I have been asking questions and reading posts nonstop from these forums to get this job done. Thought I might share my work thus far..................
At the end of the fall I bought a Wellcraft V20 1982 hull with a 2004 trailer, Evinrude 200HP, and new GPS/Finder/radio. Got a great deal but the boat had been a bit neglected.
no problem I thought, checked it out, found a few soft spots in the floor but transom was sound. Made a few trips out in the boat and loved it. Gulf Grouper closed so i thought I would fix the floor............THat was the beginning of my hearache.........
Be patient with pics, i am still learning:
Order of the battle:
- i cut out the soft spots on the floor and realized the rot extended beyond the soft spots. So the entire rear floor had to go. The bow had some bad wood also so it got cut out as well.
Definetly sounds like you been putting in a lot of work.. it is kind of hard to follow your pictures.. try using the [IMG] take that photobucket provides and paste that into your post and your photo will show up in line..
takes longer but you will make the readers happy and get more responses
- didnt like the layout of the console so started cutting on it as well. Cut out rod holders to add 6" clearance to both sides. Made custom electronics boxes for better use of space. Made console 12" taller to raise windshield. All done with kiln dried PT and fiberglass.
- cut new floor and added 2 lockers in hull for dive tanks, 3 tank locker infront of CC, and 2 tank locker in rear of boat.
- new wiring and tank in, put new floor in. Filled seams with sawdust/poly peanutbutter. Sanded it all smooth.
- Just finished glassing the new floor last night. All the rest of the repairs are glassed in as well. ---------Pictures to come---------
- Time for final sanding and gellcoat. Goint to gellcoat the new floor and repairs then paint with rustolium topside. Have 1 quart of Interlux brightside and shark grip to add nonskid areas to floor and bow.
I will keep you posted.........Questions and comments welcome!
Need to be done for Gulf Grouper opeing on April 1! FINGERS ARE CROSSED
The PT I bought from a local boat repair/fibergalss shop. It is what they use on all of there renovations. 1/2" kiln dried PT = $80 5/8" kiln dried = $100. I bought most of my stuff from this shop in and got a lot of pointers from them as well!