What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Roberta » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:44 am

Looks Great!!! I heard mention of the throttle being backward. Not sure of the brand you have, but my Seastar throttle had a bunch of configurations for the shift and the throttle to change direction. I'm sure your must also.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby vupilot » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:53 am

Fantastic Jeff! Thanks for posting the videos. You've been busy! I know you used an automotive clear on your squirt what did you use on this boat?

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:44 pm

Roberta, Yes the throttle was backwards and I suspected that it may be prior to launch. But it was no big deal and easy to fix and I already have.

Chris, The finish is SystemThree LPU. I guess everyone has their own finish and like what they're used to working with, but I'm now completely sold on the SystemThree. You can pretty much apply it with any method that you want, but you need to sand between every few coats. Put on plenty of finish so that you can comfortably sand it without sanding through to the epoxy and you're golden, you just sand up through the grits to 6000 with the trizac pads, then a little polishing and buffing and you have great finish. And Roberta, thanks again for your support sharing your experience while I was experimenting with the SystemThree LPU product to find what I now believe to be a simple and infallable process. The automotive clearcoat is great, but you need some expertise in spraying. The SystemThree can be applied by anyone with next to no expertise rudimentary equipment. I think part of the problem some people may have experienced with the SystemThree is due to following their directions which I think is written more to market the product as an easy and simple two coat process. You actually need to apply at least 6 coats, 10 is better, and you need to sand with 220 to 320 after every three to four coats.

By the way Chris, it's weird how things change. It seems a few years ago while you were building your Zip, you were working with SystemThree and I was telling you that you might consider Interlux. But now, I wouldn't even consider working with anything other than SystemThree, it's just so easy and when you consider that you don't have to buy thinner, it's probably half the cost of everything else.

Lastly, in the videos you're seeing, I haven't even buffed out the deck yet, only the sides.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:13 am

Jeff

How's your build coming?

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:30 am

Hi Bill, Sorry I didn't notice your post before, but as of today, I'm officially announcing the build as finished! Well kinda, sorta, maybe. As you know we never really finish; there's always dis and dats that need attention, but really the main thing left on my boat is some of the upholstery and I'm hiring that out.

We took the boat out Saturday for the whole day and I'm happy to say it does everything I'd hoped it would do. Planes well, runs well, etc.. Here's some pics. Once the upholstery is complete, maybe I'll do a "Glamour Shot" layout.
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Postby BayouBengal » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:31 am

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:43 am

Jeff

Fantastic job! Beautiful! Will we get to see it at the Gathering? And, you two of coarse!

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby sproggy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:48 am

That's a beautiful looking boat. Do you have a shot of the 'interior' under the foredeck? Does it have doors or is it open?

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby JimmY » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:40 am

Simply beautiful.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby joshuab » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:56 pm

Wow :!:
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:19 am

Thanks for all the nice comments, guys.

Bill - We hope to make it to the Gathering this year.

Sproggy - I didn't make doors as it would have unnecessarily been cumbersome for entry and exit of an already tight opening. I instead have a custom pulldown/rollup shade that you can see in the pictures on page 1. The area is not really large enough for sleeping berths. I have a couple bench seats on each side and storage in the bow that you can see on a picture on page 3.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:09 am

Jeff,

Beautiful craftsmanship--congratulations to you!
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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BillW » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:05 am

That's incredible. It's way beyond just beautiful.
I would be afraid to actually use it !

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:57 am

Jeff

Just noticed in the second set of picture. Quite a Butt shot there. Kinda wish I hadn't seen that :!: :lol:

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:06 am

Yes, I probably should take that one down. Sorry you had to be exposed to that. But maybe even worse is the bald head shot in the first picture. I ain't much to look at; it still amazes me that I have such a pretty wife.


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