Good enough - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 66 Old 05-13-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 984
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Good enough

This thread is for those projects that are not quite perfect but good enough to keep use sailing and not stuck in an endless persuit of perfect.

To start top side and deck paint.
Do you want a finish quality that looks good with nose pressed to hull, or from the adjacent slip, across the fairway or a passing glance 100ft from the fuel dock.
The boat still floats which ever finish you select.

I generaly do a clean, light sand and west marine polyurethane top coat in the spring if my finish looks tired, but otherwise I would rather be sailing.
Ulladh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 66 Old 05-13-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
 
i agree,i like doing repairs on my boat when i find the time but it is a boat and meant to be used
sawingknots is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 66 Old 05-13-2010
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,139
Thanks: 35
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Alot of guys I know go by the 1 to 1 ratio ( so they say ), if you have a 40' boat, it must look good 40' foot away, I have my wife check out my work, if she can't find the flaw(s) then nobody can and I'm good to go

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 66 Old 05-13-2010
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
If you haven't got the time or money to do it right... will you have the time or money to do it right when you have to do it again??
A quality paint job with quality prep and quality materials will last 5-10 years. A quick job with cheap materials and quick prep will last 2-3. No time savings, no money savings.

There aren't a whole lot of things you can cut corners on that won't cost you more time and money in the long run.

Is your boat "meant to be used" or meant to be used for years?

How many of you curse something, or maybe everything, that the PO of your boat has done?
Guess what? He thought "good enough" was good enough.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 66 Old 05-13-2010
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,500
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Everything bljones said. A boat is not a house. If you're going to do something it only makes sense to do it right the first time.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 66 Old 05-14-2010
Grasshopper
 
JiffyLube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 896
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
We all appreciate a good looking boat, but many of us to not necessarily want to pay the price it costs. Some people are really anal about certain things, and others are good with the expression "Looks good from my house." I guess it all gets down to what you want.
JiffyLube is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 66 Old 05-14-2010
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,500
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
I don't see it being about looks really. The prep time for a cheap paint job is the same as for a good long lasting paint job. Yes the paint is more expensive but if it lasts years longer it saves a lot of labour as the cheaper paint needs replacing more often. a good 2 part paint job on a hull should last 8 years or longer. And the long lasting paint may look better. It also applies to sails, hardware, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical items. cosmetics aren't the issue but reliability and durability should be.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour

Last edited by mitiempo; 05-14-2010 at 12:24 AM. Reason: add
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 66 Old 05-14-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 226
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
You never regret doing the job right. Remember...
"There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it again".

Last edited by dillybar; 05-14-2010 at 12:57 AM.
dillybar is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 66 Old 05-14-2010
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,139
Thanks: 35
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
I just don't want to be the PO that gets cussed at

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 66 Old 05-14-2010
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,139
Thanks: 35
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Jiffy, you got a good look'n boat and a bilge so clean you can drink out of

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very Good Vendor Thread Cruisingdad General Discussion (sailing related) 114 09-21-2014 10:48 PM
Cruising beginner Seanmc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 09-01-2014 10:13 AM
The Salt's Corner Table smackdaddy General Discussion (sailing related) 129 06-18-2013 04:46 PM
Info on a good charter in the BVI's timetasell General Discussion (sailing related) 4 12-17-2010 08:05 AM
Any good places to fill water tanks - Eastern LI Sound? Bene505 Long Island 10 04-23-2010 10:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome