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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 am

Ive tried a few of the different varnishes now and Captains is my favorite. I think going with varnish instead of auto clear is a good move regardless of cost. It makes it so much easier to maintain down the road. I think it gives a warmer, softer look that you expect from wood as well.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:55 am

Beautiful Josh!!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:56 pm

Sanded with 320, scuffed with red "scotchbrite" tack ragged and rolled and tipped the second coat of varnish. 8)
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:16 pm

Thumbs Up! Josh

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby BarnacleMike » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Gorgeous! That color looks very much like Chris' Zip. Just beautiful!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:06 pm

That's gotta put a smile on your face

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:20 pm

Waay smoother than I have the patience for!

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:16 pm

Put a third coat on the deck and moved on to the sides and transom, sanded the bare epoxy with 220 grit, once overed it with red scotch brite, tack ragged and rolled and tipped the first coat of varnish, this thing WILL be on the water this summer, still no sign of my windshield brackets yet..... going on two months since ordered. 8)
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:01 pm

Looking real good Josh. Another fine addition to the herd of boats coming out of this forum. That finish has a nice deep look to it. Looking forward to seeing video of the splash!!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:24 pm

Josh, you're gonna have to give us some tips on varnish application. I think you've got it down.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby PeterG » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:03 pm

Yeah, Josh has it down, LOOK at that GLOSS! I'm watching this close too, for methods and tips!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:01 pm

Below are links to the four videos i saved / learned my techniques from, i am varnishing as close to identical to these videos as possible, rolling with a 4" and 6" foam hot dog roller and tipping the bubbles with a brush.

https://youtu.be/_VdFzj48BOQ
https://youtu.be/IqiXZrs5hvM
https://youtu.be/rNLQRRDaitE
https://youtu.be/85DYGsJS-WA
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby billy c » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:41 am

Josh- Nice job with the finish. That is the part most beginners struggle with. Those videos are pretty much the MO for most boatyards doing brightwork.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby boat21 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:59 pm

Wow that looks amazing! Any special techniques for working on a vertical surface? Avoiding runs?

I haven't heard you mention the rub rails since you trimmed the subdeck, will you be forming those yourself? The other stainless pieces turned out so well.

Must feel great great to be in the home stretch.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:51 pm

Carl, Matt, billy, Peter, 21, thank you guys!

The only change i made from the deck to the sides was brush type.

On the deck i rolled with a 6" foam hotdog roller and tipped the bubbles with a 4" bristle brush.

On the sides / transom (vertical surfaces) i rolled with the same 6" hotdog roller but this time i tipped the bubbles with a 4" foam brush, i made the change to foam brush on the sides because i had heard that the foam brushes put down a thinner film which in my mind meant less likelihood of runs, so far so good, peeled my tape tonight, very happy with the results, first coat done, time to sand and repeat.
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