Key Largo Build in Charleston

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby neel thompson » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:27 pm

Mick.... What exactly is epoxy/graphite? Looks interesting

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby boisebrit » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:00 pm

Good job Mick looks great, will be following you on Saturday for the bottom of hull, glass and epoxy just arrived.

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby mickfly » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:24 pm

I mix graphite powder with the epoxy before applying. It is supposed to make the coating harder and reduce friction. I also added a black pigment, supplied by Raka epoxy, to even out the color. Also, Raka recommended I not use graphite for the wet out...so I just used black pigment for that, but now I’m up to five coats af graphite/epoxy on top of the glass.

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charlestonsi

Postby mickfly » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:12 am

Finished glass and epoxy on the sides. There were a few blemishes...spots where the fabric showed...whitish...I sanded one back down to glass and recoated. It looked better. So...I taped off and sanded down eight other spots...then recoated about every two hours with epoxy...to build your it back up. Pictures show repairs after one coat of epoxy. I know most builders don't glass the sides but my boat will be used in salt water and might get some rough treatment.
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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby mickfly » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:36 am

I have three coats of varnish (Captains) on the hull bottom and will stop after four. I've read that some builders put wax over the varnish. Suggestions about wax type/number of coats appreciated. I'm on schedule for the "flip" on October 7th. I've just got to get several coats of varnish on the sides and transom. One coat every day until then.

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby mickfly » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am

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different view three coats

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:25 pm

Nothing like a shiny bottom!

Bill
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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby rleete » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:09 am

You're still talking about boats, right?

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby mickfly » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:41 am

October 7...Flip day. We had a BIG party, with about 50 friends. We had about 25 lifting and flipping (everyone wanted in) which made it super easy. Loaded “56” onto the custom built trailer...and rolled her back into the garage. Time to get back to work. I spent a few hours staring at the plans but there are a dozen different things to do.
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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby boisebrit » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:12 am

Looks great congrats

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Postby mrintense » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 am

Nice, congratulations on the turn. Now comes more fun.
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