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03geetee
10-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Well this weekend I decided to dive into the boat and make some progress. My list for the winter includes stripping the carpet, cleaning up the bilge, detailing the engine, making any repairs and replacing everything there after. Here is the progress so far I am pleased with what a few hours did.

Bye Bye hideous carpet...
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat001.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat002.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat003.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat004.jpg

JTR

03geetee
10-24-2010, 02:56 PM
More...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat005.jpg

Time to clean up....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat006.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat007.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat008.jpg

JTR

03geetee
10-24-2010, 02:57 PM
More...

Degrease, rinse, repeat...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat008.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat009.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat010.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat012.jpg

JTR

03geetee
10-24-2010, 02:58 PM
She was smiling today I think.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Boat011.jpg

Overall I havent really had to do anything but remove, bag and tag and get busy cleaning with good old elbow grease and some common sense. The carpet came out in perfect pieces so it will be a snap to put back new stuff cut to fit which is nice. The floors look great no problems that I have seen so we are good!

Stay tuned!

JTR

tph
10-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Nice work. It's very satisfying to bring those boats back! What is the metalwork in the second picture? (a lifting ring set-up?)

thatsmrmastercraft
10-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Looking great 03! Can't wait to get my bilge looking squeaky clean like that. Has to wait for spring to make my list.

03geetee
10-24-2010, 04:46 PM
Nice work. It's very satisfying to bring those boats back! What is the metalwork in the second picture? (a lifting ring set-up?)

Thanks guys...

The metal piece is how the lifting ring in the rear is attached to the hull/rails.

JTR

Cloaked
10-24-2010, 04:55 PM
Also the perfect time to put in a dual battery setup if you think you'll ever wish that you had. Lest we forget the new steering cable.

tph
10-24-2010, 05:38 PM
Thanks guys...

The metal piece is how the lifting ring in the rear is attached to the hull/rails.

JTR

Interesting. Definitely not original. I guess the previous owner had that fabricated.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-24-2010, 05:58 PM
Hey 03, doesn't that darn lifting ring plate get in the way all the time. I'm thinking I would take it out if it were on my boat. Seems like a great place to skin a knee or something more sensitive.

Cloaked
10-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks guys...

The metal piece is how the lifting ring in the rear is attached to the hull/rails.

JTRIt came that way? I have never seen that left in place like that.

03geetee
10-24-2010, 07:07 PM
Yes the previous owner used to lift it out of the water everytime he used it which is why I think the outside is in such great shape. I know a lot of people seem to be against doing this but the guy had done it for 25+ years with zero ill effects. The hull is perfect, you have all seen the inside no buckling or stress cracks, so I really dont know much more about this.

Steering cable is on the to do list as well as battery with stereo ect but for now I have alot left to clean, if you knew me you would understand. I washed the shopvac after using it today LOL!

JTR

Cloaked
10-24-2010, 07:56 PM
Yes the previous owner used to lift it out of the water everytime he used it which is why I think the outside is in such great shape. I know a lot of people seem to be against doing this but the guy had done it for 25+ years with zero ill effects. The hull is perfect, you have all seen the inside no buckling or stress cracks, so I really dont know much more about this.

Steering cable is on the to do list as well as battery with stereo ect but for now I have alot left to clean, if you knew me you would understand. I washed the shopvac after using it today LOL!

JTROCD? :D ....


It's just that I have never seen that particular setup for lifting, from the factory. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

03geetee
10-24-2010, 08:32 PM
OCD? :D ....


It's just that I have never seen that particular setup for lifting, from the factory. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

Word!

JTR

hosofpayne
10-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Just wondering about steering cable comment ....working on a 82 ..is this a common problem? should i replace even if it appears ok

tph
10-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Nothing wrong with boat hoists. I'm just surprised at the modification. The typical set up utilizes a spreader bar or sling cables and the transom "D" rings. Are you going to "hang" the boat?

03geetee
10-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Nothing wrong with boat hoists. I'm just surprised at the modification. The typical set up utilizes a spreader bar or sling cables and the transom "D" rings. Are you going to "hang" the boat?

No hanging for me, well maybe just to buff the hull and wax it but thats it. It will go on a traditional shore station lift.

JTR

03geetee
10-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Just wondering about steering cable comment ....working on a 82 ..is this a common problem? should i replace even if it appears ok

Im in the same boat (literally) lol. Mine looks great and is not getting stiff to operate but I am in there and it would suck to have it go on the lake soooooo.

JTR

drylandfish
10-24-2010, 10:42 PM
Lookin' good! Now get to the store and buy 7' of hose for your bilge pump. All that oil and grime inside of the old one is eventually gonna make its way back into your freshly cleaned hull. :D

Cloaked
10-24-2010, 11:12 PM
Just wondering about steering cable comment ....working on a 82 ..is this a common problem? should i replace even if it appears okIf your cable is original, I'd go ahead and replace it (under the circumstances of having the boat apart to the point that is shown in the pics). Easier to deal with and a necessity sooner or later.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-25-2010, 01:14 AM
Replaced the helm and steering cable in my '77 this year. Piece of cake. Just make sure to get the correct length cable. The length is stamped into the stern end of the cable. Cheap at SKIDIM.

03geetee
10-25-2010, 10:52 AM
Replaced the helm and steering cable in my '77 this year. Piece of cake. Just make sure to get the correct length cable. The length is stamped into the stern end of the cable. Cheap at SKIDIM.

Good info thanks guys.

JTR

hosofpayne
10-26-2010, 01:50 PM
Thanks for info boat is completly apart so i will replace...... what usually happens to them do they break internally? or do the ends break

Jorski
10-26-2010, 02:16 PM
They don't usually break...they sieze up from corrosion and it becomes difficult to impossible turn the steering wheel.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-26-2010, 03:05 PM
Mine went from arm wrestling to turning with one finger. Huge difference, inexpensive and easy to do.

tph
10-26-2010, 04:44 PM
[QUOTE=03geetee;

Steering cable is on the to do list as well as battery with stereo ect but for now I have alot left to clean, if you knew me you would understand. I washed the shopvac after using it today LOL!

JTR[/QUOTE]

These guys may still have some cables if you decide to stay with the original helm.

http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=642

87PS190
10-26-2010, 09:05 PM
Looks good 03!

03geetee
10-27-2010, 08:14 PM
Looks good 03!

Thanks man!

JTR

americanskierJim
11-02-2010, 10:40 PM
The bildge looks great 03. I was gogin to do the same thing with my LTD. I am going to wait untill next winter to coat mine. Give it 2 summers to work all the left over grime then give it some fresh white. Keep the pics commin and the good work.