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Old 07-31-2016, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by surv View Post
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How much water do you get inside the boat through the scuppers?
Not much. The transom fish box sets about 20" into the stern creating a drain pocket leading to the scupper hole. Water rarely comes past there. At rest my exterior scupper sits about 2" above water line. If two guys get in the corner to gaff or net the pocket next to the fish box will get water but not much.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:34 AM
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If your scupper is round "widget.com" sells all sizes and types of rubber plugs.
Old 07-31-2016, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hiliner222gypsy View Post
Not much. The transom fish box sets about 20" into the stern creating a drain pocket leading to the scupper hole. Water rarely comes past there. At rest my exterior scupper sits about 2" above water line. If two guys get in the corner to gaff or net the pocket next to the fish box will get water but not much.

Thats a nice boat, ive seen it in a few other photos. I like the transom fish box ive considered making one like it. Do you have access to all the bolts on your brackett?

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Old 07-31-2016, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by surv View Post
Thats a nice boat, ive seen it in a few other photos. I like the transom fish box ive considered making one like it. Do you have access to all the bolts on your brackett?

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Thanks, the Hiliner was a long labor of love.
Yes there is access to all the bolts for the bracket. Two holes, one on either side, lined up directly with the outer edge of the fish box. I turned those around and epoxies them in place and then had a stud sticking out on both sides. It came in handy when hanging the bracket as we used them first to hold it while lining up the rest of the holes. There are two 8" deck plates in the floor of the fish box that gives access to the bildge and bracket bolts.
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Originally Posted by hiliner222gypsy View Post
Thanks, the Hiliner was a long labor of love.
Yes there is access to all the bolts for the bracket. Two holes, one on either side, lined up directly with the outer edge of the fish box. I turned those around and epoxies them in place and then had a stud sticking out on both sides. It came in handy when hanging the bracket as we used them first to hold it while lining up the rest of the holes. There are two 8" deck plates in the floor of the fish box that gives access to the bildge and bracket bolts.
Thanks for the info and pic of transom.
Old 08-09-2016, 08:06 PM
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I had to make a new cutout for the scupper so i removed some of the core and replaced it with thickened resin. Then beveled the fiberglass and patched it. Ten layers of glass on the outside of the boat, 6 layers of 12 oz uniglass and 4 layers of mat.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:21 PM
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Once i got the plug for the scupper filled and patched back up i could put the last piece of the floor in. Now all the deck boards are in but i havent tabbed them in yet.

Along with tabbing in the deck i need to seam the joints for all the panels. Should i bevel the panels and tape them with 10"-12" fiberglass strips or should i plan on covering the whole deck with a couple more layers? If i would have thought this through a little bit more when i glassed the panels i would have used less glass on the topside of them so i could add it after the deck was down. As it is there is 1/8" of fiberglass on topside and bottom side. A few more layers and it will be about 3/16" thick.

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Glad to see you are still making headway. Looks good.
I'd probably just bevel the seams and glass em vs. putting another layer on the whole deck.
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Looking awesome!
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Originally Posted by twitch View Post
Glad to see you are still making headway. Looks good.
I'd probably just bevel the seams and glass em vs. putting another layer on the whole deck.
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Looking good.

You probably don't need 12" of tape on the seams even. But beveling what you have back should be fine. We usually leave our top layers of glass short on places we know are going to be seams or tabbed so the tabbing doesn't overlap the top layer of glass and make fairing more difficult.
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Thanks everyone. I'll go ahead and seam the joints instead of covering the whole thing.

kln, thats a good tip to stop the layers of fiberglass short of the edge. Kind of making a bevel without having to grind it.

I have some work to do but ive been thinking about what to paint the inside with. Im thinking of either using gel coat or priming with Interlux Primekote then follow with Interlux Perfection. Interlux makes a deck coat (Interdeck) i may use, not sure. I think it still needs to be primed with Primekote.

Should i go ahead and build the console, front casting deck and transom cap before coating the deck or coat it now to seal it up? Maybe put one finish coat on it after all the other work is complete?
Old 08-11-2016, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by surv View Post
Thanks everyone. I'll go ahead and seam the joints instead of covering the whole thing.

kln, thats a good tip to stop the layers of fiberglass short of the edge. Kind of making a bevel without having to grind it.

I have some work to do but ive been thinking about what to paint the inside with. Im thinking of either using gel coat or priming with Interlux Primekote then follow with Interlux Perfection. Interlux makes a deck coat (Interdeck) i may use, not sure. I think it still needs to be primed with Primekote.

Should i go ahead and build the console, front casting deck and transom cap before coating the deck or coat it now to seal it up? Maybe put one finish coat on it after all the other work is complete?
I would wait until you are done with the build out of everything personally
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well , im at page 8 of you build "very impressed ' nice work,i will continue reading and looking at the progress pics soon !
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
I would wait until you are done with the build out of everything personally

What would you use, paint or gel coat?

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Originally Posted by 1breakinit View Post
well , im at page 8 of you build "very impressed ' nice work,i will continue reading and looking at the progress pics soon !
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by surv View Post
What would you use, paint or gel coat?

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We are all Paint. But we are also using 99% epoxy. Even on VE stuff we are painting in the end.
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man, awesome job on this so far
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That boat will be so solid when you are finished - very creative build and unbelievably clean work. Wow
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Originally Posted by Micky Ryan View Post
man, awesome job on this so far

Originally Posted by mrobertson View Post
That boat will be so solid when you are finished - very creative build and unbelievably clean work. Wow
Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it.

I should have a few more pics to post in a couple days.
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Need some updates on this awesome build

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