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Old 02-13-2019, 07:25 PM
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Default Early 90's-2001 regulator 26' stringer problems

im trying to find someone that might have pictures of the repair done and process of fixing broken bond of grid system.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:49 AM
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Call Al and see if he can help you.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:15 AM
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Maybo Raybo can help?
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:38 PM
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Any photos of your problem ?? If its just bond needed it could be epoxied back together !Or is the glass damaged !! Its nothing to major !
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:59 AM
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I have some areas that the stringer isn't bonded. The bonding putty isn't breaking up it just isn't making contact. I have some gel coat cracking in the tell tale areas. My local guy isn't willing to think about it until this winter.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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al will tell you to cut access plates under the console, you will need to remove the aux fuel tank if you have one in there

when they get really bad you have to access through the deck, hopefully yours isnt that bad yet. Doesnt show up in a standard survey either you have to get yourself under the boat and look for cracking and physically push up on the hull with your legs or arms and watch for flexing. Boat needs to be on blocks to properly survey

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Old 02-15-2019, 02:04 PM
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I have an idea. Everyone says to cut sides on console to get access to tab down grid system. Why can't I cut the bottom of the bulkheads and tab the grid down then put a new bottom in? To me cutting the side of the stringer weakens it and you can only reglass one side back in.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:28 PM
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I'm not really following you , bulkheads are also part of the grid

look at the picture above you can see where to tab it. You want go about it differently it certainly is your right to do so.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
I'm not really following you , bulkheads are also part of the grid

look at the picture above you can see where to tab it. You want go about it differently it certainly is your right to do so.
that's why I'm trying to see some pictures of the repair. It seems to me there would be less work in patching the floor of two bulkheads and tabbing the side of grid instead of trying to reach inside holes and then patching grid back. I've talked to Al and he is very helpful. I wonder what the bottom of the grid system looks like prior to being put in hull
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by trex0019 View Post

that's why I'm trying to see some pictures of the repair. It seems to me there would be less work in patching the floor of two bulkheads and tabbing the side of grid instead of trying to reach inside holes and then patching grid back. I've talked to Al and he is very helpful. I wonder what the bottom of the grid system looks like prior to being put in hull
which bulkheads are you talking about? there is a main one between large fishbox and console pan,---there is one between back of console pan and the gas tank, and there is one at the back of the gas tank and the bilge. Those three main bulkheads span the entire hull. Then there are 2 smaller bulkhead type spans from the middle of the console to the hull. (at the step up)....where is your problem?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:04 PM
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Fish box and inside console
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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Is this bonding from grid to the hull that's the problem ?? or the bonding to the grid its self that is the issue ??
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:43 PM
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Grid to hull
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:07 AM
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The photo i provided above is the grid from your boat
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
The photo i provided above is the grid from your boat
yes sir I see that. I'd like to see the grid upside down prior to being installed in hull
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:25 PM
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If you have the problem I am thinking about, you will need to remove console, cut the deck, remove the fuel tank (the tank will be toast so you will need a new one), and then you can tab everything back out properly. I actually went outboard of the stringers and tabbed both sides. I now have access hatches inside the console and forward center fish box as well now. My repair was done several years ago on my 2000. We couldn't determine if it was the Regulator flaw or if my boat had been dropped at a marina, but the tabs were broken loose nonetheless so it was the same fix. I don't think I have the pictures you are asking for, but if you need anything else, let me know and I will see what I have.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:03 AM
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yes sir I see that. I'd like to see the grid upside down prior to being installed in hull
maybe they have that photo.
while upside down they put foam in the grid that’s about all I can tell you
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Anyone know what the approximate cost to fix a boat with this problem is?

I saw something on redregulator that led me to believe Regulator has a recommended procedure for fixing this issue in a minimally destructive way by cutting holes in the console and fishboxes for access.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:33 PM
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Anyone know what the approximate cost to fix a boat with this problem is?

I saw something on redregulator that led me to believe Regulator has a recommended procedure for fixing this issue in a minimally destructive way by cutting holes in the console and fishboxes for access.
I've been told it can be up to 12k
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