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@Charles Hadley (a Duval/st Augustine local) and I struck a deal to help get this boat painted. Today he flipped the hull! Beyond excited to see the steps to get this boat back on water looking all clean and fresh.
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Looking great! Man, that's a flat surface. It does not come easy!

What clear did you say you are using on that hatch? I'm building a carbon casting platform now, and I'm trying to figure out a good UV-protective clear coat to finish it off with.
 

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Looking great! Man, that's a flat surface. It does not come easy!

What clear did you say you are using on that hatch? I'm building a carbon casting platform now, and I'm trying to figure out a good UV-protective clear coat to finish it off with.
I'm using the interlux perfect plus, I haven't tried on non-horizontal surfaces, I refinished a push pole with it and it didn't yellow or crack in the couple of years I used it. Cured pretty hard too. I'm seeing some microbubble on this last coat so I might just wait till its hard enough to sand it and do one more finish coat with a good/better brush.
 

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So I didn’t like the result of the last application so I waited till I felt I could sand it very gently back to smooth. Did more prep this time: (leveling part and getting different application tools)
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Starting of trailerwork. Overarching goal is to lower the trailer and boat to the ground to help on our longer trips as well as easy to launch for if/when the wife want to go out solo.
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looking good. Curious on how much more rigid structurally the carbon is compared to glass. Like if you were to try and flex it. I’ve never messed with carbon fiber. I think you picked the best weave btw it’s looking really nice
 

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looking good. Curious on how much more rigid structurally the carbon is compared to glass. Like if you were to try and flex it. I’ve never messed with carbon fiber. I think you picked the best weave btw it’s looking really nice
Couldn’t tell ya it’s pretty dang firm so far. Very pleased with the choice so far! Can’t wait to see it mounted. Biggest choice now is do we do white logo on carbon or do we do black on black.
 
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