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Old 01-08-2021, 03:11 AM
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lot of boat a 38 footer,
when Im putting my 21 " back together I'm thinking I could do with another 10' in length for the BBc, crash box, parallel drive, as room is precious

nice job
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
Nice progress, looking great. 👍

Once you rip into the Iowa boat, whatíll happen to the leftover hull? After what youíve done here, I canít see you cutting up a Scarab
How about an out board conversion? (After a little break of course)

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I won't cut it up. I've pondered the outboard center console conversion. I'm not sure I'll have the energy for it lol.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by scippy View Post
Heath I have the same triple axle steel trailer under my 35'....will be watching for pics when you start welding on the steel brackets for the boat bunks.......I need some direction on that.
I may go back with 2"tubing and weld blanks in the bottom to keep water from getting in there, I'm not sure. I'm glad I've finally got all my trailer parts here.
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You may not want to weld blanks to close off the tubes. My B-laws trailer has boxed tube on his trailer bunk supports and it is rotting from the inside out from internal sweating and nowhere for that condensation to evaporate. Something to think about.
Looking really good though and glad to see you back on the project.
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Topshelf38 View Post
You may not want to weld blanks to close off the tubes. My B-laws trailer has boxed tube on his trailer bunk supports and it is rotting from the inside out from internal sweating and nowhere for that condensation to evaporate. Something to think about.
Looking really good though and glad to see you back on the project.
Good point. Looks like I'm back to angle steel again. Not as pretty but don't want it rotting off.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:20 AM
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On the steel box tube trailers, a guy local to me who used to do repairs, would weld the tube closed and fill them with drain oil and a plug. Cant rust from the inside then
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Thatís interesting scarabman.
Iíve been fine tuning the hatch to fit the deck and the grilles better. I donít know if itís because mine is an early boat or they were just not finished precisely but just about everything needs a little more attention to be right. I had to add more material to the right front of the hatch to get it to fit better, also had to cut some material off the rt rr grille opening so it wouldnít shoe thru the grille opening. Also spent a bunch of time repairing cracks on the underside, also worked the underside with filler to remove the roughness and smooth it up. It will be sprayed base/clear urethane.












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I think the difference between a good resto and a great resto is often minor details, things like the hatch and grille fit. Most people wouldn’t notice but I reckon you’d see it every day Heath. This is definitely a “great’ resto. 👍

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