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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by alloyed2sea, Oct 15, 2013.

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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Well, it only took all summer and six elbows, but we laid on the final touches today - stripes and shadowbox transom paint -- all in Hunter Green (yes, its a factory color).
    Starting with photos showing early stages - strip and sand; then - fill and fair, and sand some more: all down to 320. After paint, wet sand out to 1500-2000. Take a look and be amazed! :p

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  2. alloyed2sea

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    Fill and Fair

    Used Evercoat Gold and Bondo Green (fiberglass strands) after cleaning out voids and zinc chromating to ensure adhesion and corrosion reduction.
    Actually the second time we have painted in past 12 years - all those memories came rolling back in as we did it again.:eek:
    Cheers!
    -Eric

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    Custom feature..,

    ..., made from green goo: the new ac drain "spout" - maybe now the water won't run down the side all the time.
    We'll see (it worked in rehearsal).
    :cool:

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    Epoxy primer

    Expensive and demanding (another round of sanding 37 feet of Roamer up, over and back) but worth it. Rolled and tipped.
    Elbow #'s 3 & 4. :(

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    Next up: Mr. Urethane

    Two parts: mix and spray.
    We even tried to make a tent - too windy.
    Waited for a better day (early in the morning that is).

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    Something's Missing

    Duh!
    Stripes laddie.
    Now where did my measuring sticks go anyway.
    Measure twice and tape her up nice.
    Not allowed to do it twice.
    :eek:

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    Punch me Judy!

    Red bottom, black booties, and green stripes on iceberg white - quite rite!
    :D

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    Beautifully done job, but OMG! May I suggest that you mark your calendars for 11 years from now with the reminder "Get 4 sale signs", because by then you probably won't have much elbow grease (or knees) left and your helper may be involved with other projects (such as a helper like yours when you did this the first time).:D
    P.S. I love that little buildout at the outflow. Never seen anything quite like it. Please be sure to let us know how that works out.

    Great father/son project. Kudos.
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    Next Up

    Wet sand stripe out to 2000 and buff/compound out entire job (photos, soon, soon!).
    Then maybe we'll start on next big project: Gel coat the cabin top and replace wood between fiberglass and deck with fillets!
    :cool:.
    Who wants to help out?
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    "Tin Tonic"
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    Excellent work. I know as my wife and I have done this same work on our 1969 aluminum 38' sedan. My problem is that she loves it brilliant white with boot stripe, but without that cool shadow box transom or wide stripe through the vee berth windows. Still "negotiating", but with a gal who will work side by side with me on such a job, I would not force the issue for anything. Still a beautiful ship.