- Sep 20, 2014
you could always just back fill it with spray foam. There should be enough surface area that the bond strength would exceed factory anyway. If it is completely filled, it should discourage water ingress.
Hi guys,+1. I was about to say the same thing. I hope things are coming along nicely.
When I took a boat building class at Mystic the instructor, the late great John Gardner, told us that the old yankees didn't paint where no one could see. The ethic was that it was wasteful of materials and labor. "Your boat ..."...Note that I'm not too worried about looks here, most of this work will be covered up by the interior. I'm doing it mainly to establish a baseline for future reference, plus I just don't like leaving the repaired areas untouched.
I'm not sure that's a good idea for several reasons:you could always just back fill it with spray foam. There should be enough surface area that the bond strength would exceed factory anyway. If it is completely filled, it should discourage water ingress.
I talked to the guys in the yard and they said hot-coating the primer and top coat should be possible, so primer went on this morning (midsection port side) and top coat this afternoon. All good so far, second coat should go on tomorrow morning. I did run into a slight snag - there are areas that have existing paint that I can't sand completely off and the top coat lifted and bubbled a few areas. Most of the existing paint is in the v-berth so I will probably have to use a single stage polyurethane in those areas. Not a problem, cheaper anyway.Mark, I painted my entire deck, and topsides with Interlux Brightside Single Part Polyurethane. I did sand my primer coat prior to the second primer coat and then after each coat of paint. My research and experience is that if you stay within the brand, i.e. use only interlux thinner, dewaxer, primer and paint it's pretty foolproof. There is a leaning curve to the roll and tip method. It's a good idea to practice on an area that is not visible first. FWIW, Don Casey's book "This Old Boat" has a great chapter about painting and varnishing. When you get to areas that are visible I have found that a quality natural britsle brush gives the best finish.
I have to say sir, You 'da man! Keep the updates coming!
My thought on painting the inner areas is that most of these areas can be seen as storage areas and I like nice, clean storage compartmentsWhen I took a boat building class at Mystic the instructor, the late great John Gardner, told us that the old yankees didn't paint where no one could see. The ethic was that it was wasteful of materials and labor. "Your boat ..."
I agree, Kermit! As it turns out in my case, there was previous damage before me that multiple surveyors missed. I have also learned the hard way that some repair yards don't do good work, but you might not find out about it until it's too late. I can fall back on my days repairing, rebuilding and restoring cars. Seen lots of really sloppy work that was covered up by a pretty paint job, but I have seen some stellar repairs as well.I'm gonna take this opportunity to say something that's been on my mind about this thread. Jackdaw stated that this thread is a public thread that any potential buyer could read. He seemed to think that's a bad thing. Personally, I think you should print this entire thread for future reference. And if you do ever decide to sell, give the buyer a copy of the thread complete with all before and after photographs and answers to our questions.
What a great sales tool it could be. If I were considering this boat I would marvel at what issues were found and corrected that would have been missed in a normal survey. Sure there was substantial storm damage but every last issue is being documented and corrected. I'm serious about this. You are doing yourself and any future owner a great favor by documenting your work. And in the meantime you're giving the rest of us an education we probably couldn't get anywhere else.
Great job and thank you.
I might want one of those shirts!Ya, you right. One of the guys in the yard made me a hat that said
"Sh*t happens ! & sometimes Sh*t happens a lot!!"
I try to wear it whenever I work on the boat. It helps me get by.
I'm having t-shirts made this spring to give out at our marina that say.
The only thing that works on this old boat is the captain!!