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Old 01-24-2005, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fund razor
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You get a lot of boats trying to raft off of the trailer?
Or is that a permabumper?


Maybe he is getting ready to use the Drive-Thru at the local Micky D's!!!
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cuda
Nort redid his 312 in white, and mopower did too.
Nah, Nort just replaced the panel, I'm talking about the whole helm. I was thinking more like what Sean did with his Cafe.
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Default Re: Updating a black helm?

I know he had the whole thing re-done in gelcoat, and I'm wondering if there is a reason to use gelcoat (which I imagine is a lot more work and/or requires special equipment and expertise) rather than painting with a durable product and clearcoat.

Close up of helm (many more pics of this boat at Sean's site, www.thunderboatalley.com)
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That looks good.

You can do Gel coat too. It's not that bad. But don't breathe the chit. Serious.

Mix the crap up, coat it.
Sand it. Seal it.

Whatever you do.... don't breathe the fumes.
I breathed just a little once and was no good for three days.

25 years of drinking didn't kill any brain cells, but two days of Gel coat did.
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dash, hell I did the hole boat in gell coat. In Black of all colors. And yes it is a LOT OF WORK
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:20 PM
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I think this may be what you are talking about. I gutted the entire cockpit, sanded away the black, had new Gauge panels and switches made by Team Marine. Also new gauges, throttles and all the door and cover panels converted to white. The interior seats will be yellow. I am getting close to done.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:16 PM
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Hawk .... yours is painted .....right ? (white)
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Updating a black helm?

Originally Posted by offshoredrillin
Well Mikey, buy mine and start on the project, everyone will love the updates. There was a guy in the formula forum that did his white, he also made his own race faring.

Besides, poorsche has a few naughas on his property that he is willing to let go of rather cheaply....Rob
That boat looked pretty sweet ...I have the pic at home and will post it ....I believe the thread is gone ....
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:45 PM
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Yes it is painted. I had the boat and cockpit painted at once.
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Dockrocker-

I redid a 1991 formula 311 and built my own fairing too. If you are going to redo a formula dash paint it. The dash is a plastic product not fiberglass so I don't think gel would work. But if you paint the dash make sure you use a plastic adhesion promotor. I used Sherwin Willams paint so the product code is UPO7226 - Plastic Adhesion Promotor. The link below is my entire boat build from last winter. Attached are a few after pictures of the boat was painted.

Don

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ht=project+311
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