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Forum: Scarab
Yesterday, 03:14 PM
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Posted By hblair

Thank you! I got the hull sides and some places...

Thank you!
I got the hull sides and some places on the deck primed yesterday. The next photos you see should be of the deck painted...

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Forum: Scarab
05-07-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Looking like no paint today on the deck. We just...

Looking like no paint today on the deck. We just lack a little getting the hull sides ready for primer and weíll prime them and the places on the deck that need primer at the same time. This time...
Forum: Scarab
05-05-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Thereís not. On this We used long blocks with 80...

Thereís not. On this We used long blocks with 80 grit on the slick sand to get it straight (lots of work), then urethane primer for the pinholes, sand scratches, and small imperfections.
Forum: Scarab
05-05-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Working more on the trailer and the engine...

Working more on the trailer and the engine compartment. I thought Iíd get the engine compartment painted before the deck, but now itís looking like the opposite. A few days ago we went ahead and...
Forum: Chris Craft
05-03-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,806
Posted By hblair

Nice looking work! I've got a 1982 38 scarab flat...

Nice looking work! I've got a 1982 38 scarab flat deck I've been kicking around doing a center console conversion on when I'm done with my current project. The only down side that I've read about is...
Forum: Scarab
05-03-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,105
Posted By hblair

Only a fellow bilge monkey understands the...

Only a fellow bilge monkey understands the sacrifice youíre making to make that bilge look nice. 😁
Forum: Scarab
04-29-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Yeah I'm just trying to slick up and smooth out...

Yeah I'm just trying to slick up and smooth out the places where salt water will try to get in there and cause corrosion. I'm not trying to hide anything. :)
Forum: Scarab
04-29-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Thanks guys. I donít know about magazine covers...

Thanks guys. I donít know about magazine covers lol but I appreciate the encouragement. The trailer like everything else is a bigger job than I thought. (Imagine that)

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Forum: Scarab
04-19-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Hereís a short video of the arch in the sun. My...

Hereís a short video of the arch in the sun. My arch leans back at the top. The top edge of the fade is on the same angle as the bottom, which shows the arch leaning back even more. I donít know if...
Forum: Scarab
04-18-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Thanks knot for me. Kelly, we still spray...

Thanks knot for me. Kelly, we still spray solvent. There just hasnít been a real good reason for us to go to water thus far. Not to justify the learning curve for my painters anyway.
Forum: Scarab
04-18-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Been out of action a little while. 3rd surgery in...

Been out of action a little while. 3rd surgery in 6 years, gal bladder surgery a week ago last Friday. Yeehaw. Back in action now. Everything good.
Iíve been working a bunch on the trailer and the...
Forum: Scarab
04-07-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,105
Posted By hblair

Good to see your woman working on the boat with...

Good to see your woman working on the boat with you. Only downside to that is when they start asking questions about the cost of things. :)
Forum: Scarab
04-06-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Getting the trailer bunk stands welded in place...

Getting the trailer bunk stands welded in place as well as the right fender and boxes replaced. Very convenient to have a forklift. Makes welding underneath much easier.....
Forum: Scarab
04-05-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Yep Kelly. The metallic flake in these colors...

Yep Kelly. The metallic flake in these colors really dance in the sun compared to 35 years ago.
Forum: Scarab
04-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Thanks, Itís weird, the mottling looks bad in...

Thanks, Itís weird, the mottling looks bad in this video but you donít even notice it in person..

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Forum: Scarab
04-03-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Weíve been dodging tornadoes down here in Alabama...

Weíve been dodging tornadoes down here in Alabama the past few weeks.very busy at the shop lately. Iíve got some more done to the trailer, also got the boxes, and rings painted, also today, got the...
Forum: Scarab
03-20-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Rookie, when I came to this forum many years ago...

Rookie, when I came to this forum many years ago I thought your 30 scarab was one of the coolest old school boats I had ever seen.
Forum: Scarab
03-20-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

I'd try to take them completely apart and blast...

I'd try to take them completely apart and blast every nook and cranny in a media cabinet if you can, then use some good etching primer before painting them with a quality paint system. I'd leave the...
Forum: Scarab
03-18-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/1334x750/ff0ab823_aa20_4a67_9ea2_aa572b16c882_4de5376f8809c766cb3ecfc6b97b891b7288272a.png...
Forum: Scarab
03-18-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

We use sherwin williams ultra 7000, been with...

We use sherwin williams ultra 7000, been with sherwin williams for 31 years, always gotten good service with them. We painted my 30 foot scarab with this stuff (bottom and all), it's been to the...
Forum: Scarab
03-16-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Thanks fellas. I know you guys have been waiting...

Thanks fellas. I know you guys have been waiting a long time to see this thing painted and going together. Me too. I hope to get much more paint work done in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Forum: Scarab
03-15-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Got some more done in last few days. We got the...

Got some more done in last few days. We got the bottom of the hatch painted Friday.
Also prepped the arch and sprayed it with slick sand. The drive boxes have some pinholes in the castings and Iím...
Forum: Scarab
03-09-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

LOL Patrick. Unlike Wayneís collection none of...

LOL Patrick. Unlike Wayneís collection none of mine are currently seaworthy. 😀

We cut out the exhaust holes in the transom (I reckon weíll run thru hull exhaust.😆) Also got the engines and drives...
Forum: Scarab
03-09-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

Hereís some photos of the boat before the guy I...

Hereís some photos of the boat before the guy I bought it from did the gel work. It looked good but it was a wrap..
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Forum: Scarab
03-09-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 338,722
Posted By hblair

I peeled the carpet up in the back of the cabin....

I peeled the carpet up in the back of the cabin. The floor seems solid.

The deck isnít tabbed, just screwed down like normal.

I think the guy I bought it from ran it for a few years before he...
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