Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #21
Guru
 
Portuguese's Avatar
 
City: Salvador - BA
Vessel Name: Rainha Jannota
Vessel Model: Curruira 46
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 667
Don
...Excellent job, pretty shinning,

Is it the Rainha Jannota fever?
__________________
Now retired and cruising in calm waters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainha_jannota/
Portuguese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #22
Guru
 
Northern Spy's Avatar
 
City: Powell River, BC
Vessel Name: Northern Spy
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 26
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,866
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.

PS: MONEL is a brand name. Made by the same company.
Northern Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #23
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portuguese View Post
Don
...Excellent job, pretty shinning,

Is it the Rainha Jannota fever?
I'm afraid that you have started something, Fernando.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #24
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: 1977 Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,694
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.
__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al FJB

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 12:05 PM   #25
Guru
 
City: LI or Fla
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,148
Real mirror like finish, just out of curiousity why the new to paint on what looks like a fairly new vessel?
Marlinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #26
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlinmike View Post
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.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 04:46 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
knotheadcharters's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville, FL
Vessel Name: Amar la Vida
Vessel Model: 1989 Carver Californian 48' MY
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 338
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!
knotheadcharters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 05:02 PM   #28
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by knotheadcharters View Post
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.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 09:52 PM   #29
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar
 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,136
"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,
HopCar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 09:31 AM   #30
Guru
 
rwidman's Avatar
 
City: North Charleston, SC
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,753
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.
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 10:45 AM   #31
Guru
 
angus99's Avatar
 
City: Signal Mtn., TN
Vessel Name: Stella Maris
Vessel Model: Defever 44
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
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.
angus99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 10:48 AM   #32
Guru
 
timjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,920
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.
__________________
Tim
Tampa Bay
Carver 355 ACMY Twin Cummins Diesels Sold
timjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #33
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by angus99 View Post


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.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 08:00 AM   #34
Guru
 
City: Perth
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonstruck View Post
One side of the hull is done other than buffing and polishing. The gold cove striping and boot striping are yet to be done.
That's sexy mate!

Sent from iPad using Trawler App
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 08:02 AM   #35
Guru
 
City: Perth
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pack Mule View Post
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

Sent from iPad using Trawler App
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #36
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
She's finished and out of the yard. Whew! finally.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0487.jpg   IMG_0482.jpg  
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #37
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,182
Ah,....one day to have a paint job like that! Awesome, Don. Cruise with arrogance!
__________________
Larry

"When life gets hard, eat marshmallows”.
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 09:41 PM   #38
Guru
 
Northern Spy's Avatar
 
City: Powell River, BC
Vessel Name: Northern Spy
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 26
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,866
Wow!
Northern Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:15 PM   #39
Guru
 
LarryM's Avatar
 
City: League City, TX
Vessel Name: Pelago
Vessel Model: Wellcraft 3300 Coastal
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,054
Don,

Absolutely spectacular!

Moonstruck . . . . the Belle of the Ball.

Larry
LarryM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #40
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,276
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.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012