Redneck...10 hours and $75.00 start to finish

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by lewisboats, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. lewisboats
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    These are wild Canadians that have claimed the lake as home...at least for the summer. Don't know about the winter yet though. They usually waddle into the water when you get to within 15 feet or so.
     
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    Well...She's primed and will see topcoat 1 tonight hopefully. Choice has been made...Green out and Almond in.

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  3. lewisboats
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    Aha...beat any responses! Got the first coat of paint on...looks good. Unfortunately...I will have to spring for a second can of paint...I don't have enough left over for the second coat. I shoulda used house paint... I have some leftovers that might have worked. Oh Well...it should keep things dry I hope.

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    Hmmm...don't think I'll get that second coat on today. Quite humid and there is a good chance of rain. The first coat is still tender...but it was fairly cool last night. Perhaps today as it warms up it will harden up a bit more. I might be able to get it on this evening but I won't hold my breath. What I might do is get a coat done on the inside if it doesn't rain.
     
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    looking good. what kind of paint are you using?
     
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    Outside is Rustoleum Door paint...designed for severe exposure...thought I'd give it a try. The other is plain old Rustoleum. Don't forget...this thing hasn't even been flashed by a sheet of sanding paper let alone been touched by one. Closest thing that has come near it has been a 60 grit flap disk on my grinder. Any resemblance to a nice even coated paint job would be strictly coincidence. Think Work Boat...fish guts, dirty shoes and paws, mud, blood and beer. Hose it out when you get home to get the big lumpy stuff out/off and that's it.
     
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    And on that note...I think I might just paint the bottom of the inside green too...because of the mud, blood and beer. Might not show up quite so much as the almond. It will also show the primer if there is a scratch deep enough to penetrate and it will stand out more so I can fix it quicker.
     
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    interesting. Let us know how it holds up. Has regular rustoleum worked well for you in the past? I've only used latex house paint and would be interested in something more durable next time around.
     
  9. wardd
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    green is sorta camo

    be sure you keep it spot painted
     
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    Pure frustration!!!!...I was putting on the second coat on the bottom and knocked the can of paint over...spilled a cup and a half or so. Just enough so I couldn't finish the bottom. Oh...well says I...I needed to have some touch-up stuff anyways so I got another (third) can of paint. Since then it has been raining, misting, hugely humid or otherwise not conducive to painting. I wanted to splash it this weekend...but instead it sits on the table waiting for the finish of the bottom and a second coat inside to be done while upside down. That is so any drips and splashed don't land on the sole and I can get at all the stuff that is up and under when the boat is upright. Of course...the weekend is supposed to be gorgeous but I'll have to use it to paint instead of trying the boat out. Hopefully Monday I'll be able to get it into the water. I still have to generate an HIN and print up a certificate of origin...if I can remember which computer has the template... I haven't made one in a few years. I'll be unable to put it on any state lakes where DNR lurks until I get it's numbers on it. I'll post pics of the finished boat and when it gets wet...
     
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    10 hours , huh?
     
  12. lewisboats
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    Ok...I already admitted that I had exceeded the actual BUILD time...although 2 people could probably do it spread over 3 or 4 days (drying/curing time). I am around 15 hours including stupid mistakes and re-dos. Went over on the budget too...should have figured for about $100 to maybe $125 if I wanted to get a bit fancy. Unfortunately...to feed my habit I work 80 or so hours/week which actually consumes about 90 hours/week and I take the dog to socialize and walk for around 2-3 hours/day after work in the morning. doesn't leave a whole lot of left over time to a) sleep and b) actually spend building the boat (which sometimes had to be re-setup or uncovered or otherwise maneuvered into position prior to commencing work). Plus you lose momentum having to stop and start on a project so many times...heck...sometimes I get out there and spend a few minutes just trying to figure out what I need to do. If I were to actually get a day off more than once every 5-8 weeks (and didn't manage to sleep through most of it) I might have been able to pull it off in about 12 hours build time. As it is...I think I did pretty good...I still have all my appendages, I only lost a drop or two of blood, all my tools still work and I didn't break anything worth a damn...Truly a successful build in my book.
     
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  13. wardd
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    yea, you can do 10 hours worth of work in 15-20 hours straight or you can do 10 hours worth of work one hour at a time in 50 hours
     
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    Well...Hi-Ho Hi-Ho..
    see you tomorrow!
     

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    Somehow I missed this thread until now. But I just read it, and enjoyed it immensely.

    It's a biotch when life and reality screw with a schedule and budget, ain't it?:D

    But it's looking good anyway....waiting for pic's of it on the water.
     
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