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Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:12 pm

Time to re-power the Bayfisher. Going to use the opportunity to give her a little facelift before new rigging new motor. The molded non-skid on the deck is pretty worn and slippery. Its going to filled and sanded smooth, then new kiwigrip rolled over top. Going to paint the deck and console with Quantum paint, probably roll/brush it. The hull gelcoat is in decent shape, so will have it compounded and buffed to see if we can avoid painting.

Deck is stripped and sanded with 220, lots of degreasing first. The raised molded-in non-skid is sanded with 60, removing most the texture. Next step is going to be filling whats left of the molded non-skid with epoxy fairing compound, then sanding it smooth. Then paint. After paint, will tape off the raised non-skid area and roll on the kiwigrip non-skid.

Plan for re-power is a yamaha 115 or maybe suzuki. Will re-do the electrical system too.











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Post by BogueSounder on Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:20 am

I look forward to watching. What will you use to fair the existing non-skid?

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Post by Admin - Shine on Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:22 pm

BogueSounder wrote:I look forward to watching. What will you use to fair the existing non-skid?

Will prob use the EMC pre-mixed fairing compound.....

http://www.gulfstreamcomposites.com/product-p/emc_60-fc-1000.htm

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Post by Admin - Shine on Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:49 am

Just about ready for paint.  have decided to put in a new console, will mount it a few inches forward of the old one.  Looks like we are going with a Suzuki 115, which is a goo bit heavier than the old 2stroke Merc.  Batteries moving to the console.  Brushed on a little Quantum in Oyster White on one of the hatch covers to test color, not dark enough, going with cream color.  





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