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by Fastjeff
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Renaming Boat
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Renaming Boat

I always use the hair dryer technique as well, but don't think the stern won't need repainting. You might try wet sanding the entire area with 400 down to 600 wet or dry (with water), then compounding. It MIGHT make the color shading acceptable, but... Jeff PS: Don't forget to follow the accepted ri...
by Fastjeff
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: For when you'd like to blast the hull / other metal parts...
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: For when you'd like to blast the hull / other metal parts...

Have one like it for years--and got it cheaply (of course). Great tool. The problem with these is that they go through sand at a ferocious rate and you have to constantly refill the hopper. Also, the sand has to be filtered to remove any semi-large stones that clog the nozzle. I made a screening dea...
by Fastjeff
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Source for 5/8" starboard marine anti slip
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Source for 5/8" starboard marine anti slip

I too went the aluminum way, screwing it down on the existing plywood deck. A few spots were rotted and needed replacement, so I used 1/2 inch exterior plywood with a shim to get the surface level. I sealed all around the perimeter with caulking to keep the wood below dry. A rug went on top of that,...
by Fastjeff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bimini Top
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Bimini Top

I used plywood when my bimini rotted away. Ugly but efficient. Survived a brutal snowstorm.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thinking about summer
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Thinking about summer

Got a photo of the truck with the tree damage?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Bottom Paint

Outstanding. Love to know the boat's name's "secret" meaning (if you don't mind). Jeff PS: To those of you contemplating orbital sanding 'under there', Harbor Freight sells a "water sander" that eliminates the toxic dust hazard--about 60 bucks. It's an air sander with a built in ...
by Fastjeff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Update Head
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Update Head

Nice work.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: New counter tops
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: New counter tops

Much better!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: New Curtains
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: New Curtains

The Admiral did ours with the same type material. Makes a HUGE difference on a hot day.

And who said Mothers-in-law are bad!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Cleaning Risers
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Cleaning Risers

Do yourself a favor and (if you can) and have those flanges surfaced by a machine shop. (They get out of flat over time.)

Be sure to silicone BOTH sides of the gasket with a THIN coating when reinstalling. and retighten the bolts after the motor fully warms up.

Jeff

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