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Old 06-30-2014, 02:22 PM   #11
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Mike- I appreciate you and Marine 31 making this type of opportunity available to the public.

I know I'm new here, but I'm definitely interested in trying to make this...trying to see how flights from Seattle would work out. Might be one of those "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunities. I'm going to look over the next week or so and figure this out, if I can make it I'll send you a PM directly.


(Side note, my initial order of Marine 31 products are still in the mail and will be here tomorrow! Excited to start compounding/polishing/waxing my boats.)
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:42 PM   #12
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Mike- I appreciate you and Marine 31 making this type of opportunity available to the public.
No problemo...

I've been in this industry all of my working life and I've never seen any other company offer boat detailing classes like our boat detailing classes.

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I know I'm new here, but I'm definitely interested in trying to make this...trying to see how flights from Seattle would work out.

Might be one of those "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunities.

If not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity then very rare opportunity indeed.


John told me there's a lot of interest in this topic for a couple of reasons,

1. Growing segment of the boat hobby to restore classic boats and painting a restored boat won't be as durable as re-gel-coating the boat.

2. Very little to zero information available on how to do machine wetsanding of gel-coat boats and also very little info available on correct buffing techniques for restoration projects like this. To be honest I've never seen boat detailing classes offered anywhere else except here at Marine 31.


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I'm going to look over the next week or so and figure this out, if I can make it I'll send you a PM directly.
Sounds good and good luck with the airline tickets.


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Old 06-30-2014, 04:25 PM   #13
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Hey Mike, When can you gives us a definite date, so i can book the flight, i just check for those two days not many left. thanks

Thursday, August 28th

Normally I start these classes at 5:00pm and go to around 9:00pm to 10:00pm depending upon how many people attend, how bad the boat is and how big the boat is.


Because this project will be shown on Ship Shape TV a few weeks after we do the work on the project it's important to have enough time to do the job right without rushing.

For these reasons I'm going to plan on starting this project at 9:00am

I don't want to cut our selves short plus this way there's plenty of hands-on time for everyone that attends.

There's no substitute for hands-on experience. At our last boat detailing project we had a young man by the name John all the way from his home country of India attend our class to learn these skills.




How to wetsand, cut and buff a gel-coat boat


John machine wetsanding the side of a boat hull using the Rupes Duetto with Rupes #3000 grit sanding discs.







So clear your schedule and make your travel arrangements to be here on August 28th.



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Old 06-30-2014, 04:28 PM   #14
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Meet & Greet at the Marriott
The Wednesday night before this class there will be a casual "Meet & Greet" at the Marriott Courtyard starting at 7:00am and I will be attending this function to meet everyone that is traveling in from out of town and out of state.

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There will probably be a meet greet Thursday night after this project has been completed to celebrate!


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Old 06-30-2014, 05:15 PM   #15
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Sign me up Mike!
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #16
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Mike, sign me up. Den
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:17 PM   #17
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Sounds great, my Sundancer 320 (2005) blue hull needs wet sanding badly and I need to learn how asap!!

Since I live in Fort Lauderdale, I'll drive straight up the 28th..

Thanks

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Old 06-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #18
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Mike, I'm in.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #19
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You skipped over me, you don't want me to come. Lol
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:53 AM   #20
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Sounds great, my Sundancer 320 (2005) blue hull needs wet sanding badly and I need to learn how asap!!

Since I live in Fort Lauderdale, I'll drive straight up the 28th..

Thanks

Barry G.

You're on the list Barry. I'm confident that you're going to like this project. It is SO MUCH FASTER to machine sand off years of oxidation and then simply buff out your sanding marks than it is to try to compound off years of oxidation using a rotary buffer.



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