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Post by Bugpac » 23 Jul 2009, 18:19

Man, I been anxious as hell to get working on the interior, My boat has sat idle for 5 or 6 days now, Ups left a message that cod for the steel flex would arrive tomorrow, Hope to get it covered in the afternoon... :mrgreen:

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Post by Bugpac » 23 Jul 2009, 19:26

Another question, what do i need for lighting to be legal after dark? My boat had the holes but no masts etc...

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Post by ben2go » 23 Jul 2009, 19:51

Bugpac wrote:Another question, what do i need for lighting to be legal after dark? My boat had the holes but no masts etc...

You need these on the front.

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And one of these on the rear.This can also be used for an anchor light.

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Post by Bugpac » 24 Jul 2009, 16:47

Little progress, After i got the steel flex i noticed it said grind to 50 or greater, so i went over the boat with a 36 grit air grinder and cleaned it back off, here is coat 1, took 2 quarts, plan on coat 2 in about 2 hrs or so, I will likely use about 3 qts so it bleeds the roller marks out, says the thicker the faster it dries and roller marks disappear... Anyhow for those who have used this stuff, How long should i wait to flip it back over and set it on the trailer?
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Post by ober51 » 24 Jul 2009, 23:17

Nice, it looks darker in the second, or is it light like the first?

You'll lnow when to flip it, it will be cured and slick like glass. By morning I bet.
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Post by Bugpac » 25 Jul 2009, 00:38

it is more like the first, I think the second is the lighting is all, It has already slicked over like glass about 1/2 hour ago... Stuff was super sticky for sure...

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Post by ben2go » 25 Jul 2009, 19:31

I'd give it a full 24 hours before rolling.

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Post by clent586 » 26 Jul 2009, 08:46

I like it! This may be the first step I take on my new project. Is it similar to JB weld after it hardens? Just trying to get an idea.

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Post by Bugpac » 26 Jul 2009, 12:33

It is hard as heck, It says it can be machined, I think similar yes, but from what i have seen this stuff is 10x more adhesive than jb weld IMO...

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Post by Bugpac » 26 Jul 2009, 12:35

ben2go wrote:I'd give it a full 24 hours before rolling.
I am gonna roll it this afternoon, I let it set in the sun most of the day yesterday, seems it really cured it... so is like 40hrs i think by the time i roll it...

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Post by Bugpac » 26 Jul 2009, 16:50

Got it flipped and on the trailer, I have spent the last hour imagineering for the floor, this is what i got... Feedback is welcome on this idea...

2x2 subframe, 2 x 2 will run perpendicular across the top of the ribs 12" on center. I will screw and glue the frame, set it in the boat and level it, cut legs to level it up and glue them to the structure, Only screw the larger pieces as stuff will just split being that small, then i will glue the plywood to the structure as well for rigidity, add a few galvanized screws, Thompsons the entire structure, carpet it, fold the edges over, then set the entire floor in the boat, use about 6 stainless screws to attach the floor to the boat, maybe 8, just around the perimeter, then let the rest just float...

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Post by Bugpac » 26 Jul 2009, 21:07

Well, thats what i decided to do anyways, I went and got some materials, and threw it in cad real quick to get me a cut list and went to town... Got it all done except adding a few more legs, and glueing the plywood on, Ill take some pics tomorrow, to dark in the garage now.... I only raised the floor 2" on the outside edge, But it raised near 4 in the center, so i had to cut out the floor for the live well, the live well sat 2.5" below the rear deck and 1/3 of it sat under the deck itself. I am bringing it out from under the deck, and flush to the top... SO the live well is gonna set about 1.25" in the floor itself...
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Post by Bugpac » 30 Jul 2009, 12:35

Update: Making some progress, hope to have all carpet done this evening...
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Post by WhiteMoose » 30 Jul 2009, 14:18

Looks good man. Whats your plan for along the sides there?

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Post by Bugpac » 30 Jul 2009, 16:30

I have some aluminum skins that screw to the side, Haven't got them covered yet...

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