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Thread: '71 Starcraft 16' Super Sport Rebuild

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    Everything seems to take longer than we plan...

    We spent about 4 hrs working on it, but didn't seem to get much done. The motor reinforcement piece was relatively quick, but took a little bit since we were covering each bolt/hole with 3M 5200 sealant.

    The transom cap took much longer than expected, as we had 2 clamps pulling different directions trying to get the holes to line back up to get the nails back in.

    I'll be putting more time in on it tomorrow. Decided yesterday to scrap the automotive paint idea, as it was getting cost and time prohibitive. I'm going to roll and tip Rustoleum Professional instead in Gloss White and Safety Blue (similar to Miller Welder Blue) I'm hoping to get to work sanding the bottom tomorrow and get it onto the flat bed trailer (flipped over) so i can paint when it's ready to this coming week.




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    For once I got everything accomplished on the boat I had planned to. I'll post the pics in a little bit.

    Rustoleum Pro Safety Blue



    Finished just about all of the sanding today





    I can see why most people aren't much of a fan of the trailer rollers vs running boards. There are indentations on the bottom of the boat from sitting on the rollers for so many years. I think that I'll play it safe and switch the trailer over to running boards.


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    Finished 1/2 of the final overall sanding yesterday, and will do the other half today. I just need to give it a good wash with dish soap (as a wax remover and degreaser), let it dry, and follow it up with a wipe down with a tack cloth.

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    should be ready by fall fishing! The Willy is nowhere near fishable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
    should be ready by fall fishing! The Willy is nowhere near fishable
    Springer fishing was a joke...water was never truly green the entire time.

    Didn't matter since I wasn't able to make it out even once though.

    Sanding on the bottom is all done, and painting will commence in the next few days.

    From my understanding (and a TON of reading)

    This is how I'm approaching the painting.

    Materials

    1 gallon of Safety Blue
    1 gallon of Gloss White
    4" closed cell foam rollers
    4" paint brush

    Steps:

    Sand
    Wash with dish soap as a degreaser
    Wipe with tack cloth
    Paint (current step)
    Wet Sand
    Paint
    (repeat paint/sand as many times as desired)
    Buff/Polish after hardens (I'll probably wait 30 days or so, at least for what is accessible while it's on the trailer)

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    I bet we will be catching springers in the willy through June this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
    I bet we will be catching springers in the willy through June this year
    The run is definitely late this year (assuming it really comes)

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    We have color...well...at least white primer color...lol


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    We sanded back down a few problem areas and re-shot them. I had a hard time getting the HF gun to spray well the other day. I thankfully had purchased two, and switched to the other gun today. It shot loads better than the initial one.

    The locations that were re-shot are still wet in the pic vs the portions that are dry. (hence the wet look to only part of it)


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    Hung up plastic and shot the first coat of White


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