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New project- 89 Voyager

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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25053Post alaskastreamin »

Well, between building a pole barn, I get a couple hours here and there to work on the boat.

Two days ago I got the seat boxes glassed in place.

Yesterday, I got the splashwell glassed in and really went to town on the inside corners where they are prone to cracking.

I glassed the tight 90* corner first, then used structural fiberglass putty to make the new radius, then more glass. Mat and three layers of 1708

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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25055Post alaskastreamin »

Today I got the micro balloon putty on and faired out.

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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25056Post tnelson77 »

I get a kick out of seeing the fairing putty fill in where the grinding disk hit a bit deep. Mine was covered in marks like that after block sanding the primer. Looking forward to the finished results.
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25062Post alaskastreamin »

Yesterday, while letting fairing putty dry, I made a “doo-dad” for the hydraulic steering hoses. The 3” opening was just too large to have just two hoses come out.

I shaped some foam and glassed up, shaped and ready for black gelcoat.

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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25063Post alaskastreamin »

Got the black gelcoat sprayed.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25064Post alaskastreamin »

Yesterday I decided to make a swim step.

David Fatov got me measurements off his Voyager.

I leveled the hull and got my transom angle.
I am going to make fiberglass L-brackets to save some $$.

Cut a piece of foam to the shape, hot glued strips on for sides, silicone the inside corners for the radius I liked,waxed and laid up.

Got about 6 hours into this project.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25065Post Hippie459MN »

Looking great Ron! Lots of cool ideas for sure.
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25066Post alaskastreamin »

Thanks Kevin!!!

Forgot to add that I filled in a 3” gauge hole and the windshield screw holes and re-gelled these areas.

The windshield will get re-mounted and laid back like the 1990 and newer Voyagers.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25067Post alaskastreamin »

Today I took the swim step Out of the mold, did some very minor touch ups and re- shot it. I’ll pull a nice mold off this.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Re: New project- 89 Voyager

Post: # 25068Post alaskastreamin »

Spent 8 hours wet sanding and buffing the black on the back .
400,600,800,1000,1200 wet sand.
You can really tell when you hit 1000 grit. Starts to get a shine!!

I have a 6 step process that works great for dark colors.
The last 4 steps use a random orbit so no swirl marks show.

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Viper/ 2.5L 200 Merc (SOLD)
1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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