Old Boat, new life...saga of my 1973 Silverton continues....

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by missinginaction, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. missinginaction
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    missinginaction Senior Member

    Hello everyone. I haven't posted much lately but lurk here almost everyday. Finally had the chance to snap a few pictures of my project boat today. It looks like a boat again!:D

    Thanks to everyone on this great forum who has taken the time to give advise. This forum has been my #1 source of information.

    First 4 photos show partially completed interior {shot from v-berth forward} companionway door and rear bulkhead. Last photo shows original companionway door. I fabricated the replacement door from 2 sheets of 1/2" ply laminated. The ply was prepped with one coat of System Three Clear Coat, two coats of System Three General Purpose Resin, one coat of Interlux epoxy primer and a couple of coats of Perfection. The window was obtained from a marine parts liquidator, it was intended to be a side window for a Bayliner of some type, I just adapted it for my door.

    Best Regards,

    MIA
     

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  2. missinginaction
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    Well, I finally brought the camera down to the boat again. Here's a couple of photos of the recent finishing. By the time you see these pictures, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of finish will be on the decks and cabin top. The goal is to get the paint finished and the glass installed before "Earl" potentially puts a damper :)rolleyes: ) on work for a few days.

    I hated to paint over the cabin roof especially but I'm way to lazy to go the varnish route. Oh well......

    Tell you all one thing though, it's a lotta work. I can see why guys give up on these projects. Worth it though, at least for me.

    MIA
     

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  3. Riccelli Yachts
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    Riccelli Yachts Yacht designer & Builder

    You have come a considerable way Grasshopper. So, what's going on, (in the finish) in the upper left hand side of the outside of that man hatch? Along the very upper vertical edge above the door handle? Thought I wouldn't notice I'll bet . . .
     
  4. missinginaction
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    missinginaction Senior Member

    Well, well.......good to see you here old friend.

    I was planning on sending you a note in the mail when this project is done in the spring.

    You've got me. Where are you looking, where the flash is reflected off the finish? That white Perfection rolls out to a nice mat finish if you don't tip it off. I edged the door with a piece if 1/2" aluminum angle. It's slightly tighter than I'd like in the frame but still closes nicely. If it causes any problems I can always make up another door.

    You're going to have to give me another clue.

    Regards,

    MIA
     
  5. Riccelli Yachts
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    Riccelli Yachts Yacht designer & Builder

    Middle image in your first post. The top of the door on the left vertical edge has a slightly different sheen, just above the door handle, which is I suspect a spot that didn't get tipped?
     
  6. missinginaction
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    I didn't tip them at all. Boy, you've got good eyes. I decided to forgo the tipping and leave the finish slightly mat which is what you get when you don't tip. I remember talking to Interlux about this and they old me that was an OK method with lighter colors. Won't work so well with dark. It may just be dust from faring and such. I tried to clean her up for the pictures but maybe I missed a spot.

    That mat finish gets you forgiveness for little sins in the substrate. I just finished the painting a couple of days ago. Used that Interlux Interskid on the decks and cabin top where people might walk. I'll never worry about falling off but I'm glad I have pictures of the finish before I painted.

    Anyhow, good to hear from you. Thanks for the reply and keep in touch.

    :)

    MIA
     

  7. PAR
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    Well I've changed back to my former screen name, many thanks to Jeff who must have worked all night on the task (actually, I haven't a clue how much of a job it might have been).

    Yep, I've used the exact technique to create semi gloss sections and provide some visual texture differences. Gloss it great, but your fairing (as you've found) better be top notch or it'll show like a big zit on your lower lip, as you ask for a kiss.
     
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