What did you do to your boat today?

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« Reply #2525 on: July 20, 2015, 02:13:15 PM »
Spent Sunday morning flipping the cruiser and setting it back on the trailer.  Bottom is all cleaned up and has fresh white gel, now on to the deck. 
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« Reply #2526 on: July 20, 2015, 04:49:32 PM »
Stripped and started sanding. Hopefully have it ready to spray primer Wednesday then shoot paint this weekend.
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« Reply #2527 on: July 20, 2015, 05:48:08 PM »
I have one just built about 750hp off the bottle. PM me if interested.
Thanks for the offer I just have to rebuild the 468 I pulled out of the Miller.
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« Reply #2528 on: July 20, 2015, 07:54:56 PM »
Spent Sunday morning flipping the cruiser and setting it back on the trailer.  Bottom is all cleaned up and has fresh white gel, now on to the deck.

what did you have it sitting on when it was upside down??
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« Reply #2529 on: July 21, 2015, 07:17:31 AM »
My attempt at making my transom cover plates in the heat I think I'll move boat into garage for the rest...makin it a three piece with two side plates and a top plate that will fit right over the two nuts on the inspection plate. Used coper wire to get a basic shape then went back 3-4 times making a tighter fit with cardboard. 1/4 aluminum I think is what I got from shore metals and some 1/8
Plan on having a plate behind that will bolt all 3 together for rigidity. Had to build up a small section of the transom since its contoured so the plate will be level. Used this bonding cement with rubber strips that my dad uses to seal lines in the long beach harbor so I'm sure it's going to seal nice just not sure how attractive I can make it.. Going to pc it black. Any other tricks anyone has in all ears


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« Reply #2530 on: July 21, 2015, 09:27:26 AM »
what did you have it sitting on when it was upside down??

I built a basic 4"x 4" stand to catch the stringers in the rear and a sandwich of 2"x 12" blocks along with the old seat cushions for the bow area.  This combo sat the hull about 1" from the ground so I could sand/work at a good height.  The tires were a much needed part to the rotation, if you plan to ever flip a boat this big make sure you have a bunch of tires!
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« Reply #2531 on: July 21, 2015, 06:44:37 PM »
Finished sanding my boat for paint. Then I was driving down the road to get food and seen a new shop that said vinyl wraps, cars trucks and boats so I stopped in to check it out and to wrap my 19ft Hallett bubble deck for as many colors and designs I want for only $650. I'm dropping it off Thursday morning and pick it up Monday. Oh and the best part it comes with a two year warranty for any thing, lifting, scratches bubbles even if I go to fast and it peels off. Covered for two years.
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« Reply #2532 on: July 21, 2015, 06:47:11 PM »
Finished sanding my boat for paint. Then I was driving down the road to get food and seen a new shop that said vinyl wraps, cars trucks and boats so I stopped in to check it out and to wrap my 19ft Hallett bubble deck for as many colors and designs I want for only $650. I'm dropping it off Thursday morning and pick it up Monday. Oh and the best part it comes with a two year warranty for any thing, lifting, scratches bubbles even if I go to fast and it peels off. Covered for two years.

Do you need to seal the glass first?
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« Reply #2533 on: July 21, 2015, 06:50:51 PM »
I asked that and he said no. It's water tight. The wrap over laps a 1/2 in and gets fused. Kinda like plastic welding. It's a trip. He did a couple different joints on my deck to show me how it works and then I poured water on it and completely dry.
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« Reply #2534 on: July 21, 2015, 07:12:47 PM »
I built a basic 4"x 4" stand to catch the stringers in the rear and a sandwich of 2"x 12" blocks along with the old seat cushions for the bow area.  This combo sat the hull about 1" from the ground so I could sand/work at a good height.  The tires were a much needed part to the rotation, if you plan to ever flip a boat this big make sure you have a bunch of tires!


ok, you had the 4x4 stand supporting stringers....and the 2x12 resting against surface of deck??

im not even sure if i need to flip my hull....but now is best time as there is nothing in it aside from tanks.
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« Reply #2535 on: July 21, 2015, 07:14:50 PM »
Finished sanding my boat for paint. Then I was driving down the road to get food and seen a new shop that said vinyl wraps, cars trucks and boats so I stopped in to check it out and to wrap my 19ft Hallett bubble deck for as many colors and designs I want for only $650. I'm dropping it off Thursday morning and pick it up Monday. Oh and the best part it comes with a two year warranty for any thing, lifting, scratches bubbles even if I go to fast and it peels off. Covered for two years.

