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bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:46 pm

Finally! Removed all hardware, interior, windshield, etc. Now ready to remove from trailer and get it upside down. Let the fun begin. I know that i will get to perform some keel repair; we will see what other issues i might encounter. Steve
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby thegammas » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:34 am

post lots of pics for us!
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:55 pm

I have tried to post pics, it is beyond me; i live in the woods. Steve
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby thegammas » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:35 pm

Here's how I do it...
Set up a free account at photobucket.com, which is a web site for storing and sharing pictures. It's simple to upload pictures there.
Then, when you are ready to post a pic in your thread, you go to the picture you want, copy the "IMG" link, then paste it in your text
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:19 pm

Whew! It is hot here. Just spent 3 hours stripping and scraping, it will go quicker since i have kinda figured it out. The bare wood is sure pretty under the paint. Another brick in the wall...
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:14 pm

From below the splash rail, to the keel...scraped and sanded. When i get help to raise one side, i will do that. My back cannot stand to get that low! Sunday i did not follow directions on stripper and globbed it on like in a pic that Andreas had posted...it got easy! Progress made.
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:22 am

Kid from down the road (280lbs) grabbed boat midships and lifted, holding it while i stacked 1 more milk crate fore and aft! Youth. With boat at angle, i was then able to strip and scrape 2 boards above splash rail. While stripper was bubbling, i was able to pick and snug 5 rows of rib screws starting at transom, moving forward. Surprising (to me) most took less than 1/8 turn after 55 years.
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby LancerBoy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:12 am

Big kids are good to have around to lift stuff!

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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:10 pm

2 boards sanded, 2 boards stripped and scraped along with shiny part stripped and scraped...
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:36 am

Seems that my keel is in 3 sections. I will have to remove and replace the aft section because of needed repairs. Looks like there is a through bolt at end of aft section and next section? Since i am here, guess i should remove and recaulk sections on either side of bow eye. Surely these sections will retain bends during removal? Do not want to try steam bending exercise.
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:15 am

Sorry, keel in 2 sections, late night, early morning...
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:34 pm

Bottom sanded, all rib screws picked and snugged. Next,remove aft 8' keel and repair small section of garboard. Then, caulk and replace with new keel. Anyway, that is the plan.
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:34 pm

Just in from meetings in Austin. Luckily, friend came in his truck. I was told about Fine Lumber that was located 3 miles from hotel. Inventory was unbelievable! Scored 3/8 and 1/4 in hydrotech that is beautiful. Also obtained 1/4 sewn white oak for keel and rib pieces. Relief in obtaining wood and having it in toy box beside boat
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby LancerBoy » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:20 am

what is hydrotech?
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Re: bottom repair and refinish

Postby steve in texas » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:12 am

Andreas, it is maranti marine ply, company nameof aquatech. 5 layers in both quarterand 3/8! Restorer in lockhart, tx (the wooden boat) told me about it and showed to me. Aquatech has nice website. I had found it in ohio, but the freight was more than product. Glad to have found it in austin, which is still 270 miles from me. Still have not figured difference between aquatech and hydrotech...salesman said it was same and stacked together. Got home and 3/8 was hydrotech and 1/4 was aquatech.
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