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Discussion Starter · #63 · (Edited)
Well the past couple weeks left zero free time for the boat. Damn life got in the way haha

Stupid little stuff eats up time, prepping the hull.

Got all the corners sanded, rounded smooth.

Hand sanded the top hull edge (that the rub rail slips over), to smooth it out.

I’m ready to shoot Awlgrip high build primer, FINALLY!

Could have sprayed today, but rain killed it….

Here’s after sanding, before wiping down
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Spent an hour, wiping hull down to get clean.

Finally got to where no blue sanding dust came off, jeez

So many blue rags, looks like I killed every smurf on the planet:p

Super excited to spray primer. Sorry for the boring updates, ugh!

Thank for looking!

Dan
 

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Discussion Starter · #64 · (Edited)
Free time is low this month. Don’t have enough free weekends in a row, to start priming & painting.

But I have TONS of other things to do.

Carl’s posts here (m32825) with his LT25 inspired me. I wanted to add a compression plate to my Tohatsu as well

I also used a TransSport CP50. Super thick glass (1/4”), built like a tank

Getting a drill in position to drill the holes in the outboard cav plate sucks.

Usually have to really angle the drill, because the drill hits the outboard. Doesn’t matter if you drill from top or bottom

I wanted the holes straight. And I wanted them where I wanted them, evenly spaced etc.

Here’s a pic if I tried to use the drill
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Center punched the holes. & used a small 1/8” bit to start, in pic above. The cast aluminum drills real easy

You can see the room it left to drill straight
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Stepped up to 3/16”, then finished with a unibit. Was so easy
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Very nice cut-out work on the compression plate! I cheated on drilling the holes by removing the lower unit, you get points for ingenuity. The compression plate mounting cleanness and trim anode become less important once you get the right prop and jack plate because none of that will be in the water except at idle. :)
 

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Very nice cut-out work on the compression plate! I cheated on drilling the holes by removing the lower unit, you get points for ingenuity. The compression plate mounting cleanness and trim anode become less important once you get the right prop and jack plate because none of that will be in the water except at idle. :)
But Carl, the fish will know if it’s not mounted cleanly! HA! :ROFLMAO:

I have to drop the lower unit for impeller preventative maintenance. Just didn’t want to drop it to mount plate, I got lazy haha

I will def need prop work once I get there.
My jack plate will lift 6”, I want to gain more lift

I just need to figure out how I want to handle water pickup……..

I got the “Shallow Scoops” that go in the stock location. Haven’t run them though…..

Gotta give it some thought, to see if I want to open the transom mount low water pick-up can of worms……
Buy once, cry once??
 

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I've seen enough of your work to suspect that you're a member of the same obsessive perfectionistic tribe as me. If that's the case it's just a matter of time before you do it all. The good news is you can do it in stages, enjoying incremental benefits along the way.
 

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I've seen enough of your work to suspect that you're a member of the same obsessive perfectionistic tribe as me. If that's the case it's just a matter of time before you do it all. The good news is you can do it in stages, enjoying incremental benefits along the way.
Yes, I too suffer from the illness :p
My thought are trying with the scoops I have.
See how water pressure does at different heights.

Then play with the prop, once I know what I need to change
 

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Well haven’t had any time to work on the boat.

But I got a new Continental Aluminum trailer (GTA 1612), super excited!

Island Coast Trailers (Cape Coral) got one in. Said they’ve been waiting 6 months from supply chain issues.
They were great to deal with, nice people.

It’s way heftier than the galvanized version.
3 1/2” I-beam. All aluminum except winch stand. Should last forever taking care of it

Upgraded to radials, since I want to be able to travel a bit.

After selling my galvanized trailer, it covered 1/2 the cost, so I can’t complain!

Hopefully can get back to work on the boat this month(y)

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I think I’m more impressed by the wooden cart to flip it on than anything else. Really great work, always liked these center console models.
Haha thanks!
The cart makes it so easy to move around, I love it.
Once I get the hull painted, I think I may modify the cart to hold the hull flipped over.
That way I don’t have to worry about the trailer when I paint the inside.
 

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Well I’m finally able to get back to work on the boat!
I have zero free time from October to April. But now I’ve got a few months of slow time finally!

The outside of hull was about ready for epoxy high build primer.
But I made a change, & got rid of the Talon on the transom. So I had 4 mounting bolts to glass in.
I ground a big taper around each hole, and glassed it in. Faired it with Awlfair epoxy fairing compound. Didn’t take many progress pics, here’s a couple
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Hull is finally ready to prime!
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Discussion Starter · #74 ·
Made a temporary makeshift spray booth.
Made PVC frame, covered with 6 mil plastic.
Got super cheap & cheesy Amazon led lights.

Not in the pics, but I got a cheap Amazon magnetic opening screen, to cover the garage door. This will keep bugs out.

Only thing left is putting down a blue tarp on the floor.

With some luck, I’ll get epoxy high-build sprayed this weekend! So excited to finally be ready to spray!

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Discussion Starter · #76 ·
Any updates. I was looking forward to some serious paintwork on this thing. That was already a nice boat. Great job so far boss!
Hey Mike!
Man I didn’t!
BUT next weekend I am….

I got rained out 2 weeks ago. Even though it’s inside, if it rains water blows in….

And I went kayak fishing this weekend.
Actually kayaking is a better description HAHA.

Thanks for checking in, by this time next week I promise primer
 

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Hey Mike!
Man I didn’t!
BUT next weekend I am….

I got rained out 2 weeks ago. Even though it’s inside, if it rains water blows in….

And I went kayak fishing this weekend.
Actually kayaking is a better description HAHA.

Thanks for checking in, by this time next week I promise primer
No problem. I'm on a year long rebuild myself. I understand life happens. Just looking forward to seeing how beautiful she looks with some color on her!
 

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Discussion Starter · #78 · (Edited)
FINALLY have the hull in primer !

Got the Awlgrip High-Build sprayed , between midnight & 4am……….

Sooooo much rain yesterday, but that was dry time so had to do it.

Awlgrip recommended only reducing 10% (instead of 20%), spraying with a 2.0 tip.

Said it would spray thick, but give max build to fill sand scratches & block straight.

They were right, it was thick. But it really filled nice, & will give plenty to block straight.

3 coats on sides & transom, 2 on bottom.

So happy to see in 1 color!!
LOTS of sanding coming, they I can spray 545 epoxy before topcoat.

Thanks for looking!
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Discussion Starter · #80 · (Edited)
What's the dark spot in the middle of the bottom, looks like a leaf?
It’s a leaf. Ha kidding! 😝
It’s a live well drain. The center console seat is a live well

Oh, not sure if you meant the shadows, going over middle of hull bottom?
The sun was behind palm trees, cast weird shadows over bottom. More so in bow area
 
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