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gabid
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White 26X

Post by gabid » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:29 pm

For the past 2.5 months I worked on my :macx: to paint her, top to bottom. She's got new anti-fouling, side and deck anti skid paint. I removed all black from hull, and after 2 weeks in the marina I can tell a difference in temperature down below compared with previous years. Also it's much more comfortable walking on deck bare feet. This was a good time to reset all deck hardware, it was time after 16 years.

I know there are others in forums who like white boats, I would like to share this picture:
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Re: White 26X

Post by Russ » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:47 pm

Wow! Is that a Mac X?

It looks fantastic. So modern and contemporary. What did you do? I would love to have a boat that looks as good as that.

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Re: White 26X

Post by RobertB » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:04 pm

Add some blue and it will be faster :)

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Re: White 26X

Post by Russ » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:17 pm

RobertB wrote:Add some blue and it will be faster :)
Yes!!!

Would love to see this in blue

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Re: White 26X

Post by Sloop John B » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:53 pm

Good grief. What happened to the good raccoon look?

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Re: White 26X

Post by mastreb » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:21 pm

Looks fantastic! Great job.

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Re: White 26X

Post by paul I » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:12 pm

I agree. Outstanding. It looks really nice without the stripes.

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Re: White 26X

Post by RGF » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:09 am

That looks fantastic , gabid! I wish I had the energy to do that. :P

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Re: White 26X

Post by dlandersson » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:50 am

Nicely done - when are you planning to do my :macx: ?

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Re: White 26X

Post by Mac26Mpaul » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:15 am

ooooooh, hate to say it, but the X seems to look much better like that 8) Very nice work!

Has anyone done an M all white?

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Re: White 26X

Post by gabid » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:36 am

Thank you!
It was a huge job, but it has to be done, and I kind of enjoyed it, but no, I will not do it again too soon.

This is what I did:
-suspended the boat on home made wood stands, I got inspired from many posts and mods in this forum.
-remove old anti fouling from bottom -- this was the most time consuming job -- I used a paint stripper
-prep and paint bottom with one layer of primer (barrier coat) then 2 layers of VC17m
-removed all hardware from deck, except chainplates
-prep topside and deck, including small gelcoat repairs, cover some small holes
-two layers of prime on topside and one layer on deck.
-painted topside and white parts of deck with Brightside, 2 layers
-mask the anti skid deck areas
-painted anti skid with Kiwigrip
-reset all deck hardware -- I used butyl tape instead of classic 4200. Butyl tape is really easy to work with, I don't know how well will hold, time will tell.

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Re: White 26X

Post by Three Gypsies » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:58 am

looks GOOD !

In fact , I think I like it better than the black .

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Re: White 26X

Post by Starscream » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:27 pm

I like the doodad you have holding up the hatch. Can you provide details on what it is and where you got it?

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Re: White 26X

Post by gabid » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:14 pm

Starscream wrote:I like the doodad you have holding up the hatch. Can you provide details on what it is and where you got it?
I got the hatch support from local chandlery about 3 years ago, if I remember well I paid less then $30.

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