Boatbuilding Blog

March 13, 2009

Original Godzilla – Now $62,600 Off

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomlarkin @ 1:01 pm

Edited August 24, 2009 – It looks like they’ve knocked another $5000 off the asking price, now $69,000. That’s about half their original asking price.

In early December I posted that the original Godzilla was for sale for $137,500. I just found a new listing, asking $74,900. They’ve dropped the asking price by nearly a third in four months, and it still hasn’t sold. Scary times. The new listing has some nice pictures, with details I haven’t seen before.  That Kirby green hull (Hull color-Kirby-1 part bronze green, 3 parts bottle green (satin)) still looks pretty good, after five years.

 

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Paint!

Filed under: Building - Painting — tomlarkin @ 9:05 am

Ordered through Jamestown Distributors.  I’ve spent the last couple of weeks sanding and filling the bulwarks, chain lockers, and stern lockers to get ready for primer and paint.  I also made the Dorade boxes mentioned in the previous post. Another weekend of this and I hope to be able to prime the rest of the exterior of the boat.

Actual exterior paint colors

Outside (Red and Yellow will be made semi-gloss using flattening agent)

Cabin side lower : qt (2) KIR-24 KIRBY #24 RED MARINE PAINT QT

Cabin side upper: qt (1) KIR-11 KIRBY #11 YELLOW MARINE PAINT QT

Cabin tops and deck: hg (1) INT-YHS070KITHG INTERLUX PERFECTION CREAM HALF GAL

Hull: qt (2) INT-YHY999KITQ INTERLUX PERFECTION JET BLACK QT 6/CS (looking for a flattening agent for Perfection 2-part poly – don’t want this too shiny)

24-Red Kirby 11-Yellow Kirby Cream Perfection Black Perfection

Inside (will be given a satin finish using flattening agent)

Main interior: qt (2) KIR-6 KIRBY #6 IVORY MARINE PAINT QT

Overhead and trim: qt (1) KIR-15 KIRBY #15 STRAW MARINE PAINT QT

Flattening agent for 1-part paint: qt (3) INT-YMA715Q INTERLUX YMA715 BRIGHTSIDE ADDITIVE GLOSS REDUCER-FLATTENING AGENT

6-Ivory Kirby 15-Straw Kirby

Mmmmm, Bronze

Filed under: Hardware — tomlarkin @ 8:44 am

These just came in. Two of the largest cowl-making companies have gone out of business lately, so it’s getting harder to find nice bronze cowl vents. These look nice and old-fashioned. From Davey & Company, via GreenBoatStuff.com.

Cowl vent   Vent & drain hole   Internal air vent holes with butterfly valves

The Dorade box is internal. The arrow in the second image points to the drain hole. Any water that comes in through the cowl will drain out there. The fresh air exits inside the boat through three vent holes. Each hole will have a stainless butterfly vent to close off the flow if needed. There is, of course, a matching vent on the starboard side.

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