TotalBoat vs Awl Grip…We Switched Primers – And We Can TELL!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 278)

TotalBoat vs Awl Grip...We Switched Primers - And We Can TELL!! (MJ Sailing - Ep 278)

Because of supply issues, we had to switch our high build primer…and our results were not what we were hoping for.

After months and months of fairing, we have some very exciting footage to bring you, and that is because we are on to our next section of priming!!

Although we have most of the guest hull faired (with the exception of the aft berth) we were waiting until we could do one large spray before moving onto the next step. That and….we couldn’t refill our order of high build primer.

Unfortunately for us, TotalBoat is not currently producing their high build primer, and after months of waiting for it to get stocked again, we finally had to switch over to Awl Grip. We’re using this in virgin priming areas, such as the guest hull. Starting in the v-berth, we wanted to see how it would work out for us.

Coming out of the mixer thinner, we were excited, but it just didn’t seem to be spraying on well. An issue with the primer, or our gun? It was later determined our gun was not spraying well, but when it came time to sand we found out that TotalBoat wins hands down.

Either way…we’re making progress forward and our fairing time is nearly at a close!

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 – It’s Prime Day! But We Had To Switch Primers
02:38 – Mixing and First Application
06:00 – We Bring In Outside Help
08:29 – Next Morning, Let’s Take a Look & DA Sand!
11:30 – Time to Block and Fill
17:21 – Ready For the Next Coat?
18:15 – Closing

Ctl Alt Del – Milva
Eastern Shades – Matt Large
High Noon – Toby Tranter
I’ll Get Up – Mind Me
Love Thing – Paisley Pink
No Retreat – No Surrender – Matt Large
People Like You – Peachy Pavement
Pandemonium (Tribute Version) – The Mondays

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix GH5
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone –
– GoPro Hero8

Previous Boats: 1983 Trisalu 37 – custom aluminum, built in Quebec (Elements of Life) Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown,
Florida; Abacos, Bahamas; St. Barth’s; St. Maarten; Antigua; Saba; Azores; Ireland; Scotland; Norway; England 1989
Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)
Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

Editing software: Adobe Premier Pro

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