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  1. lenm

    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Looking good Steve! Are those pre-drilled holes in the engine bracket photo?
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Had some fun flipping the boat today.. After an attempt to rollover her over under the shelter I decided to abort (too confined). The backup plan was to put her on castors and roll her out of the shelter, perform a 90 degree turn then traverse down a narrow sloping section of my yard to reach a point where a crane could collect and flip. What a tight squeeze - I got stuck coming out of the shed and also sheared two castors off the jig when we got bogged, however the remainder went relatively smoothly. I'm glad I didn't end up building an OC 24 or 256 as these would have been a ship in a bottle literally due to their size. My neighbour (school teacher) told me one of her students told her that they saw a boat 'flying' over her house on the way in to school this morning.
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Riggs I hear you re pondering, I think I have spent more time doing this than hands on work. Were you planning a self draining deck? Is there enough deck height on the OC's for a gravity type arrangement or will have to be pumped out via bilge?
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    You don't mess around Riggs - great progress and looking good!
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    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Your removeable tanks are a great idea in my opinion. You would go a long way with 60l alone. My current boat (5m cat) had an issue with one if its tanks and had to cut the whole floor up, remove fuel soaked foam etc. Replaced the other tank too in case a similar issue developed. What a mess and cost! I've been bitten by stale fuel issues too. Do you happen to have a photo of your tank?
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    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Great to see this finished, congrats. I'm sure you will get plenty of compliments at the ramp. Is the open chamber under the deck for fuel/removable tank?
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    A very familiar site to me.. I see you opted for the chine rails- looks good.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Paul and Steve for your thoughts. I probably haven't been so wise/cost efficient with my finishing. I had a very mottled surface after sanding through the blue trowel able fairing compound - exposing the fibreglass/timber colour in several spots. Maybe I should have gone over these bare spots again with some more blue before sealing it with the neat epoxy. It would have created a more even base colour to start with. Not sure how many coats you would expect required to cover the mottled base. I am up to 4 coats and only at about 80% opacity so far. It is a white coloured water based epoxy primer. If the pigmented epoxy option is as translucent as you say it is - I'm now glad I didn't go there !
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Riggs, probably not long before you overtake me :-) If you do, please take some pics of your flip/turnover, I've been stressing over this step given confined space.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    I've decided not to spray anything at my premises due to young kids and pets in close proximity. Probably leave final topcoat to a professional marine spray painter with a booth, however I will try below water line to minimise costs. Actually, the whole project has been wet sanded to eliminate dust. The wet sanding residue being collected in a sump with filter media for disposal. Epoxy primer was rolled on today. After rolling on couple of gallons of this stuff (expensive) - I don't see any advantages over using plain 'neat' epoxy tinted with West System 501 white pigment?
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    Ocracoke 256 #3

    looks fabulous!
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    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Have you Started the console Steve? Looking great
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Looking good Riggs
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Oyster and Graham for the reply! PAR - thats a really interesting read.. thanks for the lesson in boot stripe painting! I'll definitely take that advise onboard Riggs yes plenty of longboard action happening - three full days so far. Are your arms feeling it too? I washed down the hull tonight (pre sealer coat) The reflections look nice - I think I got this one!
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Weird things happen when you try and project the DWL by laser.. makes a 'Z' over the reverse chine Please does anyone have any ideas or pics on how to paint DWL over the chine?

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