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07-03-2019, 07:05 AM
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Use a typical propane bottle torch and fairly...

Use a typical propane bottle torch and fairly rapidly move the flame over the surface, a fan tip on the torch to spread the flame out wide works best. You'll be just a few inches from the hull...
07-02-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Chaps

tons of old runabouts were powered by iron dukes,...

tons of old runabouts were powered by iron dukes, find a donor boat on CL (sometimes free if you haul away)
06-30-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chaps

Pettit 6627 tie coat primer

Pettit 6627 tie coat primer
06-30-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chaps

Clean the boat, wipe down with acetone, sand the...

Clean the boat, wipe down with acetone, sand the surface, flash off plasticizers with a propane torch, prime surface with 3M #94 primer, apply final coating. This is how we do bottom paint on...
06-29-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Chaps

Go to a regular paint store with your painted...

Go to a regular paint store with your painted sample part, they will scan it, have them mix a quart of alkyd enamel to match
06-22-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Chaps

It won't wash out

It won't wash out
06-22-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Chaps

Tilt/trim cylinders can corrode (not rust, they...

Tilt/trim cylinders can corrode (not rust, they are aluminum) if the engine does not have a short wire that connects the trim assy to the anode on the bottom of the engine mount bracket. Also be sure...
06-22-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Chaps

have you tried chemical paint stripper or just...

have you tried chemical paint stripper or just sanding?
06-15-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,826
Posted By Chaps

Might be a WINNINGHOFF, out of business now but...

Might be a WINNINGHOFF, out of business now but if it came from Maine and with it's downeast style most likely a New England builder. Post it up over at Aluminum Alloy Boats site, someone there might...
06-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,999
Posted By Chaps

They don't say anything about using the ram-cap...

They don't say anything about using the ram-cap construction method that the old man developed for Everglades . . .
06-11-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Chaps

Yeah, probably in frame overhaul makes most sense...

Yeah, probably in frame overhaul makes most sense but the ddec & hp kind of spooks me. Could detune . . .
06-11-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,826
Posted By Chaps

Its never been bottom painted so hasn't soaked...

Its never been bottom painted so hasn't soaked for long periods of time and given its always been used in fresh water I'd say corrosion is very unlikely. Someone did a nice job designing and...
06-11-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Chaps

6v92TA DDEC 550's . . .

What's the latest and greatest swap for these?
06-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Chaps

Pourable 2-part urethane foam, 2 lb density,...

Pourable 2-part urethane foam, 2 lb density, avail any marine store or online, you'll need an access port at the top and be careful not to put in too much as it could blow through the weak deck as it...
05-30-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Chaps

You need to talk to a marine title company

You need to talk to a marine title company
05-26-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Chaps

Pettit Tie Coat Primer 6627 is like Seahawk 1277,...

Pettit Tie Coat Primer 6627 is like Seahawk 1277, they are both made of chlorinated rubber. Primocon and Seahawk Shockocon are also similar to each other and are both conventional one component...
05-23-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Chaps

I've applied Black Widow to a couple of speed...

I've applied Black Widow to a couple of speed oriented power boats. It's basically Vivid with additional slip agents added (Molybdenum Disulfide, PTFE, Graphite, and Silicon). Performance increase...
05-22-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Chaps

I don't agree with what they are doing (offering...

I don't agree with what they are doing (offering zinc anodes for their engines). Big mistake on their part, take it to the bank.
05-22-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Chaps

Local marine stores do a disservice to their...

Local marine stores do a disservice to their customers by selling zinc outboard motor anodes. Aluminum is what you will get from the motor dealer and are what motors come equipped with from the...
05-21-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Chaps

Biggest issue, sounds like your trim bracket...

Biggest issue, sounds like your trim bracket anode is zinc, it should be aluminum like the factory original. Zinc anodes are not active enough to properly protect the typical outboard aluminum...
05-21-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Chaps

Pressure wash the bottom with a strong machine....

Pressure wash the bottom with a strong machine. If the paint dissolves and comes off in solution it is a soft ablative and shouldn't be overcoated with a hard bottom paint unless it's all pretty much...
05-21-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Chaps

Assuming you have the mix ratio right and did a...

Assuming you have the mix ratio right and did a thorough power stir before applying it, the epoxy will fully cure even if submersed, if its hard enough to handle with slings its hard enough to launch
05-12-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Chaps

By using no-sand primer you still have perfect...

By using no-sand primer you still have perfect gelcoat under all that paint . . . don't start scraping and sanding, use a chemical paint stripper to get back to your unmolested bottom!
04-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Chaps

I've had one on my tow boat for 10 years, never a...

I've had one on my tow boat for 10 years, never a problem. Allows me to get into ultra skinny water when necessary and drop back in deep when needed to stay hooked up in clean water. There is...
04-19-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,276
Posted By Chaps

check out the gelcoat peeling process also goog...

check out the gelcoat peeling process also goog search for uniflite blister problems, tons of info
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