Building a La Paz 24

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Looks very sharp... crisp, clean lines and nice curves.

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I like it!

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Thanks fellas.

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Bringing it up to date.
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Very NICE !!
What kind of paint process did you use?
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Thank you, Ken.

Following the fairing with US composites fairing compound/epoxy, I followed with Alexseal products. First with Superbuild 302 high build primer, then followed with their finish primer (after sanding). Sanded that, then 2-3 coats of Alexseal 501 Topcoat (sanding between coats w 400 grit); Thunderstorm Gray (dark gray), Pegasus Gray, and Matterhorn White. All rolled I should add.
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Rolled you say?
Excellant !
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Very nice.
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Beautiful work!
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Awesome!!!

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Very nice!
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Thank you all.
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I guess it's time to update my build.

March, 2021 I ordered a trailer; "8-10 weeks" I was told. Knowing it would be a while I went back to daily employment and just did a little work on my console. Well, 8 weeks went by, then 10 ..... 12.... . I went to wash my boat down one day and had a sickening feeling as I saw 8-10 hairline cracks in my lift strakes. Some cracks were 3-4", one was about 18". Figuring it was more than just the paint, I sanded down to the wood and sure enough the Sapele was cracked (first pic shows a short one).

So I stripped all the lift strakes down to the wood, the surrounding hull as well for about 4" on either side. Man, this was difficult, "ruining" all my work. I filled the cracks with epoxy then glassed over the strakes their entire length with 2 layers of 8.7 oz biaxial.
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Naturally, I then had to refair and repaint. From the time I ordered the trailer until the time I finished painting, 7 months. And I still didn't have a trailer. In retrospect, I wish I would have just build a cradle and rolled it over from the get-go. Here it is, version 2.0. First primed, then painted.
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Console work as well during this time.
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