Outside refurbish - 4th year of the 3 year project

Howdy Team,

Well some of you would remember my grand plan a few years ago for a full refresh of my boat....which for the past 10 years has been a 6m Pacemaker centre console but upon measuring three weeks ago is actually only 5.6m.......Dont you hate it when you're not quite as big as you thought.

Year 1 involved removing the deck, rotton timber and foam and full rebuild up to the deck. That went smoothly and took three months

Year 2 was meant to be the outside of the hull but the trailer needed more love so I stripped it down and replaced every nut and bolt and got every other bit stripped and regalvanised

Year 3 was a deck replacement again after the timber from year 1 turned out to not be marine ply...even though it was what I paid for. New foam and deck again.

Year 4 is where we are now. Full outside strip to flocoat, bog and re-spray

Boat has been up on blocks for a month now and we have been sanding and sanding and sanding. We have sprayed on a coat of high build primer and over the weekend I bogged up the billion placed that needed filler. Not due to abuse, just an order fiberglass boat that has been well used.

Topsides are now very smooth but the bottom needs a lot more love. 

Hoping to have it ready to splash before the end of October

Bring on Aluminium!

 

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 Looking the goods

Tue, 2022-09-27 09:35

 Looking the goods Swompa.

Jump on youtube and have a look at perth local angrymack , that should give you some inspiration.

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Yes, I follow him and have

Tue, 2022-09-27 13:04

Yes, I follow him and have shuddered with memories of when I was at similar stages of my build. His will end up as a very strong and heavy boat. 

 

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 Big job mate but getting

Tue, 2022-09-27 12:10

 Big job mate but getting there for sure!

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 Glad the wife is handy on an

Tue, 2022-09-27 13:06

 Glad the wife is handy on an orbital sander as we start at an end each and meet in the middle. Quite a shit of a job but it will be good to get it done. 

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 Yeah sanding is a shit job

Tue, 2022-09-27 13:29

 Yeah sanding is a shit job but at least you're outside so it's easier to breathe!

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Good things come to those who

Tue, 2022-09-27 21:59

Good things come to those who wait. You will be stoked when it's all done and hits the water for the first time.

Hope the rest goes to plan

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 must have been the weather

Wed, 2022-09-28 12:56

 must have been the weather that made it shrink 

did  a 6.5 m 14 years ago - promised myslef never again- still break out in hives jsut smelling fibreglass ;p

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 Have been sanding each day

Thu, 2022-09-29 12:25

 Have been sanding each day after work and it is looking really good now...until i discuovered the last batch of bog I did musnt have had enough hardner in it so didnt go off. 30 minutes of scraping it out of dents and chips later, it is looking really good again.


Hoping for coat 2 of primer on Friday then one last sand before top coat next week........then onto the gunnel and console which now look shit becuase the outside looks really good. 

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 -2 pac hi build with 1.8 tip

Sat, 2022-10-08 18:04

 -2 pac hi build with 1.8 tip and put a heavy black guide coat

- buzz back 180

- bog imperfections

- re prime at 10 percent thinners light guide coat

-  buzz back 240 with interface pad

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 First coat of top coat this

Sat, 2022-10-08 19:38

 First coat of top coat this morning. Some parts turned our great but some parts, where the breeze picked up, will need some re-work along with the keel section that is still being worked on. Glad the topsides and 90% of the bottom is good now.

 

Considering how long we have been sanding and fairing and sanding and fairing, it's amazing how many nicks and old grinder marks still exist on the bottom.

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 Nice work Paul, looking

Sun, 2022-10-09 08:50

 Nice work Paul, looking forward to some updated images.

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