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    well.. let's hope not. At least, I hope not cos I'm doing the work and footing the billllllllllllllllllllll...... lol and damn the torpedoes because I've already ordered some materials. It isn't like there aren't enough projects I'm currently working on; so "why" another major one? I only need justify it to myself - already have. What am I talking about, my transom of course
    It isn't that old, but found some water when installing a livewell fill pump last summer. Found the culprit too. a crack in the transom cover. Have the time now and want to catch it before it causes real trouble.
    This boat, will post more as it goes.
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    "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

    "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

  • #2
    Just because I have a Milwaukee circular saw doesn't make me a carpenter!! And just because I follow and try to adhere to the teachings of a Carpenter doesn't make me one either. Having fiberglass resin and cloth doesn't mean much, other than I'll be being more!!!
    Am already having second thoughts, but it's too late now. I'll be eating Ramen noodles the next few...
    "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

    "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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    • #3
      this is going to be a short day; four hours sleep last night. Must be thinking I'm going usually the only time I can't sleep.
      Over 25yrs ago, made a new friend that's now an ole friend and a real good one. Back then, he came up with a new term to describe me - so he says lol.
      He says that I'm "enthusiastically apathetic".
      What?
      He says that's me saying "Hey!! I don't give a ____!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
      "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

      "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard and put up some more pics and lots of questions. Looking forward to your build.
        Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
        1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jrttoday View Post
          Having fiberglass resin and cloth doesn't mean much, other than I'll be being more!!!
          .
          quoting self indicates lost mind!! too late to edit, meant "needing more" and need to proofread more!
          "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

          "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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          • #6
            wishing won't getRdone, but I sure wish I coulda gotten further along. Oh well, priority or not, life stuff comes first...
            That poc carpet is coming off too - will replace with paint sprinkled with sand. Tired of hook hangin raggedy blank blank carpet!!
            She needs some wax as well.
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            had repaired both corners top of transom last summer when I installed livewell pump; probably repaint entire boat after transom? Who knows, more than enough to do for now
            "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

            "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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            • #7
              Looks like ya got your work cut out for ya ... Might be a difficult decapitation .. Looks like all the inside components are glassed in with the top cap ... I'm with ya on getting rid of the carpet ...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sphelps View Post
                Looks like ya got your work cut out for ya ... Might be a difficult decapitation .. Looks like all the inside components are glassed in with the top cap ... I'm with ya on getting rid of the carpet ...
                "cut out" is exactly what most of the job entails. Your x-ray vision is not quite 20/20 though. From the seats forward, most of the top deck is glassed to the floor; especially my livewell in the center. Deck came off of a longer/wider Bass boat and resized it for this hull. Haven't yet decided where I'm going to cut it - rear compartment is big enough for me, but not to use power tools safely; i.e., chainsaw, skill saw, grinder...lol

                Dark blue on edges of splashwell are where cuts were made to resize decking originally. Most likely cut again in front of the splashwell; that should give me enough room. I used stainless screws/bolts and nuts for rub railing - remove those and up she goes.
                "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

                "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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                • #9
                  wasn't able to do much this afternoon before the rain set in; at least nothing worth posting a picture of. Pulled pump(s) wires back and transducer chord - what a pain that was!! Took the power t/t unit off and the pump/motor from inside too. Had to cut the nuts off and that 5200 made me think I didn't need bolts!! lol

                  but this is the deck before I resized it to fit this hull. And it is glassed to the floor; and in places almost impossible to reach
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                  Some of you might remember the thread; glad it's gone mostly because if I suck at anything, online is most obvious
                  on a personal note: Some the reason I'm doing this now is due my health. I had another echocardiogram 12/8 and my ejection fraction has only risen to 25%. Can't go back to work until it's at least 55%.

                  I fatigue if I go at anything too hard. Let me define "too hard" - a few months ago, I carried 70 pounds on my shoulder for 50 or so yards, made the trip twice in a scrapyard with a total of 138 pounds. Drove home and was done for the day.
                  Yesterday and today, I've been helping a friend - he's an exterminator. Sunday, walked two hotels opening doors for him, climbed stairs (3 and 4 stories), took four hours.
                  Today, did an apartment complex, walked continuously for three hours, stairs and knocking doors. Chauffeured his butt an hour each direction on interstate, then worked some on my transom. New meds seem to be helping, but not another echo until June
                  And some just creating busy work, maybe; but this the soup I started with six years ago, The transom tap tested OK and I didn't replace it then (mostly financial because there was no work and sat for three years). I did reinforce it with 1/2" marine plywood glassed in just incase. It still sounds solid, and the water/moisture I found may have already been there? matters not now....


                  PS:that's my '65 Sears 12 footer in the side garage - main garage is where I'm working on the "new" motor for this. http://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...0050789-rescue
                  "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

                  "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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                  • #10
                    Santa drives a FedEx truck. I got the holiday special - comes with a case of Ramen Noodles with every ten gallons!! lol

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                    maybe I'll repaint the anchor I never use while she's down. And that was the only dry spot in the garage. Heavy rain and stiff wind the past two days cause for "delay of game" penalty! Can't make this mess inside; plus I haven't even opened the cardboard and can smell it. Respirator or not, this stuff will prolly burn my eyes w/o adequate ventilation

                    Outdoors, respirator, fan, foam back safety glasses, or Scuba gear lol
                    "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

                    "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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                    • #11
                      Congrats ! that's the last transom that boat will ever need .. Make sure you do your prep work really well .. With the cost of that you don't want to take any chances on prep ... Clean , Clean, clean and then clean again .. Final with really good acetone bath before the pour .. Stinks a bit but not too bad ..

                      btw, Don't eat the noodles !!
                      Last edited by sphelps; December 23rd, 2015, 01:14 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sphelps View Post
                        btw, Don't eat the noodles !!
                        that's probably the real can O worms!! Am fairly certain that I've never had 'em, just heard a few say they're on that budget. A lethal recipe - man with a boat, a credit card, and internet access!! hahahahaha

                        I only have a deadbeat card (debit or dribbet!!) and that's bad enough, maybe worse lol If I use cardboard, it might be the last one I ever do - and not because it won't hold up
                        "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

                        "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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                        • #13
                          Just noticed my camera shy cat hiding in front of the tire. That's almost exactly where I found him six years ago while building this boat. Before modifying the trailer, but still in front of port side tire
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                          "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

                          "if you don't make a difference while you're here, it won't when you're gone..." - unknown

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                          • #14
                            contacted Seacast and said not to use epoxy primer on or near Seacast. Was too late in the day to continue email discussion and they will be closed until the fourth..... of July!! nah, January. And it's probably moot to question this here? However, this was my boat before paint. Never mind my logic at the time; I did the math and one 2gal kit wasn't quite enough.

                            Ended up with 5 coats below waterline, 3 up to the gunwale extensions, and 2 on those - making for one solid and heavy hull. Transom included, am wondering if I need sand (or chainsaw!! lol) epoxy off outer skin of transom. Being that it has six years of curing. I don't have to resolve that today; weather and Christmas not permitting....

                            MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                            "don't think I'm thinking...." jrttoday

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                            • #15
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                              Yep no epoxy with the seacast ... You are putting it in the transom and not spreading it on the hull right ?
                              As long as the inside of the transom skin is poly you will be just fine ... How are you prepping the transom for the pour ?
                              ,, Merry Christmas !
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