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Old 02-06-2019, 05:39 AM
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I think somethings wrong with me 😩.

Two years ago my first rebuild was documented on here. A 20 Roamer Skiff.

Ive regretted selling, and just found one locally that was already demod, took a ride and jumped on it. These hulls are special because they draft 7 and can get skiff skinny without the jarring ride of a Carolina skiff etc.

Cap in rough shape, 1500$ from privateer for a new one I think is the right direction. All in plan to be under 6k on the rebuild with power, rigging, etc. likely go with a df140, raise the floor so shes self bailing, remove the front step, maybe a coffin box. Skinny console, open floor plan.

Storage is tough on these, may consider in deck fish boxes?





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Old 02-06-2019, 05:47 AM
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She looks rough...you must be a sadist, lol.
Old 02-06-2019, 06:15 AM
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New transom, new stringers and a rebuilt or replaced cap and you're done.

Get working on it and it will be done by June.
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Love these, looking for a 25 center console with no luck yet. Keep us posted.
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I am currently working on a 20. Taking me a little longer since its my first time and I coach throughout the winter. Hoping to hit it back up in March when it warms up. I am attempting a below deck fish box. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Very rough hull condition. This one would be worth flipping over to get that fixed instead of working upside down for a week
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The hull itself (minus cap) is actually ok aside from a few gouges in the gelcoat which I would have expected on a 40 year old hull. I wouldnt be opposed to flipping it to get it sanded and maybe some vc performance epoxy though. $$ ?

This will be a fishing, crabbing, river running boat.
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I like it, bring another Privateer back from the dead! And I like your idea of raising the deck and grabbing a new cap from the mfg...I wish I had done that.

Will be following...!
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I'm in, really like these boats.
Old 02-06-2019, 01:00 PM
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My previous build




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Old 02-06-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SweetD View Post
I like it, bring another Privateer back from the dead! And I like your idea of raising the deck and grabbing a new cap from the mfg...I wish I had done that.

Will be following...!

Yeah my last cap had one spot that had some coring issues but aside from that was ok, I definitely didnt want to crack into it, and ive read the horror stories of people rebuilding their caps and things not lining up correctly etc.

In this case given the condition of the cap, my time and effort into making it look new would be so significant that I think the 1500$ purchase for a brand new perfect one is the right move.

Stringers, transom, and floor will all be Merranti.
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Originally Posted by SweetD View Post
I like it, bring another Privateer back from the dead! And I like your idea of raising the deck and grabbing a new cap from the mfg...I wish I had done that.

Will be following...!
Agree and following!
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Nice project. Signed up to follow.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:42 PM
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My old Privateer. I caught more fish out of that boat than any I have owned.
Old 02-10-2019, 07:43 PM
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Subd. Those 20s are awesome. My buddy had one redone that we use for big water hunting. Shes a beast for her size. Currently Im working on a 21 of my own. Progress halted thanks to duck season, but now its hammer down to be ready come summer. Will be following your build as you revive another gem.
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They are awesome boats!!!
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Looking forward to seeing your progress. I own a 21' Roamer2, an 18' Retriever and just started on my 24' Renegade. It's a sickness.
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I have my 20 foot forsale, looking to go bigger, any info on the 242 wahoo?
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