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Old 09-28-2020, 12:12 PM   #121
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Thank you for the compliment. It is a ton of work!

The weather is certainly a challenge, we have less heat here, but more humidity.

My first coat of the topcoat cured to a matte finish in almost the entire painted area, this was due to painting in the evening and as the temperature dropped through the night the temp/dewpoint spread narrowed to where we had ground fog and moisture may have even condensed on the surface. I've been painting in the morning since then, but I have to wait until the temp comes up away from the dew point, surfaces are dried but before the sun/wind/temperature becomes an issue. Lower areas of the boat have more protection from my makeshift tent, so I've been focused on the areas that are more exposed while the weather is as good as it's going to get.

I've decided to hold off on doing the decks to this level this season. I'm going to clean/scuff and make only repairs to potential leak areas then paint with a simple one part paint for now and get back to the water. I'm not willing to spend the 3-4 months it would take to do a top level job on them right now, I'll do that at a later date.

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I know how much work this is. We rolled and tipped a 30í boat in Tucson. The weather made it very difficult to do in that it got over 85 degrees by 6AM. We had to be done painting by then. Yours looks beautiful.
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:25 PM   #122
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We were painting the flybridge and had a great day painting without any sags, etc. Came back the next day to a matte finish. We realized that the dew point made a difference. Had to do another coat and from then on we watched the dew point and didnít have any more issues. On our current boat we used Kiwigrip on the decks. It is a latex paint and it covers a multitude of small defects. Very good nonskid. Easy to repair but it takes quite a bit of grinding to get it off to do a repair.
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Old 09-28-2020, 01:44 PM   #123
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The bronze of the packing nut was corroded and had expanded the I.D. enough that it was tight to the shaft. I ended up carefully cutting it off, the stainless shaft was in good shape. Not a fun job, I'm glad it's done.

Unfortunately I'm dealing with the same problem 😒
I was able to move it about 5" in 5 hours... although it is turning now, but still very stiff.
I might have to look for my grinder too!
SBman, do you still have your old packing gland?

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Do you have any pics of the full boat as of today?
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Old 09-28-2020, 02:27 PM   #125
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Unfortunately I'm dealing with the same problem 😒
I was able to move it about 5" in 5 hours... although it is turning now, but still very stiff.
I might have to look for my grinder too!
SBman, do you still have your old packing gland?
I have the one from the other side that I didn't have to cut off. The cut off was thrown away. Too much de-zincification to even be worth scrap. I have 1.75" shafts and 3" stern tubes, what size are you working with?
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Do you have any pics of the full boat as of today?
No, the boat is in a makeshift tent with only a couple of feet of clearance on either side. It won't emerge for full hull shots until the painting is completed. Once I get the trim stripe painted and hardware re-mounted I'll make some overall flybridge/cabin pics.
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This is a familiar image! That was not a fun job. When I cut it off, I cut a very large v-groove in it and then slowly, carefully ground away the bronze until the shaft started to poke through. With the wide cut I was able to clearly see as the bronze got very thin. It took a couple of hours being very careful to do this without damaging the shaft. When I saw the prices for bronze stuffing boxes, I decided to install PSS Dripless instead of replacing with same. The dripless was cheaper than the Buck Algonquin traditional stuffing boxes and I will enjoy a dry bilge on my fiberglass boat.
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I have the one from the other side that I didn't have to cut off. The cut off was thrown away. Too much de-zincification to even be worth scrap. I have 1.75" shafts and 3" stern tubes, what size are you working with?

Same boat, same stuffing box,same running gear.
1 3/4" shaft & 3" stern tube spinning 26" X 25" prop.
What do you want for your old packing gland?
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Do you have any full exterior shots yet? Very interested to see how it turned out!
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Do you have any full exterior shots yet? Very interested to see how it turned out!
No, the boat is in a makeshift tent with only a couple of feet of clearance on either side. It won't emerge for full hull shots until the painting is completed. Once I get the trim stripe painted and hardware re-mounted I'll make some overall flybridge/cabin pics.

