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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:10 pm

Very cool Josh. Are you getting ready for all the questions you'll have to answer when you reveal it later this year? She's a looker!!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby JoeM » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:51 pm

That is looking great!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:43 pm

Goodies on order.....

Closed base cleats
Skene bow chocks
Stern light w/pole and socket
Bow bi color light with staff socket
Step pads
Windshield brackets (tomorrow)
Bumpers (fenders)
Fuel fill port
Stainless through hull fittings

Not alot left to finish up...... 8) 8) 8)
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Evan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:01 am

Looks great. I imagine it looks even better in person.

It will be a long wait until launch day.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 pm

Well three steps forward and two steps back, seven days ago i coated the deck in epoxy, i mixed a 12oz batch, rolled and tipped the entire deck with the same batch, roller, bush etc. From the front dash back it cured rock hard, no issues, however the entire bow is sticky / gummy seven days later, i cannot expain why this happened but it's not the first time, spent five hours scraping the deck back to bare wood, sanding smooth, wiping down and recoating......son of a..... it would make sense if these sections were seperate batches then an explanation could be mix ratio, duration etc. But the same batch. No comprende. EPOXY IS THE DEBIL. :evil:
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:34 pm

This is probably a stupid question but, how long and thoroughly did you mix?

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:35 am

hoodman wrote:This is probably a stupid question but, how long and thoroughly did you mix?


Not a stupid question at all, i mix every batch for two minutes (set a timer) but thoroughly might be the culprit, i mixed a 12oz batch in a 16oz cup, not alot of extra room for a vigorous mixing, on todays recoat i mixed two seperate 6oz batches for a timed two minutes, then combined them into a 24oz cup and mixed for an additional minute, tonights recoat went green in about three hours and now (8hrs later) appears almost fully cured, that is keeping my painters shanty at about 70 degrees the entire time. I think your onto something.....
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:35 am

Yeah, that could be it. I use a quart size cup for a batch that big. Make sure you scrape the sides and swirl around in the middle as you mix, turn the cup etc. I've never set a timer. I mix until my I get tired of mixing and then mix a little bit more. Probably 2-3 minutes total. When it's colder you especially have to mix longer because it's so much thicker. From my experience when it's well mixed the viscosity starts to loosen up a little. I'm using a different brand from you though.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm

Well we are back in business, after an epoxy oopsie, scraping, recoat and resand the second coat of poxy shield went on the deck today and WOW! Now we're talking, much flatter finish with good gloss, hopefully my new mixing method works out and it cures just as it looks wet. looks like maybe one more epoxy coat to go then test fit all deck hardware, final auto clear coat and finish assembly. HOME STRETCH!!! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby BarnacleMike » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:21 pm

Home stretch, indeed! Look at that. Gorgeous.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby jenko » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:30 am

good shit :D

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby JimmY » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:03 am

8)
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby PeterG » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 am

Looking great, really sharp!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 am

Youre gonna have a lot more free time this summer.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:31 am

She's a beauty


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