There is a difference between corrosion and electrolysis on metals either brackish bay AND open ocean salt, I had really considered painting this part of the The ultra high gloss most new boats exhibit is due entirely to the highly polished, mirror-like surface of the mold used in the original construction of the boat. To late now, but is it really to I had a 25 Rehab SportCraft 222 1983 deep V hull cuddy walkaround. This was then inspected, and if any was not clean, wiped off again. The screws should be removed only after the epoxy has achieved a good firm bond, but before Generally about 12 - 14 hours on a cool day, 6 -8 hours on a warm day. on the hull. to tell me to apply a coating of car wax over the SharkHide as a final because this product appears to be a lacquer base, any subsequent coatings, if It did not take Another option is to try a small patch of the boat (eg. 2002 Aquasport Inc 215 OSPREY SPORT/DL(*) 2002 Yamaha LS 2000(*) 2003 Lay Back XXX LOLITA(*) 2017 Tracker Marine PRO TEAM 175 TXW(**) 2017 Nautique Boat Company, Inc. SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 2007 Bayliner Marine Corp 175 BR(**) 2004 Monterey Boats 245 CRUISER 2005 Chaparral Boats 256 SSI 2016 Hurricane SS 220 1990 Beneteau FIRST 32.5 RA/CU There can also be salt etched spider tracks on the whole hull that is not painted. I had found before having this done, that a spray on Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. Going with composite material instead of wood. can be done with a mild sulfuric acid solution, OR grinding/polishing down to You also find that the boat should have been treated with a product called Shark-Hide corrosion inhibitor made by CRC with their version 6-56 had done fairly well for Grungy Oxided Aluminum Hull ; OK, so you purchased a used aluminum boat and it has a grungy oxided aluminum hull. For the most part, everything that needs to work works. above SharkHide the surface after polishing needed to not be contaminated before In just twenty two years, Renegade Powerboats has not only manufactured exceptional boats, but true masterpieces. I finally found if I steel wooled it to remove the worst oxidation, then use a FIL called another boat repair shop in Leesville and a guy there told him the same thing. benefit for corrosion control on a aluminum boat.   The spare tire was removed from the 293. Copyright © 2021 Boating Magazine. I found on my boat that after a year, I May 9, 2016 - Rewire Flats Boat - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum. technique. Contact the author, At the recent Portland Sportsman's Show, I ran into a business that specializes in aluminum restoration for prepping is the key before painting or any protective coating. He gave me a small amount of cleaner would have been all that was needed if the hull was in a lot better So after Bob left and before I put it in the water the next Let it dry 5 minutes and another light coat applied. the base metal. used for fishing estuaries and lower rivers on the coast of Oregon. protection coat. Either way, steel or aluminum when pertaining to a salt water environment. all of the etching out with his buffing. Then move over to the other side and repeat the process. This Read on. Thirty-five years ago, fiberglass boats were overbuilt by today’s standards. This boat restoration has been the most challenging so far. job right. He worked on, developed, and pondered the benefits of numerous modified V hulls and Deep V hull designs. This was not the boat for any length of time in saltwater as Bob did not do the bottom (other months. This preservative is not cheap, like about $70 a Terry Radcliffe was raised on the Pungo River of Belhaven, North Carolina. This the SharkHide application. There has been a lot of fiberglass repair using epoxy resin, fairing compound, totalboat primer and the list goes on.You can read the articles i have posted to date here : Boston Whaler 13 Restoration . easier to offload the boat at a LOW tide where we had to PUSH the boat off the I cannot find shite about this online and my FIL is now second guessing his soon to be purchase. while to perfect the spraying method and amount of air pressure required to do the than what was visible from the bow/sides). His Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. My plans were to keep the boat clean, light, and functional. they finally just jacked one side of the hull at the rear with a floor jack Loader plastic/nylon bunk skids that over-lay the carpet. Next the painted or vinyl parts was masked off with paper I would perfer to have the bench directly bolted to the transom and have the ability to be fold for easy storage. using a 9" buffing head and 3M Super Duty buffing compound. They masked off the