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Old Jul 03, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Kevin,

Sure is looking good. I use spray can's to paint my boats, if I get a run or blob I sand between coat's with 600 to flatten it out and on the final coat I use 1000 then polish it. Nice looking sail arm, it looks very light.

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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Ed,

Your (and Pat's too) "rattle can" paint jobs are what I aspire to. If I can get close it'll be good enough for me. Now all I have to figure out is how to suspend the boat so I can easily paint the areas of the deck, as well as under the counter of the stern in "one shot". Think I'll have to modify my stand a bit, unless I can figure out how to hang the boat high enough. Sorta painted myself into a corner (pun intended....)

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Thanks Ed,

Your (and Pat's too) "rattle can" paint jobs are what I aspire to. If I can get close it'll be good enough for me.

Kevin
AMEN to that!!!!

Also Poltergeist - your boat is looking good!!
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Got the deck and bottom masked off and sprayed some color on the topsides of the boat. Didn't come out too bad, some dust and a bit of orange peel. Now to leave it alone for a good long cure before I color-sand it out and see if I need to spray further coats.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Cool, looks great.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 06:57 PM
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man.. two of these boats going on at once! giving me bad ideas!

no.. must build the star 45 first!

its looking great!
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Wow that looks nice. What yellow did you use?

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Old Jul 05, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words. Ed, it's "Gloss Warm Yellow" from Rustoleum. There aren't too many choices as far as "creamy" yellow colors, at least not that I could find. Didn't think I liked the color much when I first started spraying, but after pulling the masking and looking at it all day, it's growing on me.

Now on to finishing the rudder....
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Nice.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Great job Kevin. Love the color.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 12:45 AM
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I like very much
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Got the rudder finished and painted. This morning laid out the deck hardware and mounted temporarily, then masked and put down a coat of varnish over the wood area of the deck. Hopefully when I get a few coats of varnish built up and fully cured, I can color-sand /polish the whole boat, to improve some of the flaws/orange peel/etc.

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Wow the boat looks really nice. You are an artist with masking tape, the curves on the deck look perfect.

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Your boat is really looking great! I like your color choice & the finish you have chosen for the deck. Looks like you're coming down the "home stretch" now

What are you using for the rear fairlead? I need something like that so I can screw it on from the top.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 10:17 PM
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oh yeah, that does look great.

and that deck wood is just regular ply? birch? nothing exotic?
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