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Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

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  • #46
    Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

    The Hull was swept out and vacuumed out and acetoned a few times.
    The transom was installed and clamped into place. the stringers got tabbed in and bedded in PL. Then a tarp was put over the hull and the heater was on to aide set up as temps are still dropping below freezing at night..




    The stringers got csm cut to 3 inch followed by a 5 inch widths for initial hold. After a few hours for that to cure.. 1708 biax was cut to length and layed out.
    ~ Justin
    My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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    • #47
      Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

      i got the 1st biax layup all complete..

      i plan to do one more biax layup and then cap it with a layer of CSM

      I plan to do two biax wraps over the transom.
      ~ Justin
      My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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      • #48
        Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

        tonight i just finished the second layup of 1708 on all of the stringers and bulkheads.. so they are done except to cap them..

        i was thinking of one layer of CSM as a cap but could do two or three.. anyone have a suggestion??

        transom is the next to be wrapped? is two 1708 wraps good? or should i do more?
        ~ Justin
        My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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        • #49
          Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

          Originally posted by 92excel View Post
          tonight i just finished the second layup of 1708 on all of the stringers and bulkheads.. so they are done except to cap them..

          i was thinking of one layer of CSM as a cap but could do two or three.. anyone have a suggestion??

          transom is the next to be wrapped? is two 1708 wraps good? or should i do more?
          Hay excel , I would do at least 2 on the matt 3 would be better , and 2 on the transom is good and 3 is great !!! think oops said once that 2 would give you 15 years and 3 would give you 25 years !! some thing like that .

          Hay wheres the pics ???? John
          http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/jcsercsa/

          STANLEY CUP CHAMPS 35-36 36-37 42-43 49-50 51-52 53-54
          54-55 96-97 97-98 01-02 07-08

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          • #50
            Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

            thanks john..
            the more i think about it i am agreeing with you.. more the better.. and i can do 2 or three layers pretter easy on both the stringers and the transom..

            sorry i didnt think glass drying was a good pic.. but ill take some tomorrow after the capping!
            ~ Justin
            My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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            • #51
              Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

              Dammit, man!!!
              That is one cool lookin boat!
              I love that hull.
              Looks like you're doing her justice by making all of your repairs top shelf. Nice work, she'll be absolutely gorgeous when you're done!

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              • #52
                Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                Hey sebago_kid,

                Thanks for the encouragement!!
                ~ Justin
                My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                • #53
                  Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                  Tonight I caped the stringers with 3 layers of CSM

                  i increased the overlap by 2 inches every time.. you can barely see the wood through all the glass.. i guess that means its sealed up.. lol..

                  and for John, Pics of the wrapped stringers



                  ~ Justin
                  My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                  • #54
                    Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                    looks good. I have done those projects before and it's a lot of work.

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                    • #55
                      Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                      freddyray21.. yeah a lot of work.. but i enjoy projects like this.. keeps me out of trouble lol..
                      ~ Justin
                      My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                      • #56
                        Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                        Tonight i got the transom with one layer of CSM over it. then tabbed it in with csm followed by 1708 biax tabbing. I actually took this pic before i tabbed the transom to the port side stringer..



                        Ok so now i have a question.. i know i read on here that people keep their gas tanks up off the hull.. some use left over rub rail or whatever.. Is there any reason to do this other then to let water drain through that section and reach the bilge? My gas tank has a channel built in see below so should i do as the factory did and just set it in ? Or should i raise it up?



                        ~ Justin
                        My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                        • #57
                          Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                          You're doing great work dude!

                          Soon it will all pay off...

                          But only after creating 10 tons of fiberglass dust!

                          But it's gonna rock!


                          Bear

                          " Jackson Lee II " 2003 Key West 1720 CC, 2003 Yamaha 115 TRLB

                          Mods to my Key West http://www.keywestboatsforum.com/topic716.html

                          Additions to my former Cobalt: http://www.boatingabc.com/forums/ubb.../514856/1.html

                          "SS Hurry Up" 1999 Bayliner Resto-mod: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=292511

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                          • #58
                            Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                            Stringers look good, nice job!

                            max!

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                            • #59
                              Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                              Not sure what I'd do about the tank... I may want it raised on some type of rubber gasket or bushing. The rub rail idea is interesting. Either way having spacer (if you will) stationary would be best. At the same time if it moved you could get a rattle or possibly wear due to rubbing. The space may be bad for trapping leaves and debris as well. Regardless some type of insulation a good idea, and should keep it quiet and snug. Someone should have better advice than mine... Or at least a better theory


                              Bear

                              " Jackson Lee II " 2003 Key West 1720 CC, 2003 Yamaha 115 TRLB

                              Mods to my Key West http://www.keywestboatsforum.com/topic716.html

                              Additions to my former Cobalt: http://www.boatingabc.com/forums/ubb.../514856/1.html

                              "SS Hurry Up" 1999 Bayliner Resto-mod: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=292511

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                              • #60
                                Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                                maxum247.. thanks buddy!

                                bear_69cuda.. thanks for the response... i have been following your thread and liking how the durabak turned out and you have me inspired! i really dont want to do carpet but snap in is the best of both! since its brand new ply and glass.. i wont have all the prep work you did... so you have me thinking about that! great job by the way!

                                im thinking it couldnt hurt to prop up the tank anyways..but just wondering what it would gain me..
                                ~ Justin
                                My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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