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Turning the ugliest boat in Costa Rica into an Awesome 28 foot Center Console Diesel!

Old 06-24-2015, 09:39 AM
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Great looking project. This is one I have to follow.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
I have no idea, I'm not good with naming things... so far it's been the new 28 footer .. I'll have to do better than that... The name on the back when we bought it was "La Bendicion" and that's what we're going to need to get this thing finished and running right, maybe there's a lead ?
keep it simple: quepos 28

cool project!

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Old 06-24-2015, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Air Extreme View Post
This an initial observation in similarity and it's my understanding some
Anacapri made in Florida ended up in Costa Rica on Carribean side down on southern border River used in operating as charter boats out of lodge .
Whether it is an Anacapri or not is just interesting information and really has no bearing on the project . Good luck with it and photos to watch progress would be fun to follow to finish.
Yeah I agree, no bearing on the project. It may be a Anacapri, I don't know for sure. At any rate its a cool project.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:07 PM
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Yeah I agree, no bearing on the project. It may be a Anacapri, I don't know for sure. At any rate its a cool project.
I finally noticed your reference to, and looked at your thread surv ( 21' Anacapri transom repair ).
You would know more than me, with you having a hull!
There is a lot on net about the brand with ex owners and production employees of company.
Maybe they will happen on to these threads and chime in!
Lots of cool projects being documented and going on for sure on this forum!
Congratulations to you also !!!!!
Keep the photos coming!.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Shipmonster View Post
Bravo on the rebuild! I've been called crazy before but this looks like a great way to spend time

Wife and I are going on a trip to CR in August of this year, it'll be out 1st time down. Now I don't remember where we're staying but I know it's on the Pacific. Any fishing charters you recommend?
I actually own a charter company, these boats I rebuild on the side is for fun. A long time ago I learned that in trolling the boat matters as much as the captain, and since I can't afford the awesome boats that catch fish I had to learn how to build/rebuild them. If you are coming down and are coming to Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Dominical or Jaco, we'd love to have you out. Since you are booking early, I would recommend you go out on our 30 foot Stress Reeliever 2, which is a fully restored cold molded game fisherman. You can check out the rebuild forum that I did on her here:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfis...-rica-3.html#b

After that rebuild, I actually tore out the floor again the next year and did all the bulkheads and floor in core cell and it is even lighter now. Today in Quepos there were 6 boats fishing, and 10 sailfish caught. Our 30 footer caught 5 of them.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
keep it simple: quepos 28

cool project!

Yes

This could be a popular model of boat some day.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:21 PM
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Yep, I guess I'll make that official and call it the Quepos 28. Good suggestion!!
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
I don't know if it's cheap or not, but it is fun building things and you can't buy them like that without spending a fortune...
You have the boatbuilding sickness. There is no cure. Cool project.
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Old 06-25-2015, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Tarbaby View Post
You have the boatbuilding sickness. There is no cure. Cool project.
It is very addicting. I'm going to do 2 of these glass ones and then I have to find another wood something to fix up...
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Looks like that diamond in the rough will be a real beauty when you finish with it. As for the original boat it looks to me, (not that it matters) like a late 60's - early to mid 70's Seawind. They were made by McCulloch (sp) boat company in or around Pompano Beach Florida. I remember their 24'er could be bought brand new, with a 120 or 140 HP ??? for around $4,500.
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Interested to see hwo it turns out.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Interested to see hwo it turns out.
Me too
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
Yep, I guess I'll make that official and call it the Quepos 28. Good suggestion!!


awesome! make sure you trademark that name so one of the big builders doesn't come along and take it, and then start diluting your brand!
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:19 PM
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Here's some pictures of the very first Quepos 28 as it sits on the mold. This was 4 layers on the bottom of 1708 and 3 on the sides. It didn't turn out perfect, but I'm sure it'll float. We used a isothalic (that's in Spanish, i don't know the English word for it) Polyester resin, I would have used VinylEster, but there wasn't time to import it and there is none in country. We had a little trouble with the resin from the local supplier, it was really thick so we had to make a big table the same length as the boat and we wet the 1708 down on the table with the inside part up and then went over it with the metal roller to wet it out good from the inside, and then we rolled it back onto the cardboard tubes they sell the glass on and then unrolled the tubes onto the mold. If the resin had been thinner, it would have been a lot less work, but we eventually got it all on there. Once we got started, we just decided to tough it out...





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Old 06-25-2015, 01:31 PM
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Since we did this the wrong way as a Male Mold, we are going to have to fill in all the weave that you can see with Micro Sphere's and a Gel Coat mixture. To put it on kind of thick and try to knock out the big stuff, we decided to mix a big bucket of the stuff and put it on with a brush. Here's Harold painting the microshperes on the boat with the paint brush:






Funny story, I had to drive to the capital to pick up this huge bag of Micro Spheres and I got pulled over on the way home with a huge bag of white powder in the passenger seat of my Tacoma I showed him the receipt, and I guess he figured if it was the "other powder" commonly moved through the area, it would be worth way too much and let me go! Here's the big bag of white powder I drove across the country with:

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Old 06-25-2015, 01:46 PM
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Then comes the best part, a 2 by 4 with some 36 grit. The first one was a picture I shot while I was supposed to be sanding, and the second picture was just too corny so i had to post it as well. I joking asked Harold to pose with the board, I didn't think he'd do it...



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