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by honestcharlie56
Wed May 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New member with questions, Sedan 32
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: New member with questions, Sedan 32

I'm 30.....everyone else stated it first so I don't want to be beat up for not following the threads common rule! My hat is off to you, Ed. You've chosen a great boat to look at. They can be manned single handed, but you need to have everything prepped and ready to go. Everything includes your plan,...
by honestcharlie56
Wed May 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: What has been your process for cleaning boat bottom?
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: What has been your process for cleaning boat bottom?

BarkleyDave, you go back to bare aluminum every four years? I just had mine dustless blasted and redone, we did the majority of the work and the bill came out to 6500. I will not be doing this every 4 years.
by honestcharlie56
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint
Replies: 19
Views: 5837

Re: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint

Ha, all the guys at my Shipyard were telling me to seriously consider the coal tar. The shipyard owners said its great....until you need to remove it for any kind of service (thru hulls, anodes, etc.). So I elected to go the normal route, which is the only route I've ever seen here or otherwise. May...
by honestcharlie56
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 53956

Re: Sunken 32`

A quick update for anyone concerned. They applied the first coat which was supposedly some kind of acid wash/etching primer system. It looked pretty good after a quick sanding. We used interlux water tite to fair the bottom, which was a pretty good product to work with. That being said, it damn well...
by honestcharlie56
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint
Replies: 19
Views: 5837

Re: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint

All the shrimpers here on the gulf coast use coal tar on anything steel under water.
by honestcharlie56
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 53956

Re: Sunken 32`

If I get a spare minute I will, it sounds interesting....and will probably make my insomnia much worse concerning this paint job!!
by honestcharlie56
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 53956

Re: Sunken 32`

I am quite aware of aluminum oxidizing the second its exposed to atmosphere. Like I said, its in the ship yards hands. We discussed etching primers and acid washes etc. I guess I'm more interested in the whole "do it the exact moment the blasting is done". Its literally impossible. The bla...
by honestcharlie56
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 53956

Re: Sunken 32`

It's in the marinas hands now. They scheduled blasting for sunday, welder for monday (who didn't show today), so who knows whats going to happen. The two brothers who own the shipyard are very knowledgeable and really do quality work, so I sure hope they do some prep work before painting. That being...
by honestcharlie56
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 53956

Re: Sunken 32`

Well we are on to Chapter 2 of Sunken 32. We pulled her a couple weeks ago for her yearly power wash and she was an absolute mess. Long story short.....we have now had the hull Dustless Blasted to bare aluminum and will be starting the welding/primer/paint process tomorrow.
by honestcharlie56
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: shaft alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 5338

Re: shaft alignment

I would think so. But I'm no expert.

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