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  1. lenm

    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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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Yea, I'm liking the colour - Im thinking mid 60's Ford GT40 colours - Awlgrip sky blue topsides, burnt orange antifoul and teak trimming/deck.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Trowelable fairing compound today. Checkout the colour!
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks Due to availability reasons (local supplier) went with 1700 and 2100 variants (no mat). Need to be careful when rolling out though as the mat has an advantage of 'holding' the fabric together (as some people suggested earlier). Make sure you meet the 30oz glass recommended for the chine joints.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Thanks again to those who offered advise re glassing - great help. The final layer went down today and it all turned out superb! I've glassed heaps of surfboards, windsurfers etc in my time but nothing ever this big! Solo that is. If anyone is proposing to undertake a 20 foot + boat, solo (and is inexperienced in glassing) I'd like to offer a few observations/reiterate earlier advise by others.. - Get the slowest harder you can. E.g 2hr pot life with an 8hr open time. - Use a roller for the bottom. One with a long handle. Makes it easy to lap glass over keel line. - 17oz glass or lighter was easy to apply. 22oz is a lot of work to wet out unless you have help/someone working ahead of you. - Mixing up batches of epoxy around 1kg quantity at a time was nice and manageable.
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    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    I've been hanging out for an update - looking really good! I like the clean interior edges. Is that teak on the comings? re the 302, are you also using 'awlfair' for the deeper depressions? can the awlfair go straight onto raw FRP or require epoxy primer underneath?
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    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Onto the next project already! - your rate of progress is certainly making some of us look slow :-) Good luck with it and look forward to any updates.

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