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Thumbs up I have a Valiant 40 to paint.

It looks like B&B Marine has it's first client, even before the company exists. I'm doing the topcoat and bottom paint on a Valiant 40 this week. I've always said, if ya can't find a job, make one and have done so before. Now I can use my refinishing skills as well as my boatwright skills to benefit others.
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Without pictures it didn't happen!! Waiting anxiously!!

Seriously, though, good on ya, Charlie..
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Here's the old girl I'm doing. She'll be Flag Blue with a Matterhorn White cove stripe.



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Maybe getting laid off was a real blessing in disguise? Watchin how thorough you have been with O Joy. The owner of the valiant will no doubt be pleased with the outcome. BEST WISHES in everything going smooth for you Charlie. People willing to work hard should recieve great rewards!. Next thing we know you will be looking for property to open a yard ...........i2f
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We finished up the bottom prep today and started on the prep above the waterline. We should finish that tomorrow and be ready to prime.

The boys rubbing out the ablative with Acetone soaked rags.



You can see where they've been since it takes about 40% of the old paint off.



The rest lays right down nice and smooth.



There's no pollution or dust to deal with and only about an hour of sanding is needed at the waterline and on chips. The yard loves us for this....
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How the hell did I miss this thread?!?!?!?!?!

CONGRATS CHARLIE!!! B&B Marine...YEAH BABY!!!!!!

Makin' it happen. You are the man, Charlie. No freakin' doubt.
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