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Old 18-07-2011, 07:42   #1
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Hull Work in Slip Is a !@#$% !

The Pearson's hull is in desperate need of a good sanding and polishing. Plus it has a stripe (not boot stripe, the one under rub rail) that is half worn off and the name on the boat (being changed) is a nasty cracked and faded decal. So yesterday I decided to dive in...not literally. Sanding off the stripe wasn't terribly hard and getting the old decal off took patience and a heat gun. But sanding the hull...geez Louise (that's the new name) that is tough. I was thinking if I could get a small boat I could shove the project against one side of the slip and work from the small boat next to it. Also I've heard of healing the boat over in the slip using a halyard or something, but not sure how to do that. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.
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We painted or Mariner 40 Sea Trek from the boot stripe to the masthead with AwlGrip and all done in the water. Even the pros remarked how it looked like it had been sprayed by a professional. We did it from a work platform that the marina used for dock repairs. It is not fun and it is difficult. We plan to paint our trawler Beach House, but this time I will haul out and do it. Chuck

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Old 18-07-2011, 12:36   #3
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Waterwayguy...thanks for the picture. The platform will work for me perfectly. I found a foam company here in Dallas, TX and called them. I told him I wanted to float a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood to be used as a work platform next to a boat. He told me to build a frame of 2" X 4" turned on edge to attach the plywood deck to. For maximum stability he said to use four blocks, one on each corner. I'm picking up the blocks tomorrow. 24" long X 16" wide X 12" deep. He said they will float up to 600 lbs and can be glued to the underside of the wood platform with Liquid Nails (for foam). A couple of deck cleats in the corners and I should be all set. Thanks again.
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Re: Hull Work in Slip Is a !@#$% !

Good to hear. Just be really, really careful with extension cords. They don't like going for a swim.
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Good to hear. Just be really, really careful with extension cords. They don't like going for a swim.
Yes I will be careful. Thinking of rigging some kind of bungy system to keep the cord up.
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Re: Hull Work in Slip Is a !@#$% !

Power cords and water: Please do use a GFI in the cord!
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I made one!
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Great job. Now the real fun starts. Chuck
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