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  • Ooo! Sparkly! Redfury's Grinding again!

    After so many moons of sitting in half a project making "vroom, vroom" sounds whilst the rest of the board here is kicking tail on their boats, I've finally donned my tyvek suit of armor, goggles, and armed myself with excalibur...er, my trusty Makita grinder.





    Isn't that the expression of pure, unadulterated bliss?
    my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
    Official Tri Hull Club thread

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    Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!


    There she is, out of her hidey hole...I predict six extra weeks of grinding! For those just joining in on the progress, what we have here is a 1975 Glastron V178. You can find more pics of her and my progress in the links below.

    First thing I did ( last night, with just my pants and long sleeved shirt on..idiot! ) was took the diamond bit wheel and cut out the remaining material on the stringer shells. Pleased with the speed and results, I resigned myself for the night, ready to hit it today with vigor.
    Last edited by redfury; May 1st, 2011, 09:10 AM.
    my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
    Official Tri Hull Club thread

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    • #3
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      This is outta here! I've decided that the foam is going, and so is the rest of it. It's pointless to save any of this stuff.

      I've come to fully realize the futility in trying to contain the dust the flapper wheel makes with any kind of suction system, though I have to attest to the ability of the 40 grit flapper on a good grinder. It made quick work of the shoddy work Glastrons employees did on this boat. I found resin voids, and resin rich areas all over the place, particularly under the mat used on the stringers...it was quite disappointing to see it, though it sure made grinding the old glass off easier in places!

      I've got my compressor hooked up at the house and a hundred feet of skinny air hose out to the boat. It helps keep the area clean and allows me to keep the grinder blown out. I don't think the neighbors are going to care for me too much once all that sparkly dust starts landing on their patios though

      I got all of this done with one session and one single 40 grit disc. I did all my cut outs with the diamond wheel and it does a nice job at slicing through the glass, though you have to be careful not to cut through the hull with it...very easy to do if not paying attention.

      For what it's worth, @ 6ft tall and 210lbs, I should have gotten the xxl tyvek suit as the arms and legs are too short once I bend over and start working. I blew myself off with compressed air and took a shower. I don't find myself itching much more than I usually do, so if it stays this pleasant, I'm hoping to get an hour or so a night on the boat all week long. If things hold out nicely, I'll have the hull ready for a transom this weekend! Let's hope my stamina holds out! I'll keep the pictures and dialog going as much as possible.
      my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
      Official Tri Hull Club thread

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        Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

        Originally posted by redfury View Post
        .......For what it's worth, @ 6ft tall and 210lbs, I should have gotten the xxl tyvek suit as the arms and legs are too short once I bend over and start working. I blew myself off with compressed air and took a shower.
        That grinder will just as easy take a few inches off your arm length and leg length...... then the suit will fit just right
        This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
        Please, shop iboats first!!

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        • #5
          Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

          redfury,

          No more "vroom, vroom" sound from you dude! Looks like you're kicking serious butt!

          Ahhh the good ol' tyvek dayzz! Itchy and scratchy... supposidly baby powder pre-grinding helps. Didn't here of this till after i was finished.

          Lookin good dude!


          Bear
          " Jackson Lee II " 2003 Key West 1720 CC, 2003 Yamaha 115 TRLB

          Lund S-14 Resto https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...1971-lund-14-s

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          • #6
            Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

            That ol' excalibur has cut a mighty swath. Nothing like a clean slate to make it like it should have been from the gitgo.

            I hear you on the tyvek suits. I'm the same height but 20 lbs lighter and when I kneel down in my XL's,(which everything you do requires) the groin rips open. (mine has booties which really constrains the suit) I'm thinking you might want to go with XXXL's.
            For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.-2 Timothy 4:3-4:

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            • #7
              Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

              Looking good...all the memories. I guess I should finish mine up now. I have a "working" boat...but I now have to do all the finish work...electrical/panel/side panels..etc.

