Discussion in 'Check Out My Boat Customization' started by tamezjos, Sep 9, 2008.
Hey Josh- what kinda carpet are you gonna get in the cabin? Any new pics bro?
Man, i wish i knew how to do that type of work. It's an art for sure!
Danny, good to see u around here again, when are you getting back to your boat?
Carpet is marine grade, installation is all finished now but I haven't taken any pictures of it, I'll do and post them up.
In the meantime I'll do another update.
Making the fish boxes, Part 1...
I got 2 rectangular and 2 "irregular", as you can see on the "red" lids.
Here is one of the rough-molds for the rectangular box.
And now the mold covered with fiberglass, no core.
Here is one of the "irregular"-size boxes, no core.
This is the lid that covers a tray that is on the transom. This lid will also complete a "bench" on the transom, so core will be used in this part. Here is the mold, with first layers of fiberglass.
As always cabosil thickened resin is used before the core and also to cover the core before applying the rest of the fiberglass layers.
Being that I'm not perfect and that the lid was done on a cold day, I had an area on the lid that did not cure. Had to cut away this area and apply new fiberglass.
Before applying new cabosil/resin had to make sure all the not-cured-resin was removed.
And it looked like this after the layers of fiberglass.
Still had to cover some areas with cabosil/resin and then sand the part. Here it is sanded and in its resting place before being hit with gelcoat.
I need to unload a bunch of pictures from my camera so I can continue.... I'll be back.
dude that is so awsome, we are not worthy. what a bitchen project and beautifull boat great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I forgot to upload this pix, these are the boxes after coming out of the molds. Since I had 4 boxes total and they where not identical I had to make 4 molds.
The boxes got gelcoated and installed on their respective places.
I'll show how the final installation of these fishboxes looks in the next update.
Ah.......holding out on us....??? Nice work. I usually have to increased catylist up 35% when mixing cab or microballoons. Otherwise, the resin wont kick. I also put a heat lamp near by too, especially when I'm laying mulit layers when they are just green and no fully kicked. Vinylester I'm talking about here. All I have ever used is Vinyl and Poly. My next one will be Epoxy.......no more stink.
Are you waxing the gelcoat mix?
Can't wait to see her finished.
Thanks Jeff, I know my design is different and everybody has their idea of how it should be and to those people I say: build your boat with your own hands and then talk to me. So I appreciate when fellows like you like my boat, at the end I'm not trying to please anybody but myself, and offer some advise to those who are interested in taking it regardless of their own ideas.
Hey Greg, I just don't have the pictures at hand, the boat is 20 something miles from where I live now and the camera is "with the boat" so to speak.
Yes I usually increase the catalyst too but forgot to do it this one time, after all it had been a while and I was kind of distracted, I ended up paying for my mistake as I had to put in more time to fix it. I've never had to use heat lamps, regardless of the layers that go in, I just keep the amount of catalyst in check and balance it out with the final thickness I'm aiming for.
Call me sick but I love the stink, and I'm no junkie.
I'm not waxing the gelcoat mix, I explained this somewhere along the the post, I just use partall 10.
Right on. ....."holdin out........." just bustin your chops. Keep going
I may be a late to the party but I gotta say this is an epic restoration! You've got some serious talent there dude. Beautiful boat!
I probably missed it but I'm curious - what have you named her?
This dude its my brother in law,and he is a genius,I remember when he bought this boat back in 2001 or 2002, and seen what he did to the boat...its amazing!!!!.
....Josh you are my hero,and thank God I had the privilege to be in that boat in Loreto Baja Mexico with you and our families, that was a great trip.
We already know he is a true craftsman but check he's abilities as a fisherman.....I love you cuÃ±adito.
I just spent 3 hours reading through this thread and I couldn't wait to get to the next page to see all the new updates. It was like reading a good book that you can't put down! As everyone else has said AWESOME!
I think my favorite quote from this build was the guy who said "this is sweet, but I'm also a redneck!" hahhaha
Thanks for your words Glenn & ISaac, glad you enjoyed it.
ZETA: Gracias por tus palabritas cuÃ±ao, como te lo he dicho antes, eres el hermano que nunca tuve, y si lo hubiera tenido no creo que fuera tan agradable como tu, un abrazo.
I'm really admiring your work there. I hope one day to service your boat so I can see it in person.
Jejeje este me hizo reir, estoy bien picado con las fotos y los comments.
I like the Mexican flag mounted on your boat...
Awesome work! I was afraid that I was going to have to pay someone to do a lot of the work I need to do on my boat but after seeing this thread it has answered a lot of questions that I have had. I do have a few more though that I was hoping that you could answer.
The bolts and screws that are going through the finished transom, are you sealing the holes first before you put the bolts through so that no wood is exposed? What do you seal it with? How about the deck, how did you seal the space between the deck and the gunwale? Also, there are some places where I have ground out spidercracks as well as some gouges taken out of the existing gelcoat. Would I just use a cabosil paste to fill it in and fair it prior to gelcoating?
Great job on your restoration! Got one question for you - How is the combination of the check valve/scuppers? Does the check valve require much volume of water to open it? I wanted to put scuppers on my 17' Seaswirl CC, as it is not self bailing. This looks like the ideal set up. Tight lines, Jimmy
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