1986 19 foot Ali’i Kai rebuild

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Nice One, Bra!!...I'm paying attention, just getting started on a 20' Skipjack and Im frankly a little nervous about the paint...
 
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Cory Palmeira
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Had time to get the windows in and paint some black. Definitely influenced by the Radon look. Still need to paint the cap and deck before the rigging. Any suggestions for a good bottom paint for a trailered boat?

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Cory Palmeira
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19 Alii Kai
Why do you want bottom paint on a trailer boat?

Awesome build. One of the top 3 home builds I’ve seen recently.
Gel coat underneath is tired, and I’ve heard anything over a weekend is sketchy for awlgrip. Don’t plan on going more than overnight, but you never know.

Thanks for checking it out!
 
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gettingbentwithbo

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Bro that thing is so sick! You are going to kill some serious fish in that thing!
 
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Tikitorch

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Jul 2, 2017
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Sean White
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Beautiful job. I am going to update my boat and need to redo my topside. Gel coat was such a PITA last time. This looks amazing. Might have to give this a shot.
 
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KneppNasty

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Thoroughly impressed with your build!

Thanks for taking all of the time and energy to document the whole process with detailed photos and descriptions, and sharing it on here.
(I wish I had done that from the very start with my previous boat overhaul projects.)

Can’t wait to see how she scoots with those Yammies on the back!

Keep up the quality work 👏🏼
 
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Cory Palmeira
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19 Alii Kai
Thoroughly impressed with your build!

Thanks for taking all of the time and energy to document the whole process with detailed photos and descriptions, and sharing it on here.
(I wish I had done that from the very start with my previous boat overhaul projects.)

Can’t wait to see how she scoots with those Yammies on the back!

Keep up the quality work 👏🏼
Thanks! Appreciate the kind words. Learning a lot along the way.
 
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Cory Palmeira
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Non skid all done. Tried something different that ended up working well. For the initial coat after taping I used the off white awlgrip and broadcasted non skid over that so any bleed through would match the existing color. Vacuumed up the excess then went two coats of the gray awlgrip over the top. In my opinion the lines ended up a lot cleaner using this technique. Went with the seadek, teak decking design style for the deck. Taping off wasn’t fun but happy with the look. Also got to installing the seats with some pro pedestals in the meantime.

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acefuture

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Question for you, I see the fish box drains to the deck, how does the deck drain? Is it self bailing or do you have a bilge? By looking at the photos I can't quite tell
 
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Question for you, I see the fish box drains to the deck, how does the deck drain? Is it self bailing or do you have a bilge? By looking at the photos I can't quite tell
It’s a self bailing deck. I didn’t do any float testing but the new deck is 2 inches higher than the old one (also flush deck) to fit the gas tank. I ended up going with these seastop covers mainly to keep it looking clean. It was tough to wrap the glass inside of a 2x4 slot let alone try to fair it. Should help keep water from coming back in too, we’ll see.

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dalurker

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Damn! Boat Porn at its finest! Seeing your first pics compared to now shows the road you traveled!

the boat will definitely be "Da Kine" when its done! kudos to you!
 
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