Monkey Butler

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  1. Monkey Butler

    So, this qualifies as excitement around here nowadays...

    Agreed. It was just some temp lettering to see if I liked it. I mean really temp. Anyone know who we're at war with now?
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    blurocket, what do you have to do. Just bottom paint or a strip an d barrier coat?
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    So, this qualifies as excitement around here nowadays...

    Bull, Snaggy, meet Abigail. So named by my son Tyler. He posted this video after this her last Christmas with us. She was 16 years old. Tyler died a little over a year later at age 26. Tyler had a special affection for Abbey unlike he had for any other creature or human. And Snags, I thought that's what I said. Or don't you understand fuckin' English? Oh, uh, wait... check that, maybe not so well. Apologies, I meant "commentaires s'il vous plait. i welle hauve a localle sine artiste preforme thee finale applique de lettres."
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    I will be repainting and removing the old Awlgrip. By what method I'm not sure yet. I'm noticing some crazing and print through that may involve some more heavy handed sanding and fairing than first anticipated. The boat came from Florida and it looks like the dark color had an effect. I love the Flag Blue but seeing that I plan to take the boat back to Florida and further south in a few years I wonder if I should consider something lighter. Excuse my ignorance Kris but when you mention writing an article, where? Possibly I've read some of your work before? Kinda new here.
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    You're right, it could be worse. Sometimes you gotta know when to stop digging.
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    Bottom paint dust removal

    jgbrown, took your advice and tried out the DustBuddie. Love it. Thank You. See my review at this link:
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    Wanted to try out the DustBuddie but it turns out the only grinders that I had that it would fit were massive 6000 RPM metal grinders that must weigh around 15 pounds, too much for overhead work. So I made up an adapter bushing and arbor extension for one of my RA sanders that weighs a lot less but had a small guard mounting collar. Here's the general idea of how the pieces go together. I cut two different grooves to try, the sweet spot would have been right between the two of them but it worked okay in the second groove. I was just meaning to give it a quick spin so I didn't put on any PPE but it worked so well I got carried away. About 15 to 20 minutes had all the paint and most of the gel coat off of one side of the keel. And neither the dog or myself were choking or covered in paint dust! Very little dust on the ground. That's right after I stopped. Didn't even brush myself off. The sander I used is a POS Harbor Freight that I did another whole boat bottom with. It's light, runs coll and has enough power. I think I paid around $30 for it figuring I'd throw it out afterwards but it keeps going. It's variable speed and maxs out at 3500 RPM which I find actually works to my advantage by giving a little bit more control. Polyester filler OVER old bottom paint?
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    So, this qualifies as excitement around here nowadays...

    Thanks, the final product will be very similar. Just need to add the hailing port.
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    So, this qualifies as excitement around here nowadays...

    Thanks Shoalcove. Though the font size might be a bit large but I like the overall effect. Dustbuddie = http://www.dustlesstools.com/productdetails/D1850/GrindingShrouds.php Recommended by forum member jgabrown on another thread. I'm going to try to keep the toxic dust cloud to a minimum as a courtesy to my neighbors. Hey, on another note, do you ever visit the Cheoy Lee Owners Group on Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/groups/54147504803/ Chatting with an Aussie with a Perry 35 with a bit of a backstory.
  10. It was like Christmas in July, I received my Dustbuddie today. This is the one that jgbrown recommended IN THIS POST. Hopefully by this weekend my wife's arm will feel better so I can get covered in crud for a few hours and not have to drop everything to help her out. Also, My USCG COD showed up in the mail so the new name is official. I played around on the PC and printed out some letters to get the feel. Out with the old: In with the new: They're printed on plain paper and stuck on with Scotch tape but so far I like it. Comments? I'll have a sign painter do the real thing. You may notice I've been poking around at the bottom paint looking for trouble. So far so good. But man I need to fix that waterline. Have the old yard bill for that from PO. Whadda ya expect for $1500 bucks?
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    Bottom paint dust removal

    You call 'em pads, I call 'em discs. I work for a 3M distributor and I scored some samples of the Cubitron II. They are amazing. I also got a bunch of dead stock discontinued 3M "Green Corp" discs which work almost as well as the Cubitron so I'll be using those to start. But, yeah, crappy abrasives will wear you out mentally and physically. Like you say, good discs be like Honey Badger, they don't care bout nuthin'. BTDT. Hey, you have any tricks for doing the tuck where the keel and hull meet? TIA.
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    Bottom paint dust removal

    Thanks JGB I will be ordering one of these. It does look interesting. jamhass. I'm going to be taking off the gelcoat as well as the bottom paint. I'm going to need to use a big 7" right angle grinder. For doing bottom paint only though that looks pretty good. I have a Bosch that is similar but the guard must have sucked because I don't have it. I must have thrown it away.
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    Bottom paint dust removal

    Is there one that you recommend JGB? I'm in the market.
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    Bottom paint dust removal

    Nice looking dust collectors. How do you make sure that the dust gets from the point where the abrasive meets the paint and into the hose?
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    I did whip up these nice oatmeal banana bread bricks today. They rate only 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points. Oh, somebody fuckin' shoot me and put me out of my misery!