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  • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

    Nice work. I like that jig that you built, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea - I'm only a few days behind you.
    '76 Fiberform Custom 18
    Volvo AQ130D/280

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    • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

      Originally posted by zach103 View Post
      so i just read thru this thread.. nice work. i envy it .. how much resin have you used so far.. and how much for the first layer of glass on the whole deck?
      Thanks for the good words
      i bought 15 gallons for the project. At this point i have about 4 gallons left. i think i used about 2 gallons on the deck..
      ~ Justin
      My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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      • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

        Originally posted by PiratePast40 View Post
        Nice work. I like that jig that you built, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea - I'm only a few days behind you.
        nope, i dont mind.. hope it works out for you!

        Let's get on the water quick!!
        ~ Justin
        My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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        • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

          Originally posted by 92excel View Post
          Thanks for the good words
          i bought 15 gallons for the project. At this point i have about 4 gallons left. i think i used about 2 gallons on the deck..
          Looking Good!! Yep you sure use that resin fast. Unfortunately the estimate I gave you will probably be short by the time you coat all the other wood and glass it in. Oh well, that is the way she goes. I am picking up my boat from the upholsterers on Monday or Tuesday and will get you those measurements. And what about the Canucks, 4 straight. They have IMO one of the best if not the best goalie out there.

          Have a great day

          Rob.

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          • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

            Originally posted by 92excel View Post
            nope, i dont mind.. hope it works out for you!

            Let's get on the water quick!!
            Wow, I just stumbled across this thread, WOW man awesome work. Your really doing excellent work with that boat. Well just wanted to say hi, and kudos on a great job thus far.
            MeadFisher~sigpic~

            1976 tri-hull Waukesha 302 v-8~

            Volvo Penta 280~

            ~Nobodies Business~

            ~~~ http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/Meadfisher/ ~~~

            ~~~ My Project ~~~ ~~~ http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=293899 ~~~

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            • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

              Originally posted by Robj View Post
              And what about the Canucks, 4 straight. They have IMO one of the best if not the best goalie out there.
              Rob.
              Luongo is looking good, but the O needs to put more on the board to help him out a bit..

              Pens finally put the Flyers away.. rallied back for 3-0 in the first to 5 - 3 to advance in the playoffs. Marc-André Fleury is stepping up.. most of his goals against have been 3rd shot in where the D arent picking up the trailer.. a goal none the less though..hockey in may.. gotta love that.

              and atleast you arent rooting for the wings like john.. lol..
              ~ Justin
              My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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              • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                Originally posted by Meadfisher View Post
                Wow, I just stumbled across this thread, WOW man awesome work. Your really doing excellent work with that boat. Well just wanted to say hi, and kudos on a great job thus far.
                I really appreciate all the good words.. never could have done it with out the people from iboats!!
                ~ Justin
                My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                  I installed the transom shield. I installed the bilge pump and switch.



                  Then i got the engine and engine hoist all ready to go to drop the engine in. It was suggested to build the stern area seating before the engine was put in. but After analyzing the situation, i decided to hold off on building up that area until after the engine is in place. Why? ill explain.. since i am doing this in my garage with a low ceiling i have to use a very short chain to get the engine high enough to clear the boat and this length of chain will not allow me to set her down in the bildge. So i have to set her on some wood blocking on the deck and adjust the chain length and then drop her into the bilge area. if you can picture that.



                  longer chain


                  Now she is close but i am still working on the alignment. you have to get the tabs below to be about 1/16 apart, after help from Don S i am about 1/8... so close.. but a little more work then it will get there...

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

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                  • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                    Right on dude! gettin her did!

                    I am a huge volvo fan, I have a 280 outdrive on my boat.

                    Like most of us here, Im also knees deep in a project.

                    Transom area looks real nice, there comes a great satisfaction in knowing its been done right!

                    Keep it up man, loving the work so far.

                    Oh nice meeting you btw lol...
                    MeadFisher~sigpic~

                    1976 tri-hull Waukesha 302 v-8~

                    Volvo Penta 280~

                    ~Nobodies Business~

                    ~~~ http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/Meadfisher/ ~~~

                    ~~~ My Project ~~~ ~~~ http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=293899 ~~~

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                    • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                      Originally posted by 92excel View Post
                      I really appreciate all the good words.. never could have done it with out the people from iboats!!
                      LOL Im such a slacker, there I made it easy for everyone, I added my thread to my sig. I cannot wait to see this ship all completed!

                      As I like to say : Restored better than the day it left the showroom
                      MeadFisher~sigpic~

                      1976 tri-hull Waukesha 302 v-8~

                      Volvo Penta 280~

                      ~Nobodies Business~

                      ~~~ http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/Meadfisher/ ~~~

                      ~~~ My Project ~~~ ~~~ http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=293899 ~~~

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                      • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                        Originally posted by 92excel View Post
                        I installed the transom shield. I installed the bilge pump and switch.



                        Then i got the engine and engine hoist all ready to go to drop the engine in. It was suggested to build the stern area seating before the engine was put in. but After analyzing the situation, i decided to hold off on building up that area until after the engine is in place. Why? ill explain.. since i am doing this in my garage with a low ceiling i have to use a very short chain to get the engine high enough to clear the boat and this length of chain will not allow me to set her down in the bildge. So i have to set her on some wood blocking on the deck and adjust the chain length and then drop her into the bilge area. if you can picture that.



                        longer chain


                        Now she is close but i am still working on the alignment. you have to get the tabs below to be about 1/16 apart, after help from Don S i am about 1/8... so close.. but a little more work then it will get there...

                        After my stringers were replaced and the floor rebuilt, we did the same thing man, we set the engine in place before installing lags or glassing the mounts in place, that way we knew if there were any changes, we could improvise at that point as opposed to having them in place and possibly having to adjust or move them. Yeah man, listen to Don he is like Yoda of Volvo, thats no BS, he helped me alot!
                        MeadFisher~sigpic~

                        1976 tri-hull Waukesha 302 v-8~

                        Volvo Penta 280~

                        ~Nobodies Business~

                        ~~~ http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/Meadfisher/ ~~~

                        ~~~ My Project ~~~ ~~~ http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=293899 ~~~

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                        • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                          The actual distance between the tabs does not matter, as long as the difference is no more than 2 mm between them. I would put the engine in place, install the drive and then drill/lag bolt the motor mounts.

                          Looking good. Have a great day,

                          Rob.

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                          • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                            oh.....

                            i was misunderstanding as you said before that you used feeler gauges which are very thin...so i thought you had to get the shield 2m away from the fly wheel housing.

                            so the 2 mm or 1/16 of an inch is not the distance between the shield and fly wheel housing... its the allowed variance between the 3 tabs distance between the shield and transom?
                            ~ Justin
                            My Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=287621

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                            • Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                              i began the stern seating area last night. Got two of the main supports all cut and glassed in.

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

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                                Re: Wellcraft Excel 1992 18sx

                                Originally posted by 92excel View Post
                                i began the stern seating area last night. Got two of the main supports all cut and glassed in.

                                Nice!, Moving right along. did it give you any trouble, or did it work out easier than expected?
                                MeadFisher~sigpic~

                                1976 tri-hull Waukesha 302 v-8~

                                Volvo Penta 280~

                                ~Nobodies Business~

                                ~~~ http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/Meadfisher/ ~~~

                                ~~~ My Project ~~~ ~~~ http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=293899 ~~~

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