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Old 07-08-2005, 01:56 PM
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Striger Replacement

I have parts of my stringers that are going bad, and I want to replace them before somthing goes wrong. I read online that you can cut out the bad parts of the stringers, replace the wood, and epoxy the ends together. Or do i have to replace the whole stringer.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:24 PM
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There was a thread on here a few months ago complete with pictures of a project like this.
Do it right, replace the entire stringer.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:24 PM
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Brian,

Do you have the floors pulled up yet?

I live in Ft Worth and I am also contemplating a little floor surgery (don't know about the stringers yet). There is a website called "Rot Doctor" which addresses repairing stringers and other structural elements of fiberglass boats.

What part of Dallas/Ft Worth do you live in?


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george bush and the toll way.

that was the site i was refering to...

http://www.rotdoctor.com/L/BoatL/QA081.html
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Brian,

Do you have the floors pulled up yet?

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No i havent yet.
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I just recently discovered a small patch of floor that is spongy on my '83. I think my winter project will be to rebuild the floor. I was curious what the substructure looked like before I started cutting. I will post here with pictures. If you get yours taken apart before I do, let me know, as I may want to have a look.

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Old 07-08-2005, 02:47 PM
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I just recently discovered a small patch of floor that is spongy on my '83. I think my winter project will be to rebuild the floor. I was curious what the substructure looked like before I started cutting. I will post here with pictures. If you get yours taken apart before I do, let me know, as I may want to have a look.

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Bruce, if yours is a 83, it does not have wood stringers.

Check out this thread regarding spongy floor on a 83.
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:07 PM
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PowerSlot,

MC went to all glass construction mid year of '83. I have the wood stringer version. I am not expecting to see any stringer damage as the boat has been stored indoors since new. The floor has a soft spot about the size of a foot behind the driver seat.

Thanks for the post.

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Old 07-08-2005, 11:08 PM
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Angry

The S**T just hit the fan.......

I was out on the lake for a few hours with my GF. Wine, sunset, etc.... Everything was great....... then


SPLAT!!!


I was heading back to the ramp (water was almost glass) and the engine started vibrating pretty bad. I shut it down to take a look. I checked the prop for weeds/damage, nothing. Everything looked fine, and then I saw it. The engine sunk about 3 inches into the stringer..... My heart sunk with it.

Anyway I have been looking online for about an hour now and think that replacing the stringers wonít be that bad. Forward of the engine the stringers are fine and behind the transmission they are good too. The wood is in decent shape and not wet. Iím going to replace the rotten wood now and use CPES and Layup & Laminatingô Epoxy Resin to take care of the older wood for now. And in the winter I'm going to restore the stringers/gel coat/floors etc. But I donít want to miss this great weather.

We have a camping trip scheduled for Possum Kingdom next weekend and Iím going to try to make it. I figure that I can get this done in a week if I bust my ***. I'll take pictures and post them on the site tomorrow so you can see it all. This will give me a chance to clean up the bilge and engine too.

O well...
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