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Old 12-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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Brian some of the later boats had cored bottoms and didn't need the grid work just depends on the laminate schedule the Gentry boat had a full grid work in it but it was not a cored boat.
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure you said mine was only cored on the bottom when you were checking it out.
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[QUOTE=hblair;4663228]Thanks Mike, yeah, we'll be removing the grid and putting in some 45* angled stiffeners like the later ones had. I was thinking of removing the grid with a sawzall, then grinding. What would you recommend?[/QUOTE

I used a Bosch multitool and cut out the grid, it would pretty well. But don't grind all of the tabbing out. I did that at first, and I still am opening storage boxes and they are filled with a 1/4" of dust, from all the grinding. Instead, take a cats claw, hammer it under the tabbing and it will all pop out. HA, I was happy and mad at the same time when I figured this out. I spend 1.5 months grinding, creating so much dust I could't even see in my building. Then I decided to try prying the tabbing up, as none of it really seemed to be bonded well. Sure enough, I knocked out 1/4 of the engine bay in maybe an hour. Then I took the grinder and removed the rest, but it was minimal.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:10 AM
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Thanks Mike, appreciate the info. Any dust that can be prevented is a good thing, not to mention the miserable work lol.
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I love seeing what you are doing with the 38’ scarab. You are correct about the boat being used a lot. I knew the guy who owned it in the 80’s. Unfortunately he passed away in 1991 and his son sold the boat just after he passed. I have pictures of that boat back in the 80’s and might even be able to get my hands of some video of the boat running. The boat spent a lot of time on lake St. Clair, Mi.
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Originally Posted by Kfinley302 View Post
I love seeing what you are doing with the 38 scarab. You are correct about the boat being used a lot. I knew the guy who owned it in the 80s. Unfortunately he passed away in 1991 and his son sold the boat just after he passed. I have pictures of that boat back in the 80s and might even be able to get my hands of some video of the boat running. The boat spent a lot of time on lake St. Clair, Mi.
That would be cool. See if you can find some old photos or video. Id be very interested in seeing it.
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Well heath after countless attempts of me trying to figure out how to send a picture thru the pm, and failing miserably, i resorted to the only way i knew i could post a picture. This is her, and thank you for info on the paint.
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Good Looking boat Chris. I enjoyed talking boats with you on the phone today. Give me a call if you need anything else.
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