EDIT: I see that was for RuffRyder.. Any pics RuffRyder?
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Oh yes ��
My girl is just primered one coat for now... I waited, also wanted to make sure none of my blisters won't come back.
Good thing I did because I originally planned to with Total boat Wet Edge, but after watching more Boat works on Tube & Scott's great results,
I'll be switching to Alexseal also.



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Old 10-01-2020, 01:01 PM   #132
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Scottwb96: Do you still have your Uniflite? I saw that you were looking to upgrade to something bigger.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:12 PM   #133
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I've designed a replacement window latch for my boat, and sourced all 316 SS hardware to install it with. I've printed some test samples with my 3D printer and am now having a few commercially printed in Nylon for test fitting. Looking forward to having the window latches operational again.

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Old 10-14-2020, 10:25 AM   #134
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The progress continues. It feels slow with after work and weekends being the time I have to work, but it is moving forward. Focus is on getting the boat weather proof before any rains start, windows going back in this week. Finished up the accent stripes and polished the stainless steel for re-installation.

I am pleased with the results, it isn't 100% perfect, and I know where every single defect/issue is at, but it looks pretty good and from a few feet away it looks pretty great. The alexseal paint is supposed to be able to accept buffing and polishing, so at some point in the future (a year or three) I will attempt to do some minor touch ups to defects and buff/polish them in. Not at this time though!

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so inspiring to watch your progress! I like to do a lot of the work myself as well. Very cool what you did with the window latches!!!

Paint on the fly bridge looks PRISTINE!!! VERY WELL DONE!!!

My gelcoat (1989) has definitely faded and has it's "issues" in a few areas that I want to address. Was debating gel/paint, looking at yours, I am definitely leaning towards paint now...
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so inspiring to watch your progress! I like to do a lot of the work myself as well. Very cool what you did with the window latches!!!

Paint on the fly bridge looks PRISTINE!!! VERY WELL DONE!!!

My gelcoat (1989) has definitely faded and has it's "issues" in a few areas that I want to address. Was debating gel/paint, looking at yours, I am definitely leaning towards paint now...
If you are just touching up a small area, I'd try to stay with Gel Coat and buff/polish/blend it in. The prep work for a full paint job is a huge effort! For mine, I had tons of issues, hundreds of areas that needed work and the gel coat was 45 years old and completely flat/faded/powdery, so retaining as the finish was not an option.

I should have the 3D printed latches arriving in the mail in the next few days, excited to try them with the freshly cleaned/installed windows and all new SS hardware.
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Nicely done. I like the hatch latches.
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Reglazing Uniflite fixed windows

I was cleaning up the windows to put them back on the boat. I had ordered some weather seal strip from Sea Cure Technologies in Seattle to replace the worn weather seal, I was thinking this would fix any potential leaks in the windows before I re-installed them.

Removing the strip on the first window, I accidentally cracked the glass. Not good. I also discovered that the bond between the frame and the glass is no longer any good and someone had put a bunch of silicone caulking in there to try to stop the leaking. Even worse.

Replacing the glass turns out to be quite difficult. Sourcing it is, well impossible. It's a 3/16" Laminated Safety glass. Nobody seems to make any form of 3/16" laminated glass anymore, only 1/4" is available. The glass was mounted with a cork/rubber sticky tape that also no longer seems to be available, but that tape is 1/16" thick.

So, the plan is to mount new 1/4" glass with windshield adhesive and get most of the 1/16" inch back by not having the tape in there.

So I then decided to look more closely at the other windows and they are all obviously having the same issue with adhesion of the glass to frame, and I can see random silicone put in each of them. By working carefully I can remove the weather stripping and the glass without any damage. It's not easy, but it is possible.

I have 4 windows to reseal in this manner, all of the forward and side fixed pane windows. I've decided I'll paint the frames while I'm at it because... can of worms.
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