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Old 04-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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Rockman, your swim platform braces look Awesome!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:51 PM
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Rockman, your swim platform braces look Awesome!!!
Thanks! With work being busy this week and the weather not so good, I am going to try to get some more items knocked out on the to-do list before the weekend...suppose to be 70 here on Sunday! Time to start working on the oxidation issues...


I spent a few hours sanding down the vents and brackets and the first time I sprayed the vents, they did not take the paint well at all. So that's was pretty much the reason I went the powder coat method.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:47 PM
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Refinished Pylon

Refinished and installed the pylon as the last step of my winter projects that included new carpeting, complete exhaust system removal, check, refinish and leak find/repair (manifold to transom). I thought about changing to just a machined alum. look for the pylon, but since my fly-high pole is black, along with most everything else in the boat, I just stripped, sanded, acid washed, primed, and painted it. I contemplated powder coating, but ended up just using the same gloss black high heat engine enamel I used on the heads, manifold etc. It has good build, dries very hard, and seems pretty durable. Was also going to knock some of the gloss off with some compound, but I just left it so far. We’ll see how it holds up.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 PM
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Refinished and installed the pylon as the last step of my winter projects that included new carpeting, complete exhaust system removal, check, refinish and leak find/repair (manifold to transom). I thought about changing to just a machined alum. look for the pylon, but since my fly-high pole is black, along with most everything else in the boat, I just stripped, sanded, acid washed, primed, and painted it. I contemplated powder coating, but ended up just using the same gloss black high heat engine enamel I used on the heads, manifold etc. It has good build, dries very hard, and seems pretty durable. Was also going to knock some of the gloss off with some compound, but I just left it so far. We’ll see how it holds up.
Looks awesome nice work.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:02 PM
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Well finally got around to adding some tower speakers. REV10's with swivel mounts powered by a bridged SD4 with WS420 controller. Didn't really like any of the other mounting options i had for the the controller so it had to go there. At least there i can still get to the volume knobs and let the observer work the mic.




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Old 04-25-2013, 02:50 PM
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After getting off of work Monday, I pulled the platform and started sanding. Here is what I learned.

1. Progress may be slow due to repeated trips to the fridge for a fresh beer.
a. Solution - place beer in cooler and take to where you are sanding.
2. It's going to take longer than you thought.
a. Buy extra beer before beginning.
3. Any glue used in the original assembly has probably failed by now. Disassemble as much as you are comfortable with, it makes the sanding easier.
4. As much time as I spent sanding; next time I may just run it through my thickness planer.
5. See items 1 & 2.

This is early in the process.



Got one coat of oil on it last night. I'll get a couple of more coats and then post pics.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:48 PM
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clrussell - Water is 53 degrees, I didn't get in past my knees - If I had been mentally prepared to ski I would of. Water was smoooooooth - I didn't even put the ski or board in the boat. The little woman might of hopped in thinking it was bathwater - She is a South Dakota girl - Sturdy Norweigan!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:58 PM
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Sounds bout like the water here! I'm probably going to try boarding for the first time this year Sunday!


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Old 04-25-2013, 06:33 PM
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:15 PM
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Bought a Makita buffer and went to work. I don't know if my boat had ever had a good buffing, but definitly needed it. There was a lot of oxidization and a yellowish sun tint to the gray. Finished the top deck this afternoon and I'm quite pleased with the results.

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