              -Will
              ****ANY OF MY POSTS THAT I HAD PICTURES IN WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE PICTURES. I CHANGED ISPs AND DON'T HAVE TIME TO RE-LINK THEM ALL - SORRY****

              1976 Glastron v162 Project

              http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/p...,p,236,00.html

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              • #8
                Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                Working that grinder is much like working the edgers at work ( disc sanders for hardwood floors for working everywhere the big belt won't/can't get to ). It's nice having the physical memory on sanding off old finish...it's really helped me to get a good feel for the surface. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up 4 more flapper discs and see how far I can get with them.

                One thing I was noticing though, was that the transom skin has a layer of resin on it, and that had a poor bond with the wood transom. I'm wondering if I'd be better off using a thin layer of PL adhesive to bond the wood to the skin, than to use "peanut butter". The thought occurred to me today...I might have to look into it. I mean, we use it to bond layers of wood together to make the thickness of the transom, so why not?

                At any rate, I'm so pleased with the process and the fact that the itch is really nothing I can't handle, that I'm looking forward to every day that I can get back on it and start grinding. I really gave that first disc a real workout. It's definitely the way to go.

                As far as the itch goes, I really hope it doesn't translate similarly into the old "chili contest judge" email from a while back...
                my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
                Official Tri Hull Club thread

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                • #9
                  Day 2 of the "itch of our lives"

                  Well, I went out and purchased a few more flapper discs and managed to burn through 2 of them tonight. Got too late to take pictures, but suffice it to say, they are effective-effective at burning a hole through the hull!

                  I was working on a pretty difficult area though, and was starting to get fogged up in the safety goggles. I shoulda known the second time I went through...it has that same low drone sound as when I zipped through it with the skill saw

                  Oh well, as long as I don't end up turning the boat into a pile of glittering dust, I can fix it! Updated pictures tomorrow!
                  my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
                  Official Tri Hull Club thread

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                    HAHAHAA OHH MAn Mike , its about time you started this !!!! Now you can quit living threw Mine !!! hahaha Looking good there man !!!!!!!!

                    I was itchy but it wasnt really bad , most of it was on my lower arms ,and on my face , but i see you got that covered also !!!! lol

                    How long has it been sence you took the top off of her ??? John
                    http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/jcsercsa/

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                      Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                      Originally posted by jcsercsa View Post

                      How long has it been sence you took the top off of her ??? John
                      Originally, or this year? I've had that cap on and off 2x already!

                      I removed it for the first time this year on May 3rd.

                      Took some pictures this morning, but I gotta scoot to work, so I'll get them up when I get home.
                      my thread here,My Shareproject page,Part 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4
                      Official Tri Hull Club thread

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                        Originally posted by redfury View Post
                        Originally, or this year? I've had that cap on and off 2x already!

                        I removed it for the first time this year on May 3rd.

                        Took some pictures this morning, but I gotta scoot to work, so I'll get them up when I get home.
                        OHH didnt know you put it back on thought it was still off from last year, or was it the year before ??? lol

                        Work dont they know your working on your boat ??? lol John
                        http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/jcsercsa/

                        STANLEY CUP CHAMPS 35-36 36-37 42-43 49-50 51-52 53-54
                        54-55 96-97 97-98 01-02 07-08

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                          Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                          What are you using the flapper disk on? I used a single 4 1/2" grinding disk for masonry when grinding my entire boat out and it's not worn out yet. It does sound like you make good headway with those though so I'd be curios to know the process you are using.
                          Marty
                          http://www.martyhammersmith.com

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                            Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                            Also whats the deal with the paper mask and no respirator?
                            ~ Justin
                            My Thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                              Re: Ooo! Sparkley! Redfury's Grinding again!

                              mike!........congratulations.....they are letting you use power tools again!...lol

                              good for you ....its great to get back on them again after a long layoff.

                              i was sooo happy to finally get away from any grinding and sanding....now im right back in it with the final fairing.

                              try a 26 grit but you are done the really messy part of the grinding now.

                              glad to see you are back in the trenches with the rest of us bud.

                              im looking foward to more
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