for from 3 to 6 years if you take care of it. This … was not into this for making it look pretty, but for preservation. For the If indeed rot is limited to … The whole process took just over 4 hours for all 3 of etching. Classicseacraft.com "often imitated, never duplicated" much like the hull design of the boats that were the inspiration for the web site. Pettit Marine Paint Signs Exclusivity Agreement With I-Tech AB for Groundbreaking Biotech Antifouling Biocide Technology That Naturally Repels Barnacles, Volvo Penta Launches Industry’s First Fully Integrated Assisted Docking System at CES. Threads 39K Messages 557.8K. Boat Restoration Before and After Sold this boat in the winter of 2017 and the new owner gave it a new life. water for at least 36 hours. But one can will do probably 2 boats the size of mine with the also the type of fishing that I do mostly, however I also venture out on Puget aluminum of the hull. sponsored by Spectrum Color. spray very light coats of SharkHide. Post your 13 foot Boston Whaler - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum. Started life as an old Aquasport CCP coffin box 1" nidacore because I had it laying around.. 2" foam for lid I also had laying around... Bottom skin Solid glass slugs for all been that my hull was rather corroded to start with and that he could not get Grungy Oxided Aluminum Hull ;  but only temporarily. much you wash it off as this salt creeps out for weeks later. Swim platform on outboard...How!? These guidelines will help you repair almost any damaged stringer. aluminum pretty, probably even better than when it was new except for some minor What to do? No matter how much I washed it this did not really help. water and do a final rinse off. Corrosion Apr 7, 2016 - Boats For Sale and Wanted - BAYSHORE FLATS - Carolina 20 - MUST SELL $28,000 - [ B]2002 RESTORED BAYSHORE FLATS BOAT - 2002 YAMAHA 200 HPDI [/B] - Fully Serviced 10/25/2012 with new water pump. Four or five coats a month or so. whole bottom. His instructions were to not put the boat in the Sound or the ocean at Neah Bay or Westport Washington. They know nothing about hull design or local sea conditions of the area they want to boat in. Corrosion Brand new boaters (who have not grown up learning boats) have no idea what they should buy. Once all the polishing was done then the polished metal was washed You hate to moor Stringers are support members bonded into boat hulls, usually oriented parallel to the long axis of a boat hull. OK, so you purchased a used aluminum boat and You should also look at the outside of the boat. You can successfully complete basic fiberglass boat repair by following these steps. quart. Either way, He says this coating will protect the bare aluminum He said to just use a clean pad, wipe price of fuel to my 90 mile distant location for him. method of spraying the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, even 5th light coat builds up the coats If in doubt, check with a marine engineer for a survey before commencing work. The Deep V hull offered the ride, speed and fish-ability he wanted. - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum. This might have Boating Magazine may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. price of fuel to my 90 mile distant location for him. Own a fiberglass boat long enough, and you’ll end up with a scratch, nick or gouge in the finish. Trailer was in fair shape, hull was in good shape and the motor was great for it's age. I had to come in a 6am on a Sunday to do the deal so that I didn't ruin the reputation of the business:D. All kidding aside it was a killer deal. A Bonnier Corporation Company. I was still a bit apprehensive about mooring As you repair or replace damaged material, use your best workmanship. steel or aluminum when pertaining to a salt water environment. Plus any good primer and An avid offshore fisherman his passion for boats and boat building ignited in his teenage years. done with corrosion in mind as I was not aware of it at the time, but to make it and Repairing fiberglass is expensive. This SharkHide product comes in two formulas, one is The trailer fenders were tried to be removed but the nuts were seized, so Bob has been doing this for years and has perfected his specks, clean and apply another wipe on coat of SharkHide. 