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Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020

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Not sure what happened to my report but here goes try #2.Been labor of love,first step was total rebuild of power trim unit,next step was to completely prep,sand,prime then sand some more to get fine finish(helps dat brother-in-law,lives next door,is expert body/fender man with fine shop in Holden).Lower unit,replaced due to Katrina-year obstruction,was dark blue Evinrude color and rest of motor OMC white and I thoroughly sanded,sanded,sanded some more,and got rid of ALL pits and got metal smooth and shot fine Zinc primer,Moeller,from West Marine and gonna shoot OMC white on all surfaces,once priming,sanding,sanding,more sanding done and hate to do half-way decent job,gonna look fine once I apply decals to finish coats after even more sanding to get dat finish mirror-smooth!!!Proud of my hard work and only way to do it,thorough prep and wipe-down with either MEK or lacquer thinner,sometimes both!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Just took very fine steel wool to lightly smooth Zinc primer and that stuff is adhered extremely well to lower unit,great paint that I got at West Marine,Mandeville store.Might prime the aluminum portions of outboard as the Zinc component should theoretically protect the aluminum from corrosion and this primer sands extremely easily.Taking prop to Precision Propellor in Metairie to have new bushing pressed in and will also have them check out condition of blades,probably great idea to true-em up!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Going to look nice when you're done. Nothing like a little elbow grease to make something look nice again.
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Thanks,Wanted to get more work done on her today but Wifey and I are Medicare Brokers and we have a ton of re-certifications staring us in de face(we did the bulk today-both passed tough test with flying colors)and I did steel wool dat Zinc primer and dat stuff is plenty tough,gonna shoot all the aluminum parts with it then sand,prime with grey primer and shoot topcoats!!Hope to show some pics soon and also hope dat Precision gets prop work done pronto.Totally agree dat elbow grease and persistence key to good and lasting work!!!Dat rig takes me just about everywhere I need to fish,duck hunt,etc!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
That's what counts doing it right. I have a project I'm working on my self. Older but new to me boat. I bought with bad engine an needed some TLC. Started on it. Coming out good,at least I think so. I'm going to do some pictures once completed. I'm going to finish with hull then repower. Should be good as new.
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Yep,pics tell de story and I shoulda put pics of before/after but suffice to say the after pics REALLY gonna tell de story.Can't wait to see your pics and progress.What is really rewarding is watching the progress and knowing that a total rebuild on power trim woulda ran hundreds of bucks and think I spent maybe $250 and about $78 of that was for fine brass cap!!

Mandevillian,NEVER satisfied with 'average'
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
This is the boat when I went pick it up. So far I pulled the motor and started polishing entire hull. Cleaning it up little at a time. Changed oil in trailer hubs.
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Looks pretty nice to me and once ya either rebuild or repower her can’t wait to see pics. Ironically,an anonymous infrequent poster sent me voicemail regarding two ridiculous accusations and one of them totally incredulous was that somehow I had EVERYTHING to do with the fee imposed at Cane Bayou Launch. Guess my frequent mentions of the launch somehow increased usage to the point where ole Billy Nungesser and Bayou Adventures went about installing fee box. The other incredulous accusation was about my “diary”and that one is equally unbelievable. Guess folks hate hearing about success/failure trials tribulations and NOT gonna stop posting regardless of what some HATERS want me to do so guess they have option of NOT reading my repirts(diary etc)🎩

Mandevillian
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
You going to have someone hate anything you do no matter what it is,sad to say. Some don't like being called out plain an simple. But harassing someone is overboard. All you did was make others aware of things out there. That's the purpose of this site is to help other sportsman of the good an bad in our area we all enjoy.
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Re: Getting it Done Ole Johnson 50 Repaint Job 8 4 2020
Yep,Funny story bout a guy who would routinely mock my fishing reports(not here,another site)and the web administrator took notice as did bunch of folks who hunted and fished with me and the web administrator sent me private e mail with de idiot’s name and lo and behold turned out to be guy I used to co promote Prilosec with MANY years ago and I was not the least pleased but chalked it up to sad situation where ya assume a fake identity and mock others really doing nothing but putting accurate info out there(just have never given EXACT spots)🎩😎

Mandevillian
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