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Old 04-04-2019, 09:27 AM   #41
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Great job and you'll feel great when its all done knowing you did it, standing up there - your chest will puff out just a little further! lol
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:43 AM   #42
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"Yep it’s all the small stuff that eats up your time, but it all has to be done.

This is known as the 90/90 rule.

90% of the work takes 90% of the time,

The remaining work also takes 90% of the time.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:08 PM   #43
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Our boat deck has been removed.

90/90 rule, that makes perfect sense!

Doesn’t look like much progress was made but this weekend we hit a milestone: the new decking is glued and screwed onto the frames.

I also decided to add a second layer of plywood laterally that will end about 8” shy of the edges of the boat deck - further stiffening the deck and creating a “gutter” to help shed rainwater out and aft (I still need to cut long plywood triangles to fit between the two laterally installed full sheets.

It’s almost time to start rounding over edges and prepping for fiberglass.

I can see the end and hope to be back out on the water in late May early June.

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Old 04-07-2019, 09:35 PM   #44
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Looks nice, good work.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:33 PM   #45
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Our boat deck has been removed.

It's been a minute since I last posted about this project. Progress was stalled for a few weeks in April because we were traveling but we got back at it in May. These pics don't show too much progress but the carpentry is complete, everything is glued, screwed, rounded, filled, faired and sanded. Fiberglass supplies are onboard and if we get a decent weather window this coming weekend the glass will go on.

I also finished the decommissioning of the upper flybridge controls, wiring, hydraulic steering systems, lines and gauges.

Can't wait to get everything done and get back out on the water.

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:18 PM   #46
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Work looks great so far. Keep us in the loop and keep the photos coming, they are great.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:19 AM   #47
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Our boat deck has been removed.

Glass is down. 2 layers of 1.5 ounce bixaial cloth and about 8 gallons of resen later this is the result. Gelcoat and final coat (wax) does on today.

Lots of trimming, sanding, filling and fairing ahead. And sanding followed by more sanding.

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Old 05-29-2019, 04:27 PM   #48
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Our boat deck has been removed.

First coat of gelcoat down. Hope to a get the second coat on today and then the cure coat.

This part goes super fast. Clearly the gelcoat is tricking me into believing that I’m almost done.

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Old 05-29-2019, 04:41 PM   #49
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That's gonna make one heck of a dance floor.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:58 PM   #50
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Looking good. We just refinished and recaulked our teak sundeck, your way may have been the way to go.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:45 AM   #51
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After lots of grinding, sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding....we have the three coats of gelcoat down on the "gutters" and smooth areas. Today is re-attaching the railings and putting down KiwiGrip.

Then end is near.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:08 PM   #52
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Sorry if I missed it...but what non skid have you decided on? Kiwi Grip ?
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Looking good. We have Kiwigrip on our decks and love it. Just don’t have to sand it off, it is really tough. I had to use 40 grit in a belt sander to get some off to do a glass repair under it. Impressively tough.
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Funny you ask...we just put KiwiGrip down today. An amazing product, easy to get good results (pro tip = use a LOT of KiwiGrip) and we're blown away at the results.
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Looks great, good work!
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:26 AM   #56
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Very nice! Have been very happy with my Kiwigrip decks.

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Great work. The Kiwigrip sure looks like the way to go. This project turned out very nice.
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It looks great! I know you're happy to be able to start enjoying the fruits of your efforts now. It's more satisfying to be able to do the work yourself. Or at least that's the excuse I have because I couldn't afford to pay someone to do the work that we needed done on our boat! Gotta love the fiberglass grinding labor that Kiwi grip saves. I rebuilt our Carolina Skiff and I barely had to sand and fair the floor repair because the Kiwi (or whatever equivalent non-skid I used) completely hid the seams.
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