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Old 05-22-2024, 08:40 PM   #121
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Glad it passed the pressure test.
Same! Aside from the hull, the fuel tank is the only other original piece that I can put back in the boat so far.
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Old 05-23-2024, 08:28 AM   #122
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I am with the fellow who finds what your doing with this project is very interesting.

Hope you get to enjoy the boat at very least have fun as part of the process
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Old 05-23-2024, 10:41 AM   #123
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I am with the fellow who finds what your doing with this project is very interesting.

Hope you get to enjoy the boat at very least have fun as part of the process
Thank you!!! I definitely plan on it!!!
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Old 05-30-2024, 12:48 AM   #124
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I cut one piece of plywood today and laid down my first Layer of glass! Took 2 cups of resin. I put down a piece of csm on it..... but I do have a question now..... there's little csm fuzzies on the edges and resin for under and hardened on the other side and it's not nice and flush anymore.... how do I get rid of the fuzzies or keep them from happening again and what can I do about the clumped up resin?

I also got neoprene strips and 5200 and Laid out steps under the fuel tank.

I also took a gamble and purchased that powerhead I found on ebay..... don't judge me. This is how i learn🤣... got the old powerhead off and cleaned up everything with the power washer. I even got lucky and fond a new fake on Amazon that fits perfectly!

Tomorrow ill work more on the transom and getting the powerhead installed.
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Old 05-31-2024, 03:28 AM   #125
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Procrastinated today... but had good reason. My daughter had a band concert. I did manage to get the first transom layer cleaned up and placed into the boat.
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Old 05-31-2024, 02:29 PM   #126
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Looking good.
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Old 06-08-2024, 01:21 AM   #127
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Put on the 2nd transom layer today. Got my kids so could've be in the boat to much. I did work on the motor though. Got the new powerhead on and now I'm working on putting the wires all together. I did ruin intro an issue I need help on.... the control box has a connector piece for the electrical components that plugged into a piece on the old motor. The new motor piece does not match. I am thinking on snipping the wires from the old piece and switching them to the new powerhead. How do i properly slice YNt wires together? I take it twisting the wires together and electrical tape will not be sufficient lol. Can I shower the wires together or is there a better method?
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Old 06-08-2024, 11:44 AM   #129
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The preferred method would be to use quality butt crimp connectors (heat shrink ends) along with a good crimper. You can get both from Amazon.
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Old 06-10-2024, 06:26 PM   #130
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You know.....with the nice weather out, it is getting more nd more difficult to find the time to work on this boat. �� I want to make sure it's all done correctly, so it is going really really slow right now. I am hoping that I can find enough time to make some decent progress this Wednesday and Thursday in between dealing with kids and appointments. Gotta coat that last transom layer with resin, fill in the gaps and then I can reattach the outer skin....and maybe even add a few layers of glass in there since the transom wood itself is only an inch thick. The outer skin is about a half inch thick as well, so all should be good. After that, attach it all together with glass.... I have to clean up the inside where all the resin has oozed through the large remaining openings where I cut too far..... grind that all down (MORE GRINDING!��) clean up, slap a few layers of glass back there as well, and then the transom should be completed aside from fairing compound and a* new layer of gel coat.*

After that......Stringers, bulkheads, install the gas tank and a new deck
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Old 06-11-2024, 01:45 AM   #131
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Sometimes we need to set projects aside and enjoy life.
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One more later if glass over the 2nd transom layer and I got the outer skin placed back on! Got some templates made for my new stringers.
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Not much left of the outer skin. Keep it up, you’ll get there.
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Not much left of the outer skin. Keep it up, youíll get there.
It is about 1/2 inch wide in the center. It is grinded thinner on the edges for glassing and fairing purposes
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Just a quick question while I wait to get back out there....

Currently, I have the resin and mekp stored in the tent on the ground under the boat. it gets pretty toasty in there with no airflow when I am not working. Will this compromise the resin or mekp at all?
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I would follow the storage recommendation from the manufacturer.
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Old 06-21-2024, 09:09 PM   #137
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Came across this plug and receptacle while looking for butt splices at fleet farm today!
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Looks like I'm safe! Does resin evaporate? I don't remember using that much already lol.
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