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by cusoak
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

I would not go any finer than the 80 grit for now.
Put on a 2 good coats of primer . Following any sanding the primer call for in between coats.
Then you will need to sand smooth again. I would not sand past 100 grit at this point.
What do you plan on using for your bottom coat.
Jeff
by cusoak
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Rustoleum Boat Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 6661

Re: Rustoleum Boat Paint

I am restoring a plywood row boat. Stripped all the paint off an used west system to fiberglass the bottom. I wanted a Gloss color on for the bottom. Did not want antifouling paint, as the boat will not sit in the water for long periods of time. So I used Rustoleum Gloss black oil based Enamel Paint...
by cusoak
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

Can you post pictures of you boat or your test samples.
Jeff
by cusoak
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

Sounds like you are on the right track.
jeff
by cusoak
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

Now that I think about you comment using the heat gun to dry the stain, I have this to say. When you put the Smiths on you ( if you put enough coats on for it to do it's job) are gluing the fibers together which is what it is supposed to do. Thus making it difficult for the stain to penetrate the wo...
by cusoak
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

Lets start over here, First what type of wood are you using? How many coats of Smiths are you putting on? It makes difference. In my experience the use of a heat gun to dry stain is not a good then to do. It should flash off ( dry) by itself. If you are still getting moisture it is likely due to hig...
by cusoak
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

I just read Smiths sheet on using Cpes on mahogany with stain. It Says that you should not use water based stains with Cpes. Just FYI. With oil based stains the ones that fill the fibers of the wood 48 hrs is not long enough for it to cure to put anything over it. You might be able to spray somethin...
by cusoak
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: water based stain
Replies: 20
Views: 7805

Re: water based stain

Could you elaborate on what happened when you put west and system three over the oil based stain. I have used Smiths CPES on both my Zip I built and My 66 Century Mahogany boat. What I did was to stain the boat first with an oil based filler stain. let dry completely for at least 2 days. Then apply ...
by cusoak
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

I want to pass along a process that I discovered one day while surfing the web. It is in regards to laying out fiberglass cloth on wood or anything. What the video showed was a guy covering the bottom of a boat with 1 piece of cloth. I know when I did my Zip I had a hard time getting 1/2 of the bott...
by cusoak
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Here are 2 pictures of my skeg. Because th bottom is not flat where you are going to put it it will rock side to side. So cut a grove in the center of it that will allow it ti sit over the point where the 2 pieces of ply wood come together. Pre drill and counter sink the screw holes. Attach it to ch...
by cusoak
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

No bolts, just screws through the bottom and into the keel along with epoxy to hold it in place. Then epoxy and fiberglass cloth over it to protect it against abrasion.
Jeff
by cusoak
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Yes you want to screw it to the keel.
I think that I only used 4 screws to hold it down, with epoxy under it.
Then fiberglassed it to protect the wood I used white oak for mine.
Jeff
by cusoak
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

One other thing do you plan on putting a Skeg on the bottom?
I think they need one.
Jeff
by cusoak
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97825

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Sounds like a plan. What is your idea for the decking Stain or paint. Do you have a lay out for the cockpit Trailer I have one comment. The Zip has a very flat bottom and what I found is that they are hard to keep straight on the trailer when they are winched up and pulled out still floating. What I...
by cusoak
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 209116

Re: Utility build

Hey I also like the contrast between the color of your inside of your boat and the dark color on your seats.
Nice job.
Jeff

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