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Old 03-29-2005, 12:22 PM
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I have never posted before, but wanted to post some pics of my current project. I just got it all torn apart and started cutting new stringers. What a pain in the neck. Has anybody tackled a project like this before and have any advice? Thanks, Jon
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:31 PM
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I never tackeled a project like that before.

Looks like you got the hard part done. Great project, Good luck and keep us posted with photos.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:48 PM
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Welcome. Keep those pictures coming. Good luck.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:53 PM
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Welcome aboard. Wow, big project to tackle. It looks good, please keep us updated. The board loves projects and lots of pictures!!
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:09 PM
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I have never posted before, but wanted to post some pics of my current project. I just got it all torn apart and started cutting new stringers. What a pain in the neck. Has anybody tackled a project like this before and have any advice? Thanks, Jon
What did you do to clean up the fiberglass inside of the hull? I always thought about taking on one of these older ones as a project.
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:13 PM
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That looks like regular wood for the stringers? Do you treat the wood with anything to help prevent it from rotting?

Neat project. Keep us up to date!
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:30 AM
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I did a 79 just like what you are doing. You have the hard part done. Well, except for that it's getting warm and you dont have a floor. Just be sure get them fiberglassed well. That is where your waterproofing and strength comes in.
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:06 PM
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I am having a hard time matching the bottom angle cut of the stringer to the changing angle of the hull. I think it will just take some time. Jeremy79 how close did you get yours to match? I am going to treat the wood with something to help waterproof it and then totally encapsulate them in fiberglass. From what I have read epoxy resin seems to be the way to go. I am also unsure of how to line up the motor to the driveshaft. The mounts have adjustment vertically, but not horizontaly. I hope that make sense. It seems the alignment tolerance is pretty tight. I have no existing mount holes in the stringers to use. Will post more pics soon
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:20 AM
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It took some time but I got mine to match right on. The epoxy resin is the way to go. I cant help you on the motor as I had my uncle put mine back in. He had already done his. Experience worked for me.
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:03 PM
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On my 78 I used black high solids epoxy.When it dries it looks like gel coat.
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