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I'm in Savannah, Ga.
Where you located?
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Winder. Between Atl and Athens.

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Yeah he makes it look easy, but he’s got professional tools and has done it a lot. You don’t really have to be that precise.
The one thing you want to be sure of in fairing the bottom is, no dips front to back. A dip causes a low pressure point which will cause drag. So you want the water to pass across your hull smoothly.
Imperfections in the freeboard is pretty much cosmetic, unlike a sailboat where the freeboard is still part of the performing hull.
I painted my hull too using an epoxy paint and I have applied epoxy filler over my fiberglass in a couple of small spots and epoxied over it. Holding good so far.
If you can, get some plastic and wrap your work area and bring in a heater. I did that before and got a whole lot more work done in cold weather.
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Wouldn’t you know. I have been waiting since before Thanksgiving to put a couple more coats of epoxy on. It was going to be a pretty day with a high of 71. I washed and dried the hull, put one coat of epoxy on and around 4, I started the second coat. Needless to say, it got dark super quick and came a downpour. My shed is covered but the wind blew rain onto the transom with fresh epoxy. Am I screwed?

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It should still cure just fine. Just see what happens. You're going to end up sanding everything anyways.
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Worst case, you’ll get some water spots. The epoxy will cure.

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Thanks for th encouragement guys. Time will tell.

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Just an update. 3 coats of 2 part primer. Hopefully will be able to get a coat of paint on maybe tomorrow.
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Awesome! Looks good....

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Thank you, Gayle. I was able to put the 1st coat of paint on today. Steve

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Looking good. There ya go, you have the worst behind you. 👍

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I thought the inside was the worst part

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Ga-Steve wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:23 pm
I thought the inside was the worst part
I suppose it depends. From the getting done standpoint, the inside is going to take awhile. But from a head scratching standpoint, the interior is much easier, although there will be some moments with all those interior curves.

But I remember when I flipped mine and how cool it felt to do so. Especially given that I could not ever see the boat from afar until when we finally flipped it. Had to take a lot on faith up to that point.
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Thanks Carl. That is good to know. I can’t wait but dreading it at the same time. I think I will end up moving my car out of the car port. But I guess getting a trailer or making a boat dolly is next. Steve

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Did the flip today. I don’t think I slept at all last night. My lack of space just leaves a lot to be desired. Hard to get the thing level since my back yard is on a slight slope. AND, unlike some of the very clean boats. I will have to sand down epoxy drips and runs. They are cleaning up good, though.
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