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 Posted: Sun Mar 9th, 2014 10:01 pm
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Aqua Azul
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Good day, All fisherman and boating people
I am not a big fisherman but did buy an old Yeld Cat a year ago. We are living in Nacala northern Mozambique and the sea and seashore is amazing here. I actually bought the boat for recreational issues, snorkelling and explore the coastal shore. The boat was not in use for three years and I have some issues to get it running again. More info to follow

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 Posted: Sun Mar 9th, 2014 10:53 pm
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After about six weeks the 2 Yamaha 85´s were in a condition to go to the water for a test drive, once again these 2 old donkeys show their durability and we go out on the water for a 4 hour drive along the coast, not tuned very well but they take and bring us back. After that day we start using the boat frequently with hours of fun on the water. By November 2013 my to do list had grow and I decided it is time to start scratching some out some points. 1 Was the that the colour was fading and the floor was very flimsy.
To get to the actual point I signed up with this forum is that I decided to do this as a DIY job, due to our location, lack of expertise and material.
I did browse on the internet and couldn't get really on the floor answer for what I want to do, I am now halfway through the operation and would like to share what I did and difficulties with other people who may be will or want to this in future.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 01:41 pm
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The project kicked off as follows: by December 2013 I haven’t planned yet when I will start with the renovation. Mid December we were unexpectedly forced to travel to SA, but could only depart after Christmas day. I started sourcing the internet for material that I will need for the boat and bought most of the stuff, fibreglass, resin and paint over the internet to be collected before the businesses closed for the festive season. Surprisingly, the people I did the buying from were quite on the toes with great service. On the 26th of December we flew to JHB and found on arrival at the children, that the material was all there just as ordered. We returned by car and on the 3rd of January 2014 I bought the 9mm Marine ply for the floor in Benoni and we started our journey back home, 3000km. It was on the 20th of January 2014 that I (at last) could get time to start stripping the boat.

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I saw only today, 10 March the article from Fishfisher about his Yield cat. I think his mountain was bigger than mine. When I opened the floor, I found that the previous owner/s filled the fish hatchers with 5lt containers. The wood was quit rotten in these areas, but the rest of the floor was still in tack and in good condition, except at the door where the floor separated from the body.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 01:50 pm
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I decided to tackle the bottom of the boat first, because there were a lot of small gaps.
I cleaned the sliding area and applied fibreglass, then decided to completely apply resin (coloured Grey) to the bottom up to the water line. The outside temperature was 35 degrees.

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On this stage I experienced difficulties with the resin. When mixed according to specifications, the drying period was so quickly that I could hardly apply the resin. I realised that it must be the excessive temperature here that caused the problem. Therefore I reduced the mix from 500ml to 250ml and to the minimum hardener specified. That worked, but can you imagine applying 250ml; run to the garage to prepare another mixture and back again in order to cover such a large area. Eventually that part was done and I started painting the rest of the bottom, using 2K primer and topcoat White

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 01:55 pm
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After reinstalling the sliding strips, we could roll her back in the normal position and start covering the existing floor. I decided to close the fish hatchers again, this time by filling it with 20lt containers.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 02:20 pm
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Resin work nearly finished

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 02:22 pm
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20Lt containers

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 02:23 pm
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Closing the hatches

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 02:24 pm
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A messy job

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 03:05 pm
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Keep up the good ,work looks great. I know what a mess fibreglass is but in the end it is worth it.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 07:33 pm
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Thanks Lacosta, I will update the progress

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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2014 07:54 pm
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Have you tried chilling the resin in the fridge before mixing with hardener? I've read somewhere that its supposed to slow the reaction time a bit.

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Patrick, thank I will do and experiment, our outside temp is extremely high. Will let you know, going to do the final part of the floor over the weekend then I will try the fridge

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2014 02:27 pm
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Now that the floor was done, next was the painting of the top part, before continuing with the interior.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2014 02:29 pm
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After painting, back to the interior, floor and boxes for storage and seats.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2014 02:34 pm
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Boxes mounted and start to fibreglass them. Fibreglass matt start on the floor and go up on the sides of the boxes, inside and outside

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2014 02:37 pm
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Patrick, I have tried the fridge, but I think due to the outside temp the resin heat up again fast. So I stayed with the small mixing ratio

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 Posted: Thu May 15th, 2014 05:50 am
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Any updates mate, I enjoy following the progress on renovations and upgrades.

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