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SWGA Boater
10-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Hi,

I am looking for a project boat to start and was curious as to the cost of a floor and stringer replacement in an early "wood" Stars and Stripes. For those who have went through a stringer/floor replacemnent, what did it end up costing? I would do myself so really looking at materials cost. I was thinking $1200-1500. Not sure what mechanicals would need replacing when the floor is out also. Any suggestions? Am I too low in my cost estimates?

Looking to join the MasterCraft family and have never had an inboard, so everthing will pretty much be new to me.

Thanks,
Ansley

Skipper
10-28-2012, 09:27 PM
I did that on my '87 SN. Here is the link: http://www.freewebs.com/billsboatworks/

Epoxy resin and fiberglass can be very expensive. I used this company to buy my supplies: http://www.uscomposites.com/

I wont even try to lie about how much it cost to do the entire boat and gelcote. I think I am still paying the bill six years later...But there might be some good information on the websites I provided that can help you estimate your materials and cost.

DemolitionMan
10-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Nice work Skipper.

SWGA Boater
10-28-2012, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the links Skipper. The resto link will make some fine reading over the next few days.

76S&S
10-29-2012, 10:00 AM
I got a price of around $2,500 (I think) to replace stringers, floor and carpet somwhere around 10 years ago.

SWGA Boater
10-29-2012, 01:12 PM
Thanks 76. I may not be too far off ($1500) excluding carpet. Obviously paying someone labor would be more.