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Old 20 December 2004, 11:50   #1
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The SR6 Project

Here are a few images. The photos skip a number of steps. Once I figure out how to reduce the size of the rest of the images I will post more. If there is any step someone is particularly interested in let me know.

Removing the old tube was difficult. The glue, despite being 15 years old, is rather strong

Once the tubes were removed we ground off the glue remnants with various tools, (angle grinders, palm sanders, our teeth)

We were lucky to be able to hang the boat from the ceiling. I am not sure I would want to tackle this project without this ability. Although, I did think about how nice it would be to completely flip the boat upside down and put it on the floor.

The hull had some sort of gray touch up paint all over it. It was very hard to sand off. Once we sanded everything 3 times, we were amazed at how many imperfections disappeared!! The gel coat was/is very thick on this boat.

We used body filler for the long scratches and gouges. This stuff dries as hard as a rock, but once sanded down, it is amazingly smooth! One thing we would do different here is to let the body filler cure longer. The transom holes that we filled shrunk slightly after the final sanding, leaving a slight depression.

We went with Interlux Brightside paint. Two coats white primer. Two coats yellow. A light sanding between each coat.

If we did it again, we would have sprayed the earlier coats on lighter. We had a few drips we had to sand down.

Still to come: The deck and the entire boat finished sans the tube.

I hope to have this posted today as well.
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Old 20 December 2004, 12:36   #2
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Pretty cool and well done- how many man hours so far??

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Old 20 December 2004, 12:57   #3
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I believe we came in at 80 hrs. Two of us did the work. One skilled but not a professional restorer, the other, (me) more enthusiasm than skill.

My partner turned out to be the bloke I purchased the boat from. It could not have worked out better for all parties.

Below are some photos of the finished but naked boat.
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Old 20 December 2004, 13:29   #4
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Hi Cgill,i must admit when i first read you had gone for yellow i thought mad but seeing the photo it looks absolutely gorgeous . Did you dig out the details of floor paint
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Old 20 December 2004, 13:36   #5
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I shall respond here as well.

The product is Durabak on the deck. http://www.durabak.com/

I recommend it. Light colors run $120 per gallon, dark $85 per gallon (USD)
The Sr6 required two gallons and we used it all up. Deck, console, and tongue and side steps of the trailor.

It has a strong odor about it and goes on with special "stipple" type rollers they supply.

They will also send you a sample paint chip if you call them.

My concern was if it would be too sharp/bumpy for bare feet. No problem there. It has enough give to it so it is not uncomfortable.
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Durabak

Really good stuff, 'been using it for a while now...here's the uk supplier
http://www.newventureproducts.co.uk/...pagename=pkote
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