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Old 04-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #21
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...Excellent job, pretty shinning,

Is it the Rainha Jannota fever?
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #22
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Nope, I'm wrong. Don is right, it is a 25-6MO. Haven't used that one before. Looks very appropriate for an exhaust riser.

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Old 04-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #23
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Don
...Excellent job, pretty shinning,

Is it the Rainha Jannota fever?
I'm afraid that you have started something, Fernando.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:08 PM   #24
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Well, I hope you get it all done just right, Don. Then when you're finished with that Sabre and ready for something faster, I can buy it from you for a song...probably still tied up for free behind Parks' shop.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:05 PM   #25
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Real mirror like finish, just out of curiousity why the new to paint on what looks like a fairly new vessel?
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #26
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Real mirror like finish, just out of curiousity why the new to paint on what looks like a fairly new vessel?

Good question. The black was gelcoat. The boat is approaching 10 years old this year. She has been in mostly Southern waters all that time. The sun really works on the black. The gelcoat was still OK, but getting harder and harder to buff and wax the way I wanted it. Paint is a less pourous surface than gelcoat. It is easier to take care of. It just seemed to be getting near the end of its cosmetic life. It should now just take a cleaning and application of sealer a couple of times a year.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:46 PM   #27
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Looks good Don! I would love to do that to mine, but I can buy a lot diesel and not have to worry every time I got within a 100 yards to anything!
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:02 PM   #28
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Looks good Don! I would love to do that to mine, but I can buy a lot diesel and not have to worry every time I got within a 100 yards to anything!
Yeah, Scott mentioned rafting with scruffy fenders. I thought that was what dinghies are for.

We've gotten through so far without scratching her up. Hopefully, it will continue that way. However, a skilled painter can touch up Alexseal. One of the dock hand kids at St. Michaels Marina put a nasty scratch on the corner of my Mainship. It was painted with AwlCraft 2000. It touched up nicely.
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"Parks, I expect no less than personal service. How long can I dock behind your store? "

When are you coming to Miami? I might arrange a special dockage rate. I usually just double the rate for TF members,
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That looks great. I'm glad I'm not paying for it though. If I had a paint job like that I would rent the slip next to mine and keep the boat in the middle, away from both finger piers.
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That looks great. I'm glad I'm not paying for it though. If I had a paint job like that I would rent the slip next to mine and keep the boat in the middle, away from both finger piers.


Terrific looking paint job, Don. She'll be a standout anywhere, but especially if you take her home to Tennessee some time.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #32
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Looks really good Don. If we hook up I promise not to get too close, my 20 yo oxidized gel coat may rub off.

I just replaced my 2 risers because of a design flaw. They are SS but I used what the mechanic thought was best, so don't know the quality of SS. They however were bought from a Cummins distributor, so they better be good.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:24 PM   #33
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Terrific looking paint job, Don. She'll be a standout anywhere, but especially if you take her home to Tennessee some time.
Ian, the Sabre will probably never get to Tennessee. I have been cruising on the coast for over 40 years on and off. Few people around home even know of my cruising. They just think of me as Builder Don. One of my friends met through boating on the coast visited. His wife said that she didn't know he did all this. She just thought I was an old boat guy. Well the old part was correct.
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One side of the hull is done other than buffing and polishing. The gold cove striping and boot striping are yet to be done.
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That's it I'm not posting anymore pics of my roll and tip . How do you erase old pics . Man this looks really good .
Hahaha i thought, right, mental note, no paint pics of AXE loll lol

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She's finished and out of the yard. Whew! finally.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:36 PM   #37
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Ah,....one day to have a paint job like that! Awesome, Don. Cruise with arrogance!
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Don,

Absolutely spectacular!

Moonstruck . . . . the Belle of the Ball.

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Hey Guys, Thanks. I can't take credit for anything but picking the paint and the painter. He is an artist and perfectionist. Roger Rucker, I can't recommend him highly enough. Not cheap, but one of the best.
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