Spring Polishing has begun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueone, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    No that pic was 4 hours in.... my problem is our contract says no painting no sanding.... I would be fine if the contract said ...”yes sanding is allowed if it’s dustless and the boat with in 10’ in front of you is waxing his boat”.... that would be okay with me.... the building would be empty but so be it...it’s spelled out
     
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  2. Sidewinder770

    Sidewinder770 Member

    71
    Sep 25, 2020
    Ludington, MI
    1997 440EB
    Twin Volvo Penta 430HP
    That's pretty crazy to be honest. Tented I'd be OK with but not just open air. Be glad it's that far away- I need to replace my anchor rope with chain and my anchor is literally 3" from the transom on the boat in front of me and no less than 12" off the deck- guess I'll have to wait until he's launched or I'm in the slip. Nice guy and he's buffing his boat as well and said he would be sure to wipe off anything that got on mine. I wasn't brave enough to ask if it was OK for me to "drop anchor" on his deck so I could change my rope LOL.
     
  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    The last place I winter stored at ...it was explicit if you did any kind of bottom work you needed to seal it or skirt it.... I was fine with that. at least you knew that going in
    The boat is only that far behind me because they screwed me last year where I couldn’t raise my engine hatch...so I made them back off this year
     
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  4. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    482
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    I’m going to agree with you. I’m very easy to get along with, but a contract is a contract, and rules are rules. Why waste the paper, if the words of the contract are worthless? I have no problem going along with “set” rules as I expect others to do the same.
     
  5. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Active Member

    457
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    2002 Sunseeker 44 Camargue
    450hp Cat 3208s
    Where are you storing? There are some options in Sandusky with better hours, as well as Catawba Mini-Storage, which offers key fob access.
     
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  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am very interested in something new next winter. If you don’t mind PM me some alternative options or post them
     
  7. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    60 hp Honda
    Blue how much time will you have in doing your whole boat? compound polish wax
    No doubt the shine is very good.
     
  8. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Active Member

    278
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    2009 Sundancer 55
    3116 Cats
    MAN 900
    never heard of washing with vinegar and water, What does that do?
     
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  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    And the shit show continues with paint... the fumes are awful. I am going to pack up.... this isn’t over... I am really upset but helpless without my laptop

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  10. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I can't believe they didn't tent that boat. That's unreal....
     
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  11. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    That friggin' blows Blueone.....and you know how it typically works..... if you were to do what they were doing, you'd be asked to stop.
     
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  12. SeaNile

    SeaNile Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    Chadds Ford, PA
    2003 50 Sundancer
    2007 20 SunDeck
    Cummins QSM11
    @Blueone
    Nice JL speaker you have there! What kind of stereo system do you have?
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    At least I made some progress. And made it to the local bar across the street instead of eating lunch on the boat... plus the smell of paint was giving me a headache

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  14. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Day drinking is way more fun anyway.
     
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  15. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Yes, I do
     
  16. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member

    392
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    2021 Walker Bay LTE 11
    QSM11
    I went today to wax after being inspired by this thread and they did some reshuffling of the boats since my last trip. Good thing I already did this side.
     

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  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    The idea behind it is to dissolve the hard water spots...for the most part it does a good job. With my blue hull any bump or step in the hull causes hard water spots to form...they don’t compound out easily...by dissolving or softening them it makes compounding a bit quicker
     
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  18. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Man that's tight. I've dealt with "sub-optimal" in winter storage several times but that's downright crazy.
     
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    It’s hard to tell... I still have a ton of emails going back and forth and no WiFi or cell service in the building so constantly going outside to the car. best guess is 6 hours on the hard top compound, polish and two coats of wax... but I really struggled with the collinite 885. The Blue I have probably 12 hours into both sides and the transom just on compounding alone but I really took my time and went back over it a number of times in certain spots.
     
  20. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I'm wrapping up my pot of coffee now and headed to my boat for the fifth Saturday so far this winter. Three of my trips so far have been cleaning/waxing the hull sides and gunnels/transom. I haven't even started on my topside yet :)

    To go around the sides with vinegar, then water, then polish, then wax...I bet 12 hours is about what I'd estimate too. I can typically make it two times around before I crack open a beer and start slowly cleaning up for the day.
     

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