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Sweet Cheekz
12-27-2010, 04:03 PM
I have pulled the motor on my 21 and am haing it redynoed after the first of the year to fix a persistant carberation issue. Leaves me time to finish the underside of my hatch. I sanded it fairly smooth and painted it white for the summer but I am a big fan of a little mroe pizzaz under the hood. If I refinish it painted like the yellow 19 Pearson did, which looked gorgeous I will be sanding for the next two months Looking for any other ideas people have seen or heard of that might be an option for me
Thanks
Parnell

gcarter
12-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Do you have the link to Pearsons boat?

Greg Guimond
12-27-2010, 06:00 PM
Post a pic of the underside of your hatch as it currently looks.

Carl C
12-27-2010, 06:57 PM
I'm still hoping to mirror my hatch. Second choice would be a large round Donzi decal.

Ed Donnelly
12-27-2010, 07:00 PM
Mirror Carl, show off that purdy engine.............Ed

Sweet Cheekz
12-27-2010, 07:11 PM
A mirror is my first choice but even if I do that I have to finish off the rest of it and the small areas are really going to be hard to sand if I just paint it
I will get a pic of it and post tomorrow

parnell

Sweet Cheekz
12-27-2010, 07:13 PM
Do you have the link to Pearsons boat?

I dont but it was just sanded very smooth and painted which for that boat fit great.
He didn't have any uneven areas to deal with but I can only imagine he spent some crazy time getting it that smooth

Not sure smooth and painted fits with everything else I have done here

parnell

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-27-2010, 07:33 PM
I have pulled the motor on my 21 and am haing it redynoed after the first of the year to fix a persistant carberation issue. Leaves me time to finish the underside of my hatch. I sanded it fairly smooth and painted it white for the summer but I am a big fan of a little mroe pizzaz under the hood. If I refinish it painted like the yellow 19 Pearson did, which looked gorgeous I will be sanding for the next two months Looking for any other ideas people have seen or heard of that might be an option for me
Thanks
ParnellParn i do not understand .......why would you be sanding for the next two months and i guess i will have to wait untill you post a pic to get a better understanding of what you are really trying to ask . Parn , how was your Christmas ?

joseph m. hahnl
12-27-2010, 07:33 PM
I have pulled the motor on my 21 and am haing it redynoed after the first of the year to fix a persistant carberation issue. Leaves me time to finish the underside of my hatch. I sanded it fairly smooth and painted it white for the summer but I am a big fan of a little mroe pizzaz under the hood. If I refinish it painted like the yellow 19 Pearson did, which looked gorgeous I will be sanding for the next two months Looking for any other ideas people have seen or heard of that might be an option for me
Thanks
Parnell
aluminum diamond plate
http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_WC.jpghttp://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Silver.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Ice.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Black.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Red.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_Panel_Sample_Blue.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_SS_Swatch.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_AT.jpg

http://www.texasgarages.com/diamond_plate.htm#flooring

mrfixxall
12-27-2010, 07:41 PM
Polished piece of stainless steel sheeting with laser cut what ever logal you want to use,then paint the inside of the hatch with a accent color and what ever logal you choose the painted surface will show through it..No screws just glue it into place..

i believe pearsons may have been floated in epoxy.poar it in and let it level and your done..

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-27-2010, 07:46 PM
aluminum diamond plate
http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_WC.jpghttp://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Silver.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Ice.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Black.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_PanelSample_Red.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_Panel_Sample_Blue.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_SS_Swatch.jpg http://www.texasgarages.com/DL_AT.jpg

http://www.texasgarages.com/diamond_plate.htm#flooringThey also make fiberglass Diamond plate which is much lighter and can also be painted .

joseph m. hahnl
12-27-2010, 07:52 PM
Do you have the link to Pearsons boat?

