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So I've had this 2008 mlb broadbill for roughly. Season. This summer I wanted to paint it one solid color, so I went out and picked up some paint and asked my father in law if I could use some of his garage space for a couple of weeks.

I began tearing the boat down to the hull 3 days ago. Man, time and salt we're we're not kind on the hardware. Haha a good portion of the bolts had to be cut off with a die grinder.

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Anthoni Rossi: Jun 13, 2018, 8:34 AM
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I was able to sand most of the top down with an 80 grit orbital. Once that was completed, I used duraglass to fill in some of the, "superfluous" holes.

I didn't take any pics of the top, but I'll post some before I prime it.
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Last night we flipped the boat upside down and I started work on the bottom. This boat had previously been worked on from a crack in the hull. I tried sanding that section as smooth as possible. I'll be adding a skim coat of dura glass to the hull.

I disassembled the back of the boat. I went to remove the screws holding the wood in place and 3/4 of them broke. Haha. I also couldn't get one of the screws holding one of the handles out either.

I also went to a local hardware store and picked up some new stainless hardware today.

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Today was spent cleaning up the bottom of the hull. As mentioned before, the previous owner fixed a crack in the hull. After sanding the area as flat as I could without sanding into the glass, I coated the area with a layer of duraglass for aesthetics only. Once cured, I sanded smooth. Much less bumps than previous. I should be able to prime tomorrow.

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Anthoni Rossi: Jun 13, 2018, 8:31 AM
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Looking good! Did you check the interior side of that hull crack repair to make sure it was intact and structurally sound?
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Yeah, functionally it is fine. The guy I bought the boat from glassed both sides of the crack. I will be sanding the inside smooth also. I want to get the bottom primed and painted before I work on the other side so I only have to flip it once. Haha
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Very cool please keep posting updates
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And the bottom primed (still drying in the picture). I'll paint it, then finish the top.
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Looks great! glad to see you fixing this boat up. Any plans for modification?
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No mods yet. I'm going to get it to a clean baseline first. I was thinking of running two more chines on the bottom to help stiffen up the hull, but I may wait to do it another year.

The stern part of the hull seems to, "beer can" with waves at low speeds. Once I'm on plane it's not as bad. A stringer was also a thought too.
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I didn't get the hull painted last night, but I did get it sanded to 320 grit. I wanted the bottom as slick as possible for efficiency sake.
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Nice work, time well spent.
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Anyone know where I can get a duck boats.net decal? This boat had one in it. I'd like to put another one on it when it's finished.
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Nice work .......... After painting the bottom, have you considered putting a coat of gator glide on to add the slickness ?
I wish you well pilgrim, Chuck
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Hey Chuck,

I thought about doing something on the bottom, but not something to make it slicker. I'll have to look some of that stuff up.
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Alright guys,

I finally got some time this weekend to shoot some paint. Man I really had to think the stuff down to get it to come out of the gun properly. With it being 92F yesterday, i also had a tough time not sweating on the paint while it dried. Haha. Here's a picture of it while it was still wet. I'm going to flip the boat and start prepping it for primer tonight, so I'll post a dried picture of the hull tonight or tomorrow am.

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Anthoni Rossi: Jun 18, 2018, 4:23 AM
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It's too late, but Wealon wetlander would have been a good choice for abrasion protection. Tim Speight and I both have it on our duckboat hulls.