Project Activator Episode 14: Primer, Rub Rail, and Paint Change
In episode 14 of Project Activator, we look at the boat in tinted primer, and walk around talking about some of the details. We will be using a stainless steel rub rail, but with a very minimal white vinyl backing. The Activator has a tiny cap for the rail, so went with a 3/4 inch SS insert from Integrity Marine. This gives more protection, and is a little bit easier to install. Bare SS on paint is popular, but doesn’t do much to protect, and can chip the paint. We also show the splash well, and how much nicer it is without the lip. Plus, we will not end up using the original plan of Awlcraft SE, and use a different brand, but the color plan is the same. Porsche GT Silver Metallic, and a pure black stripe. An automotive base clear, is very similar to the SE, and gives us a better value, and color selection.
We are close to deciding on our jack plate too, and will probably go with a 6” manual plate. The boat should get some paint on it shortly, and we can talk about the interior, and some of the rigging next episode. The 22 Activator is really coming along, and we can finally see how it will look. And, it look better than ever. Still such a sharp and sleek looking boat.