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Old 08-01-2017, 06:45 AM
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This past weekend I took a break from stripping the Formula and finally was able to start digging into the Scarab. I knew I had an issue with one bulk head, from when I did my initial inspection when I bought the boat. Since, I've found every single bulkhead with the tabbing pulled loose from the hull. Not a big deal and a fairly easy repair. I'm replacing absolutely everything in the cabin. I'm thinking about using composite material if I can shave some weight, or enough to justify the added expense.
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Next was the galley, while not terrible looking, it's gong to get a heavy facelift.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:56 AM
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Our boats would hold up so much longer if it wasn't for all the frickin water...
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:46 AM
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I just bought a 1983 377 Kaama Edition interested in following your restoration process planning on it myself
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Mine will start in full force in September. I'm the process of renting a building here in Chicago, then it's full speed ahead.

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You need to join the site, which is $25, then you can post pictures. It's money well spent, at some point in your restoration, you are going to have some questions. With pictures you will be able to get help from other members. In the past you used to be able to post with photo bucket, but now they changed their site and its 9.99 a month, and if your not a paying member you can't even view the pictures. It stinks, because a lot of guys used to do that on here, and now you can't see any of the images they posted. So with all that said, the best and cheapest way is to become a paying member.
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You need to join the site, which is $25, then you can post pictures. It's money well spent, at some point in your restoration, you are going to have some questions. With pictures you will be able to get help from other members. In the past you used to be able to post with photo bucket, but now they changed their site and its 9.99 a month, and if your not a paying member you can't even view the pictures. It stinks, because a lot of guys used to do that on here, and now you can't see any of the images they posted. So with all that said, the best and cheapest way is to become a paying member.
You will get more than $25.00 back in time saved from reading what other problems others have run into.
molsondave hurry up and join. I want to see which boat you bought. I too have a Kamma but one of 3 known turbo boats.
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So who here has dug into the coring of their deck. I was talking to Dan at Archer Marine about where to have my X-dimention, and he said all of the Scarabs are really heavy in the nose due to all the plywood used. He said even the decks were plywood. I can say with 100% certainty my deck is NOT plywood cored. I read that some were divinycell cored. Mine has a pinkish/redish foam core, so I'm going to assume it's divinycell, no matter what it is, it's not plywood, which is a good thing.

Things have been slow going, it takes a lot of time to strip down a boat and ship all the parts out. I'm almost done, this weekend the guy buying the Formula is coming to pick it up, so that will be the end of the parting the Formula and I can finally focus on the Scarab. I just ordered a bunch of Ultra Leather samples and I need to decided if I'm going to replace most of the plywood in the cabin with composite.

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Thanks for the reply I will join next month I help out at two marina's in Cleveland and going to pull my searay out next week I'm waiting for scarab trailer to be repaired its in the water now purchased it from Mentor, Ohio 2 weeks ago from a boat transporter and friend. Stay in contact
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