West Coast OB17 update

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West Coast OB17 update

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Well, I finally got to park the sander(s) and shoot some paint this week.

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A few from the same album are here http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=328

It's a great feeling to see the boat's lines come to life.
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Post by tech_support »

Very fair, very nice. Your console looks great also.

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Post by Mike Adams »

Yes, nice job, Louis! But gee, I wouldn't like to see any of those logs fall off the stack and mark your paint!

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Very nice. Good work.

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Post by Daddy »

Beautiful, what kind of mix did you use for the bottom?
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Post by Lucky_Louis »

Thanks for comments guys. Kinda hurts to say it but I burn clear douglas fir, red cedar, and red alder. Yes, as you can see my build area is pretty tight. If my strongback wasn't on wheels I would have been jiggered.

The bottom is MarinEpoxy mixed with 25% graphite powder by volume. I intended to do 2 coats but ended up doing four because of extra sanding caused by disintegrating roller contamination.

Tonite I'll sand the primer with 150 or 220 grit and shoot the top coat on the next warm, calm day. I still have to finalize my graphic design for the sides but it will be white and jade green similiar to Jim W's C19.
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Post by FLYonWALL9 »

A REALLY FINE JOB! She looked so good
I was wondering if that was the final color
until you said otherwise 8) .

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Post by Lucky_Louis »

:lol: Battleship gray? That could have worked too but I'm going with a green/white combo. I played a bit in Photoshop, what do you think - 1, 2 or 3? :doh:

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I like #3 the best

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Post by Happychappy »

3 is definitely the most common and looks good but #2 is definitely different and looks equally as good. I tried to be a little different with my OB15 and think I might change this coming winter. #1 is just too busy.
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