Newest duck rig mod build

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  1. ksgoosekillr

    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    As Ive done several times over the years for duck rigs i am goign to detail my build start to finish. This time around im starting with a 1648 Sea ark. Going with a 27hp godevil longtail. Plans are:
    1. gator glide
    2. trailer
    2. paint
    3. floor
    4. compartments
    5. bench seating
    6. blind
    7. motor

    The worst part of step one is over. That marine epoxy paint is a PITA to remove. Down to bare metal now and getting ready to gator glide. Here are the screenshots of what i plan to do and the stripping process.

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  2. ksgoosekillr

    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    Stripping process
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  3. ksgoosekillr

    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    If anyone has ever done this they know what a struggle a ribbed boat can be.
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    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    Gatorglide will be going on this weekend then on to the trailer. This will be my 4th rig done in gator glide
     
  5. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I just finished putting GatorGlide on my own boat, about two hours ago.
    You do know that you do not have to take the hull down to bare metal, don't you? If the paint on it is tight and not flaking off, you can scuff it with 100-150 grit sandpaper and apply the GG right over it.
    I have good news for you; the strakes on the hull bottom make the GG application take about two times longer than on a flat bottom. The instructions that came with the GG said it would take 2-3 hours. Four coats took 5 hours including the sanding, and that's on a 1436...... :yes
     
  6. Natedog57

    Natedog57 New Member

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    I've had better luck getting Steel Flex to stick to primer than bare aluminum.

    If paint/primer is not chipping I also just scuff it and go. Now I'll paint bare aluminum with self-etching primer and then apply slick bottom.
     
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    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    This will be my 4th rig applying the GG too, when im investing that kind of money i might as well do the prep work. BUT there is one kicker on this rig from past experiences. I am only applying gatorbase in multiple thin layer coats. I am skipping the g2/g4 side. From past experience with it the gatorbase is slicker than the g2/g4, the entire point of this application was to reduce drag esp in in mud or veggies so i never understand why i would apply something extremely slick then coat over it with a "durability" layer that was less slick. So i am trying something a little different here, im applying more of the base in thin layers and skipping the g2/g4. I could have scuffed up that hull because it looked to me like it had never seen water, not one single ding, hardly a scratch, only marks on it were from bunks. This will be my second MOD V hull so im well aware the strakes suck to apply GG to and that going side to side VS rollign the long way is the best way to apply it. My last rig was a 1748 ALWELD that i did up shown below and it was NOT FUN
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  8. Rangerbob

    Rangerbob Senior Refuge Member

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    I am going to ask what is probably a dumb question since I have no experience with GatorGlide. I understand that it makes the hull slicker. But what kind of gains will you realize over a painted bottom? Are they significant enough to justify all of the extra cost and labor involved?
     
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    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    ever push a boat out of mud or thick veggies? To give you an idea my 10 year old daughter could push my 1748 allweld with a mudbuddy 5500hd while it sat on the trailer and slide it on the bunks...
     
  10. ksgoosekillr

    ksgoosekillr Senior Refuge Member

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    Gator glide done
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