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Old 05-10-2021, 09:33 AM
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Based on your Jan text I figured youn were addressing a few things, but last night Weir Mako sent me your project link and it's looks like you're in the thick of it, but once done, this will yield a bullet proof boat that is solid. I'll cehck in on this link to see how things are going.

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Old 05-10-2021, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 2TDave View Post
Awesome project and a worthy hull for it. Ive used an air chisel with an angled bit for ripping up dry poorly laminated tabbing. It beats the hell out of grinding it out.
Thanks! The 1st IR air chisel has bit the dust. Probably get HF for the next one(s). Definitely will be testing the existing tabbing with it. I like to tap around with a hand chisel and hammer to see what I can get to lift without going totally nuts on it 1st.

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Sub'ed . Looks like it's gonna be good.


Originally Posted by Strick View Post
Nice work. I helped gut a 233 for a friend...the stringers and tanks were exactly as yours...his was leaking fuel that was getting into the foam...it was not noticeable till we got to the bottom then you could smell the fumes. My friend never finished the project and the boat I believe is still sitting

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Thanks, Strick. I've enjoyed your reading your threads, & sure I will be stealing some ideas from you. I think I just caught my tank before leaking by maybe a season...too bad his hull sits, but I know how projects can loose steam. I've got to finish this one & get it out of the shop or the boss will be angry .

Originally Posted by weir mako21 View Post
Kite....I don't know how I missed this. Seems like only yesterday you were replacing the old 4 cylinder Johnny-Rudes with the Etecs. Looks like a great start. I'm totally envious of the shop you have to work in. Planning to stay with the same power?
Thanks, Weir! It does feel like I was just rigging engines. The shop definitely helps, but means I have no excuses for weather delays. Funny you ask - I was definitely lusting after a couple of the twin Merc 200/225 ads I've seen on here, but think I will stick with the Etecs for now.

Originally Posted by dtmackey View Post
Based on your Jan text I figured youn were addressing a few things, but last night Weir Mako sent me your project link and it's looks like you're in the thick of it, but once done, this will yield a bullet proof boat that is solid. I'll cehck in on this link to see how things are going.

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Thanks, D! Glad to have you join along for the ride. I've been addressing them alright by filling up the dumpster. I'm sure we'll be talking along the way. I was going to say from your last text - looks like you need some more 70 hp Yammies!
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And a public service announcement - if you plan to screw your deck to the stringers, please, for the love of all things that don't rot, take the screws out before you laminate over the top of the deck...

Old 05-10-2021, 02:54 PM
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Awesome project! Great hull for it. Careful with the chisel makes the bad stuff come out easy but dont do what I did and put one through the bottom of the boat
Old 05-10-2021, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SEABIRD254 View Post
Awesome project! Great hull for it. Careful with the chisel makes the bad stuff come out easy but dont do what I did and put one through the bottom of the boat
Haha, thanks. We've already tested that theory on the transom, & can confirm the air chisel will go right thru laminate!
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Very cool! I will be watching as well.
if your looking for doghouse ideas, click the link in my sig.
the doghouse building begins near the last 10 pages lol
Old 05-19-2021, 10:02 AM
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Thanks, Harvest! I am subscribed to several of your threads, and have spent more time than I care to admit reading your rebuild thread. It came out great!
Old 06-09-2021, 02:12 PM
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Progress has been sloooww. Plenty of grinding, prepping, and finding a few spots like an old transducer hole & crack in the laminate that need repair.






The good news is I am keeping on track with my other projects which both launch next week. Repaired a transom door, built a new swim platform for my Dad's boat, and have been helping my son repair and paint the deck on his sailboat that he bought last year & has been fixing up. Always fun!




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Old 06-10-2021, 10:21 AM
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You do nice work! I really like that swim platform and the two-tone non-skid you put on the sail boat.

Looking forward to watching progress on the 233.
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Nice work!
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Following along with interest.
Old 06-11-2021, 05:28 AM
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Thanks, guys. I can't take the credit for the paint on either job. I used a painter for the door & swim platform who is great with Awlgrip.

My son has been the one endlessly grinding , prepping, & taping. I helped w/ the structural stuff, & was the official paint mixer. It's fun seeing him experience the satisfaction of peeling off the masking & seeing the results of all that hard work.

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