Key Largo Build in Charleston

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by mickfly » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by boisebrit » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:12 am

Looks great congrats

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by mrintense » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 am

Nice, congratulations on the turn. Now comes more fun.
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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by mickfly » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:33 am

I'm in the process of coating/encapsulating the inside planking and longitudinals with epoxy. I'm using clear epoxy on the sides, but I've seen several who have used bilge paint on the bottom planking. It makes sense to me to have paint on the bottom so I'll be able to see oil and other crud that is building up.

Question to those who have painted. Did you: first encapsulate with epoxy and then paint, paint the raw wood, or go with primer and paint?
The third option seems most logical to me. I assume that if you apply additional coats of paint within a reasonable amount of time (~24 hours), that you don't need to sand between coats?

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by Aussie » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:52 pm

Hi,


If you are going to paint just make sure you finish all your inside framing and any epoxy glueing that you need. My old man painted the inside ( looks great) but had to remove paint on the areas he needed to epoxy joint on, just made antra work in the long run.

I used several coat of CPES then 2 coats of epoxy, no paint

Jamie

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Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Post by mickfly » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:41 am

Thanks for chiming in Jamie. I was planning to paint soon and didn't think about all the stuff I'll be attaching. For now, I'll just encapsulate with epoxy...and save the paint for later in the build.

I did a sabbatical in Queensland (Brisbane) in 1995. Loved the place and we're planning to go back in 2025...a 30 year gap.

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