I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby hoodman » Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 am

At least it was just the trailer.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed May 16, 2018 3:35 pm

Here is my screw-up with trailer. Fortunately, the fender comes off with only 4 bolts.

The second picture is a small skeg that I added. It pretty much cured the low speed wondering!

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby hoodman » Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 pm

Looks like you just need a big hammer, Bill. I guess that skeg is behind the motorwell then? Interesting.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby billy c » Thu May 17, 2018 5:11 am

Bill, is there a keel similar depth to the skeg also?
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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu May 17, 2018 6:13 am

Billy

There is a skeg that starts at the end of the stem, at nothing. It ends 18" to 24" ahead of the engine at about 2" tall. The little piece is 15" to 18" aft of the prop. I'm not really sure what it is really doing or why I thought about trying it. It may just act as a little rudder or it may break up the prop-wash. But, it seems to work.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby Jimbob » Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am

Hey Bill,
I can really relate to your trailer incident.
When my new Wellcraft runabout with a custom trailer, with paint to match the boat came in, I was pretty excited. It was beautiful combination. My wife and I went to the boat dealership to pick it up. We left the dealership with the boat, and decided to have lunch first, and then take a cruse on the Sacramento River. I carefully parked the new boat on the street so I could look at it, and guard it from the restaurant window. While walking in to the restaurant, I noticed a bum lying in the grass and thought that guy might pee on my new boat or worse in it. So I moved it into the restaurant's parking lot. I hit a brick dumpster enclosure while trying to find the best parking space. Got out to inspect the damage. No damage to the boat, but the trailer's fender was dented pretty good, and the paint was scraped off. It was then that I decided "it's just a trailer". It remained that way to the day I sold the boat. Should have left well enough alone. :oops:
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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby hoodman » Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm

I don't know about you but I'd rather have a bum trailer fender than bum pee in my boat.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 am

Update. I used MAS epoxy with slow hardener (no blush) and high build varnish, https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/u ... ld+Varnish Maybe it was me. But, I have a real mess to fix. Some of the deck planking is coming apart from the sub-deck. Unlike the Tahoe the sub-deck is glassed. The coating peels like fair skin red head that fell asleep at the beach.

The trailer fender was a PITA to get off, carriage bolts in round holes.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby hoodman » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:49 am

Bill, I'm sure that's really disheartening. Is the epoxy peeling off or just the varnish layer?

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:02 am

Matt

It's down to the wood! Looks like UV breakdown. At least, it is easy to get off.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby jenko » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Bill that's a pain. Was it stored out of the weather ?

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Pete

Yes, outside. I have no other choice. Well there is a maybe near by. I might be able to get a slightly covered area for extra cost. It's still not good.

Looking forward to September.

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby PeterG » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:08 pm

That's tough, hope it's not too much trouble to repair. Seems the varnish didn't have enough UV protection for the epoxy? May be a learning opportunity here for the rest of us?
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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby mrintense » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:32 pm

This has been one of my biggest worries as I get closer to retirement, being able to store the boat indoors. Sorry to hear about the troubles Bill. I know that is a real pain in the butt when you have to go back and redo something.
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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:38 pm

Hope that I can help keep this off someone else's plate!

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