Ugly 23 Seacraft hull up rebuild.

Old 12-04-2020, 08:12 PM
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I just grinded my cap and am set to laminate another layer. Definitely the way to go.

Not sure what you're using for grinding, but this disk from HF on a variable speed polisher leaves a great surface for adhesion and makes quick work of grinding. It will serve you well for the whole project. You have to pull out a threaded washer from a polishing disk to secure it on to the polisher, but it's well worth it.

As for lights, this is what I bought for my canopy. I actually had 5 and just bought this ten pack to light up the sides of the hull as the sidewalls on my canopy make it tough to see below the rub rail, especially at night. For $55 it's hard to beat. I installed 6 in my garage over a year ago and they haven't failed me yet.

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Old 01-03-2021, 06:05 PM
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So with some time off for the holidays I got some more grinding done. I think the biggest setback is undoing what the previous owner had done. Very heavy layups with poor adhesion to the hull.

Cuzza. I bought one of those grinder wheels, that thing Is great!

This coming week I will be putting in my first of many orders with US composits.

I was able to get under some off the old tabbing and pry it out. That saved alot of grinding I am almost there though.
Old 01-03-2021, 07:53 PM
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Looks great, great progress. Be careful with a pry bar as it can lead to more work if the lamination is somewhat intact. Cup wheels are your friend, anything carbide or for metal or granite are your friend. Look seriously into carbide grit sand paper, the longevity and the cutting ability is worth the extra cost. Honestly carbide sand paper is the cheapest option considering the longevity of cut you get out of each pad.
Old 01-03-2021, 08:21 PM
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good job getting that old tabbing up. I had good success with a chisel (turned upside down) and hammer. I think it put less pressure on the hull.
Old 01-17-2021, 04:59 PM
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Great work, I just picked up an '85 23 SF. Follwing closely.
Old 01-18-2021, 03:41 PM
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You’re doing a good job getting the hull down to clean glass, especially considering what the previous owner left behind.

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