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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:18 am
by specialk
ok Tracy... I can't stand it any longer... what color are you going to paint your Flyer... and it still looks good for us at Easter in Long Point...you ready to flip...?

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:23 pm
by tcough
Haven't had near the time I wanted, been busy with Shriners events. Next weekend I plan to finish fiberglasssing, I want to put two more coats of epoxy on her before painting. Speaking of painting, I'm going to go with just white for the bottom, but still thinking of dark blue on the sides. I don't need to worry about that until after the deck is on. I'm about a month or so out before the flip if all goes well, I want to let the epoxy and paint cure completely before the flip.

Let me know the dates you're here and let's get together!

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:31 pm
by Conrad
Did you ever think of building the boat form on casters? Do you think this would give way to level issues? I'm only thinking of it for moving it in and out of the garage as needed for other woodworking projects.

John

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:04 am
by tcough
If I was building on a hard surface, then I would have used castors. But as I'm building it outside, I wanted to eliminate any chance of getting out of level during the build. At this point, if I wanted, I could raise the frame and place castors under it to move it about because the frames, keel, plywood and fiberglass have been finished, so little chance of problems until after the flip. I'd still need to make sure everything was level and plumb after the flip to make sure the decking goes on right however. But once she's flipped, she will be placed on a stand with 10" wheels I picked up at Harbor Freight. If you look around on the forum, you'll see many builds where the building form was on castors, but these are on a hard surface. If you are considering it, I say go for it, wish I could have.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:23 pm
by tcough
Did I ever say that I hate sanding? Oh yeah, I did :cry: :cry: :cry:

About halfway through the final sanding of the bottom before primer and paint. Hopefully, with the time change, I can get a little done each night before it gets to dark to work. Maybe the first coat of primer next weekend!!! :D :D :D

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:35 am
by tcough
OK, weather hasn't cooperated with me, but I did get the final sanding done yesterday and ready for primer, I think. Was going to try the Rustoleum paint but after exchanging emails with the tech department, I've decided against it. They do not recommend their primer/paint products for below the waterline at all. Even for just an overnight. Sooo, now I'm looking for another product. Leaning towards Interlux Brightside PU.
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Finally finished sanding bottom, ready for primer & paint

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:29 pm
by flordia boy
tracy...just spoke to George Balmer tonight he is going to get me and come help when you are ready to turn it over///we wait for your call.....looked at your post online...one thing I did when I built my tugg, was...I contacted a Co. in orlando, Midwest Chemicals...they make a product called "Grizzly Grip", it a bedliner paint, used on trucks, etc....very durable / waterproof...It comes in any color you want....I painted the inside of my hull, and decks with it...I brushed it on the difficult areas, and rolled the flat areas..I'm very happy with it, and its cooler on your feet in the open sun..check it out...see you soon...wayne/ Flordia Boy.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:24 pm
by tcough
I'll check into them Wayne. And looking forward to the flip and all the new found help!

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:48 pm
by tcough
Has anyone used Interlux's PrimeKote, followed by Brightsides, below the waterline on boats that are in the water for only a couple days max? I see their website states not to use PrimeKote below the waterline, but I will trailer the boat most of the time, with maybe once or twice a year leaving it overnight.

How did it fair if you did?

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:33 pm
by tcough
Finally got the bottom primed and painted. Put second coat on today and pretty pleased with the results with rolling and tipping. Some brush marks but I may not worry about the ones that won't been seen after the flip. Will need to do some sanding/polishing around the bow though.
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Bottom primed

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Painted bottom and primed sides, just waiting for the flip in a few weeks.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:00 am
by specialk
Looks good Tracy... so when is the flip...?

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:02 pm
by tcough
Thanks Kelly.

Going to look at removing a paint run this weekend and may need to put on another coat of paint. We'll see how it goes. I want to let the paint cure for at least 2 weeks before flipping to make sure it's hard. Probably looking at a flip in mid-May.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:33 pm
by mrintense
Tracy,

I feel for you. Going through the same exact thing right now. I have to put on another primer coat and then more sanding. Between the extra work and the weather, my flip keeps getting delayed. I had originally hoped to have it done by today, but it now looks like it might be June before I actually get to it. Just hang in thre, soon you'll be on the other side and then you can start on the creative part. I am so looking forward to that myself.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 1:48 pm
by tcough
At least the sanding of the primer/paint seems to go much quicker and easier. Hang in there yourself Carl, we'll both be moving to the fun stuff soon.

I can say that the bottom is done! WOO WHOO I want to let the paint harden a couple of three weeks before the flip. Gives me time to build a cradle until I find a trailer.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:59 am
by tcough
This weekend is for building the cradle for after the flip, but as I noodlate on how this is going to happen, I got to thinking (I know, that's a bad thing). There will come a point during the flip that the boat will be on its side while people move around to "catch" it as it is rolled. Is it OK to let it sit on it's side while people reposition themselves or do I need to come up with some type of rest for it? Or I'm I over-thinking it?