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1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

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  • 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

    Ok, it is a long story but this turned out to be a free boat basically. Of course if you want to get technical I actually cam out a little ahead with this boat and trailer package as a bonus.

    This boat has a 3.0 4cyl Mercruiser and Alpha One outdrive. It is still winterized but I did start it up. When I say I started it up I mean I put a little gas in it and barely turned the key. It started up and idled with no trouble at all. The outdrive is also in great condition. I will have to admit when it comes to wood rot this boat may possibly be an exception to what we all assume. Floor rot is most always left with the assumption that the transom also has some rot. Well, I have checked every part of this transom and have found none at all. Apparently the rot as you can see in the pics is mainly in the general area or close to where the cooler used to be. There is no rot at the rear close to the engine and no rot ahead of where the cooler was. Other than the floor rot and the two lounge seats this boat is complete and not only does everything work but everything is in great condition as you can see in the pics.

    This boat from what I have found is built using Cortec construction. Is this just another name for fiberglass or is it something different? Any info on this construction will be appreciated.

    I will be posting repair pics as I get things done.











    Robert

    1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

    1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879


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    Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

    Robert

    1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

    1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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    • #3
      Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

      looks nice, good luck with her, when i get my 15'9" done id like to redo a cruiser (somethinglike this) to take the admiral out in, dont think she'll b real comfy in a small fishin boat.
      remember there is no such thing as a free boat.
      again good luck and enjoy her.
      D
      I told her I'd have it done by labor day, didn't say what year.

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      • #4
        Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

        Well see thats the thing. In my signature you will see a link to my Chaparral. The Chaparral was given to me for free as well but no where near the condition of this one. I found this Wellcraft and the guy said he would take $500. Well, I sold the good parts from the Chaparral and have already made a little over the $500 and still have the Alpha One outdrive from the Chaparral with a V-8 but the V-8 has a cracked block. The Alpha One drive is in great condition. I agree, there is no such thing as a free boat, but this one sure is making it close..lol

        Considering the low cost of repair on this boat, the outdrive from the Chaparral when it sells should about cover my cost for materials to repair this one. If it doesnt sell then I always can use it as a spare backup drive...:-)
        Robert

        1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

        1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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        • #5
          Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

          at least you have a plan, you should be $upright on this one soon then. or at least sooner.
          again nice boat, good luck, D
          I told her I'd have it done by labor day, didn't say what year.

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          • #6
            Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

            Of the three project boats you've acquired.....this one definitely has the most potential, and the most realistic chance to see the water this year. Real nice deal on it! Good luck. I HAVE seen a few boats on here with floor rot but a perfectly fine substructure. So it does happen. Not usually, but sometimes.
            1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
            Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
            1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
            Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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            • #7
              Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

              Yes this one is most definately the one with the most potential and least amount of work required. The Chap has been put on the back burner, maybe realistically..lol.

              The Maxum on the other hand does need work but we currently use that boat.
              Robert

              1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

              1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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              • #8
                Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                Looks like a good canidate for resell.
                BEN'S BOAT BLOG

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                • #9
                  Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                  Looks like it will be a nice project. I'll be keeping an eye on this as I have the same boat. Might motivate me to do more to mine.
                  1999 Baja Outlaw 25
                  502 Merc Bravo One
                  "Anger Mgmt"

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                    Well I got all the fade sanded out of the gelcoat. My last sanding over the entire boat was wet sanding with 1000 grit. I buffed on one side but it appears the finish doesnt hold for long. I am thinking about spraying a clear coat over the gelcoat. Considering it is a boat, will this work? I am looking at using an Acrylic Polymer resin clear coat. Any advice on doing this? The underside obviously wont be done but I will spray it on the outside top and the inside panels.
                    Robert

                    1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

                    1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
                    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                      Hey,
                      I saw your post # 3808 on Ooops's restoration project where you were asking about using an acrylic urethane to coat your boat where the paint is oxidized and faded. Did you ever get an answer to that?

                      I have a boat where it's oxidized, but just after I wax it, it looks good, then the wax quickly fades and it's back to looking faded. I'm thinking of repainting this portion, but if the acrylic urethan can give it that "wet look", then that may be an easier way to go..

                      Let me know what you find out.. you can private message me here or email me at cptkid570@aol.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                        Cptkid570;

                        No I havent got an answer yet. I dont know if noone knows, or they think I am crazy for considering it, or if its just noone responding. I will be trying it soon though if I dont hear from anyone and will let you know how it goes if I try it.

                        Mine did the same as yours, I would buff and wax it and by the end of the next day it was faded again. It did look just slightly better but not much. I have heard of others spraying a clear coat on the boat but I havent used acrylic urethane before so I am asking first.

                        If nothing else, it cant hurt considering the price I will be giving for the clear. If I am happy with the finish I think I will buy up more of this clear just to have for later.
                        Robert

                        1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

                        1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
                        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                          Maybe one of us should start a new thread asking about that... Sometimes new ideas or questions can get burried into a pre-existing threat.

                          I'd start a new post, but don't want to hijack your idea :-)

                          If you want me to though, I'll start a new thread on it. You may be better suited to start the thread because you know more of what you are talking about with it.

                          Would you be putting it on or having someone else do it? How would you apply it? Spray or roll and tip?

                          Also, what is the difference between clear coat and acrylic urethane?

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                            You can start the thread if you want. It appears your more technical questions are a few of the same I have.

                            I will be applying this myself and will be spraying it.

                            There really is no difference between a clearcoat and an acrylic urethane in the sense you have mentioned. Clear coat comes in all different types of paints. Acrylic enamel, laquer, polyurethane, acrylic erethane, etc. The type clear coat I will be using just happens to be the acrylic urethane type. According to the guy I will be buying it from, he says it is suited for my application.

                            Acrylic urethane also is reduced or "thinned" using mineral spirits rather than acetone, laquer thinner or other types of reducer or thinners.
                            Robert

                            1988 MAXUM Force 125hp OB

                            1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin
                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....79#post2538879

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1987 Wellcraft 192 Classic Cuddy Cabin Restore

                              I made a new post. Here is the link:

                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=384084

                              If I didn't verbalize this very well, feel free to jump in and correct me.

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