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Old 06-24-2019, 09:07 AM
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How's she coming along?
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:27 PM
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Slow progress, this heat has made it tough to work on. I may fit in some more work this week.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Captadam View Post
Slow progress, this heat has made it tough to work on. I may fit in some more work this week.
I heae ya. I haven't touched my boat in almost 3 weeks. Heat has been brutal and it's not going to get done before snapper seasons over so no rushing for me....
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:47 AM
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Thanks for this. I am looki g at a 1989 Proline 17' sportsman. I am sure it will require the same attention.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:37 PM
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So I made the decision to go with marine ply for my stringer system. I know, i know.... 1/4 the price of Coosa and I feel that my style hull could actually benefit from a little extra weight. Getting them put together as we speak. Using AB Marine 3/4 epoxied together to make 1.5 inch stringers. Of course they will be wrapped in 1700 and tabbed into the floor.



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Old 10-02-2019, 03:17 PM
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I was just thinking about this build today. Glad to see the update.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:24 PM
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Nothing wrong with wood if done correctly and care taken to seal mounting points. 3/4” stringers would be enough.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:47 PM
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im doing 1 1/2 for the two main stringers then 3/4 for the rest. Just so the tank will have the max amount of support
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:36 AM
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Just read through, build looks great. I really like the console/leaning post setup going to look great. My console setup choice is what I go to bed thinking about every night lol. Lot of decisions to make in these builds. Good luck and thanks for the info over on my thread. Subd

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Old 10-23-2019, 07:55 PM
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Got one stringer tabbed in. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so I can knock out another by Sunday
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:47 AM
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Great work so far. Weather is gonna break for the better....i mean it has to, right? Lol...I've got a boat to paint and this 90 degrees and uber high humidity is holding up progress. I just north of you, up in Spring Hill so I feel your pain.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:49 AM
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Finally some great weather. Gives me motivation when your not dying of heat exhaustion after 20 minute of work. 2nd main stringer in.


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Fuel tank is on order from Monopoli in Tarpon Springs. Going with 50 gallons.
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I agree! This weather is much better for wearing a tvek suit and not dying. (well it was for a few days at least. Today is hot again...)

I have not been following this thread as close as I was, We have been totally buried at work and my evenings have been very busy. But I have a few question. I see you staggered the stringers, Why did you not butt them? Were they originally staggered? I would guess that staggered the way you did it may be a stronger bond, and more surface area for flooring...? And you are going to install a poly tank? I have considered this, but worry about them cracking. I am guessing it is not as big a concern as I thought it was? Will you still foam it in? And what are you going to use for flooring?(Also the gator board?)

Thanks! You are doing a lot of hard work and I for one appreciate it.
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FL Bill thanks for the comments. I staggered the stringers for a stronger bond and more room between the stringers for a fuel tank. I am getting an aluminum tank custom built as we speak. For the floor I am using nida core 1 inch with 3 layers of 1700 on each side. The 2 center stringers are 1.5 inch and the rest will be 3/4. Templating the other stringers this week.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
I agree! This weather is much better for wearing a tvek suit and not dying. (well it was for a few days at least. Today is hot again...)

I have not been following this thread as close as I was, We have been totally buried at work and my evenings have been very busy. But I have a few question. I see you staggered the stringers, Why did you not butt them? Were they originally staggered? I would guess that staggered the way you did it may be a stronger bond, and more surface area for flooring...? And you are going to install a poly tank? I have considered this, but worry about them cracking. I am guessing it is not as big a concern as I thought it was? Will you still foam it in? And what are you going to use for flooring?(Also the gator board?)

Thanks! You are doing a lot of hard work and I for one appreciate it.
BIll, you do not foam in a poly tank as it has to have room to swell. They do a lot more moving around than an aluminum tank does in regards to swelling. They still have mounting brackets like an aluminum tank but they will bow. I put one in my old 21 Mako and was amazed how much room it needed around it. They will crack if they do not have the room to expand.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:39 AM
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Got the two outside stringers glassed. Going to trim and tab them in this week. Hopefully fuel tank will arrive next week.


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More stringer progress
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