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Old 10-19-2020, 10:47 AM
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Default Ugly 23 Seacraft hull up rebuild.

So here it goes, I have been wanting to do a total rebuild on a hull for a few years. Growing up in South Florida I always loved the old Makos and Seacraft. I wanted to save a classic hull from the landfill. My intent was to get a Potter hull, this boat was listed as a 1973. When I looked at the title it was an 83. I still felt this would be perfect for my objective. I have limited fiberglass experience So I am excited to learn along the way. The boat was previously converted from an inboard. There has been a lot of inspiration from the guys here on THT.


Custom steel brackets .
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well, that is a very interesting bracket choice. painted steel? looks almost impossible to maintain by design.
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That bracket is something
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sick hull who cares about potter built with a full rebuild. Something to consider spend the 800-1k on a wet sandblaster to come remove all the funk from the outside of that hull. If you really trying to save some time gut the interior and have the wet sand blaster blast it inside and out, saves insane amounts of sanding and frustration.
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beautiful!
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Originally Posted by SEABIRD254 View Post
sick hull who cares about potter built with a full rebuild. Something to consider spend the 800-1k on a wet sandblaster to come remove all the funk from the outside of that hull. If you really trying to save some time gut the interior and have the wet sand blaster blast it inside and out, saves insane amounts of sanding and frustration.
I have never thought about sandblasting the inside. Have you done this? How did it turn out?
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I had the bottom paint knocked off my B25 project for $500. After just completing all of my rebuilding, if I could go back in time and just had him dustless blast the entire boat I wouldn't have had to grind an inch on that hull. If you do decided to do it just make sure you have a good place to keep the boat clean and dry after blasting. A pole barn canopy will do the job. Good luck and despite the look of that bracket, the transom will be the easy part.
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tagged...this is gonna be great
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I have a 86 23’ that came from factory with closed stern And steel outboard bracket.
horrible idea. Still have pieces of the rusted steel Backing plates
5200 to inside of transom.
its got an Armstrong on it now.
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Those are the original Gill brackets and they came out in about 1976.
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Thanks for all of the comments so far.
Seabird and Cuzz I am definitely going to look into getting wet sand blasted. That sounds like it will save some time and back ache. I had a pole barn built just to restore the boat.
Clam cove and commuter it is wild that those brackets are original or at least not homemade like I thought. This boat has definitely had some "work done" in the past. Who ever got ahold of it before me did not do it justice.



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Subscribed! Very interested to see what you do with this. I have a Key Largo 236 which used this Seacraft mold - great riding hull and VERY roomy for its size. Looking forward to this build - might give me some ideas
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Kevin,

It has POTENTIAL ....
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I started tearing out the deck and removing the wet foam. I am hoping to get the brackets off in the next couple of days. Then I will remove the rear portion of the cap to gain access to the transom.

This is before I started.

The only thing supporting the deck was wet foam.

I almost have the rear sections cleaned out.
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Looks very interesting. I’m on downhill of my seacraft seafari 25 rebuild.

that bracket was interesting too.

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keep up the good work.
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Definitely one of the rougher starting points I’ve seen on here but making great progress on the demo!
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Been a while since I’ve seen those old gill brackets...is that a 1025r you have here?

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Thanks Sharpest I have been following your build for a while. Your anchor insert came out great.


Strick it is a 1025r unfortunately its not mine. A good friend lets me use it when I need it. I do see a tractor in my future though.
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