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Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-16-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By steel686
Got one of these when I did mine. Thing worked...

Got one of these when I did mine. Thing worked great for corners and it was only $50. Now itís $25. I bought belts from Empire Abrasive. Skeptical on the quality but it did the job. Keep up the good...
Forum: SeaCraft Photos 08-19-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By steel686
I can hear the Bond theme in my head. That is too...

I can hear the Bond theme in my head. That is too cool!
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 08-18-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By steel686
I have originals for an 18SF which I plan to...

I have originals for an 18SF which I plan to recreate with a template bit. Will probably modify a bit and fill in the voids. Had planned on 3/4 Starboard, not that I donít love teak. Happy to add it...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-01-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Thank you. Two coats after the Softsand went...

Thank you. Two coats after the Softsand went down. Color was trial and error. Went 1:1 on first then 14:1 on second. Split the difference and Iím pretty happy with the contrast.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-30-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
7:1 Snow White to Graystone.

7:1 Snow White to Graystone.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-30-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Thanks Strick. Now if I could just avoid the...

Thanks Strick. Now if I could just avoid the typos.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-29-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
I talked to an Awlgrip rep in FL who gave me the...

I talked to an Awlgrip rep in FL who gave me the following based on a year old paint job. His recommendation was to wipe down with T0115 Awlprep grease and wax remover. Rough up the entire surface...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-28-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
I thougt about this over the winter and started...

I thougt about this over the winter and started stripping hardware this spring. I had used Sudbury Sealant to bed a few things like the leanpost and I think it would have held without fasteners....
Forum: General 06-28-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By steel686
Thatís a tough spot to go down. Have a friend...

Thatís a tough spot to go down. Have a friend that keeps his GW in Eel Pond at the other end of Woods Hole. See if he heard anything. All of us ďpreservationistsĒ are protective of the fleet. Let us...
Forum: For Sale 06-21-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By steel686
Too good to last. Will keep an eye out for her.

Too good to last. Will keep an eye out for her.
Forum: For Sale 06-16-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By steel686
Wow! That is beautiful. Feel like I am looking at...

Wow! That is beautiful. Feel like I am looking at brochure from 74. Nicely done.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-03-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By steel686
Thatís when you know you are hooked. Pretty even...

Thatís when you know you are hooked. Pretty even in that stage.

ďÖ you have to clean the oyster to find the pearlĒ

Elton John/Bernie Taupin
1973

Good luck and keep the pictures coming.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 02-14-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,213
Posted By steel686
We know itís there. That was my first thought as...

We know itís there. That was my first thought as I was scrolling up. Flanges to underside of deck and stringer cuts are too nice to cover. Iíll be disappointed if I ever buy anything new.
Forum: General 01-19-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By steel686
Thanks for the link NoBones. Ed gave me a phone...

Thanks for the link NoBones. Ed gave me a phone number about a year or two back and I spoke to someone there. It sounded easy enough to pull the trigger but my rebuild costs were piling up at the...
Forum: General 01-18-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By steel686
While we are on the subject, I have been trying...

While we are on the subject, I have been trying to find a way to fabricate stainless emblems made like the examples Ed used on his 20 rebuild for a client. He gave me the contact at Exone Printing. I...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 11-28-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,292
Posted By steel686
Nicely done on every level. Itís been great to...

Nicely done on every level. Itís been great to watch you work through the details on all the mock-ups. Really like the scupper detail. Best is seeing how much your family is enjoying it all ready....
Forum: For Sale 10-07-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By steel686
This is what makes this site and this community...

This is what makes this site and this community great. You get the technical archives and the practical analysis. I bought my 18 from the original owner back in 1992 for $3600. I think I just spent...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-24-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,609
Posted By steel686
Sorry. Just read that again and it sounds like...

Sorry. Just read that again and it sounds like you donít need to remove it if itís solid. Looks great by the way. Worth all the effort in the end.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-24-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,609
Posted By steel686
I think you are on the right track with the core...

I think you are on the right track with the core at the bow. I left the first 4 feet of my liner in because i was worried about losing control of the flare. I ended up having an issue blending at the...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Agreed. I talked to my painter and planned to pay...

Agreed. I talked to my painter and planned to pay him to tape off after I do the prepwork. I have a hard enough time pulling tape on a waterline every spring. It is slick when it is wet. I went to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Thanks for the input. If Iím digging into it I...

Thanks for the input. If Iím digging into it I want it to last. Should have pushed for more aggressive from the start but it will give me something to do this winter.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Thanks Strick. I figured it would be best to...

Thanks Strick. I figured it would be best to rough it up. It should be pretty free of potential contaminants. If I wipe with acetone, rinse, then retape the edges 1/8Ē outside existing, Ill try to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By steel686
Non-skid upgrade

I have a few things i could have done better on my recent rebuild but can live with most of them. The non-skid however needs to be corrected. I have a 6 and 8 year old that spend hours jumping off...
Forum: General 08-05-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By steel686
Thatís nice. Whatís going on for power? White...

Thatís nice. Whatís going on for power? White Suzuki would look great with the white bottom and pipe work.
Forum: General 07-01-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By steel686
This is from my 75.

This is from my 75.
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