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Member Since 31 Aug 2005
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In Topic: Screwpile 2014

22 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

I loved the distance race. 


Why would boats go inside of a boat which is already aground? Throw away a day of racing and make a bonehead move like that, a quarter mile from the finish. Mad Cat ran aground at the last day mark two boat lengths in front of us. We had to dive hard to not drive up their ass. It would have been wise for the SI's to include something about the shoal which extended beyond the day mark. 

Yea, I was in the back of the boat, guiding my driver through the pack. We were doing 6.5 - 7kn chasing the Kitty through a bunch of small boats so things went bad pretty quick. Bad on us for not looking closer at the charts.  Ass -u-me  that for assuming the RC wouldn't take us where there was no water. Had we finished and held on to 4th or 5th where we were when we hit instead of DNF -11pts -  we were in the hunt for first overall.   Seems I got some of that mud we hit on my face!  Leroi/Voodoo2  

In Topic: Annapolis MD / VA Sailing Help Needed

10 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

Pick a club convenient to you, check out schedule on website, show up race day (or evening), walk the docks.  There's always a boat needing crew.

In Topic: baltoplate - HVLP spraying

19 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

 In the past we thinned 10% or so but were not getting the finish we wanted..  

What kind of finish were you after that adding more thinner was the answer? You just wanted to make the job easier using HVLP and I don't blame you. Next time, just rent a pot gun, it's all you needed anyway. Did you hit the 2 mil dry thickness mark? 

Figgy.  In the past we've gotten a grainy finish from the heavy spray that dries quickly before laying down.  The HVLP for sure puts more paint on the bottom and less in the air, though Gouv has a point re rolling where it all goes on the bottom.  The thinning helped with the spray texture - it was smoother than roller texture -  and we put on 3 coats over a period of about an hour and a half( 38' boat).  We then start with 220 wet or dry to knock down the high spots and proceed to 320, 600, 1000 to complete the polishing.  We use the wet and dry on a drywall sanding pad on a roller pole which applies even pressure and gives great leverage and reach when sanding.  Two guys sand while one other guy sprays down to keep them going.  I've used the Wagner painters in the past, but they don't give the finish of a good gun with variable size tips and pressure.  

In Topic: baltoplate - HVLP spraying

16 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

I hear your concerns.  In the past we thinned 10% or so but were not getting the finish we wanted.  Might have been our equip. or the tip size?  Anyway, previous jobs have lasted 2 years with no cracking or flaking. I will say that we are pretty aggressive in our prep - air file/longboard w/120 to cut away a good bit of the old paint then a full wipedown with MEK.  I'll let you know how it looks this winter.  

In Topic: Tigress

13 May 2014 - 08:58 PM

John.  The grey 51' Tigress is the second Tigress that I know of.  The first was a blue hull, don't know the make.  The grey one is a Briand 51(or 50), was a late IOR design and was owned by Bob Waldschmidt (sp) who owed a restaurant in Solomons.  Dat's all I know!