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Old 06-19-2020, 09:44 AM
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I picked up a 390 stinger a few years ago to chop up and build a no frills fishing boat for offshore tournaments. I didn’t document a lot of details but wanted to post what I had.



you guys looking to maintain/restore boats of this era can pretty much assume All the wood is rotted. However the original lamination was quite good.
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Composite transom and glassing hull
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300 gal fuel tank

4” hollow glass stringers filled with 4# foam
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One piece deck with hatch receivers.
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How did you go about building your hollow stringers and then foam filling them?
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Pulled them from a 30’ by 31/2” plug.
2” holesaw cuts in stringers/bulkheads and poured 2 part foam. Just be sure you have exit holes.
also filled the the side cavities in stringer grid that weren’t going to have a hatch access. Same procedure, cut two holes, mix and pour.
Completed hull with console w/leaning post live well weighted in at 6115#’s. Was hoping it substantially lighten up the boat but by the time you add diesels and heavy duty drives the boats probably about where it started on weight.

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Installing new deck
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Console mock up looked too far forward
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There were two other hulls in this shop at the time, one was a 38 scarab with a mocked up top cap intended for a one off.
The one off cap was used as a mould to build caps for all the hulls and sold to a fourth guy who glassed to a hawk 40. Sorry for the pic quality, some of these are pictures of pics stuck in my previous phone.
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Cut the cap at the transom and sides to fit the bigger hull.
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