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Old 10-16-2020, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Floatingalong View Post
Don't know if you know, but there are different density coosa's. You could certainly do like blue water 26 for the transom and then nautical 15 or 20 for the stringers, but the foam is probably cheaper and not quite as dusty to work with. Not sure if your familiar, and there may be another option on your side of the water, but we've got a pretty good supply place over in Norfolk at called Eastern burlap that will have all the different core materials. Personally I would price out the difference between the coosa and foam and just go with whichever was more economical for the stringers. Honeycomb for the floor
i have seen a few different densities on the coosa but haven’t really researched any if that makes sense. I work in Hampton so eastern burlap will most likely be the local place I use. Thanks for your input!
Old 10-17-2020, 01:31 PM
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Motor is off

Started grinding with a flap disc down to bare glass

minor Update- motor is off and started (not much) grinding with a flap disc down to bare glass. Going to be a PITA I know, but with 2-3 days of going at it I should have that pretty well knocked out. That’s what I’ll be doing moving forward

side note- I have seen it done both ways. Cut one stringer out at a time and replace or all at once? I don’t (can’t) plan on taking it off the trailer to work on it, if that makes a difference.

also, before someone asks- yes that is a hole that was patched before I got it. From what I understand it was left on the lift during hurricane isabel, got knocked off and into a pylon. Hole in the boat, sunk, etc. amazingly enough the boat never leaked a drop when I had it before now
Old 10-17-2020, 02:01 PM
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I would figure out how to shim it up off the trailer bunks to make sure everything is straight. I made some stands out of dimensional lumber for mine. Trailer is still under it but hull is resting on the stands. Doesn't have to be complicated.
Old 10-17-2020, 04:48 PM
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My trailer has two 4x4s for bunks. stripped everything out and built the whole boat on the trailer...the floor was so thin that I decided to put a layer of woven roven down to give it a little help.. im pretty sure you have an early kencraft there, looks just like mine.
Old 10-17-2020, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Whistlefish View Post
My trailer has two 4x4s for bunks. stripped everything out and built the whole boat on the trailer...the floor was so thin that I decided to put a layer of woven roven down to give it a little help.. im pretty sure you have an early kencraft there, looks just like mine.
Is that yours for sale on Facebook marketplace? Seen one a few days ago in Chesapeake and thought it may have been yours
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No I purpose built mine to fish in fla When I retire...I've had ole girl for 12years now. Caught a lot of specs on her back in the hot ditch days. Treat her real good and she treats me good too...didn't gig any flounder on her this year but I have the lights. I actually put a set of wood stringers and a plywood floor in her 12 years ago not thinking she would be around so long , boy was I wrong. This is such a versatile boat its hard to get rid of, my daughter talked me into rebuilding her because she loves to fish, tube, and take the dogs out on it. Its really quick and nimble with the 90 hanging on the back- to fast really.. the 90 is 290lbs..the 4stroke70 yammie is 255...I couldn't find one for $2500 like the 90...they are hard to find used. The last motor I had on her was a 2stroke 75hp merc. 250lbs(perfect) Everyone loves the hole-shot and speed of the 90 but not everyone gets to drive her because she will eat you up and spit you out if you try to 1/4 a two ft boat wake 1/2 throttle. Like in the drink style.

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