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Old 11-09-2013, 11:38   #811
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Has anyone used G-10 on their deck after removing the teak? It appears G-10 1/8 or 1/4 with another layer of glass over the top and then non skid would be a good strong deck.

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I did hi density foam core with a heavier layup instead of Coosa due to weight concerns. G-10 weighs a lot more than Coosa. I was, however, dealing with 1/2" not 1/4". I think G-10 would be both overkill and cost prohibitive in the majority of cases, aside from weight concerns. Never seen it done, though I've replaced lots of big things like power boat toe rails and other wood work with it.
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Old 17-09-2013, 01:46   #812
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Sir, I respectfully request you provide pictures documenting your work on your boat to us. I was under the impression that this thread would be to showcase your superior work in outfitting your vessel. Hardly anyone else here has the benefit of a yard or the obvious talent you have acquired over the years. If anything, a picture is worth a thousand words. Posting pictures would then become a source for questions from the layman which you seem to desire. In this way your own work on your own vessel would initiate dialog.

I suspect you have a 'boatload' of pics to share.
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A whole lot. I will write you a treatise on basic bagging soon.
Minaret - did I miss your discussion of bagging or have you yet to get around to it?
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Old 22-09-2013, 08:15   #814
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

What a great thread! I've really enjoyed the opportunity to learn a bit about boat repair. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to include us in your refit. We're looking for a bluewater boat and we're considering Nauticats, love the Pilothouse. We're more interested in the 40 and 43 due to cost and handling concerns. I'm looking forward to a virtual tour of the boat when you're done. Hope to meet you one day on the water!
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Old 03-11-2013, 16:15   #815
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Great thread...

I've been wondering about the flexicat tools for the last few years. I suppose I should have bought some years ago.

I thought I was the only one that used a stiff 3M hookit board to make scratches and an air file to finish them off.

What sort of ratio do you use on the 407 mix for a slick coat? I've switched over to Awlgrip's Awlfair as my guys seem to mix a different batch of 407 every time they stir it in...

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Old 03-11-2013, 22:07   #816
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Great thread...

I've been wondering about the flexicat tools for the last few years. I suppose I should have bought some years ago.

I thought I was the only one that used a stiff 3M hookit board to make scratches and an air file to finish them off.

What sort of ratio do you use on the 407 mix for a slick coat? I've switched over to Awlgrip's Awlfair as my guys seem to mix a different batch of 407 every time they stir it in...

Zach

Yeah, I find temp control is important for getting consistent batches. If you start with cold resin it's much thicker than normal and doesn't need as much filler to thicken it to the untrained eye. Then, it heats up as it starts to kick and suddenly it's not as thick and you get hangers. A mixing machine helps, then you can tell the mixing guy "it's 35 cranks of the handle and 1 1/2 qt. pot scoops of filler". Air file and mud hog is definitely the way to go. I'll post some pics soon of the custom Hookit fairing boards I've been making out of Coosa and attaching to my air files, both short bed and long. Profiles and everything! I've never really liked Awlfair or Awlquick.
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Old 03-11-2013, 22:09   #817
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

This project splashes Dec. 4th, exactly one year to the day after haul out. I promise lots of pics before Christmas! But first I gotta sleep for a straight week...
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Minaret,

A mixing machine is a beautiful thing. I've got the lever beam dispenser, and that alone made it possible to stop buying drums and go back to pails. Makes for a lot less waste.

Is the alcohol wash you talked about for blush done with a rag or scotchbrite?

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:31   #819
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A mixing machine is a beautiful thing. I've got the lever beam dispenser, and that alone made it possible to stop buying drums and go back to pails. Makes for a lot less waste.

Is the alcohol wash you talked about for blush done with a rag or scotchbrite?

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2 rag technique.
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This project splashes Dec. 4th, exactly one year to the day after haul out. I promise lots of pics before Christmas! But first I gotta sleep for a straight week...
Wow, great news! Congrats, Minaret. You not only got your own boat completely refurbished, but just think how many other boat owners you helped out along the way. Looking forward to the pics . . . after you wake up!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:13   #821
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This project splashes Dec. 4th, exactly one year to the day after haul out. I promise lots of pics before Christmas! But first I gotta sleep for a straight week...
A well deserved rest, sir. And congratulations! We'll look forward to the pics after you get around to it.

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This is a super fine thread. I look forward to seeing pictures of her in the water.
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Congratulations Minaret! Wonderful news, can't wait to see more pics
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:53   #824
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Thanks you guys! There is light at the end of the tunnel, and this time I'm pretty sure it's NOT a locomotive!
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