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Main Message Board / Re: Galley Counter Top
« on: July 20, 2020, 04:48:18 AM »
Finished Product.

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Main Message Board / Re: Galley Counter Top
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:30:39 AM »
That was the initial coat - then a top coat of epoxy smoothed out any depressions.
Polished the sink, and bought a new faucet.... Nothing like taking a $100 project and turning it into a $250 project (ha!).
So GYPSEA has sat at the dock for 2 weekends - that's too much time between sailing! Even if it's just for an hour sailing.
I'll send a finishing pic when the install is complete.

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Main Message Board / Re: Galley Counter Top
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:25:31 AM »
Now the re-assembly begins

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Main Message Board / Re: Galley Counter Top
« on: June 10, 2020, 05:19:24 AM »
The neighbors bought the www.stonecoatcountertops.com kit. Then bought additional epoxy at the local epoxy shop for a little cheaper.

Base primer after sanding formica down last night.  Next Bher artic white paint/primer after a light sanding on the base primer.....

Hopefully this weekend we'll get the epoxy down. Will send pics when done. Thanks

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Main Message Board / Re: Galley Counter Top
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:28:23 AM »
Prep

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Main Message Board / Galley Counter Top
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:25:13 AM »
Neighbors have recently been playing with epoxy counter tops. We did a trial canvas pc this weekend. This led to preping GYPSEA's galley top for an update. The real reason was that the Formica had worn through one corner before we purchased.

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Thank you Ron! Yes Sir - Same lags.

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YES indeed to both posts!.
New 3/4 epoxy coated ply under the muffler. Great suggestion.
Also did thoroughly research all the muffler posts - - that's why you folks are the best - -  fantastic resource!

I can't believe all the things I've done to GYPSEA. I can't believe all the adventures we've had either! Even when I get a little crazy in the head and look at other boats -  I come back to GYPSEA. Best all around boat for Tampa and West Coast of Florida for sure.
Now I just need to remember not to show my excel spreadsheet to anyone (kidding) because it chronicles by date all the things I've done with costs. Ha.
Thank you all again!

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Just wanted to say - Thank you! This group is awesome. I recently had the pleasure of pulling Gypsea's muffler out to see what was going on... First step - to to c34.org and research.
I had recently replaced the motor mounts and oddly didn't get a major reduction in noise..... hummm... then I took the muffler out to fix the inlet tube leak. It was cracked from over tightening. Apparently it had been leaking enough to rot out the front facing 2 screws holding it down to the 2x4 base/ply. Basically the hump hose didn't have to 'hump' at all. The thing rattled like crazy but I never knew exactly where ithe noise came from - suspecting I had the same issue as others after replacing the motor mounts. Thanks to all of your info posted out there - I decided I needed to make the tube replacement as I couldn't find anything out there to purchase. So I grabbed a piece of pvc the right diameter for the id and chucked it in the vise. Put some carnauba wax on it and then a layer of plastic wrap from the kitchen. I cut 3 pcs of cloth 12" x 36". Wet the first piece and proceeded to wrap it around the pvc pulling gently to make it tightly wrapped. A tap on the ground removed it from the long pvc pipe. Cut to size, and glassed it in. In hindsight, I should have used a vinyl-ester resin (to help with potential temp issues). Time will tell. Again thanks for all the help - a special shout out to Stu and all you've posted and guided over the years! These boats are fantastic! This weekend - epoxy coat the galley and head counter tops. Fingers crossed!

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:25:42 AM »
I too had this issue..... I chipped away at it all. Then took an allen wrench on a drill and got back into the hole as far as possible or until I didn't see any more wet wood. When i reached in on particular large section, I found a wad of duct tape - there was a bit of a gap!
From the gap - I was able to get to dry wood all the way round except out toward the side of the boat. I drilled a couple holes about 5 inches away from the dorade hole toward the side of the boat just enough to verify the wood shavings were dry.....
Then I glassed it up and painted it white.

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