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1275509364 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&d=1275509364)

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62231&highlight=bench+seat+hornet

gcarter
12-27-2010, 08:50 PM
Parnell, send it to me and I'll do it for you.
I need some coin to get my engine done.

gcarter
12-27-2010, 08:51 PM
http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1275509364 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&d=1275509364)


http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.phpt=62231&highlight=benchseat+hornet

This link doesn't work.

joseph m. hahnl
12-28-2010, 09:08 AM
Do you have the link to Pearsons boat?





http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1275509364 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56535&d=1275509364)

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62231&highlight=bench+seat+hornet

fixed

Sweet little 16
12-28-2010, 09:27 AM
fixed


well the link is but i think this link shows the bilge and what sweet was talking about

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61989

Sweet Cheekz
12-28-2010, 09:53 AM
Thanks SL16 although it still doesnt show the underside of the hatch. Its basically that gray that the engine room is sanded smooth and shiney.
I will show why rigid diamond plate wont work when I get the pics today but I did think of the gloss plastic diamond plate covering the areas that the mirror wont. I could mold it to fit all the nooks and crannies

Parnell

Sweet little 16
12-28-2010, 02:01 PM
Polished piece of stainless steel sheeting with laser cut what ever logal you want to use,then paint the inside of the hatch with a accent color and what ever logal you choose the painted surface will show through it..No screws just glue it into place..

i believe pearsons may have been floated in epoxy.poar it in and let it level and your done..


I like this idea let's take it a step further.

incorporate the donzi logo into a bio of the boat that includes the boats name, model, year ,hull number,engine specs and owners name

like all the stuff that is put on the paper that they staple to the dock when you go to a boat show

then have the polished SS raised and have it back lit by leds

Sweet Cheekz
12-28-2010, 02:09 PM
Love the LED backlit idea

I do like the bio idea except for owners name in case I ever sell it
I painted all the donzi stuff on the boat but used stickers for the name for the same reason I could put 1976 gt 21 and the old sheild logo.
Nice ideas Thanks

Parnell

Sweet Cheekz
12-28-2010, 04:50 PM
Here are a few pics under bad light.
Notice the center cutout for the flame arrestor and the lowered section all the way around the perimeter of the hatch. Also one pic shows how rough the finish is.
I just finished like this for the summer to go boating but it cant stay like this

Parnell

Greg Guimond
12-28-2010, 06:59 PM
Is that 2 protruding bolts on the right side but none on the left?

Sweet Cheekz
12-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Yes Attachment for the hydraulic hatch ram

Parnell

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-28-2010, 07:17 PM
Parn , i can see this looking more attractive with just a few cosmetic adjustments and just curious did you give me a shout yesterday ?

Greg Guimond
12-28-2010, 07:25 PM
Yep, sheet the whole thing with SS. might radius it into the trough lip and up the 90 degree edge. I like the idea of a "build sheet" with provenance but would add to it. I would balance it with something more personal on the opposite side and the identical size as the build sheet including font wich needs to be decent size to drive the led backlight concept. On the identical panel size to the build sheet panel, I would have a list of special runs; Date, Location of Interest, Miles Traveled and of course Top Speed that outing. I would then have both these panels raised from the sheeting so that they sat on 4 or 6 spacers that would accomadate bolts and let the two panels sit proud of the SS sheet by several inches, enhancing the backlight effort, and allowing you to remove the one sheet that has all your trip details from the boat entirely and mount it with pictures for a family keepsake once you sell the boat. The next buyer can then do his from fresh.

Sweet Cheekz
12-28-2010, 11:28 PM
Artie
I have not returned your call yet but will tomorrow. Thanks for the call and I hope your holiday was also good.I am anxious for you to head over and give me some more advice on both this and the 27

Greg
Trying to follow your idea. Spacers would mount to bolts that I had welded to the bottom sheet? Adhesive the bottom plate on permently and have the led's under the plates I attach to the bottom plate? What do I do , in your example with the sides of the panel to not show the lights and wires? What do you see with the sides of my core that go down to the small rails I have around the edges? Lazer cut the rop panels with the info to show the lights?
Thanks for the ideas

Parnell

Greg Guimond
12-29-2010, 01:11 AM
Greg
Trying to follow your idea. Spacers would mount to bolts that I had welded to the bottom sheet?
Counter sink a shallow hole into your hatch bottom to accept say 6 bolt heads AND weld heads to top and bottom of sheet. Or flip the idea and still counter sink for the nut and use the bolt bottom up. Hard rubber or similiar "spacer", say 2"-3" thick and slide it snug over the bolt.

