Utility build

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Re: Utility build

Post by PeterG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Nice recovery, looks great!
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Re: Utility build

Post by hoodman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 pm

Nicely flared!
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Re: Utility build

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:39 pm

Nice job Michael! How did you flare them?
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:52 pm

Thanks, everyone! I used TONS of thickened epoxy, so I'm praying it won't leak. I made a heck of a mess... took forever to clean it up.

Bryan, I got the flaring tool that Matt offered a couple of pages back. It did a fine job, I thought.

It took a bit more force than I expected in order to make the flare. I used Moeller brass tubes, which are made from thicker / heavier material than the Seachoice tubes, though not as nicely polished. The heavier material no doubt made the flaring a little more difficult. However, it wasn't hard. I just used a socket wrench on one side, and a big combination wrench on the other.

Very anxious to put it in the water now to check for leaks.
-Michael

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Re: Utility build

Post by hoodman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:12 pm

Mike, it won't leak as long as you remember the plug!
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Re: Utility build

Post by mrintense » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 pm

Sounds like a nice recovery Michael. I am sure t will be fine. Even if it does leak, it's likely to be very small and easily fixable.
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:05 am

Not "out of the water" on this project just yet...

But at least they work.
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Re: Utility build

Post by hoodman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:01 am

Looks like they've always been there to me!
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Re: Utility build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 am

On an old boat we once had, I put the plug in from the inside. If you took on water, rain, wave or whatever, running down the lake you could pull the plug and drain it.
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Finished up the touch-up paint on the interior today (well... for the drain tubes, anyway).

Plenty of clearance behind the bilge pump for the starboard plug. Now I've just got to water test it.
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:44 pm

Took the boat out today. The plugs are watertight. No problems whatsoever.
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Re: Utility build

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:28 pm

You’ll never go back to a boat with no drain plug. Good addition to your boat and a good fix on the little drill bit slip.
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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:31 pm

I’m continuing with some small upgrades to the Utility. I’m going to add these floorboards. I’ll encapsulate and paint them first. I want them to have a non-skid surface.

What’s the simplest way to do that? Add sand to the paint?
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Re: Utility build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Michael

About a tablespoon of clean dry sand per quart. Poarch paint works fine.

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Re: Utility build

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:07 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Michael

About a tablespoon of clean dry sand per quart. Poarch paint works fine.

Bill
Building up the paint in layers, would I use “regular” paint for the first few layers, and use the sand & paint for the last layer? Or use the sand & paint all the way through?
-Michael

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