Tiny Titan

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Boatboy88
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Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Thu May 31, 2012 7:28 am

Hi everyone,
I've been working on my tiny titan for about 6 months now and I'm getting close to the finish line. It has been busy for me between school, sports, and work for me to get it done but I am very close. It has been a wonderful winter project but its almost summer and I just want to get it on the water. I refinished the whole boat because the original owner used regular plywood instead of marine plywood and the wood is beginning to peel. I stripped the entire hull and sanded the topside to 320. I also soaked the wood with penetrating epoxy. The guy who built this boat used so much resin on the bottom it looked and felt like a bag of nuts. I sanded the bottom for 12 hours and finally the bottom is nice and slick (also sanded to 320). I primed the bottom twice and the topside three times. Before the final priming of the topside, I candled it and filled the depressions and scratches with epoxy and colloidal silica. The first coat of final paint went on last Saturday but since the cottonwood trees are blooming right now I need to wet sand it with 400 and then repaint it. The top is white with an electric blue emblem (the same white emblem seen in the picture of the link below), the bottom is going to be electric blue, and the mahogany along the cockpit is going to be varnished. I also outfitted the boat with a steering bar for the motor, a turn fin for the left sponson, stainless steel carrying handles, and 15 degree coaming pulleys. I'll post some pictures of the boat later when I'm at home.
Thanks for looking,
Dan

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Thu May 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Sounds like quite a job! Look forward to seeing photos...

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are a few photos of the refinish!
Enjoy! :)
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1974 Evinrude 15 hp
1974 Evinrude 15 hp
All Sanded
All Sanded
Before any work
Before any work

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:47 pm

More photos! :)

The blue should be going on this week
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Just a picute of it running. This was when the motor was equipped with a 9.9 carb.
Just a picute of it running. This was when the motor was equipped with a 9.9 carb.
White final coat
White final coat
All Primed
All Primed


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Roberta
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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Roberta » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:19 am

Look's Great!!! I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with it. I'm anxious to get my Super Spartan on the water.

Roberta :D :D :D
Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Hello again,
I just shot the blue on and in this photo the blue is still wet. The paint came out weird so I'll have to wet sand it and shoot on another coat soon.
Dan
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Bill CNC
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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Bill CNC » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:04 am

Dan,

What was the issue with the paint and what paint are you using?

Bill
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TNT Build, ... On Going, ... http://tinyurl.com/abmae64

The Freebie Zip, ... On Going, ...http://tinyurl.com/at3udss

Super Spartan Build "Miss Tripindicular", ... Completed, ...http://tinyurl.com/b488wsz

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:56 pm

It's finally done! My 6 month long winter project is done!
There are pictures below. Let me know what you think.
-Dan Scheda
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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:58 pm

More pics! :)
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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by vupilot » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Looks great and I bet its a blast. I want one.

What paint did you use?

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Roberta » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:27 pm

Really nice!!!!!! You will have a lot of fun. The gran kids are coming tomorrow and will get a chance to try out the Super Spartan on Thursday.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:11 pm

vupilot,
I bought the paint from Jamestown Distributors. The paint is called Pettit EasyPoxy Topside Paint and the same thing for the undercoater (Pettit Hi Build Brushing Undercoat). Also I bought the Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss Varnish but not from Jamestown Distributors but from Amazon.com. I hope to get it out on the canal later today to test it out. It hasn't been in the water for over 6 months!
Good luck on your projects,
Dan Scheda

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Bill CNC » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:13 pm

Dan,

What Blue is that, ... Electric Blue?

Bill
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TNT Build, ... On Going, ... http://tinyurl.com/abmae64

The Freebie Zip, ... On Going, ...http://tinyurl.com/at3udss

Super Spartan Build "Miss Tripindicular", ... Completed, ...http://tinyurl.com/b488wsz

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Re: Tiny Titan

Post by Boatboy88 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:58 am

yes it is electric blue :)
Dan

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