common problem is fading.  if they cover fading....youre good to go....at least for two years.
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« Reply #2536 on: July 21, 2015, 07:16:31 PM »
I asked that and he said no. It's water tight. The wrap over laps a 1/2 in and gets fused. Kinda like plastic welding. It's a trip. He did a couple different joints on my deck to show me how it works and then I poured water on it and completely dry.

you wrapping the entire boat or just top half?
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« Reply #2537 on: July 21, 2015, 07:21:42 PM »

Finished sanding my boat for paint. Then I was driving down the road to get food and seen a new shop that said vinyl wraps, cars trucks and boats so I stopped in to check it out and to wrap my 19ft Hallett bubble deck for as many colors and designs I want for only $650. I'm dropping it off Thursday morning and pick it up Monday. Oh and the best part it comes with a two year warranty for any thing, lifting, scratches bubbles even if I go to fast and it peels off. Covered for two years.
Where is this guy located, and what's the name of the shop?


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« Reply #2538 on: July 21, 2015, 07:25:41 PM »
The shop is in Santa Maria and I don't know the name of it. I will find out Thursday when I drop my boat off.
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« Reply #2539 on: July 21, 2015, 07:27:31 PM »
you wrapping the entire boat or just top half?

Only wrapping from rub rail up.
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« Reply #2540 on: July 21, 2015, 07:29:48 PM »
common problem is fading.  if they cover fading....youre good to go....at least for two years.

For $650 bucks I will change the color every 6 months. I spend twice that on 1 drum of 114
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« Reply #2541 on: July 21, 2015, 07:54:03 PM »
For $650 bucks I will change the color every 6 months. I spend twice that on 1 drum of 114

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« Reply #2542 on: July 21, 2015, 08:04:39 PM »
 ::) haha
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« Reply #2543 on: July 21, 2015, 08:21:02 PM »
Just think every 6 months new color.  Sheriff boats won't know what's going on.  "Is that the same boat. Nope its a different color. "   Sounds like good a good plan to me.

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« Reply #2544 on: July 21, 2015, 08:44:26 PM »
LMFAO. No kidding.
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« Reply #2545 on: July 21, 2015, 09:42:51 PM »
Just think every 6 months new color.  Sheriff boats won't know what's going on.  "Is that the same boat. Nope its a different color. "   Sounds like good a good plan to me.

ha, thats funny right there.....could work....
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« Reply #2546 on: July 21, 2015, 09:48:12 PM »
You know I was just looking up the vinyl material they use to wrap boats. I might buy a few rolls and do it on the side. The material is hella cheap. I can buy enough rolls of  vinyl in any color you can think of to wrap twenty 19ft boats for just about a grand. WTF now I feel like I just got F****d. Lol.
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« Reply #2547 on: July 21, 2015, 10:22:37 PM »
Not to shoot your idea down (just giving an honest opinion), but if he doesn't cover fading on the wrap then I wouldn't do it. Had a buddy wrap his boat and it looked like shit after a one summer season.

I would personally save up to have the boat painted or a gel coat job


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« Reply #2548 on: July 21, 2015, 10:26:27 PM »
Not to shoot your idea down (just giving an honest opinion), but if he doesn't cover fading on the wrap then I wouldn't do it. Had a buddy wrap his boat and it looked like shit after a one summer season.

I would personally save up to have the boat painted or a gel coat job


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The warranty covers fading. Maybe your buddy didn't have the new 3m craps that's out now. But like I said for $650 bucks I don't give two shits if it only last one summer. It's something different. I already have all the paint and primer to paint it. You looking for paint?? Lol. Jk.
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« Reply #2549 on: July 21, 2015, 10:35:51 PM »

The warranty covers fading. Maybe your buddy didn't have the new 3m craps that's out now. But like I said for $650 bucks I don't give two shits if it only last one summer. It's something different. I already have all the paint and primer to paint it. You looking for paint?? Lol. Jk.

Like I said just giving an opinion. Yes he did use the best product out there on his DCB. He wouldn't go the cheap route on that kind of boat.

And no I don't need paint, my boats in perfectly great shape as it is haha thanks tho


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