Squirt in Manitoba

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Love the color. Did you say you did Interlux Primekote and Epifanes Yacht Enamel? I've had compatibility problems with Epifanes products on the varnish side, wonder if the yacht enamel isnt completely compatible with the primekote? Just a guess from previous experience. What a bummer. I just wonder if Prekote or an Epifanes primer would be the way to correct it?

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Very unfortunate. Hopefully you can resolve the problem while early in the finishing process. I try to stay with the same brand of finishing products to avoid any compatibility issues.

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We shall see if this comes back to bite me, but I'm optimistic the issue lay with the area more than the paint. Waited a few days and then did some sanding around the affected area, and the paint stayed put, so I ended up just recoating. One thing I noticed is that the epifanes likes it hot, the white in particular had been sitting for 5-6 days in 15-20 degree temps, and was still wet to the touch in areas, despite the can listing much lower temps as fine. Used a heater and brought it up to 25+ and it seems to cure very hard in only a couple hours.
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Looking good.

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Trimming in the dash and various bits n bobs. Rushing to get as much done as I can while the weather holds -- but been moved to 7 day a week schedule so time is limited.
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Your Squirt is looking great. Don't rush too much to try and get a couple of boating days this year. You and your heirs will have that boat for a long time, so enjoy building and finishing it, and doing it right.
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Thanks. I don't mean I'm rushing the work, just doing more than usual as it'll be -40 pretty soon.

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Finished encapsulating and sanding the deck. Have the first couple of coats of varnish on. Getting shiney.
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Bet you're getting antsy to try it out in the lake.When I launched "Chug "the first time,I could only keep her in one week before freeze-up.Might not freeze yet.Weather forcast is rainy here next 3 days then smidge warmer. :D
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Yeah, I was hoping to get it wet this year. Probably not going to happen though. Even if I get it close enough for trials, I don't have any way of transporting it, and there's actually not many water sources in my area. (And most of the ones within a few hundred km ban 2-strokes anyway.)

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