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76 Stamas 03-29-2011 11:52 PM

New boat
 
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Bought this boat 11 years ago. Acutally , I traded it for an old 90 h.p Evinrude outboard.
Since then, it has been setting under a Florida live Oak tree until about 3 months ago. Pulled her out and cleaned it up a bit.
Hasn't been in the water for 19 years and it shows it.
I am going to bring her back to life. Call me crazy, but I love old fiberglass.
It is a 1976 Stamas hard top "Americana".
Glass is good and about 3/4 inch thick in many areas. All wood removed and replaced with composite. A few picture for now and more as progress takes place. I Stroked the check for the 4.2 f300's 2 weeks ago. I did this now because I think the market may dry up a bit on these motors with the Earthquake over there (God bless those folks). Should be enough power. I am geting a lot great advice from this forum and thanks to all. Sorry, but the photos are out of order.

JOEKEN 03-30-2011 03:42 AM

Love these build threads! I can't wait to see the finished product. What is the actual size of the boat? Great choice of trailer.

Chiefsurfer 03-30-2011 03:50 AM

Agree, WHAT A PROJECT. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Rod27 03-30-2011 04:13 AM

Wow amazing

BoatHaus 03-30-2011 05:10 AM

I have an upper flybridge fiberglass part that came off a Stamas the same as yours if you are interested

jets 03-30-2011 05:16 AM

The before and after pictures are awesome.

SCSaltwater 03-30-2011 05:21 AM

Impressive, looking forward to seeing more.

seabob4 03-30-2011 06:43 AM

You need to send pics to Johnny and George at Stamas...

She looks great!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

dbkerley 03-30-2011 06:48 AM

Great to see a classic being reborn.

KismetLRC 03-30-2011 06:57 AM

Although I think you've lost your mind....I'm envious just the same.
Nice to see these old classics going from "yard art" and being put back into service.

76 Stamas 03-30-2011 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by JOEKEN (Post 3643775)
Love these build threads! I can't wait to see the finished product. What is the actual size of the boat? Great choice of trailer.

The boat is 26 x 9' 6". The backet is 30" offset, which should make her act a little longer. Target date for completion is mid August. Lot's yet to do.

bluewaterseeker 03-30-2011 09:11 AM

It's gonna be a beautiful boat!

76 Stamas 03-30-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by BoatHaus (Post 3643925)
I have an upper flybridge fiberglass part that came off a Stamas the same as yours if you are interested

Great offer and thanks. I am going to try and keep it lean and mean. That's really hard to do with all the stuff that goes on boats these days. The pile is growing.

76 Stamas 04-01-2011 04:44 PM

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Got the new water tank built in, in the front of the boat. Capacity is about 45 gal. I won't run it full most of the time, but it will be nice on an overnighter. The top of the tank is going to be glassed in like a rock.
I want the extra water to hook up a convential hose to washdown my Rods and the trailer/boat for a long ride home, in case no fresh is available for the goodies. I hate a 5 hour trip down the road with a salty mess.

Polliwog 04-01-2011 04:59 PM

Wow-I'm impressed-good luck!!

auguste 04-01-2011 05:28 PM

Thanks for sharing

I love these rebuild threads

mike carrigan 04-01-2011 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by 76 Stamas (Post 3643704)
Bought this boat 11 years ago and it has been setting under a Florida live Oak tree until 3 months ago. Hasn't been in the water for 19 years. I am going to bring her back to life. It is a 1976 Stamas hard top "Americana" Glass is good and about 3/4 inch thick in many areas. All wood removed and replaced with composite. A few picture for now and more as progress takes place. I Stroked the check for the 4.2 f300's 2 weeks ago. Should be enough power. I am geting a lot great advice from this forum and thanks to all.

Very nice post, and very nice job.
If I may, please allow me to suggest that an I/O, or I/B transom was never designed to hold two, perhaps, six hundred pound outboard motors, extended two feet off the transom.
I/O and I/B transoms were not designed, nor engineered for that.
Very big differance as to an O/B transom, with a bracket, and an I/O or I/B transom, particularily as to the year model boat you have.
You might want to look at the transom capacity.
John Stamas, or George Stamas might help you some as to their opinions.

Just a thought.

76 Stamas 04-01-2011 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by mike carrigan (Post 3651630)
Very nice post, and very nice job.
If I may, please allow me to suggest that an I/O, or I/B transom was never designed to hold two, perhaps, six hundred pound outboard motors, extended two feet off the transom.
I/O and I/B transoms were not designed, nor engineered for that.
Very big differance as to an O/B transom, with a bracket, and an I/O or I/B transom, particularily as to the year model boat you have.
You might want to look at the transom capacity.
John Stamas, or George Stamas might help you some as to their opinions.

Just a thought.

Thanks for your recommendations. I realize the factory transom was not designed for O/Bs.

This was my laminate schedule for the transom that was installed on the factory skin:

One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One 3/4in Nyloboard
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One 15lb density Jasper board
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of Nyloboard
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat

Tabbed in solid with sides and stringers.

Should be able to hang a bulldozer off of this.

pastaman1234 04-01-2011 06:14 PM

nice thread

mike carrigan 04-01-2011 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by 76 Stamas (Post 3651722)
Thanks for your recommendations. I realize the factory transom was not designed for O/Bs.

This was my laminate schedule for the transom that was installed on the factory skin:

One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One 3/4in Nyloboard
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One 15lb density Jasper board
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of Nyloboard
One ounce and a half mat
One layer of 1708
One ounce and a half mat

Tabbed in solid with sides and stringers.

Should be able to hang a bulldozer off of this.

Damn Steve!
I think you know more about the project than John, or George Stamas, could advise you on.
Good luck, great post!


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