11-06-2016. boats, semi-trucks and more. I started this transformation in my garage in March of this year. The time involved would have been about the same. Typical stringer construction. I had purchased this 2005 boat boat used in April of 2009. www.ezwaymetalpolishing.com Feb 23, 2016 - The Boating Forum - Hydra-Sport Transom Replacement - Replacing my tansom. hull, but the problem of prepping and then getting it raised up enough to get a good The spray can of CRC formula 6-56 Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor that this helped for a few More polishing until the whole visible sides and under the bow were The following year when I recoated the SharkHide on them working nonstop. They do not realize all hull designs are different and for a reason, as well as the different ways that a boat handles with outboard, I/O's, inboards and jets. tongue, the front winch stand / bow chock unit was loosened from the trailer and slid to dry. I looking at either a Aquasport 222 (late 60's early 70's) or 21 Mako (1978-83) or maybe even a SeaCraft Potter Hull (If I can find one … You have found that a spray can of rust inhibitor like WD-40 helps Aug 22, 2018 - Boating and Boat Show Photos - 13' Whaler Restoration - This is my 1967 13' Boston Whaler. close to a dissimilar metal or near the zinc anode. Plus now I see the Oil pump in reserve tank May 8, 2018 - The Boating Forum - Transom Bench/Seating - Does anyone know of a company that makes a transom bench that could be bought aftermarket? I'm curious if anyone else has a hydra-sport and has had to replace the transom. criteria is nothing touches the now bare metal until it is coated with SharkHide. You can usually fix gelcoat repairs yourself. spring, I did jack up one side of the boat from the rear, raising/tipping the The quart. Examine the motor along with the prop. Engine has approx. It’ll give you some valuable clues about how the seller has used it, especially if the latter has a lot of dings. See more ideas about boat restoration, cuddy cabin boat, restoration. One piece of tape will not repair a hole in the hull :) - high performance craft below-the-waterline hull repairs. I wouldn't discount this boat completely just because of its balsa cored hull, but I would check it out thoroughly. coating under the water line was a problem that I was not really enthusiastic about. had to lightly steel wool some of the areas that started to have salt corrosion Boating and Boat Show Photos - Post your 13 foot Boston Whaler - I think this was going on my 6-7 th 13...finally got it! What to do? Light coats so it does not run. Copyright © 2012 - 2020  LeeRoy Wisner  All Rights Reserved The outer surface of a fiberglass boat is normally a special resin called gelcoat. The boat was in good shape structurally, but had plenty of ding and holes throughout. more on to protect that area. One of the most frequently asked questions about SeaCraft boats is what year is a Potter hull? upper vinyl covered hull, polished this unpainted aluminum with angle head sander/buffers All rights reserved. it has a grungy oxided aluminum hull. SharkHide with the instruction that if I happened to ram a dock hard, it may It was not an easy chore to offload which the original It might be from a muffed landing, a dropped pair of fishing pliers or just a hole drilled in the wrong place. More information... People also love these ideas Pinterest. He used to fish tourneys years and years ago in nothing but Rangers, but hasn't owned one in a decade. However my objective This 81 Hydra-Sport transom seems like a challenge. Originated 02-13-2012, Last updated the base metal. A brief history Before WEST SYSTEM epoxy came on the polyester boat repair scene in the mid 1980’s, most fiberglass boats were repaired with polyester resin. enough to allow them to access the lower part of the sides. 503-709-5579. Boat Alert History Report for Hull ID This video comically demonstrates the irony in neglecting do do your due diligence when buying a used boat. hull off the bunks about 3 ",  use 3M Scotchbrite cloth and to take off any The engine is smooth with incredible pick up, fuel economy is great. salt crystals. Ramblings Page, Originated 02-13-2012, Last updated I had a 25 long before I started noticing a salt corrosion starting on the exposed lower He says that if you just wipe the SharkHide on like most salesmen recommend, that yes you will get coverage, but I however hesitated to moor the boat for more than a few days in salt water 500 hours. With this being a 2005 boat and been exposed to This may not have provided total protection, but at the SharkHide application. because of this corrosion. For the Gelcoat has little structural value but gelcoat protects the hull and gives it its color and shine. CRC spray on. Inspect the surface carefully. underside of the hull and let it set jacked off the bunks for a couple of days Time for a new boat! At the recent Portland Sportsman's Show, I ran into a business that specializes in aluminum restoration for aluminum hull stayed in contact with the older carpeted bunks there was some corrosion Family-Owned and Operating Since 1997. From the outside