" to mix my own. I like it especially for large areas like the transom bracket. Small spot repairs a fast set epoxy may be nicer to speed up cure time but with the larger jobs I need the working time of the medium set epoxy.

Here is a link to US Composites website.
Fillers

surv 12-04-2020 06:56 AM

SEABIRD254, I was thinking about your comment on 2000e being tough to sand. Lost of these epoxy primers are tough and it helps to switch over to a silicon carbide sandpaper vs. and aluminum oxide. If you haven't tried that yet I think you will see a noticeable difference.

SEABIRD254 12-04-2020 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by surv (Post 14272153)
SEABIRD254, I was thinking about your comment on 2000e being tough to sand. Lost of these epoxy primers are tough and it helps to switch over to a silicon carbide sandpaper vs. and aluminum oxide. If you haven't tried that yet I think you will see a noticeable difference.

thatís a great point. Which ones are you using? I got a great deal on the aluminum ox 7Ē 24 grit I have but Iím sure the SiC are worth it in the end cause they last longer. The alum really do eat but they loose their sharpness really quick.

Iíll have to grab some name brand SiC ones in 60/80 grit for final fairing.

surv 12-06-2020 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by SEABIRD254 (Post 14272556)
thatís a great point. Which ones are you using? I got a great deal on the aluminum ox 7Ē 24 grit I have but Iím sure the SiC are worth it in the end cause they last longer. The alum really do eat but they loose their sharpness really quick.

Iíll have to grab some name brand SiC ones in 60/80 grit for final fairing.


Ive been buying single sheets of silicon carbide at Ace hardware to use for my small hand blocks. For my orbital sander I bought some abrasives from Klingspor Woodworking Shop that said they were made for marine paints and epoxy. Im not sure what they are made of but they cut really well.
Here is a link for them.
https://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/vd92513/

UnShore 01-19-2021 02:28 PM

What an awesome build. Thanks for posting all of this great information!

surv 01-19-2021 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by UnShore (Post 14403974)
What an awesome build. Thanks for posting all of this great information!


Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the thread and I hope it helps on your project.

Kevinrude 01-21-2021 12:21 PM

Surv,
Killer job on the bracket, that thing looks great!

surv 01-21-2021 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Kevinrude (Post 14410319)
Surv,
Killer job on the bracket, that thing looks great!


Thank you Kevinrude! Ive been following your thread on the Seacraft, are you going to build a bracket for it?

Kevinrude 01-21-2021 06:30 PM

I would love to build a bracket. The plan has been to purchase one. More research is needed before I would feel confident enough. Threads like this are what makes me even consider it.

Mpellet 01-21-2021 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by surv (Post 14410932)
Thank you Kevinrude! Ive been following your thread on the Seacraft, are you going to build a bracket for it?

Surv,

I may have missed it but was wondering, are you a professional boat builder or a highly skilled hobbiyist with the emphasis on highly skilled?

Your work is excellent...........

surv 01-21-2021 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Kevinrude (Post 14411330)
I would love to build a bracket. The plan has been to purchase one. More research is needed before I would feel confident enough. Threads like this are what makes me even consider it.


By the time you finish with the big stuff like stringers, transom and floor you'll probably be confident enough to build what ever you want.

surv 01-21-2021 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mpellet (Post 14411570)
Surv,

I may have missed it but was wondering, are you a professional boat builder or a highly skilled hobbiyist with the emphasis on highly skilled?

Your work is excellent...........


I'm a hobbyist. Thank you for the complement!


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