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rollcast423 posted 08-19-2001 11:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for rollcast423   Send Email to rollcast423  
thanks for the response,
i took your advice and pulled the boat indoors and angled the bow slightly upward.i haven't started to pull a vacuum on it yet, but i will! should i remove all of the marine tex epoxy i applied?i want to do this job right and i want the boat to last a long time and look good!one more question for ya,what is the best paint to paint my boat(76 montauk)?oh yeah just one more(sorry)i've almost gotten everything straightened out with md dnr about my title situation they are telling me it is a 1976 year,but when i look it up on the reference section on this website it says it is a 1970?the number is #3a1456,make any sense?

sorry for all the questions,i know you are busy,

LarrySherman posted 08-20-2001 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     

I tried to call you on Friday, no answer. I'll try again today. I personnaly would remove the marine tex. Since you really want to do it right, thats the way to go. I really don't know about the serial number. I'd mail chuck Bennett at BW to find out.

As for paint, your asking the wrong guy, I'm not there yet. There was a thread a few weeks ago about paint. I'll look for it and post it to the top if I find it.


LarrySherman posted 08-20-2001 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     

I think this is the one you want to look at:

rollcast423 posted 08-21-2001 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for rollcast423  Send Email to rollcast423     
thanks larry,

yeah,my schedule is so hectic.sorry i wasn't here for your call,i went crabbing out on the bay the last couple of days,caught a couple of bushells(not too bad).Anyway,thanks for the paint info,i am so reluctant to paint it that's just borderline sacraligious.But the gelcoat is transparent in some spots and there is just not much i can do but paint it.Question:is there a book you recommend on techniques that i would use to do these structural repairs,and if so which has really impressed you? Also,how are some of your projects coming?

Thanks larry,

LarrySherman posted 08-21-2001 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     

I'm at the same decision you are: How to fix the cosmetics.

At least yours is in the water. I've been discussing the issue here:

I'll proably repost it in this section under "Gelcoat Repair"

I'm still working on the drain tubes.

rollcast423 posted 08-22-2001 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for rollcast423  Send Email to rollcast423     

to answer your response,my whaler isn't in the water yet(long way away)took an old 20' wooden crabbing boat.getting ready to start pulling a vacuum on it with the reference topic you gave me,sounds like a good idea.Should i dig out the old foam and apply new foam or fill the void with epoxy,glass then gelcoat.And is this the case for worn down ribs on the bottom of the hull?I've looked through the last 2 years of archives and have found nothing on building up worn down ribs or ridges on the hull

sorry so green,

LarrySherman posted 08-22-2001 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
I'm on the fence on that one. I thought about digging out the foam, but I decided to put it off, and just get the boat running and in the water. If I had easy access to it, I would replace it.

For the ribs, I'm not sure how they should be rebuilt, because I don't know how they are built. If they are foam cored and the origional foam is shot, then yes,I would replace as necessary, shape and rebuild.

tj, My gut is that you need to solicit more info from the really experienced forum members at this point. I want to make sure you have the best advice possible, and I'm at the edge of my ability helping you here.


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