Adhesive the bottom plate on permently and have the led's under the plates I attach to the bottom plate?
I can't be specific on the adhesive/epoxy that would be used for the sheet, but in addition to this I would use those two hatch lift bolts you show on the right side to add to cinching down the SS sheet. Now that I think of it, might require a second hatch lift on left side so you could use those two bolts to cinch down as well and create symmetry left and right. I would just like to have some mechanical fastening in addition to adhesive given the vibrations present. LED's under the 2 inscribed plates, on top of reflective SS plate.

What do I do , in your example with the sides of the panel to not show the lights and wires?
Have to think on that a bit, easy to route a tiny chase/chases in the underbelly of the hatch for the needed wires?

What do you see with the sides of my core that go down to the small rails I have around the edges?
No idea what your hatch gap clearance is but the edge itself of the hatch looks beefy, so I envisioned counter sunk SS allens thru the glass hatch lip, thru the SS bottom cover sheet edge and then nyloc to tighten each. No idea what the spacing would need to be, because it would depend on the adhesive but maybe every 12" around the entire hatch perimeter for good "rivet bling". Now with those at the hatch lip and the 4 bolts + adhesive the sheet is going no where I would think?

Lazer cut the top panels with the info to show the lights?
Correct. Have to think about the actual material for the two, identically sized, placed, removable, inscribed panels.

Sierra Tango II
12-29-2010, 10:16 AM
Just my two cents P, but I think if you add any bling I believe that it will take away from it all. When I looked at it last spring, I was captivated by how well thought out it was in regards to placement, and especially how clean everything was. It seemed to let you focus on the motor which in my opinion, yours speaks volumes all by itself, especially with the headers being flipped around. One could sit there for quite awhile admiring the attention to detail and trying to figure out some of the "one offs". I would smooth it all out and paint it. Talk to kevin, he does that everyday and i know the price would be right.

Sweet Cheekz
12-29-2010, 10:47 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys keep em coming if you have them

Parnell

Greg Guimond
12-29-2010, 10:56 AM
Agree with you Tango, I just like the fact that the bling can be hidden when the hatch is down, so kind of a cool surprise when up.

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-29-2010, 10:36 PM
Parn , in the long run you do not need to talk to anyone about doing this type of work or painting , because .......... when i worked at Skater all bottom sides of the hatches were done in three coats with a brush using Imron #555-U and if you prefer using Awlgrip that also is a very good paint and self leveling .

Fishermanjm
12-30-2010, 10:15 AM
60601 how about this logo

yeller
12-30-2010, 02:41 PM
I have that prop logo in just about any format you want if anyone is interested.

Sweet Cheekz
12-30-2010, 05:00 PM
I appreciate that guys but Donzi had quit using that logo by 76 so my logo would have to be the sheild which is what I am leaning towards if anything is scripted back there since I dont want the boat name anywhere permenent and I already have Donzi and gt21 is several places Plus I think the sheild will fit perfectly in my flame arrestor space

Parnell

mrfixxall
12-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Artie
I have not returned your call yet but will tomorrow. Thanks for the call and I hope your holiday was also good.I am anxious for you to head over and give me some more advice on both this and the 27

Greg
Trying to follow your idea. Spacers would mount to bolts that I had welded to the bottom sheet? Adhesive the bottom plate on permanently and have the led's under the plates I attach to the bottom plate? What do I do , in your example with the sides of the panel to not show the lights and wires? What do you see with the sides of my core that go down to the small rails I have around the edges? Laser cut the rop panels with the info to show the lights?
Thanks for the ideas

Parnell


Instead of laser cutting the logal i would look into water jetting it out,the lazer will burn the edge and leave it a little jagged and black and blue..

use 2 pieces of ss plating,a shiny bottom piece and the top piece with your logal water jetted out..then use 1/2'' square bar stock and mold it to the outter shape of the 2 pieces of sheeting,,get striped led's and line the whole inside of 1/2'' bar stock with the led's,pick a spot for 2 9volt batteries and a switch..if you hook the batteries in series to make 18volts you wont need to run any wires to the hatch..to laminate all the pieces together that would be up to you.

