The Long Road Home

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Re: The Long Road Home


Post by Babyj » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:45 pm

After sanding with 400 how does the finish look on it?would you consider leaving it like that or are you going to try and Achieve a mirror finish?did you use a palm sander of just by hand?

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Re: The Long Road Home


Post by Evil_Fish » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:28 am

I will leave it the way it is after using the 400. I am happy with the way it turned out. I actually tried buffing out a small portion of the transom but there are so many nicks and dings all over I do not think it would look good. I prefer the matt finish anyway. I used a RO hand sander, which worked out well.

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Re: The Long Road Home


Post by paulh » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:49 pm

Nice boat!

As far as hp, the best advice is figure out what your typical gross weight will be in pounds, i.e. hull, engine, fuel, passengers, gear et all then devide by 25 and that will be the ideal power for the hull. Also figure out how fast you want to go. I don't think a 90 would be anywhere near overpowering a hull that size and I like having more than enough power so that would be the option I'd look into.

One option for fitting it out that a friend used is to build a center console with a seat similar to a wave runner. Nice clean installation with room for the fuel tank, tools and gear under the seat. A small bow locker for your rode wouldn't be a bad idea, though nothing wrong with a marine grade milk crate :mrgreen:

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Re: The Long Road Home


Post by Todd » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:20 pm

The guys at this shop are also good welders and fabricators.
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