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  • Warthog5 - X-Shark

    Hey Warthog - I spent my morning going thru your x-shark project and I am amazed at what you have done. I am ready to see some in water pics - might even need to make a trip to see in person.

    I have a couple questions. Is the bottom painted? Do you worry about trailer bunks or even the bottom scratching, rubbing off, or chipping paint? I am really searching for options to replace the antifouling paint on the bottom of mine.

    How long have you been working on x-shark? what kind of fishing do you primarily do?
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank


  • #2
    I need to sit down and spend some time updating those pages. There are lots more pictures of recent work. The boat should see water by the wintertime... spring at the worst case scenario.
    Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

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    • #3
      Ringleader is right. No sence in hurring now, plus it's just so damn hot in the shop right now. When it hit's the water there will still be plenty to do. Work any bug's out and get the motor's height set right and get the right prop's on it.
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      I have a couple questions. Is the bottom painted? Do you worry about trailer bunks or even the bottom scratching, rubbing off, or chipping paint? I am really searching for options to replace the antifouling paint on the bottom of mine.



      It's painted with DEFT paint. Very similar to regular Awlgrip. The military use's it on their plane's. I'm not worried about it.

      Year's ago we painted our Dirt circle Track car with it. Bend it up and beat it back out. The paint would not come off. We had a plastic nose on the car. Everyone else's painted nose would be sandblasted off.

      Not our's.[]

      AnnieII has some new stuff on his and it set's in the water. It's a Cermacic coating. Nothing will stick to it and it's shiny.

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      • #4
        Thanks for reply - what is the cost difference between what you used and what is on Annie II? 1 require more or different prep work? 1 easier to work with?

        With the exception of 1 week a year at Orange Beach my boat does not sit in the water, therefore I don't worry about anything sticking to bottom. I just can't state enough I want to be ride of antifouling paint.
        \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
        \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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        • #5
          That I don't know,as I've never fooled with the ceramic coating. Bob said it was a bitch.

          I'd have your bottom striped and prime it with Awlgrip 545 and paint it. I have an outlet over here in P'cola that we can get the Awlgrip for a decent price.

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          • #6
            I have either 1.5 or 2 gallons of DEFT Primer that I didn't use. It's available for sale if you're interested.

            The Ceramcote that's on Annie2's bottom[;^)], is very nice. I'm told it's difficult to work with but worth it. SLick and shiny, suppose to help with fuel economy and and top end speed.

            I agree with you. I hate anti-fouling paint - I do understand the need for it at times though.

            We all spend lots of time , effort and $ to get our boats looking and performing their best, then we spread that peanut butter like crap on their bottoms!

            If there is a better mouse trap, it's Ceramkote. Especially of you trailer. I have only washed Annie2's bottom [;^)], once this year and it's been in the water since June 5th.

            BTW, for the record,warm water up here is 68 degrees.

            Bob
            Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Annie2


              BTW, for the record,warm water up here is 68 degrees.


              Bob


              Dont remind me...[]
              ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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              • #8
                Thanks for info Bob. How is the Ceramkote applied? Sounds like it is similar to Gel Coat.

                The boss lady has requested a boat spending freeze for a couple months, but how much for primer? I know I would probably require more than one coat - how much coverage could I get on my 224 with what you have?
                \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                • #9
                  THere is enough Deft Primer to do the entire boat inc. top sides.

                  On Annie2 The Ceramkote was sprayed, not sure if it could be rolled on or not.

                  Probably 100.00 plus shipping for the DEFT.

                  Bob
                  Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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