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Old 11-10-2006, 08:42 AM
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Restoration is complete as far as the basics. Boat is now ready for the water! I still need to decide if I need a windshield, do I want a t-top vs. Bimini, etc.

Electronics consist of VHF and a Garmin 340C fish finder with and Airmar thru-hull transducer (all purchased from BOE). I'm not sure about adding a GPS since this will be an inshore rig. I'll probably break down and get another Garmin 192C if I get a GPS.

Overall the quality of work is pretty good. There are a few minor cosmetic things I don't like but they are minor.

If you look closely on the last picture you'll see a gap between the livewell/leaning post and the deck. That is attributed to angles on the deck and the leaning post. Any ideas (other than caulking) of how to fill that gap? The outer lip of the livewell doesn't meet the deck...the inside edge of the livewell is actually tight against the deck. It's almost like the outher edge is "curled" up but the screws don't pull it down...it has me perplexed!

I still have to install some stainless grab rails for the livewell and for the console. Any other ideas for what the boat needs (other than a lot of use)?









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I forgot to include a couple of before pictures....


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Nice.
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Nice work. Our family had a 1976 19-6 family fish. It was a great boat. It was powered by a 115 gold Evinrude.

Have you floated her with the live well filled?
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She looks real nice. Did you do the work? You could use some thickened epoxy to fill the gap, but then that would be more permanent and you might want to remove it at a later date. There has to be a reasons she isn't screwing down tight though. Perhaps the deck isn't level???? It almost looks like there is shim under one of those screws. I would figure out what the problem is before I proceeded. I do like that leaning post, is it a custom job?

Can I ask what size tabs those are? I have the a 1983 Aquasport Ospry that I have been working and am planning on adding tabs this Spring.
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Nice job. Nothing like nice crappy rainy weather just in time for the boat being finished.
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The trim tabs are M-120's. The livewell came from C&M out of Florida. It's a stock unit. http://www.cmmarineproducts.com/ ...look at LPLW

I haven't floated the boat yet with the livewell. The weather was crappy (as evidenced in the pictures). I won't be at the coast again until Thanksgiving. It has a 40 gallon livewell but I have the overflow tube set for around 25-30 gallons. That should be plenty for my needs.

The deck has a slight curve to aid in water drainage. That may account for some of the problem but I wouldn't think it would be so pronounced. I've thought about epoxy but, as was mentioned, I don't want the "permanence" of epoxy. If there was some sort of welting (sp?) I could use that would help.

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I would probably caulk it. Not the best choice but at least you would be out fishing. After awhile you probably wouldn't notice it. Nice work. Question....does your drain holes/scuppers have those brass liners?
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The drain holes are brass...they were painted over. Good catch!

All the underwater through hulls were replaced with bronze. The livewell seacock is bronze as well.
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Man that is a nice job.

The leaning post is a livebaiters dream!


I hope you are proud of the work you have done, because it looks great!
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Man that is a nice job.

The leaning post is a livebaiters dream!


I hope you are proud of the work you have done, because it looks great!
I agree and thanks for the link. That is really really reasonably priced.

I would probably just caulk that gap and be done with it, if it is the curvature of the floor.
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Would it work if you tighten the back of the leaning post before you tighten the front ones?
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Nice work... Looks great.
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Holy cow! That's not a restoration ,that's a resurrection. Nice job.
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How thick is the space? Could you shape a piece of 1/4" starboard to fit it?
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Beautiful work! She sure looks classy. Hope you enjoy your hard work!

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The drain holes are brass...they were painted over. Good catch!
The only reason I asked, I've had to replace mine and in the process I've wondered about the purpose. If the hole sides are sealed well, what's the point of the brass tubes? And if the transom is a little more than 3" thick, the tubes don't fair well. Just stuff that goes through my thick head.
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Thank you for the compliments. I have to admit that most of my hard work consisted of writing the checks! I had the boat redone at CMF Marine in Charleston, SC.

I've tried tightening the back first and then the front...it doesn't seem to help. I suspect my floor has more curvature than I thought.

Starboard might work but getting the taper right (at the point where the livewell starts fitting flush) might be more trouble than it's worth! I may just default to caulk at this point.
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How about seeing if you can measure the gap and find some rubber gasket material to use to take up the space? Caulk such as 3M 4200 will work but if you need to remove it at some time it could be more work than if a gasket was there. Do you need to remove it to access anything underneath such as the gas tank or sending unit?
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VERY nice work. I've always liked those old Aquasports...

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