Ed Sherman

Nonskid/Gelcoat Redo, Final Outcome
The Silverton nonskid and gelcoat redo is finally complete. The best way to see how this came out is probably to look at some before and after photos. As for the method used, as I said yesterday, the perimeter of ...
Nonskid/Gelcoat Repair, Part 5
I've been on the road for the last several weeks and unable to track our nonskid and gelcoat repair project. But, in my absence, I had some photos taken to track the progress and now I'm back at the yard. We ...
July 4th Boat Tips
Happy July 4th weekend to all! This weekend is probably one of the busiest boating weekends in the US. Just about everyone that owns a boat is going to give it their best shot to get out on the boat ...
Best Buy Ramping Up For Marine Business
Last week I was in Kansas City at the Skills USA National Championship contest, this week I'm here in Minnesota at Best Buy's Geek Squad University training about 30 members of the Geek Squad team in the nuances of marine ...
Yamaha Motors and The Gulf Oil Spill
Yesterday Yamaha Motors came out with some really sound advice regarding running their engines in the Gulf of Mexico, more specifically what to do if you find yourself running through an oil slick. As far as I'm concerned, their advice will ...
Skills USA, Future Boat Techs
Today we completed the hands-on portion of the USA National Championship competition. The photo below shows one of the contestants totally engrossed in troubleshooting an electrical problem with a Suzuki outboard engine ignition component. Keep in min...
The future of boat service, Skills USA Nationals
I'm in Kansas City, MO this week at the Skills USA National Championship competition to determine the best and brightest in the service industry not just for marine techs, but virtually any area of service you can think of, from airplanes to ...
Gel Coat and Non-Skid Repair, Part 4
The on-going rebuild of the 1977 Silverton is continuing and this morning Gel-Coat Jim began preparing some of the nicks in the original gel coat surface for recoating. With a small grinder he removed all of the loose gel-coat around ...
Non-Skid/Gelcoat Repair, Part 3
Well I was wrong, the project non-skid / gelcoat repair project hit a speed bump yesterday and they are not ready to begin masking off the deck to begin the refinish process. The hold-up was the cockpit sole. Here it is again: It ...
Non-Skid/GelCoat Repair, Part 2
The fiberglass man finished prepping the 1977 Silverton yesterday so that he can now begin the process of getting ready for new non-skid surfacing on deck. He's still sanding away in the photo below:    When all is said and done, the ...

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