Another FS17 Build Thread

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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Which airless sprayer were you using? I have the cordless Graco that uses Dewalt batteries and it it flawless for house work, trim, cabinets, etc. I was thinking about using it the next time I paint my boat.



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I do not recall the actual make/model. It said that it could spray high build primer, latex, etc. And it did spray, or at least spit. I took a foam roller and rolled the dribbles out, not the best but at least it got paint on the boat. I sanded the crap out of it and the primer was very thick. For two coats i used the entire gallon. I purchased one more gallon thinking that it would repeat the process, but I also purchased a cheap $9 harbor freight spray gun. With the primer thinned down by 10% and the pressure as high as it would allow the cheap spray gun worked surprisingly well. I managed two thin coats with 1/2 gallon of primer. It went on nice and even. There was a little bit of overspray, but with the airless there was some as well. So now I will let it sit for a couple of days, lightly sand it all, then apply the paint to the bottom, then sides, then flip.
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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Ought to be a book chronicaling boat builders and their first time painting errors.

Keep on keepin on!
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Looks good, make sure you let the primer cure the proper amount of time, some call for up to a week.

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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Painted the bottom with Wetlander paint. It is an epoxy paint that does not absorb water. I read about most of the paints and they all seem to say that the boat should not stay in the water more than 72 hours. The Wetlander stuff is apparently fully waterproof and should be able to standup to longer stays in the water. I did not want an ablative paint.
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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Looks very nice :wink:

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Final outside paint - System 3 Bainbridge white with Olive Speedcoat. I know that I will need to repaint the rub rail area and lip, but this should make for a good base. I had to wait for a cooler day to finish up the paint when its over 100 it flashes over a bit quick.

Next step is the cradle and flip.
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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Oh Hell yeah! Nicely done!
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Well done!!! Jeff

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There was a break in the weather and this morning for an extended bit of time it was going to be less than 90 degrees. So it is time to flip the boat. I suspended it from the roof of the shed to take the weight off the stand. I cut legs of the stand off and replaced the legs with the cradle. I flipped the boat by looping the bolts through the transom outboard mount holes. So now it is flipped, in a cradle, and back sitting in my 120 degree garage waiting for the cooler weather again.
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