WildCherry's newest project. pics to follow

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by WildCherry, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. WildCherry
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    WildCherry Junior Member

    So I got an old beat up j 24 after hurricane Katrina. Some core damage to the forward bow. some deck repairs from stanchions, other thaen that its not a bad boat. The biggest problem im faceing is the bottom. 20 years of the worlds worst boat yards bottom jobs are on her. I used a paint stripper to remove the top 5-10 layers. now Im at what appears to be an epoxy barrier coat. There are a zillion blisters on the bottom. Debateing a peel job. but tempted to sand some and see what I can grind off of it first.
     

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  2. water addict
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    water addict Naval Architect

    Not a bad boat?

    Just goes to show varying levels of interpreting reality....
     
  3. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Oh, wateraddict, it's nothing a few thousand bucks and a few thousand hours can't fix :D
     
  4. WildCherry
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    WildCherry Junior Member

    time and money. Aint that what makes a boat good? haha.

    Well as you can see the bottom is the hardest part. I started sanding the paint some jusdt to see what was there. The gelcoat blisters sanded out. well most of them. So I dont think its completly waterlogged. There are a few bad spots where a tree or something underneath, poked some holes into the bottom. All and all it wont be to bad. Other than the bottom.

    The biggest problem is its 100 freakin degrees here and it hurts to work to hard.
     

  5. WildCherry
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    WildCherry Junior Member

    Oh and remember Im the one that brought you Wild Cherry the sunken sov 30 that needed everything.
     

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