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    Hull Update, Almost Ready Ror Gelcote

    Well after hours and hours of shaping, filling, and sanding, I'm finally ready for the gelcote after wetsanding, Hopefully will be able to get that done this weekend. I rebuilt the strakes and the bow as best I could, trued the hull and also removed the piece of triangular hook that was in the back of the ski.

    woo hoo!

    Hopefully after getting right side up and getting the inner hull reinforced, I hope to have a stress free hull...
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  2. #2
    If I had to go through all that work I would be SO tempted to have someone do a sickass paint job on that hull.

  3. #3
    That did cross my mind. I was thinking for conservative though thought about painting the entire lower seadoo yellow to match the upper and then new graphics. But man I'm too lazy, this has already taken way too much time.

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    Jun 2005
    Cayman Islands
    Nice work!!
    I would not put back gelcoat, too much work having to wet flat and polish the gel. Use Imron, Awlgrip or PPG paint and prime with the Imron primer or the 545 anti-corossive primer from awlgrip (Best primer available for these paints) you can even clear-cote it if you like, just my advise.

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    Thanks for the advice bud. But I already got it the gelcote! Sandings ok for me. I've got a big compressor and every sandpaper grit you could imagine.

    air sander, da, contour, sander you name it!. The fairing job is next to perfect hopefully so I hope that there won't be too much sanding. Leaving imperfections in the top layer and uneven fairing would be a nightmare to smooth out if left.

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    Jerry's guest bedroom
    I think someone here removed the rear hook already and it was not good. It's there for a reason.

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    thanks for the advice but i'll take my chances.

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    If I ever have to do that much work on my hull, I would be tempted to try a hydrofoil at the front of the hull, like one off of an AirChair or something. Just a fleeting thought...

    Oh, and hey, nice work on the hull.

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