Work continues!  We painted the flybridge roof.  We used Rustoleum 9100 & 9800 two part epoxy paint.  It was applied over the course of 3 days. 2 coats of 9100 primer and 1 coat of 9800 finish,  While is is brand new, I am very impressed with the initial results.  Easy application, good looks, and what appears to be a very durable surface.  The 9100 primer went on as almost a "rubbery" seal.  The topcoat seems much "harder".  The white we used is BRIGHT, BRIGHT.  We rolled it on after doing a thorough prep job and a degreasing wash (x2).  So far we recommend it, we will keep this product in mind in future posts.  Just a note, this is so much cooler than the bare aluminum.  Literally the difference between hot enough to burn your foot on a hot sunny day and not even warm to the touch.  Should make a world of difference on interior temperatures.

We finished the shower install except for the corner trim.  The cultured marble cut easily using a circular saw cutting backwards.  The backwall and sidewall were heavy enough to be awkward but doable.  The double threshold cut to fit on my power miter saw,  I cut the hot/cold handle holes with a holesaw in my drill.  I have never worked with cultured marble but it went very smoothly.  We purchased it from Imperial Marble and they walked us through the selection process and measured for us on site.  The delivery was a little slow (3 weeks) but overall we are happy.  My wife loves how it looks.  I think it adds class to the bathroom.

I built a vanity and we put a matching cultured marble vanity top on it.  I am proud of the vanity as I built the cabinet, face frame, and door from scratch.  The top false door needs to be built but it will get done soon.

Work continues with the electrical.  More wire on order.  We purchased used LP frig, water heater, range, and furnace.  I will be configuring the install soon.  Safety, reliability, and ergonomics will be topmost in mind in developing these plans.  We also continue to double insulate with rigid foam board, you can see this in some of the pictures.

Lastly, one of the next items is replumbing the hydraulic steering lines in the flybridge and reinstalling the flybridge when the paint cures for a few weeks.  Anybody up for a flybridge lifting party?  Socks or barefeet required. :)  White paint shows shoe prints like crazy!  Our plans involve an outdoor-area rug for the flybridge.

Thanks for stopping by.  We feel a lot better about the overall job with the Rustoleum epoxy.  We think this is going to be great solution for the roof leaks.  We are hoping to get to install some ceilings very soon.

Fair winds my friends,


08/22/2013 6:56pm

Bargain Supply on E. Jefferson St in Louisville has some slightly ugly but super cheap "recycled" plastic rugs that might come in handy until better ones are acquired. these are 5'x8' and run $20

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