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Old 06-05-2021, 09:10 PM
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Weve only sanded and buffed the areas around the hardware weve installed. Well get to the rest of it as we have time. Theres plenty to be done.
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Old 06-06-2021, 10:55 AM
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Heath,
What did you use to seal the hull/rub rail to the deck?
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:20 AM
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Heath,
What did you use to seal the hull/rub rail to the deck?
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The bit we drilled with is the same size as the screws. They literally pull in tight on the fiberglass. So we just used strip calk 3M 08578, wrapped it around the screws on the inside, then flat washer, lock washer and nut. I'll use marine calking on the bow rail. It's just sitting in place right now with no nuts on the inside.
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:27 AM
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Messed with the rubrail some Saturday, big screw up by me by assuming the rubrail company would drill the holes in some kind of uniform measured way. Oh no, they just screw them wherever and whatever width. Ill probably have to weld a few holes up and redrill them so my transom will look right LOL. These things are what make your project last forever.



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"These things are what make your project last forever."

Last 10% takes 50% of the time! lol!

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Old 06-07-2021, 06:45 PM
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Even in 81, a guy buying a boat of this type would not break out his measuring tape. Only the factory and lack of quality control/specs or craftsmanship would care.

Great to know there are craftsman like you guys to fix the issues and make it like it should have been
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Heath I believe Id let them have that rub rail back.
That is sorry quality right there.
I just looked at/measured mine and uniform all the way around.
Im pretty sure it came from Taco and I know they are expensive but.....
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:03 PM
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Im probably just going to repair what I have. I think I can get it done faster that way.

Billy sprayed a liberal application of urethane primer in the engine compartment today. Few divers to fix with putty and well buzz the whole thing prolly 180 then 320 grit and paint it. Fingers crossed for Saturday. 😀
Ive been putting off drilling drain holes in the outer lower corners of the bulkhead. I like the idea of not having the engine compartment and the cockpit connected to each other. But the cockpit needs to drain somewhere. Who knows, I might get caught out in the rain sometime.




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I’ve been putting off drilling drain holes in the outer lower corners of the bulkhead. I like the idea of not having the engine compartment and the cockpit connected to each other. But the cockpit needs to drain somewhere. Who knows, I might get caught out in the rain sometime.
Could do something like what Formula does. They mount a vacuum style pump in the engine compartment and pickup is in the cabin bilge with the float

Looks great
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