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    Default Re: 1961 Performer Vagabond Deluxe Rebuild

    Hi RC and welcome...
    Would like to come aboard and enjoy this restoration of a really cool looking boat.
    You are doing an amazing job so far and I, too, am really impressed with how good the wood looks for being as old as it is...
    Keep up the great progress and have fun!
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    Default Re: Performer Vagabond?

    Just an update, pics will follow tomorrow or Friday. Still grinding out the shell, what a mess! I'm pulling tons of glass out, they went overboard with it, just plain sloppy work. I'm still not discouraged will keep at it, but starting to look like she may not see the water until next year. The weather has been in the mid to high 90's and that is way to hot to work in tyvex with a mask on. Still have through Sept up here and a good portion of Oct, then it's time to put her on the trailer and move to the garage for the Winter. Looks like 2014 for the launch, but as long as it's done right I'm willing to wait. Would like to get the stringers,transom in and the new deck on before the frost hits, as soon as that happens I'm in the jon boat and hunting duck and geese.

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    Default Re: Performer Vagabond?

    Love the boat and you seem to be making great progress so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredCoastie View Post
    ...starting to look like she may not see the water until next year.....
    Same realization happened to me this year. After the initial brief frustration, I felt relief. Its a liberation to take the time and do it right.

    Have fun

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    Default Re: Performer Vagabond?

    Figured I would just give an update, boat is out of drydock and back on trailer in the garage until Spring, still some grinding to do on the hull, but the weather has not cooperated this year, so it looks like a splash Summer of 2014 The only thing that really sucks is that I have 5 gallons of poly sitting in the garage unopened and I think it's at the end of the shelf life, granted it is unopened, but not sure if it will be good in the Spring. On a good note, can get the truck in the garage for the Winter!

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    Default Re: Performer Vagabond?

    Couple of things you can do to maybe save the resin...
    Since its unopened this first tip may not help too much, but it couldn't hurt either...
    Flip the container over on its lid to maintain a wet seal around the opening...
    Keep it in a cool dark place, light and heat are its enemy...
    When you are ready to give it a go again, you may have some crystallized resin in there, but as long as the majority of it is still liquified, you can remove the "lumps" and use the rest...
    The MEK-P is the most susceptible to going bad, but you can extend it's life somewhat by putting it in a couple of zip lock bags and storing it in the fridge...just be sure to let it reach ambient temperature before trying it out...
    After all is said and done, mix up a small test batch and see how it performs...
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    Default Re: Performer Vagabond?

    Spring is in the air! I can feel it and ready to get itchy again! One last section to grind out on the Performer and I can start the keel,frames and transom.

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