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Re: And the project continues....

Post by jfrprops » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:19 am

My old engine is going to be sitting pretty in that ride!

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Post by Peter M Jardine » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:20 pm

What a great color..... and nice job. :D

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Post by quitchabitchin » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:41 pm

Got the top half painted today and needless to say, I am very happy with the way it turned out. Part of this project is to prove that you can build a excellent user quality boat on a shoestring budget. While you could spend thousands to get a paint job like this, I have lots of time, but only around $500 in this job.

More to come...interior vinyl will be ordered this week. I have researched several trim shops locally and have gotten a quote that I can live with from a guy with decades of experience. He is going to make the covers from my current seats and I will install them and wrap all of the flat pieces myself.

Here are the pics of the top half...
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Post by jfrprops » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:02 pm

wow! really POPS! great job......will follow your interior work with interest as I face same job on Argentine boat soon .....

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1980 Fairchild Scout 30
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1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Re: And the project continues....

Post by quitchabitchin » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 pm

Well, the boat is going to finally see the light of day this weekend. I am going to put her back on the trailer and bring her home so I can finish up there. I dropped the interior off today and should have it back by the end of next week. I will keep you posted on her progress.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by Episode VI » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Impressive...keep it coming! :D

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Post by jfrprops » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:48 am

Do keep us posted! Really looks impressive.

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Re: And the project continues....

Post by Chad Durren » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Looks great. Can't wait to see it with the new upholstery and the Q dropped in.
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Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:32 pm

Got my front seat covers back today...they look great. The seat back plywood is delaminating so I need to cut a new piece for it before I can install them. How many hours are in a day? I need each day to be around 36.
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Post by quitchabitchin » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:36 pm

Here is a shot of the engine cover. This is just temporarily laying over the foam, the finished installation will be much tighter without the wrinkles. I got all the pieces back today and just need to start wrapping the old foam.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:06 pm

I keep plugging away, taking care of some small, tedious tasks such as cleaning up old exhaust pipes, polishing the Hull ID Tag, and tackling the interior a piece at a time. I have been painting the plywood base of each piece of interior before putting on the upholstery cover, so the process takes a while with paint drying time (2-3 coats min.) A slow process, but I have put off the scheduled finish until Spring, so I can take my time and address some things that I know will bug me if I don't do them such as painting the bilge, painting all of the wooden seat frames,etc, cleaning up the outside and probably painting the fuel tank, and the list goes on. I have very little free time right now, so I sometimes spend late night hours in the garage "destressing" from the rest of the world around me. Here are a few pics of the progress.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by quitchabitchin » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:17 am

I am slowly moving along here, my life is pretty insane right now. My wife has been to California for training twice in 3 months for 10 days at a time, leaving me with all 3 little ones to care for. I get very small blocks of time, usually late at night, to sneak in a little garage time, so progress is being made, albeit very much slower than I would like. I have a line on some teak boards that I plan to have resawn and use for flooring, it is currently held up in receivership, but should settle soon and I have a good inside track on obtaining it, keeping my fingers crossed. Here are a couple of quick shots.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by Peter M Jardine » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Ahhh perfect, a guy polishing his exhaust pipes. We are brothers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

This is the stuff our wives look at dumbfounded amazement :lol:

Love the upholstery pattern. 8)

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Re: And the project continues....

Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:36 am

Thanks Peter. My thought is "If it can be shiny, it should." I polished the brass straps for the exhaust pipes the other day. I hate to put something together that is covered in overspray or years of grime.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by Chad Durren » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Looking good. I cleaned my cooper pipes last week using the toilet bowl cleaner trick as well. I will never sand another piece of copper again.
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Re: And the project continues....

Post by Peter M Jardine » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:26 pm

I had not hear that tip before... going to use it... :wink:

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Re: And the project continues....

Post by quitchabitchin » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:26 am

I was in the chemical sales business for several years. We always demo'd the toilet bowl cleaner by shining up a dirty penny. The industrial ones are the best, although also the most potent. Most contain some type of acid, quality determines the concentration, so I suggest diluting the stronger ones, especially if using them on brass/bronze. Copper is pretty tough, just be sure to rinse well as to stop the chemical cleaning process. I actually rinse with an akaline solution to neutralize any acidic residue. Just mix a genral purpose cleaner with water for this step.
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