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    Default 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Does anyone know a good place to get old owner's manuals? I just bought a 1992 Wellcraft Excel 18sx that i plan to rennovate (new floor)this winter.. So this isnt the last you have heard of me!

    I contacted wellscraft because i couldnt find it on their website and i contacted a few local dealers but no one has responded to me.

    thanks!

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

    Speed is how fast you hit the wall
    Torque is how far you move the wall"

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    hi......welcome to i boats !.


    if you want the manual for nostalgic purposes....they can be very tough to find.....good luck.


    BUT ......if your looking for some tidbit of information about the design or construction of the boat..........i boats is it.

    this place is boat university..........just use search....or ask away

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Thanks Oops! I have spent the morning reading through your hull extention project.. that was pretty awesome! Got any friends in Pittsburgh? ha!

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    do now....!

    any help you need ....just ask here.....there is a lot of guys here that really know thier stuff

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

    Speed is how fast you hit the wall
    Torque is how far you move the wall"

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    I finished rebuilding the same boat last year. Unfortunately I ended up replacing more than just the floor, also had to do the transom and stringers.

    Good luck and have a great day,

    Rob.

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Robj View Post
    I finished rebuilding the same boat last year. Unfortunately I ended up replacing more than just the floor, also had to do the transom and stringers.

    Rob.
    Any words of wisdom before i get started? things specific to this boat?
    i wanted to increase storage under the seat up in the bow. Any thoughts or did you just rebuild the same way that it was?

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    I rebuilt mine the same as it was originally, with a few exceptions. Here is my shareaproject for the restoration:

    http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/i...i,6511,00.html

    The only advice is take your time and do it right. If you have any questions, just post away and I will try and answer them as best I can.

    Good luck and have a great day,

    Rob.

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Robj View Post
    I rebuilt mine the same as it was originally, with a few exceptions. Here is my shareaproject for the restoration:

    http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/i...i,6511,00.html

    The only advice is take your time and do it right. If you have any questions, just post away and I will try and answer them as best I can.

    Good luck and have a great day,

    Rob.
    Damm nice restore Robj, looks very nice. It would be fun to paint that boat lots of curvy line's lines going on there...
    Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

    Speed is how fast you hit the wall
    Torque is how far you move the wall"

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Robj
    so like you said you had to redo the transom... why did you choos to just do the middle section and not the entire thing? also i assume from the pictures you did not have to seperate the boat?

    When you did the resto did you do it on the trailer or did you put in on carts. i would like to do it on the trailer.. but i am worried that it will distort its shape if i have to remove the stringers..

    ill be starting mine in two weeks.. i have to wait until after i have a halloween party to start making a mess of my garage!

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Hello,

    I was not willing to seperate the hull from the cap that is why I did it like that. The existing wood part was solid, with no signs of rot.


    I have a bunk trailer and just did all the work on the trailer. I cut out one stringer at a time, installed the new one, and then did the other.

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    I also have a bunk trailer. thanks for making me more comfortable with that idea!.. did you do anything to stabablize the trailer? jacks or anything ?

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Nope. Just as it sat on the trailer. If you really want you can put the trailer on jackstands, but I am not sure that it is really required. If you have any more questions, just ask. If your stringer are that shot that you cannot get the measurements from them, then I can send you my measurements. I used PT ply for my stringers.

    Have fun,

    Rob.

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    I just restored this same boat as well, but the bottom boards with the slip poles on the bottom of my back to back seats were accidentally tossed out, and I am not sure how to remake them.

    Does anyone have a picture or some advise?
    avalon88@mac.com

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    Default Re: 1992 Wellcraft excel 18sx Owner manual

    Quote Originally Posted by fanthonyd View Post
    I just restored this same boat as well, but the bottom boards with the slip poles on the bottom of my back to back seats were accidentally tossed out, and I am not sure how to remake them.

    Does anyone have a picture or some advise?
    avalon88@mac.com
    the best images i could find for you are below.
    Did you document your rebuild anywhere?




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    Hi CPO,
    I must congratulate you for such a great job, furthermore you hd demonstrate your geat skills and kindness by clearly illustrating all steps of the process.

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