20 foot seacraft deck

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Re: 20 foot seacraft deck

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Scupper tubes: Wondering if I should run these out the transom parallel to the sole or pitch them down slightly? Opinions please. Image
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Plumbers, when installing drain line angle them down to keep the water running down the line.
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Re: 20 foot seacraft deck

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I got my scuppers roughed in.
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Nice, that should work like a champ.

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I have my floor and gunwale supports glassed in now so I flipped my hull over the weekend and put it back on the trailer.
My plan now is to :
wash, dewax, sand down through bottom Paint to original gelcoat .
Then wash and dewax again.
Fair and repair any spots that need it.
Wash again.
Then use the Cracker Larry graphite bottom method.

Any concerns with this plan?

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Sounds like a good plan to me.

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Will 60 grit on a dura block hand sanding give the epoxy/ graphite mix enough tooth to grab onto? The existing gelcoat is in sound condition but to old to be buffable. Should I prime with S3 yacht primer before the epoxy/ graphite or no?

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60 grit with an RO is plenty. Not sure about hand sanding but if done well I think you will be good.
For epoxy/graphite on the bottom I think I would skip the primer.

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Plus that Fuzz no primer... if it was gel coat sand it and lay it on. One thing to make sure of is there is no pinholes in the gel coat prior to epoxy these are usually signs of pour bounding... if there are any pin holes sand them out most of the time once you sand it a little it will flake off.

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