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04-19-2021, 07:56 AM
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Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Project is going WAAAAAY slower than I hoped. I...

Project is going WAAAAAY slower than I hoped. I did get the two new stringers that are above all glassed in and just removed what was the left main stringer. I also started working on the center...
03-21-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

So I finally pulled the right stringer. Up front...

So I finally pulled the right stringer. Up front the wood was still solid, but the glass was not stuck to the wood at all. As for the middle and rear, the wood was rotten completely on the top half...
03-06-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

New stringers bedded in place. Will glass them in...

New stringers bedded in place. Will glass them in before I remove the main stringers. I did support the hull on the chines and keel, but want to really make sure I don't get a twist in the hull. If...
03-03-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

This is their new 25. Thanks for the...

This is their new 25. Thanks for the complements, but I am by no means anywhere near as good as many of the guys on here. I do make sure everything is solid and take time to ensure everything is...
03-03-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Okay, so I have the new additional stringers both...

Okay, so I have the new additional stringers both fitted, now I just have to round over the tops and bed them down. My question is, can I fill the gap between the stinger and edge of the strake and...
01-31-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,683
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Here is where I am adding them. I can only get...

Here is where I am adding them. I can only get from transom to 10 feet up before it starts curving, so I am only going 10 feet, then I will add a bulkhead at the end of it tying it in to the original...
01-29-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

So I got my first of two new additional stringers...

So I got my first of two new additional stringers fit. I want to get these new stringers glassed in place before cutting the old ones out. The strake starts curving in right where I ended it. ...
01-26-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,683
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Looks similar to what I am dealing with. I think...

Looks similar to what I am dealing with. I think your ransom was original, as it looked a lot like mine did. My transom and stringers were/are full of termites. I didn't plan on doing the...
01-25-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

While supplies are on order, I have been looking...

While supplies are on order, I have been looking at things I would like to do on this restoration. One is to change the location of access from the side to the front of the center console. I want to...
01-20-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

I would love to buy 1.5" sheets and not worry...

I would love to buy 1.5" sheets and not worry about using extra resin or time, but my concern is as follows, the main stringers are 16 feet, if I buy 1.5", I would have to butt the 8' length boards...
01-20-2021, 06:44 AM
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Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Sounds good, I will just stick with 1.5" for all...

Sounds good, I will just stick with 1.5" for all stringers and bulkheads, laminate 3/4" or use solid 1.5" and Scarf joint them to get the length? How about floor thickness and would you stick with...
01-18-2021, 11:39 AM
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Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

So as mentioned above, looking for input, here is...

So as mentioned above, looking for input, here is a photo of where I will put the outer stringer. The mains are 1-1/2" thick, how thick should I make these, 3/4", 1", or the same as the mains. ...
01-17-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Here are some photos. Amazing that Dusky nailed...

Here are some photos. Amazing that Dusky nailed the bulkheads in after they glassed the stringers and then at least never covered the nails....
01-17-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,529
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

1993 Dusky 233 Semi-Resto

I started out planning on just replacing my transom because the floor was solid as a rock, but I kept having to tighten the bolts holding the Dusky drive on, so I figured the transom was hurting...
01-12-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

How to make Stringer Joints?

Okay I am replacing my stingers in my 1993 Dusky 233. They are 1.5" thick and I plan to use Coosa. Should I use 1.5" Coosa and use a scarf joint to extend them the length of the boat, of use two...
01-12-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,814
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

The question shouldn't be just how much can you...

The question shouldn't be just how much can you tow, i have seen some small vehicles towing way more than the vehicle is rated for. The questions should be, how much can you afford to pay in a...
01-04-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Thanks everyone for your input. I was a little...

Thanks everyone for your input. I was a little confused with where to support my boat because the only stringers my boat has is where number 1 is marked on my photo. I am going to support my hull...
01-03-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Anyone? The more I look at some of the rebuilds...

Anyone? The more I look at some of the rebuilds here, I am really starting to wonder if I can just leave it on the trailer. Cap will be left in place, transom is brand new, and I could do one at...
01-02-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Where to support boat for stringer replacement

Where should I support my hull for stringer replacement. Would it be possible to leave it on my trailer if I support my keel up front a little better? Just replaced my transom, so it is secure, I...
01-01-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

No doubt, I was just hoping to get it back in the...

No doubt, I was just hoping to get it back in the water sooner than later.

Thanks for the input.
01-01-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Never named my boat, but, Pandora Box would be...

Never named my boat, but, Pandora Box would be true, lol.

Let see, new transom, turns into new stringers, which turns into new wiring, new outboard bracket, newer motor (cant afford brand new). ...
01-01-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Thanks for the info, as you can tell, I was...

Thanks for the info, as you can tell, I was trying to keep this simple, but was afraid of reality. This somewhat quick transom replacement just turned into way longer than I wanted it to, but I do...
12-30-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

It is a 1993 Dusky 233 now 256. Since removing...

It is a 1993 Dusky 233 now 256. Since removing about 3 feet of the floor to replace the transom, I can say that without question, at least four feet of the port stringer is completely rotted out, the...
12-30-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

Okay, another stringer question - 1993 Dusky

Okay, I hate to ask this question, but maybe I will hear something I have not heard before. I have a 1993 Dusky that I am replacing the transom on; I am sure you are all surprised the transom was...
12-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By MrMakeItWorse

I have the same year and model, do you have any...

I have the same year and model, do you have any photos of the platform on it now? I had a 2005 Suzuki DF250 and it too sat low in the water. The motor got a hole in the cylinder wall, so I am...
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