Saturday, May 11, 2013
Why, after the honeymoon is over, do we want to mess with things? It's perfectly fine; but, can it be made better? Such are my experiments with customizing the fit of my Cetus MV. It always seems to be the search for perfection.
The front vanity hatch still leaks a little even after applying Capt. Tolleys crack sealer, and the thigh braces seem to engage a little too easily. So it was time for the black 3M 4200 (yes I have the 5200 but I can't wait seven days for it to cure) and the removal of the seat for some trimming of the front-bottom foam. All in all, things went extremely well. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and entertained me in the garage on a rainy morning.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Looking forward to another paddle tomorrow-- don't know where yet.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Picked up some of this today from West Marine with the intent of repairing my phantom leak on the vanity hatch of the Cetus MV. I put a thin coat over the suspected leak area and repeated the process 30 minutes later. Clean up with a wet cloth is easy. Used a syringe to apply the sealant as the cap got broken on the bottle when I tried to remove it from the packaging.
The test will be this weekend at Lake Mary.
From the specs:
Excellent for sealing hairline cracks in gelcoat This penetrating copolymer sealant is formulated to be so thin that by using capillary action it can find its way inside fine cracks and set to a clear, flexible seal. Use on wood, rubber, glass, metals, fiberglass, Lexan, ceramic and concrete.
Formulation: One-part water-based acrylic polymer sealant Recommended Usage: Fixing leaks in wood, rubber, glass, metal, ceramics, and other materials Penetrates fine cracks
Coverage: Apply every 20 min. until saturated
Drying: Complete cure in 24 hrs or less
Color: Milky Quantity: 2oz. tube