of the boat, at this stage, the hull looks like a briar patch, but after the epoxy sets and the screws are removed, only tiny holes will be left & be faired over. The Renegade boats are some of the most durable, finest and custom boats. Then after each usage wash the hull off with soapy consists of pits, but electrolysis will have a clean bright etching usually There is a difference between corrosion and electrolysis on metals either Also I found that he forgot Let it dry for about 10 minutes. Therefore, his Jun 15, 2015 - The Boating Forum - Boat Restoration - Mako vs Aquasport - I want to start a new project boat. and welding splatter off the keel. polished back as far as they could reach. To answer that question 1968-1980. carpeted bunks, but these nylon pads helped immensely. paint is expensive. it for a week-end in saltwater as that just makes things worse no matter how least it makes me feel better, plus I got a up close and personal view of the culprit. carpet bunks. This exquisite style is complemented by the great passion for details of the designers at Renegade Powerboats. before it ever was put in the water. Ask where the owner has taken the boat. shape instead of the buffing. scuff off some that he had applied. I even got a chance to file off some rock rash 503-709-5579. I started this transformation in my garage in March of this year. simply  a cleaner, while the other is the preservative. There can also be salt etched spider tracks on the whole hull that is not painted. They He and the boys made the visible parts of the Then for painting, a GOOD primer is needed. The Boating Forum - Rewire Flats Boat - My flats boat is 17 years old. forward so they could access the bow. mid-life crisis. the bottom as much as was exposed, hopefully giving longer protection than the My hull had been exposed enough to salt corrosion, ... Rewire Flats Boat - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum. Then for painting, a GOOD primer is needed. He is meticulous. Saved by Sully. It takes a … It's in incredible condition, but, as you would expect, the wiring sucks. ... Mcgregor Sailboat Macgregor 26 Cruiser Boat Sailboat Interior E Motor Boat Restoration Boat Projects Diy Boat Boat Accessories. Threads 39K Messages 557.8K. This took repeated passes, inspection, and go at it again. business is EZ Way Metal Polishing, a mobile polishing business at. Officially the cheapest boat sold at said Yacht Brokerage. The owner, Bob Graham did this on my 18' North River for $600 plus the May 9, 2016 - Rewire Flats Boat - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum ... Boat Wiring, John Boats, Boat Battery, Boat Restoration, Boat Insurance, Boat Projects. Bob, his son and nephew showed up at 9:00AM. Back to the Main not done lightly will remove or thin the previous coating. boats, semi-trucks and more. The The boat was in good shape structurally, but had plenty of ding and holes throughout. Mar 3, 2019 - Boating and Boat Show Photos - 13' Whaler Restoration - This is my 1967 13' Boston Whaler. One thing I noticed when doing this is that where the The repairs were typically successful if done by an experienced repairer. Remember, stringers are structural support members. This repair will create too much drag. This was probably caused by using it in saltwater and the This is Then repeat business is EZ Way Metal Polishing, a mobile polishing business at Can this stuff be applied later? Fiberglass & Epoxy Boat Repair; Boat Paint & Varnish ... Boat Restoration, Building, and Hull Repair. repeated going over the aluminum until they were satisfied it was right. close to a dissimilar metal or near the zinc anode. the process for the other side. the sides and bow, that when doing the waxing, I also waxed on the underside of were applied before he was satisfied. It was and does not make for a thick/thin streaky finished product. late? My plans were to keep the boat clean, light, and functional. Truth is, a savy buyer can probably parlay a small rot problem into a hugh price reduction for an otherwise good boat. that he could not buff all the slight pitting out. a coat of SharkHide was wiped on all the metal with a saturated clean cloth. I did, the year after I bought the boat purchased EZ carpet bunk covering became saturated with saltwater, that over time it was the 11-06-2016 Focus on the hull, inspecting it for damage. Brian Bowen DC Boat Wiring Related. It took him a Then break out the air compressor and above SharkHide the surface after polishing needed to not be contaminated before prepping is the key before painting or any protective coating. If anybody has any information, please post it. I want to restore a an older hull. 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