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Old 26 March 2007, 12:51   #71
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Glad you had that last picture; I originally thought you guys were working in a tanning booth, judging by the lighting color.

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Old 26 March 2007, 21:18   #72
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Hey Pathalla, most of the pics you have seen were taken by Rogan so the guy who was driving was me We love being able to head out of the harbor when all the other boats are being forced in by rough conditions. So yes I am trying to make this repair as strong as absolutely possible. "Rogan and Bryan Aerial proof"

Thanks for the concern over using dust masks, I had one on the entire day yesterday and judging by the amount of orange crud on it Im glad I did. I am also big on eye protection, a few months ago I did a quick repair to my cars intake and managed to shoot a tiny piece of metal into my eye. Learned my lesson the hard way.

Nicknames are fine, Rogan and I have more than a few. We are often referred to as the "Crazy Birnie Brothers".
Well then maybe you are "Wild thing 1" and Rogan is "Wild thing 2".
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Old 27 March 2007, 09:52   #73
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Well, I did the lay-up of fiberglass mat and cloth yesterday. It worked out to be about 5 layers of cloth and mat. I ended up cutting up some large zip lock bags and tracing the repair layers on them and then used them as templates to cut the mat and cloth. It seemed to work out pretty well. Once it was built up to the level of the gel coat I mixed up fairing compound and leveled it off. I had to work pretty quick to be sure the epoxy resin didn't set too much while working it. All in all I am pretty satisfied with the repair. All that’s left is to fair the hull a little more and then its time for paint.

Rogan will post some pics when he gets a chance
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Old 30 March 2007, 09:13   #74
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Pics of repair

Repair of crack in hull.
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Old 30 March 2007, 23:20   #75
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Looks pretty good. Smooth out the rest and paint!
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Old 11 April 2007, 18:45   #76
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where's thing one and thing two?

Hey, no posts on your progress recently, I here you guys are dealing with some snow today, that slowing you down?
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Old 11 April 2007, 19:35   #77
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Yeah, weather has been hovering around freezing for over a week. Lots a snow today. We've been holding off until it gets better. Pretty frustrating
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Old 13 April 2007, 08:34   #78
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Since the weather has been bad here in Chicago I have begun some work on the console, seat, A-frame, stereo........... I have had our old cracked seat recovered in hypalon and am adding a mini amplifier for a satellite radio. We are also adding a floodlight to the A-frame. I was contemplating painting the a-frame black but have decided against it. The console is looking like Swiss cheese so I have begun filling and fairing it. The hull of the boat has been faired and I barrier coated the whole thing. Looks like this weather is finally going to break this weekend can't wait to get to painting and then get out on the water.
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Old 13 April 2007, 15:30   #79
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I am looking at buying a Hurricane 540. What is your opinion on overall quality of Z. Hurrican boats. Thank you.
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Old 13 April 2007, 22:46   #80
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Linda, I have had a 590 for almost 10 years and 440 prototype before that. Both were bombproof. The 590 is a heavy boat for it's size, with a very deep hull. It's fast, but goes through anything. We get a lot of short, steep seas here and I wouldn't trade my boat for anything... Well, except maybe a 640 or 733!

I'm not too familiar with the 540, but I recall that it is a fairly basic boat. I don't think it has inboard fuel tank etc., and is a somewhat lighter boat.

Assuming the hull is a similar shape as mine, I suspect you'll be very happy!
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