SEA KNIGHT

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Dwain the ski king » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:18 pm

I'm waiting for Bob Maskel to chime in...He did a great job on his Sea Knight, and he can take you thru the trials and tribulations...Try to get hold of him...Dwain, the SKIIIIIIIIIII KIIIIIIINNNNNGGG....

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby svenole » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:30 pm

Really heats up in those tents :!:

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:26 pm

For the last few days I have been doing a lot of sanding on the Hull sides and transom areas, after applying a coat of white primer I could see many runs that I thought I sanded out before turning the hull. The transom looked especially bad but surprisingly has turned out well after a couple hours with my palm sander. There has been one area that has been a real pain due to blistering/bubbling up. I have tried to sand it out and poke holes in it to let the air escape. I am thinking I may have to completely cut them out and fill and re prime. Any thought? Not to sure they show up in the photo but this is the area. My painting abilities are poor so the finish looks best at about 15-20 feet.:)
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:14 pm

:) Stand at 21 feet :!: And, can you see it at 30 mph.

Bill
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby darthplywood » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:45 am

yeah..thats brutal. The primer and paint really makes all of the runs and imperfections "pop". I'm not a perfectionist, I defnitly did NOT spend nearly enought time sanding and smoothing my hull prior to painting. Most people don't notice (or they are just being polite). Remember, you will be your own worst critic.
Built the 17' Glen-L "Sea Knight"
yet to come...11' Glen-L "Utility"

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:08 am

I thought I'd share what I have done to correct the bubbles in my fabric. I poked a small hole with my hobby knife in the bubble and with my Thin CA Glue and hair thin tip extension I injected a couple of drops of CA. Then just add pressure for a few seconds. It worked and now I will just sand lightly, add a little light filler and fair in, prime and away I go with my finish paint which is Glidden poly porch and deck paint. Hope this helps others who encounter the same problem.
lots of rain and humidity lately making it hard to paint. I hope to paint and have all mahogany bumper rails installed before I quit for the winter.
Craig

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:45 pm

I have a few more parts that I had previously made and will use in the near future. They include the windshield frames, corner posts and center post. I also have a the cabin overhead beams and batons on hand. The motor is my Bearcat 55.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:46 am

I have started to add my trim paint to the Hull and will apply 4 coats. This is the first one. Once I complete the painting I will add the 1.25" sheer bumper rails and that will mostly complete the outside of the hull. The weather has started getting real wet and not much more time to have warm temps maybe 4 weeks. I am happy with the progress I have made this year. I will add more photos soon.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby svenole » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:29 am

Looks great to me :!:

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:47 pm

Yesterday and today I machined and installed the Sheer Bumper Mahogany pieces. The forward members had to be sprung in to the bow and were the harder pieces to install. Overall I am satisfied with the results and tomorrow I will add the plugs.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Trackhappy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Looking great Craig!
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby mrintense » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:08 am

The boat is looking great Craig.

Nice looking trim paint. The bumpers look well done as well.

I wish I was further along on my build. Still getting the frames attached to the building form. I really want to be to the flip stage by next summer.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby darthplywood » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:36 am

That is really looking excellent!
Built the 17' Glen-L "Sea Knight"
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:48 am

Very nice Craig!

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:53 pm

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

Craig


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