Fall Cleaning

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by Jacob, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Jacob

    Jacob New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    1998 Bayliner 4788 (sold).
    1999 Sea Ray 480 DB (sold)
    2005 Grady-White Marlin 300
    Yamaha F250's
    After 3 days of effort, we completed our first annual haul out. Besides the usual bottom paint and zincs, this year included new swim grid support bolts and plates which were badly corroded due to electrolysis, installing a new fishfinder transducer, installation of shaft brushes and the addition of bonding for the davit. Also included was a complete polishing job, which makes the 48 seem a lot larger than usual. The end result was a happier boat:







    Back in the barn:


    Now for a few winter projects....

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  2. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  3. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    She looks very happy. It's a beautiful boat.
  4. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    She looks fantastic. Question, painting the bottom, I have been told to always wait till spring right before I splash her, any reasons behind that?
  5. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Big ones!
    It depends on what kind of paint you're using. Some Ablatives call for splashing quickly after the paint dries. Otherwise if it dries too long, the ablative won't effectively do it's 'shedding job'. I believe epoxy based paints can be applied anytime.

  6. Luckydogs

    Luckydogs New Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Lake Texoma, Texas
    2003 3870 Express
    Twin 8.1S (hogs)
    beautiful boat; I'm still amazed how those blocks/stand hold that much weight

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