Author Topic: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"  (Read 1322 times)

Joe Looby

  • Registered
  • Posts: 2
Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:45:56 PM »
Hi all.
I am looking for a wet sailed Viper (bottom paint and anti foul).
I am in located in Ontario, Canada.

I plan to sail the boat 'wet' off a dock and want to see if anyone wants to sell their already prepped boat.

Thanks
Joe Looby
jlooby@213division.ca

Dave Dougall

  • Class Member
  • Active
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 01:51:19 PM »
I did Interprotect 2000 (5 coats) and sanded to 360.  I then applied vc17 to bottom and keel.  I did this 9yrs ago and do not have any blisters on hull as I keep  #28 in the water at my dock from May thru October.  I did not do rudder as I pull it off every time and have to lift the keel because of depth of water at the dock.  I am not looking to sell #28 yet as I am still having a blast sailing it.   I thought I would respond to your post as to what I used on the bottom.

Darren Gilbert

  • Extremely Active
  • Posts: 524
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 03:05:46 PM »
Dave - Thanks for responding to Joe.  We've been trading emails about viper sailing out of a wet well and I wasn't aware of anyone doing this.  I appreciate you sharing this info as we'd like to get Joe into the GL fleet!

Cheers!
Darren
Hull #194 'BLACK SHEEP'
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Join the Great Lakes Facebook Group @ https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/510430029009814/

Dave Dougall

  • Class Member
  • Active
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 03:32:30 PM »
Darren/Joe....I am one of 2 or 3 that wet sail a viper.  Guy on Lake Dillon, Co does the same I think.  When the keel is up I put a 3 ft +/- 2x4 under the keel top plate to take the strain off the rig.  I still have a aluminum mast.  Lake George finally froze over 3 days ago.  Twelve weeks till first Wednesday night race.

Peter Beardsley

  • Class Member
  • Extremely Active
  • *
  • Posts: 1042
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 08:14:43 PM »
Bob Bowditch wet sails # 136 in Maine.  http://www.viper640.org/usa-news/you-can-viper-here/ - it's shown up to a few regattas and does just fine. 
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"

Joe Looby

  • Registered
  • Posts: 2
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 09:17:38 AM »
Great thanks Peter and Dave.
That info is just what I needed.
Just need to find a boat (I probably will just add the coating and anti foul myself).

Joe

Dave Dougall

  • Class Member
  • Active
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 05:53:51 PM »
When I did work on  #28 I removed the keel,  set boat down on grass and turned over, upside down.  I got 3 friends (and beer) and we carried the boat into my garage and set on 4 saw horses with a 2x10 for support.  A lot easier fairing the bottom were there were some dings and applied the interprotect 2000.  When done we did the reverse procedure.  Before I launched the boat I brought it down to my local marina and put up in hoist to do the vc17 on bottom and keel in lowered position.

Tim Carter

  • Class Member
  • Extremely Active
  • *
  • Posts: 846
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 11:37:21 PM »
Dave, How much "Fair" did you need to do??
Lt Coast Gov

Dave Dougall

  • Class Member
  • Active
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 09:20:59 AM »
When I bought #28 about 10 yrs ago, the attached picture is how the keel looked.  I had to do some filling and sanding to make the keel reasonable in shape.  I would like to get a keel template to check it out to make sure it is close to spec.  Not sure who to ask about getting one.

Dave Dougall

  • Class Member
  • Active
  • *
  • Posts: 72
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 09:27:21 AM »
As  for the hull, it had some gouges in it, not big....only a few sq inches.  I noticed areas on the hull that were concave so I filled and faired those.  Those areas were only the size of your palm.  I then applied 5 coats of interprotect 2000 and sanded to 360 to apply the vc17.

Justin Scott

  • Class Member
  • Extremely Active
  • *
  • Posts: 1386
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 01:52:22 AM »
Dave Dougal.....great grand master at the 2008 NAs.....forever young......but watch out Dave, Timbo and I are catching you up!

It is really really great to hear that 28 is still in Dave's good hands and I for one will be the first to lend you a carbon rig and buy the first round, when we see you again.
Viper - Mambo Kings
Right Coast Refreshments Committee

Tim Carter

  • Class Member
  • Extremely Active
  • *
  • Posts: 846
Re: Wanted Viper "Wet Boat"
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 12:18:51 PM »
When I bought #28 about 10 yrs ago, the attached picture is how the keel looked.  I had to do some filling and sanding to make the keel reasonable in shape.  I would like to get a keel template to check it out to make sure it is close to spec.  Not sure who to ask about getting one.

Dave...   Have you named your boat "Sharkbite"...??  ;)
Lt Coast Gov