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by Bluesman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

Re: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Thank you!
by Bluesman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

Re: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Thanks Everyone! Nice to make good progress..
by Bluesman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Almost ready to flip!
by Bluesman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - Lake County IL
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: New member - Lake County IL

Welcome! So you've got a couple of options in Chicagoland that I'm aware of, Rayner & Rinn-Scott in Bedford Park or you can try Owl Hardwoods in Des Plaines. I ordered mine from Rayner as they had a few 20 ft. Doug Fir beams in stock but they were left over from a special order that someone didn't n...
by Bluesman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beagle 1 Back Again
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Beagle 1 Back Again

Welcome!

Owl Hardwood over in Des Plaines (or Lombard & Oak Lawn) would be able to help you, they have material in stock. I have the luxury of the right tools to resaw and plane material but they will do it for you for a fee. I bought all my exterior planking there...
by Bluesman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 28
Views: 7439

Re: Ready for glass work

More progress..
by Bluesman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member intro, building either a Bayou or Importer
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: New member intro, building either a Bayou or Importer

Welcome! I agree with Hoodman, I've got a 91' Silverado K1500 5.7 LB and the Importer would be about my limit. The Dakotas were never that heavy.

Maybe keep your RV dreams but trade the truck? I'd pick a 3/4 ton at the very least.
by Bluesman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Need primer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Re: Need primer?

That is interesting Bill, I would think that suggestion is so any scratches won't show quite so much. Since most bottom paints are designed to wear away (ablative), I thought the point at which you can see the primer is an indicator that you need to re-do your paint?
by Bluesman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Decoration/Structural Hull skinning
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Decoration/Structural Hull skinning

I believe you need to vacuum bag carbon and heat the whole thing or you won't get proper resin penetration, at least that's the way I understand it. This is partly why it's so expensive, the vacuum chambers they use in a production setting aren't cheap.
by Bluesman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Need primer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Re: Need primer?

I'm glad you asked this cause' I'm almost there myself..
by Bluesman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 28
Views: 7439

Re: Ready for glass work

Thanks. First time is always the hardest, it's the unfamiliarity that I hate dealing with. F.U.D...
by Bluesman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 28
Views: 7439

Re: Ready for glass work

And the other side of the bottom is on... Whew!!
by Bluesman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Iowa
Replies: 15
Views: 6905

Re: New member from Iowa

No worries... I think that's frame #4 and if I recall it's supposed to be removable for notching as you've done.
by Bluesman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 28
Views: 7439

Re: Ready for glass work

More progress..
by Bluesman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 28
Views: 7439

Re: Ready for glass work

Yes, thank you! Really hard to tell where that bad section was at, I had to sand the crap out of it to get the color close to either side of it.

Now onto the bottom and the build up layers...

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