MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by HubbTX06 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Looks so good. I love the look of your stained deck. You are truly talented.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 am

So, here is my attempt at doing one of the things I have NEVER been good at . . . . EVER; Caulking!
My top boards are 3/8" thick and 1/4" apart. THAT'S A LOT OF CRACK TO FILL! I went with the 3M 4000UV caulk. I bought 5 tubes at $20 a tube and used all 5 and still came up a touch short just on the bow. The 4000 isn't a bad product to work with, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons.
You have to put more in than you need or you get pockets and then have to rework them, which is problematic at best.
You also have to make sure you scrape the excess off where the tape and caulk meet or it will pull up and fold over and leave ridges (got a few of those).
Overall, it turned out OK and I think I can fix my screw-ups. I have to order about 5 more tubes to finish the stern deck and motor well bottom (and the last bit of the bow). So, $200 in Caulk, $12 for two rolls of tape, and about 4 hours of work (so far).
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Caulking the bow.
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Caulking the bow.
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Taping off the bow for caulk.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by PeterG » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am

Your deck is coming along great! I just noticed the inlay strips in your carlings, really nice touch. Question: what radius did you use for the corners of the deck where it meets the carlings? They have a classic look to them.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:37 am

Thanks. The inlay in the carling's meet with the inlay in the dash (which isn't in there at the moment.
The radius is highly technical. I used the top rim of a two gallon bucket. lol (It's actually about a 5"r).
I'm finishing off the top rim of the cockpit with walnut. Took seven hours to get these right.
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Routing the walnut blocks in steps to keep from chipping out.
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Cutting the walnut corners and "L" strips.
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Walnut edging

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by JimmY » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:15 am

Looking Good!

$200 in caulk! I'm glad I just used epoxy and micro balloons.
-Jim
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Biss » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm

Nice work on the deck! Really coming together now!

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:22 pm

:D There is nothing like pulling that tape and seeing your final deck :!: it is really fun :!:

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by PeterG » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:23 pm

Cool trim! Thanks for the radius, clever idea :D
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:12 am

I'm learning some more dont's. So, I used the 3M UV4000 to caulk my seams. I sanded everything and cleaned it with both the solvent (recommended by Interlux) and water. In sanding, I went through some of my one layer of epoxy. So, I figured I'd go over the whole thing with a second coat of epoxy.
The caulk and epoxy didn't like each other. The epoxy parted on the caulk like Moses parting the the Red Sea! It pushed it back on the wood up to 1/4" out and made ridges all along the seams that I had to carefully sand out (mostly).
So, I was reluctant to apply the Interlux Plus for the same reason. I mixed a test batch and applied it to the motorwell board (which is caulked) and my dash, as well as a couple of other non caulked areas.
I was pleasantly surprised to see it covered and stayed. I was also surprised to see how far the product went. I applied it with a brush and brushed it out as thin as I could with still getting a glossy finish with no runs and had more left than I expected. So, I went on around the front. By then, I could see it wasn't separating on the caulk on the motorwell and still had more left so I continued up the middle until I ran out of that batch.

I have to admit I am happy so far with the application and results of the Interlux Plus.
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Top deck covered in just Epoxy.
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Test coat of Interlux on the caulk. The dash had some bare wood spots where I sanded through the previous finishes.
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First practice coat of Interlux.

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Biss » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:16 pm

Looks like the Interlux laid down nicely. Going to be a really sharp boat!

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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by Milhouse » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:15 pm

It looks really great so far!

Is this Interlux Perfection Plux 2 part varnish that you used?
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am

Thanks. Yes it's Interlux Perfection Plus. I'm very happy with how it went on. I spread it thin. If you do a second coat within 24 hrs, you don't have to sand. I'll wait a few days, wet sand it, and put on a third coat.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by PeterG » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:11 pm

WOW. Looks great, beautiful gloss (scribbling notes into my build book now). Keep up the great work and thanks for the heads up/info on the 4200 as a seam sealer.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by hoodman » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:16 pm

That's looking fantastic.
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Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Post by footer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:42 pm

Steaming walnut for my cockpit borders
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Steaming walnut
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Walnut long board trim
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