Roger on that there Mr. Mikelist. It still needs a ton of work. Still in trial mode with the engine, gear and prop combo I put on. Do you work on boats or is it just a hobby of yours? I do envy the open deck space and double chair set-up that the outboard gives you. The speed must be real nice also as I can only make good around 8-9 kts with a helping sea and wind.
Nice looking boat man, I hope to see you around out there.
Jkporter, your topside work came out great. That is exactly what I hope to be doing among many other things this winter/spring on her. Do you mind if I pick your brain about some of the paints/products used for the decks, interior etc..? The hull I plan on leaving for now as it still has a decent shine despite a few blemishes, but I would like to do the decks, house and interior, rub rails and hand rails to freshen the boat up a bit. The brightwork I should be able to take care of on my own but do you have any prep and paint recommendations for the remaining?
Also; Has anyone here replaced or rebuilt the two Aluminum deck hatches located on the center line of the vessels deck? Mine are made by Hancock Marine and have much ionization and corrosion on the bottom of the locking mechanisms that are preventing them from securing properly and they leak quite heavily in a good rain. I believe that the origional manufacturing company has since gone out of business.
Any information would be greatly appreciated on any or both topics.
No Wahalla, Thanks for the complement. I am happy to have you pick my brain. I used Interlux paint for the topsides as well as the deck and interior. The deck was done using interdeck, which has an aggregate to give it a non skid finish. Interdeck Topside Paint | Interlux
Shes a beauty hibanx! She goes pretty good with the 130. Cruise around 19-20 knts. 4000 rpm. 26-27 knts WOT @ 5200 rpm. Boat is usually loaded with people and gear and averages around 8-10 gph with the non fuel efficient powerplant that ive got. Prop is a Quicksilver 16P 4blade aluminum. Handles pretty well til someone decides to walk across the deck. Definetly takes some getting used to.
Yes Wahalla, i work on boats for a living. I guess as a hobby too.