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Priming

Today the weather warmed to 27C; it only needed to be 17C in order to prime the boat.  I hauled it outside and mixed the primer. I used 5-Star Xtreme primer #5424.  It is a hybrid of epoxy and acrylic polymers, which provide excellent adhesion, good corrosion resistance, productive dry times, and ease of sanding.  It was mixed with an activator (#5426), and a reducer (UE60), at a ratio of 4:1:2.  I applied many light coats at intervals of 20 minutes.  The pot life of the mix is 1 – 2 hours at 77F. (http://www.5starxtreme.com/docs/5424/tds/5424-tds-2012.07.pdf) Here is the first coating.  Recoating can be done at 20 minute intervals….

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…this is as it was at the end after several coats with a fine spray at 50# pressure…

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…and here are the engine housing and the underside of the seats…

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Refitting Of Boat

Today I hauled the boat back inside by myself and let it thaw (-30C for a high)…

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…sorting these stainless steel bolts and screws was going to be a puzzle…

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…condensation from the indoors…

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…bow deck reattached…

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…a final removal of left over adhesives…

…transom nice and clean…

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…transom stiffener, 3/4″ marine plywood stained and Varathaned…

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…motor support and screws with remounted transom trimmings…

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…back seat added with seat mount positioned (looking nice)…

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…oar lock attached…

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…seats installed (temporary) showing future seating configuration…

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Seat Storage Deck Plate Installed

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Today I installed the deck plate on the centre seat.  This covers the in-seat storage compartment.

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It’s a farm, so I keep all sorts of discarded items. Used tire inner tubes work well as gaskets once cut and washed.
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After drilling the mounting holes I stretched a rubber gasket over the edge of the rim of the deck plate. Then this was bolted to the seat along with the rim using stainless steel bolts and nylon watered lock nuts.
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Then the rubber was trimmed from the rim leaving a nice, finished look and a water-tight seal under the deck plate.
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Deck plate and gasket close-up.
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Finished installation.

Installing Deck Plate

The centre portion of the centre seat in this boat was left unfoamed so that it could serve as a permanent storage compartment for boat-safe items and boat licensing.  A deck plate is both a waterproof and inexpensive way to gain access to this compartment.  Today I picked up the deck plate I ordered…$20 for an 8″ opening.  I centred it, traced the circumference, cut out the opening, and verathaned the raw wood.  I need to let it dry.  I also need hardware to fasten it down and will use a rubber gasket to seal the mounting.

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