Tom's Tahoe

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Tony Hain
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

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Tom
It feels a real milestone when you get the bottom painted. Is that the undercoat or are you going with a white bottom. I am leaving finishing off the bootstrap until after I have mine in the water to see where the actual water line falls. Great job and I love your transom steps.
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TomB
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Thanks Tony. I am REALLY looking forward to the flip. It's still a ways off, in addition to bottom paint, at least a couple of coats of side varnish, and mounting of the water intake, rudder port, and prop strut. White is the bottom color, in real life it is cream. After I get the finish finished I'll take a photo with a piece of copy paper to show the difference. Tom

hoodman
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It looks great. It's easy to get fixated on the bottom paint but the fact of the matter is you won't be looking at it much after the flip.
Matt

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TomB
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hoodman wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:36 pm
It's easy to get fixated on the bottom paint but the fact of the matter is you won't be looking at it much after the flip.


Thanks Matt. You've got that right, fixated! Pay attention to the smallest of the small detail until you're watching nothing.

I took out the brush marks today...still haven't learned to like sanding...the hull is a dull chalky 400 grit dead flat white...a few shadows where the paint is thin...I may just buff it up and call it "close enough".

Tom

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I decided to go ahead with another coat of paint. Thinning 10%, roll and tip over a 320 grit gave me the closest so far to laying down a paint surface without brush marks...

The paint job described above on the left side, the right side is sanded to 1000 grit.
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Both sides sanded to 1000.
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There are a few "pig tails" and a few hazy spots that would benefit from a few more hours of 1000 grit...When the Queen is setting on her trailer it might be a problem, until then, Close Enough!

I'm switching to finishing the bright work.

Tom

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After all the sanding fuss and worry... the first coat of finish gives me goose bumps.
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Tom


Evan
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

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wow...

It looks like you put a lot of time into matching up the grain too.

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Ibrew2be
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Tom, it looks fabulous.

Could you please remind us what kind of wood you used for the planking?

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Wow!
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TomB
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Thanks guys.

Barry, I ordered African Mahogany. Several of the boards came from the same tree and I was able to get enough for most of the side planking. I like the color and I'm almost sure it's mahogany and African maybe.

I'll need more for the decking and really should go to the yard and have them show me how to tell one from the other. Hope it's not "We can't tell either. The red painted ends are this and the blue ends are that, and the green ends are something else." :roll: :roll:

Tom

hoodman
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Hell yeah! That will put a smile on your face!
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TomB
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

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Hey Matt, I was all smiles...then I noticed all the sags and bumps. The glossy finish highlights everything.

I shaved the high spots and sags with a cabinet scrapers, worked well. Sanding not so much, the Perfection Plus cures slowly (24 hours and not hard enough to sand). Staying off it until it is ready to sand is a challenge. This morning I sanded and flattened with 320. The extra time made a big difference. I spread the second coat a little thinner. It still flattened out well with only a couple of small sags. Back to smiles. :mrgreen:

Tom

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Very nice, congrats
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

Hercdrvr
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Re: Tom's Tahoe

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Beautiful, all the fuss over the bottom paint is long forgotten.
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