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by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

...he looks around and the sea is calm So...how was he going fast enough to rupture the hull at impact? Hilarious! I spent the whole movie trying to figure out exactly what boat he was sailing as I was shopping for a boat at the time. I ended up with a C&C29 MKII, I think his was a Sabre 34 or ...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite paint questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1917

Re: Graphite paint questions

A little hard to see since the hull is dark blue. The black epoxy coat goes about an inch or so above the chine, since I figured that the boat is sometime going to touch at the skeg and the edge of the bottom. Appreciate it. I think I'm leaning towards waterline but I change my mind every 5 minutes...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite paint questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1917

Re: Graphite paint questions

http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88061/normal_DSCF0613a.jpg Tony, do you have a photo of the front of that bottom? I'm debating if I should graphite the waterline, which would leave part of the bottom white near the bow, or just go an inch or so up the side all the way around. Interested ...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Interesting side topic: Do you carry an emergency patch kit? I'd be interested to know how people do field repairs on these cored-composite boats, and what they carry in the boat for emergency "get back to port" repairs. When sea kayaking, we always carry some Denso tape - basically a str...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Jaysen wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:21 pm Even if you know you holed it, how do you get under it to apply the patch?
That's a good point: not much of the hull below the waterline is accessible from inside the boat on some/many of these designs where flotation is sealed in.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Agree with the above. I put primer on but not sure why. More support for skipping the primer, awesome, appreciate it! Easy to patch, though. Interesting side topic: Do you carry an emergency patch kit? I'd be interested to know how people do field repairs on these cored-composite boats, and what th...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Capt UB wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:49 pm Rolled on slowly.
Appreciate the input, Capt. I suspect I will avoid the roller, apply with squeegee and then tip/smooth with a foam brush, 3 coats wet-on-wet. I have never had any luck with a roller and epoxy, have had decent success with a squeegee. Let know if you think that's insane.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Reid wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:02 pm IMHO there is no need prime before the epoxy/graphite coating. Primer is meant as a final coat/sealer before paint.

Make sure, if you haven't already done so, to read Cracker Larry's graphite application method.
Perfect, will do, thanks!
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 227
Views: 90829

Re: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

I was hoping to make it to one of these but I'll helping my mother with her bucket-list in Newfoundland that week. Maybe next year.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

Bottom epoxy/graphite

I'm at the point where I need to put something on my bottom. I'm planning on using an epoxy/graphite coating(or 3) without paint on top of it. Am wondering if there is any need/benefit to putting primer on before the epoxy. I know that people use high-build primer to handle the final fairing but I'm...