New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

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Napa Mike
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Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

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Post by Napa Mike » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:09 am

Hey Bob:
Looking at the photo in post #24, do you think we should just run the bottom paint right up to the bottom line of the blue paint?
Cheers,
Mike

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Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

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Post by Chaps » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:31 am

I'd like to see how she sits on her lines. Is that vinyl on the hull sides or is it paint?
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Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

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Post by Napa Mike » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:47 am

Chaps wrote:I'd like to see how she sits on her lines. Is that vinyl on the hull sides or is it paint?
We were going to go with vinyl--but changed over to paint on advice from John (JJ 225).
Mike

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Paint VS Vinyl ?

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Post by kmorin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:46 pm

Napa Mike, would you take a minute to post a few lines on your research and reasoning about paint vs vinyl?

Thanks, I've not paid much attention and would be very interested to add to my knowledge on the two top coats.

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
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Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

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Post by jj225 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:55 pm

Personally, if I was going to order again I'd go w/out any paint or vinyl. Just end up getting scratched as I mentioned to Mike. Even just the drive down from Seattle saw a few rock dings. Then there's the occasional dock rash.

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Re: Paint VS Vinyl ?

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Post by Napa Mike » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:47 am

kmorin wrote:Napa Mike, would you take a minute to post a few lines on your research and reasoning about paint vs vinyl?

Thanks, I've not paid much attention and would be very interested to add to my knowledge on the two top coats.

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
Hey Kevin:
To be honest, I did not do much research beyond talking with John and inviting myself to his test-ride (he graciously allowed me and my Pops to come along). My initial thought was less paint equals less problems with bubbling/peeling paint, etc. But, in light of John's experience, we opted for paint well above the waterline. Chaps is going to give her a bottom job--he is the man for that :-)

Cheers,
Mike

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First Test Ride this Saturday!

#32

Post by Napa Mike » Thu May 07, 2015 9:06 pm

Cabelas is almost done installing our electronics! We are scheduled for a test ride on Saturday. More photos and new boat grins to follow.

Mike

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Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

#33

Post by Tookalook » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:10 pm

MOG what a beautiful boat. Congratulations!!!!!!
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