My first Sunfish project.
Mostly new hardware, sheeting and paint.
Crafted new rudder and daggerboard from 3/4 mahogany.
I have never sailed a sunfish yet but have sailed a Cyclone.
Hope it is not much harder.
Thankyou for your many helpful replies to my questions.
The sunfish that I'm refurbishing didn't have a proper eye strap for the ratchet block so I'm installing one. What is the difference between the two eye straps in the photo.
Which one would be better to use for the ratchet block?
I am going to mask and paint a blue strip down the center this weekend.
The underlying coats are semigloss White.
Rustoleum's spray paints have quite a few more choices of blues than their
Marine Topside paint which only has "Navy blue". Am I better off sticking to the marine paint or have...
Perfect weather for painting this week.
Mid 70's with a light breeze and only 50% humidity.
I am using Rustoleum Topside white semigloss on the top and bottom.
I primed it with the Rustoleum marine primer last fall.
Please take a look at my photo of the finish I am getting and tell me if this a...
I used to cut similar washers out of those cheap thin cutting boards but recently they've been manufacturing them with sticky undersides so they don't slide off the counters. I just saw that they make cheap school binders out of the same material. It's a little thicker than milk carton is.
I called Rust-Oleum for some clarification. They basically agreed with Shorefun regarding timing between coats. 7 to 10 days for recoat without sanding. There was no limit between coats if you're willing to sand the surface coat.
I think I will have to put the boat in storage till spring. I am...
The directions (Rustoleum Marine Primer / Topside Paint) is clear regarding the minimum time between recoats. My question is, "May I wait a prolonged time between recoats as long as I prep the surface properly?" My work schedule and the amount of daylight are making it difficult to put on a...
I am using Rustoleum's Marine primer and I am having trouble getting a smooth coat. We are using a foam roller and trying to smooth out the edges with a brush. I live in California and it is 80° today. The primer is drying so fast it's been very difficult getting anything resembling a smooth...
That looks like what I did wrong. I had no idea that I couldn't sand it off. I won't make that mistake again.
It didn't have much blush on it but I guess it was just enough to cause the refusal of certain areas.
Thank you all for your help.
Can anybody tell me what might be happening here? I am brushing on two part total boat marina epoxy on a newly built daggerboard. Between coats I have been sanding with 120 grit to bring down any high spots and then wiping it down with acetone. On subsequent coats the epoxy doesn't seem to...