SEA KNIGHT

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Mon May 30, 2016 5:31 pm

I am back at it trying to get started for the summer months. I dusted off the boat and will be working on the plexi glass window installation. I already cut out the panels but as usual they are to big and will require a lot of sanding and hand fitting. I also do not like my paint job due to the paint I selected and plan to buy some interlux brightside to try over my current paint job. Lots of work to do and not much in the way of money for parts and supplies.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon May 30, 2016 6:35 pm

Brightsides is great paint. It does go on thin. It levels great. It will take at least 4 coats.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby vupilot » Tue May 31, 2016 10:40 am

Be sure to check on compatibility with your old paint. The tech people at Interlux can be really helpful in giving tips on this to get the best results.
I agree, interlux paint is great.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue May 31, 2016 4:04 pm

Thank you for reminding me about that VU, I had intended to call them and ask. Trying to cut corners and save money is not always the way to go. I should know better. Bill do you think I will need that many coats even with the build up of the other paint? assuming they are compatible.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue May 31, 2016 6:32 pm

Craig
Check with Interlux on the coverage. It may not take that much over the same color.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby vupilot » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:16 am

I just looked back at my build log for my kayak with the brightsides. I used 3 coats on it. Its holding up great.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:15 am

Interlux also has a grey primer and a white primer. You can mix the top coat with the primer to help color depth.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:22 am

Trying to make some progress with construction this last week with just a couple hours invested. I drilled (reluctantly) two 1" holes in my motor well location per the plans for drainage. I also contacted Interlux and there should not be any issues with Brightside over my existing paint. I plan to roll and tip a couple coats of brightside during the summer.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:32 am

What to do, My youngest daughters are living back at home and one works nights and now sleeps during the day when I need to work on my boat. My power tools and outside shop space are outside her room. :? New challenges to making progress.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby rbrandenstein » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:44 am

Craig,
You could try a white noise generator in her room. I downloaded a free app for my smartphone to provide a constant level of noise. After a short time your brain filters it, but it masks other noises. I have a dog that licks and pants a lot at night and it drives us nuts. You just lie awake waiting for the next round of noise. The constant white noise covers up the random dog noise and lets us sleep.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:55 am

Interesting Bob, never heard of such a thing. Thanks

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:16 pm

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I managed to fit my side windows and without a lot of problems. I did have to take each plexi panel back to the bandsaw though.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Roberta » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:21 pm

Looks great. BTW I think the paint job looks good too.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks Roberta, I hope I can improve the looks with a few coats of Brightside during the summer. I put all the screws in the side cabin windows and it is basically per the plans. It would have been nice to have a sliding section but maybe at a future time I can make that mod. I also have been thinking it would be nice to have a cabin top cutout at the top of the door entryway. I am 6' tall and it is quite a stoop to get in our out. I could frame in a cutout and add a hinged top piece. Maybe a later mod.

I think I am ready to order a steering cable system and estimate 12' cable length. Not sure about how tight a radius the cable can make but hopefully it will be a straightforward installation. Also it is time to think of how to construct helm area seats and supports. Not sure what I will do there.?
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby mrintense » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:40 pm

Hey Craig,

Good to see you back on the forum. I see that the Sea Knight is making progress. Looking good.

Not sure how the weather up there is but down here, the heat pretty much dictates as many open windows as possible. I've had a chance to ride a few cabin boats this year and it gets like an oven real quick when the windows are closed.

Looking forward to seeing more progress.
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