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by billy c
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2

Hi Bruce
Have you thickened the epoxy?
Billy
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60006

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Milhouse wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 pm
I assume I should sand the brush Marks off tomorrow with 320 or 400 and the water wash and tack cloth off the dust
Correct
Hope this next coat is the keeper :D

...yes if you were seeing bubbles you will have to tip
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 176
Views: 33452

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That's coming along really sweet! That 60 will push that along nicely.
Are you going to fabricate a cap for the top of the cutwater also? If not it might be good to make the cutwater top a little taller so it can tuck under the rub rail.
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60006

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks or the tips Billy, I was doing it all wrong! I can't brush vertically to tip as I would never have a continuous wet edge to work back into so always work horizontally. How wet is a wet edge? I bet I had too much paint on the brush for sure and I was tipping vertically. Do you tip from tipped...
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 384
Views: 112949

Re: Aussie Belle

Jamie
That looks GREAT! Love the color in the sunlight. ...Nice to see all the epoxy work done and on to the finish coats
Was inspired by your progress and added some spray rails today. Hope like you to get launched in the near future.
Billy
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60006

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

That is the right roller and a decent brush, so paint should go on nice and thin. I can't brush vertically to tip as I would never have a continuous wet edge to work back into so always work horizontally. Your tipping brush should always be very dry and not be able to spread or add paint. It is just...
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: What is this?

It does look like you trapped some moisture in that coat. Wet sanding the area will tell you how deep you need to sand to remove the blemish
by billy c
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60006

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Safety is the most important part of this whole 2pk paint application. I don't know too many folks who have the proper equipment to extract the fumes or protect themselves from these automotive paints. This is why Interlux products are rolled and tipped and are recommended over the automotive line o...
by billy c
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60006

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Thanks all, I think I just should have rolled and tipped it from everything that I read regarding "Perfection" paint. I'm going to give that a shot after I RO sand it a bit and see how it turns out. If that does not work I may switch to Britesides and spray it and buff it. It's just time and money ...
by billy c
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Pee hole
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Pee hole

The flush port on the motor may give you a little more water pressure than the muffs. Should not start the engine though using that as a cooling source
by billy c
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Seat backs and bottoms (epoxy)
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Seat backs and bottoms (epoxy)

I used the marine paint left over from painting the bottom of the boat.
by billy c
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 113
Views: 13631

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Thanks for that! I see what that is doing for you over my Sketchup app that I use for woodworking! It's really a vastly different vector surface seeing your tutorial on how a boat design evolves into shape. Do you do a scale model ever for the boat design you developed or is it not practical? Maybe ...
by billy c
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 384
Views: 112949

Re: Aussie Belle

I don't know if Buck Algonquin is a viable source in your area but they do make the part.
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by billy c
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 410
Views: 70829

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

That looks good. It's best to leave a small flat on the join for the rub rail to sit
by billy c
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 113
Views: 13631

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Yofish ok ...looked at the ProSurf software. I've played around in Google Sketchup but not really a marine application so missing important elements for developing a real boat. Are you using a known hull to begin developing your plates or is this something that comes from scratch? Thinking about pla...