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ernie
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Username: ernie

Post Number: 2465
Registered: 01-2002


Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To create some activity
Fantail Launches

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/96328.html

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/104116.html

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/254096.html

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/271895.html
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ernie
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Post Number: 2466
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MIro,
Can you link the posts to your fantail like I did above?
Are there any others out there? If so post them please.
Thanks
Ernie
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ernie
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/253100.html
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ernie
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Post Number: 2468
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/3451/1698.html
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ernie
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.steamboating.net/page44.html
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ernie
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Post Number: 2470
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lots of pics here
https://www.google.com/search?q=fantail+launch&client=firefox-b-1&sa=N&tbm=isch& tbo=u&source=univ&ved=2ahUKEwjb6_2BjtzcAhVxrlkKHelSDZQ4ChCwBHoECAIQAQ&biw=1024&b ih=634
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ernie
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really like this pic.

https://i0.wp.com/theartplace.biz/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/seriesfantail.jpg
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jb_castagnos
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Post Number: 1388
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the links Ernie.
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miro
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Username: miro

Post Number: 990
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 06:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been on the road - just got access to this post.
Ernie - you're right . I'll get the collection of pictures organized.
Gosh, I love this web site !

miro
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spring
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 06-2018
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Miro. What did you use for interior and exterior paint?

Cheers!
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miro
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Post Number: 991
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Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 05:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The interior was several coats of high gloss Tremclad rust paint.
The exterior is marine grade Petit high gloss paint usually used on boat decks. No "bottom" marine paint was available when I was doing it. Three coats of green below water line - 2 coats of white above water line.

The hull was sealed inside and outside with Smith's penetrating thin epoxy and the outside of the hull was sheathed with a layer of glass / epoxy. Using Smith's sealer was the best thing for the boat.

miro
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spring
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Post Number: 19
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Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Miro.

I am a fair ways from applying paint to the Gidley. I am trying to balance off what would be correct for the period, and what would be practical.

Although no longer available, lead based paint would be correct for the period. Epoxy and glass would not.

Whereas the boat will be launched and recovered as opposed to moored, stored indoors, and maintained each winter, I am wondering if I could get away with simply using the highest quality oil based exterior paint I can find?

Right now the boat is overall duck egg blue/green. When I removed the fuel tank in the bow I found the original colour to be an orange-ish brown. Again, in trying to balance things off, I think this one will come down to what colours it wore for most of its life. Although the orange-ish brown is correct, it is pretty ugly by today's standard.

Again, thanks for your input.

BTW I enjoyed your article on cork floats.

Cheers!
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keith
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Username: keith

Post Number: 523
Registered: 02-2002


Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spring, Iím not an expert, but I believe the inside of the hulls on your vintage boat were painted with a lead based paint. The color was an orange/red.
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spring
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Post Number: 21
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Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keith. You are correct. In the bow, behind the fuel tank, below the motor mount, and high up in the stern I was able to find traces of the original orange colour.

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