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Mayhem!
02-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Hello All,

I am a new "subscriber" here on pressure-drop, but have been following threads for quite a while now. I've got quite a project underway and have created a nice blog to document progress. I'm totally restoring this old beauty and will continue racing in PNW events this year and for years to come...

On the "Restoration Plans" page, you can see what I am in the process of doing. I'm looking for feedback on materials/manufacturers and tips if you have any at all.

I am nearly done sanding and filling and will be moving the boat indoors for topside and hull-side paint in about a week or ten days, then on to keel and rudder fairing and bottom paint. In the mean time, I'm at a mad dash to get toe rails stripped and final sanding preparation done while it is still outside.

Anyway, you're all very lively with your feedback on here, so I'd welcome it on my little project too...


http://mayhemrestoration.blogspot.com

Enjoy!~
Jason Joiner
Mayhem!
San Juan 24 #422

Buzz Light Beer
03-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Nice work Jason! How many SJ's living at Oak Harbor these days?

Mayhem!
03-01-2012, 10:19 AM
Nice work Jason! How many SJ's living at Oak Harbor these days?

By my count there are 8

Pier Pressure, Skamokoa, Magic Juan, Rennaisance, separator, two that are for sale that I cannot name and Mayhem! Anna Maria was just sold and is now owned by Kyle Roethle of Emoyeni and is in Seattle I believe.

We need someone to buy the last two and keep them in OH and we'll have an even better fleet. mayhem! Will be the boat to beat this year.... If I have anything to say about it.

Cheers,
J

Sanity Check
03-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Yes. Fabulous work. It is amazing how much time this kind of thorough refit takes.

Are you done with all the fairing and painting of the bottom and topsides? During my ongoing dinghy project I have been exposed to a new (to me) technique for applying putty and getting the shape smooth and I am completely sold on the idea.

It consists of using a "notch trowel" -- which in my case is a pliable plastic bondo card with a series of 1/4"-deep saw cuts every 1/3" or so all along its edge -- to apply strips of filler to the areas needing fairing.

After the filler goes off, then "long-boarding" is done to prepare for the final fill & sand. The long-board is a narrow and thin flexible strip of wood 2-3 feet long which has coarse strip sand-paper attached to it, and it allows you to follow the curvature of a hull.

The fact that you are only sanding down the putty left in narrow stripes by the cuts in the bondo card makes for much less work and dust and loss of materials. Then the final coat of fairing putty is just a matter of trowelling putty to fill the spaces between the stripes (after any possible amine blush is removed and some light scuffing with a wire brush).

It was suggested to me that a small amoung of colorant could be used in the first putty application so that the during the final sanding you will know exactly how much material you've removed, though I haven't tried it.

Photoboy
03-05-2012, 09:38 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/42301511293642563922.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/77371331332164436578.jpg

This boat had me baffled, wabbit II....not a classic Wylie design..... I figured it out now!

Mayhem!
03-05-2012, 01:45 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/42301511293642563922.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/77371331332164436578.jpg

This boat had me baffled, wabbit II....not a classic Wylie design..... I figured it out now!


That's a San Juan 24 for sure...