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-30-2010, 07:09 PM
Parn , if you are interested in having something done in a lazer cut i have a friend who can do this at is shop in Nunica and in fact he is the person who once owned the 32 A that i did all the work on that i show on my Sig line . Parn there also is another person in the Spring Lake area that also does this type of work from Skater logos , speaker grills Ext ,Ext which all seem to look very nice .

Sweet little 16
12-31-2010, 10:26 AM
is this what you are looking for Parnell???
it shows the hatch opened??
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=373337&l=40d550cf5e&id=100000036443441

Sweet Cheekz
12-31-2010, 12:13 PM
SL16 Thats one Thanks
Wierd how Scott didnt post any pics of that Up close it was very well done.

MF OG I have a guy in GR that water jet cuts for me and does a nice job
Thanks again for the input Happy New Year

Parnell

Carl C
12-31-2010, 01:55 PM
I have that prop logo in just about any format you want if anyone is interested.

Do you have it in high enough resolution to have a vinyl decal made locally, about 2' diameter?

Fishermanjm
12-31-2010, 02:51 PM
sweet,,, going along with your engine cover art work, when i bought my boat this year first thing i thought about was tatto art work,,, what to get and where to put it,,, i settled on the old school donzi marine prop, left shoulder, my guy added some tribal graffics to it also

yeller
12-31-2010, 03:25 PM
Do you have it in high enough resolution to have a vinyl decal made locally, about 2' diameter?It can be scaled to any size you like. Just find out what format they want and I'll send it to you. (I had one made for myself that was 21").

I have it in: ai, cdr, dwg, dxf, emf, eps, jpg, pdf, ps, tif, wmf.

Carl C
12-31-2010, 04:04 PM
It can be scaled to any size you like. Just find out what format they want and I'll send it to you. (I had one made for myself that was 21").

I have it in: ai, cdr, dwg, dxf, emf, eps, jpg, pdf, ps, tif, wmf.

OK, we have a graphics booth here in the flea market ( http://www.dixielandfleamkt.com/index.html ). I'll measure up the size I'll need and talk to the guys on Sunday.

Sorry for the detour, Parnell. I think I am going to put that big decal on my hatch and call it a day!

OFFSHORE GINGER
12-31-2010, 05:19 PM
Parn , are we ever going to nail each other down ha ha ha ha . Tomorrow!

Greg Guimond
01-08-2011, 10:34 PM
Here is a waterjet cut logo.........

Sweet Cheekz
01-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Greg
That thing is sweet.
I started sanding on my hatch today on the outside section I have been dreading and found that I can hand sand it smooth since it looks like I have enough Adtec on there. Long process but I have some time. I ordered a blue acrylic mirror Friday that I am having custom cut to fit next week. Got the template done today Very time consuming and impossible to get perfect but I was happy with it. I am going to put a 1/8" aluminum plate in the center and either get it waterjet cut or painted and cleared then glue it on. Getting prices on these two options this week.
Carl Post the pic when you get it done.

Thanks for eveyone's input.

Parnell

Carl C
01-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Carl Post the pic when you get it done.


Will do. I was hoping to have a pic of the decal today but the graphics guy tried to make it using the jpeg file which wasn't high enough resolution. He's going to try a different file type. Yeller e-mailed me a bunch of files for the logo.

Greg Guimond
01-10-2011, 06:57 AM
A little bling I ran across .......

Sweet Cheekz
01-10-2011, 03:05 PM
I looked at those. Dana they are awesome but wont work in my engine room

Parnell

Carl C
01-25-2011, 10:17 AM
The graphics shop I was working with doesn't know what the hell they are doing. I picked up this sheet of uncut $ bills at my store for $50. I was going to frame it and hang it in my office but maybe it would look cool on my hatch? I don't know how I'd do it though....
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/CARLC222/Pictures294Medium.jpg

Fishermanjm
01-25-2011, 10:57 AM
nice,,, can they print some of them with zero's after that one

Carl C
01-25-2011, 11:52 AM
nice,,, can they print some of them with zero's after that one
:eek: That would be a $3,200 decal! I think they only sell the sheets up to $20s.