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Old 09-13-2017, 07:47 PM   #101
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Ground out all cracks and spider webs down to good glass, re-glassed the patches back. Sanded the hull with 60 grit, applied fairing coat, then guide coat. Wet sanded half the hull today, try to finish rest tomorrow. My plan is to tip and roll gelcoat on Friday. Give a day or two to harden, then wet sand and buff it out. Need it get flipped back over as soon as possible, still alot to do. Over all the hull is in great shape, happy with how it's turning out.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #102
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Gel coated the hull today, came out great. Did the roll and tip method, got good coverage, maybe a little more work but a whole lot less mess. Will take more wet sanding, oh well.
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Gel coated the hull today, came out great. Did the roll and tip method, got good coverage, maybe a little more work but a whole lot less mess. Will take more wet sanding, oh well.
We used a pressure pot sprayer on mine. I came out with a light orange peel. But left it as it was. I applaud you for wet sanding. Looking good.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:41 AM   #104
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Wet sanded down to 220 grit, still a ways to go but looks great, couple more days and I'll have her all polished out.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:53 AM   #105
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Looks great!
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:49 PM   #106
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All polished out and waxed, came out nice. Has some brush marks, a couple of spots I sanded through, but over all real happy with how it turned out. No pin holes or bubbles. If I ever do another hull I'll still use the roll and tip method but no block sanding after the gel coat, just wet sand by hand. When I block sanded it took to much of the high spots and not enough of the lows. Try to get her flipped back over and start working every thing else.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:57 PM   #107
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Got her flipped back over. Did some reinforcing glass work. Cut rod tube holes, drain holes, gel coated front and rear storage. Time to start wiring and mounting gas tank, battery boxes and ect.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:38 PM   #108
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Got tank installed, mounted neoprene rubber strips underneath tank to allow for air flow. Ran fuel line, Perco vent and hose. Drilled mounts for battery boxes. Mounted bilge pump and drain line. Installed drain plug. Started wiring for trolling motor and gas tank. Have a question on bonding gas system, do I connect bonding to negative on battery? I know I need to bond tank, fill cap, fuel separator, and seacock, any others? Still a ways to go but getting there.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:42 PM   #109
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Got the bow complete, bedded and glassed top deck down and gunnels. Still have some work to go before I'll be ready to glass the back deck.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:19 AM   #110
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Ground gunnels down, installing cap on to gunnel, two layers of mat, some sheet rock screws (all of which will come back out and the holes get buttered in) and a whole lot of clothespins. Installed seacock and livewell pick up. Waiting on parts to finish out the back end before I can glass the deck in. I'll start working on center console mean while.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:07 PM   #111
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Gunnel side caps came out nice, gel-coated center console, got a few other things done. Back to work tomorrow, that's gonna slow down the project.
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Got a question for you guys, I sanded through the new gel coat on the center console in a couple places. Have to fix it, looking for ideas as to the best way without having to redo the whole thing. Please let me know
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Got a question for you guys, I sanded through the new gel coat on the center console in a couple places. Have to fix it, looking for ideas as to the best way without having to redo the whole thing. Please let me know
You may be able to spray one side then blend it on a corner. I think i would probably spray the whole thing. Except the live well, if its done i think i would tape a piece of plastic over it so no more over spray could go inside.
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Got a question for you guys, I sanded through the new gel coat on the center console in a couple places. Have to fix it, looking for ideas as to the best way without having to redo the whole thing. Please let me know

For future reference, blending patches isn’t terribly hard. There are some tricks you can find on YouTube that use tape to help you develop a taper so you can feather your edge of the new stuff into the old. It is time consuming though.

It takes the same amount of time to mix enough to spray the whole console as it does to mix enough to spray the repair areas. And you’ll probably spend more time sanding/feathering your patches to get them to blend than you would just sanding the whole console after you resprapyed.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try feathering in the spots rather than redoing the whole console. I need the experience, I have a couple spots to repair on the hull. Luckily the spots on the hull are small. If I mess up the console not a big deal to redo.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try feathering in the spots rather than redoing the whole console. I need the experience, I have a couple spots to repair on the hull. Luckily the spots on the hull are small. If I mess up the console not a big deal to redo.
I certainly wasn’t trying to persuade you one way or the other. It is a good skill to acquire though, for future projects.

I generally wouldn’t disagree with surv about boat building advice. I’m pretty sure he told you what he did based on the amount of time and effort involved.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:21 PM   #118
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Got tank installed, mounted neoprene rubber strips underneath tank to allow for air flow. Ran fuel line, Perco vent and hose. Drilled mounts for battery boxes. Mounted bilge pump and drain line. Installed drain plug. Started wiring for trolling motor and gas tank. Have a question on bonding gas system, do I connect bonding to negative on battery? I know I need to bond tank, fill cap, fuel separator, and seacock, any others? Still a ways to go but getting there.
In theory yes, all the fuel tank components should be bonded. In reality not so much on a boat like this. That said, I did mine too, and ran it to the negative on battery. Figured it was easy enough to do at this stage, would be a pain later on.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:20 PM   #119
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Big Iron I generally agree with your posts as well. I learn new things about building boats just about every day from reading threads like this one. I love how much knowledge is shared on tht.

Dunahoo are you adding anything to your gel coat for a sanding aid?
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:32 AM   #120
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No, didn't know there was a sanding aid. Haven't ever messed with fiberglass, gel coat and such before, my first time. Learned alot on this project, sometimes it's all about the journey.
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