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04-18-2013 01:34 AM
NJBoatDad
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

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My " Introduce Yourself" posts were morphing into boat shopping discussions, so, I thought this would be a more appropriate place to continue that thread. Biggest thing I've sailed is a Hobie 16. Now, I'm looking to get a proper dry sailing vessel with some of the comforts of home. On advice of a friend who owns a 130" scooner, I am looking at 1980's era Catalina 30's. I've decided that I will stick to older boats whose bulders are still in business (I contacted Catalina about hull numbers and their engineering dept. responded immediately.) so far I have looked at two, a settee model and not sure of the other, I didn't like one because it had an outboard and trim adjusters on the stern. The other just stank of deisel in the cabin. Today, I am looking at a 1980 C30 with a gas Atomic 4 and tomorrow a 1986 C30 with a Universal 21. The 86 is listed for less than the 1980 boat. I'm not sure of what to make of the inverse price relationship. The 1986 owner admits to a small Catalina smile and a need for bottom paint this year. The other guy is just evasive, or worse, just doesn't know, about such things as mast compression and keel separation. He is first up today, so I'll let you all know how that goes. Carry on.
A 130' scooner! That is some friend!!!!
01-31-2013 02:02 AM
bbremer10
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

I have seen this guy's work and it is spectacular. But, off I go to read up on the subject. The adventure continues...
01-31-2013 02:00 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

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Prophetic words, SJB!!!

Pretty outrageous quote for something so easily done DIY... you'll manage fine, I'm sure.
If it was just to do the non-skid it is indeed outrageous. If it's to do a quality job on the whole deck - shiny bits & all, I'd want that much - it can be a monster job getting all the hardware off, the nooks & crannies prepped etc.
01-31-2013 12:02 AM
Faster
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

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Thanks! I am supposed to get back a quote for deck painting today.
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Hope you are well braced.
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I heard back from the painter. His quote was $7,400.


Prophetic words, SJB!!!

Pretty outrageous quote for something so easily done DIY... you'll manage fine, I'm sure.
01-30-2013 09:29 PM
bbremer10
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

I heard back from the painter. His quote was $7,400. So, I will be attempting to spruce up the deck myself. It's not my "forever" boat so the 7G paint job on a $1300 boat doesn't make any sense. I just need to keep the thing in a state of arrested decay until I move up to a bigger family boat.
01-27-2013 05:33 PM
bbremer10
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

Thanks for the painting tips. That's very helpful.
01-27-2013 04:28 PM
bljones
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

when rolling on non-skid, roll first in this direction / over the surface, then roll acorss the surface in this direction \ to even it all out and eliminate marks.

It really is easy.

The rolling part is self explanatory, the "tipping" is just LIGHTLY dragging a brush across the work to remove bubbles, lay down the stippling of the roller, and help the paint flow out. You not really painting with the brush, in fact it might best be described as UNpainting.
tip like you are doing a "touch and go" in an airplane. Gently and smoothly land the brush on the wet surface on the move, move it across the work and gently and smoothly lift off.

I recommend buying a cheap piece of 4x8 good -one -side plywood and paint it, practicing your technique. Then cut it into 2 2x8 lengths, lay on top of some 4x4s resting on sawhorses, and now you have some scaffolding to walk on when painting the side decks.
01-27-2013 02:41 PM
Faster
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

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Rolling and tipping- this is laying on a heavy coat with a roller and lightly brushing it out, at least on the smooth areas? Whats the technique on the non skid areas...just roller, no brush?
If you're doing nonskid with inter deck a roller will do nicely-I think kiwi grip is applied with roller as well. "Roll and tip" is a non-spray technique to get as high gloss a finish as possible. Tipping takes out the typical stipple most rollers leave behind. Yes it would only be used on the smooth areas.

Btw a heavy rolled on coat would likely still sag after tipping.. Multiple thin coats is a better bet.
01-27-2013 01:43 PM
bbremer10
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

Rolling and tipping- this is laying on a heavy coat with a roller and lightly brushing it out, at least on the smooth areas? Whats the technique on the non skid areas...just roller, no brush?
01-26-2013 05:35 PM
bljones
Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping

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Thanks! I am supposed to get back a quote for deck painting today. Almost all of the deck is molded in non-skid.
As far as DIY-wouldn't I have to remove all of the rigging and hardware or would it be OK to paint around it all?
Remove what can be easily removed, and mask off the rest. It's not a hard chocre to sand and paint the deck on your boat, and faster has the right idea. we are going into our third season on opur decks repainted with brightsides and intergrip, and it has held up well with little wear, enduring two dogs and numerous hapless guests.
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