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Old 02-29-2016, 01:32 PM
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Picked up a 1988 23' cuddy for a project. Initial survey proved that a moisture meter isn't all-knowing. Decks read wet as expected but transom metered dry, Wasn't really an issue since we're filling it in anyway but when we cut the inside skin off the plywood was completely gone, nothing left but dry flaky papyrus!

Stringers were good, so no big deal, have the Coosa 26# anyway. Got a wild hair (thanks to THT member AnitaFish22's thread!) to stretch her out a bit while we're at it to 26' so out came the sawzall. Added some temporary bracing and slid the transom back to start filling in.
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While cutting out the transom the sawzall sparked up a storm when going through these blocks glassed in inboard of the stringers. Cut them out to find they are resin blocks filled with scrap metal, four each weighing 70# apiece! Less to worry about adding the heavier four strokes on the Hermco twin bracket we ordered.
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starting to glass in the gap, screwed plywood with bagging film offset 1/2 the bottom thickness on the underside and did a couple layers of 1708, next ones will start the overlap. Starting the "birdcage" pattern for the transom Coosa, strips of doorskin and a hot glue gun make short work of that!

"Just because" we're also going to cut off the bumper flat and raise the sheer all the way around and create a broken sheer with more flare forward and vacuum bag in a Divinycell core in the topsides to stiffen them up.
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This sounds like a great build. Looking forward to it
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Subscribed. Would not have the guts to chop it off and do a stretch. Good luck, plenty of arm chair support.
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I wouldn't be hesitant to undertake doing a hull stretch, if everything is tabbed right and supported then you shouldn't have any issues.

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Are you adding any rocker, or just going straight on the bottom?
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You had me at stretch job...awesome.
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