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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-20-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
I needed to answer some questions like, do I like...

I needed to answer some questions like, do I like these colors, how crappy am I at gelcoat finish work, can I get it to shine, etc. So today I did a quick-and-dirty sand and polish job on half of my...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-18-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Kahuna blue applied. I gave it a very small...

Kahuna blue applied. I gave it a very small overlap on the gunmetal to ensure it butted up against it fully. The goal is that, after sanding, you canít really feel the line between them and are left...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-18-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Well, the clear never fully cured sitting in the...

Well, the clear never fully cured sitting in the shop at high 60F sort of temperatures. It was still a bit tacky even now after 18 hours.

So I stuck it outside in the sun. Itís warming up and weíll...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-17-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Absolutely no offense taken! I was just...

Absolutely no offense taken! I was just explaining why I went a different routeÖ
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-17-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Hereís the stuff I used. The gun is as...

Hereís the stuff I used. The gun is as recommended by the gel coat supplier. I mixed in the Duratec at 20% of the clear weight, which is supposed to help it flow out well.

From my research, this...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-17-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Chuck - the flake amount in this mixture is 10%...

Chuck - the flake amount in this mixture is 10% of the quantity of clear by weight.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-17-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
I agree. That is how the original flake appeared...

I agree. That is how the original flake appeared to have been done.

This flake is the Mastercraft 2022 gunmetal flake blend and is 0.008. The manufacturer (Polycryl) told me very few boat builders...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-17-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Starting to experiment with the gelcoat. First...

Starting to experiment with the gelcoat. First went a swath of slate gray, which was sanded once cured, then taped off, then clear + gunmetal flake, then clear. I removed the tape while it was wet...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-14-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By WhiskeyTango
No recourse to the engine installer or...

No recourse to the engine installer or manufacturer after 20 hours?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-12-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Large hail in the forecast for tonight. I need a...

Large hail in the forecast for tonight.

I need a bigger shop. Or a shoehorn.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Tough to begin the winterization process when the...

Tough to begin the winterization process when the morning starts like this.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-09-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,721
Posted By WhiskeyTango
For the 1980 I am working on, with a powerslot...

For the 1980 I am working on, with a powerslot and some horsepower upgrades, I asked Eric if I could add some pitch for top end and still maintain a strong pull. He specíd the 458 which is a 13.7 x...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-04-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,721
Posted By WhiskeyTango
That looks fantastic. Great job.

That looks fantastic. Great job.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-03-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Itís a very fine, almost weightless, dust. Iím...

Itís a very fine, almost weightless, dust.

Iím going to spray the filler panel with a gunmetal flake stripe and kahuna blue (or close) main color. If this combo sucks, it will be easy to sand down...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-03-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
(I think) body work is done. Last parts are...

(I think) body work is done. Last parts are blocked out with 80 and 120.

Got the tail lights and markers mounted on the fenders (which are not on the trailer in the picsÖ just stacked to save...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-30-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Supplies for a spray trial are starting to arrive.

Supplies for a spray trial are starting to arrive.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-25-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
I believe (hope!) I just finished priming the...

I believe (hope!) I just finished priming the last parts that will get gelcoat - the new gas tank cover panel and the swim platform. I ended up reinforcing the panel to help it stay flat.

As with...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-19-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
What are you working on these days, Chuck? The...

What are you working on these days, Chuck? The people want to know.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-19-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Mrs. WT had encouraged me to throw the observerís...

Mrs. WT had encouraged me to throw the observerís seat in the dumpster and make something less craptacular, which, because Iím stubborn, I took as a challenge.

I only seem to have a couple of...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-15-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
I previously sanded and primed the panel that...

I previously sanded and primed the panel that covered the gas tank area (I’m sure it has a name…), but in looking closer I realized it would never be straight. Although it will normally be totally...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-13-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Just realized I brought this boat home one year...

Just realized I brought this boat home one year ago today. Hoping I only have 6-7 months to goÖ
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-12-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
When doing the body work, I filled and repaired...

When doing the body work, I filled and repaired all of the old holes in the hull, so am working to get all the new holes in the hull prior to gel coat application. To get the platform mounted, I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-02-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,721
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Nice work. Looks great.

Nice work. Looks great.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-30-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Jean Claude Van Damme thatís a nice boat. What...

Jean Claude Van Damme thatís a nice boat.

What does TT think - would kahuna blue (non flake) main color with a gunmetal flake stripe work on a 1980?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-30-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 54,607
Posted By WhiskeyTango
Ironhorse - would like to see the pic but itís...

Ironhorse - would like to see the pic but itís not showing up for me. Perhaps others are seeing it? Thanks!
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