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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 25 Aug 2018 11:30 #88131

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This weekend I plan on installing my transom motor plate. I have a question. Once I drill my holes for the carriage bolts, what should I use to stop the water from leaking in "the holes that are below the water line"? I was thinking bedding compound or 3M 4200?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 22 Aug 2018 10:28 #87886

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jabe wrote: did you spray the varnish over the sealer, and what sealer did you use.....they may not bin compatible..........humidity can play i big roll in things as well........


yes I did.
I used Jamestown TotalBoat sealer.
the humidity has been extremely high, not much I can do there..

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 22:56 #87865

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did you spray the varnish over the sealer, and what sealer did you use.....they may not bin compatible..........humidity can play i big roll in things as well........

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 22:46 #87864

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I Sprayed 2 coats of sealer on the wood, that turned out ok. The varnish on the other hand not so good. I did not have an issue with runs or sags. I did have an issue with some type of fish eyes with a rough finish. I know it's not the sprayer I'm sure it's me. I did one coat by hand with a foam brush and it turned out beautifully. So I'll be going back to the old fashion way, it's much more relaxing anyway.
I'll save my sprayer for the outboard this winter

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 22:17 #87860

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jabe wrote: "How is it holding up from the sun, anything turning yellowish?"


nothing yet, still all clear...........i do keep it covered all the time when not in use........the cover is getting faded.....:mums: ........


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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 21:05 #87855

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"How is it holding up from the sun, anything turning yellowish?"


nothing yet, still all clear...........i do keep it covered all the time when not in use........the cover is getting faded.....:mums: ........

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 03:06 #87840

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Jabe I also bought lexan. I have to change the size of my windshields. I ordered the stuff after I cut my patterns and standard size was 24" my patterns were about 27". No biggie I'll fix it.
I do like your clear tube and silicon trick, sounds good to me.How is it holding up from the sun, anything tiring yellowish?

Steve Gower, I went with lexan so can cut it out myself. My patterns are not perfect and I will be able to fix my mistakes as I cut the plastic.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 18:17 #87824

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looks great Moe.......just a tid bit on what i did Marc.........:yawn: ....
i placed the centre post about an 1 1/2" forward of the side posts, then with my templates (1/4" ply with the grain vertical, it has about equal flex as the Lexan) i flexed it forward to give pressure into the channels of the posts............then scribe fitted the bottom to suit the fordeck.......once my Lexan pieces were cut, i ran some 1/4" ID clear tubing sliced and fitted to the bottom edge to sit tight on the deck, and brushed in some silcone into the channels along with the rubber gasget........she no moves anywhere, even at 70mph.......have fun, its gonna look great

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 16:54 #87823

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I used 1/4" plexi on mine and tinted it myself. The only thing I don't like is it flexes quite a bit while towing at highway speeds. I considered putting an aluminum U channel along the top to stiffen things up but haven't gotten that far. Just food for thought. Your boats looking good so far !

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 14:46 #87820

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Neil tried to use hardboard for his first set, but found visibility was soooo poor, he couldn't even see his transom saver attached to his motor when launching!

He quickly switched over to plexiglass....poor Niel! :shhh: :goof:
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