Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

13’ Dell Quay Dory restore

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 13’ Dell Quay Dory restore

    Hello, I just bought a 1973 Dell Quay Dory 13’ and my educated guess says there is probably water in the hull from a couple of cracks in the deck and the brass banding that’s half gone down the center of the hull. I plan on taking on the restore and cutting out the deck to replace the foam but this will be my first project. The Vshape of the deck has me a little intimidated. Anybody have any ideas or advice of the floor replacement? Or at least an idea of what the structure is like underneath the deck? Thanks!

  • #2
    Take some pics send to your em then you can post right away.
    Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
    1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump
    www.flotationfoamsolutions.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Sorry forgot the pics... here ya go
      Attached Files

      Comment


      • #4
        Nice trihull. Hang in there lots of great guys to get back to you.
        Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
        1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
        https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
        https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump
        www.flotationfoamsolutions.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Your project boat kind of looks like mine. And I rebuilt mine after removing everything to a bare hull. So there is lots of help on these forums and if you are willing to jump in and get started, ask your questions and you will receive a ton of ideas and suggestions.

          One thing I will say at this point. Take a ton of pictures from every angle you can possible think of, and also measurement and sketch a drawing of your boat to post those measurements. You will for sure use both the pictures and measurements later on in the project.

          Next thing you need to do is figure out how you want to refurbish your boat. Are you mainly looking to rebuilt it like it presently is made, or change up anything.

          What engine is on it presently and does it run?
          Tom Boy Boat Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...s-what-trailer
          Rebuilt trailer project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/gener...r-back-to-life
          '76 40 HP Johnson rebuild https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...mplete-rebuild
          Minn Kota 599 Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ta-599-project

          Comment


          • #6
            Honestly I like the double step platform up front so I’ve been thinking of when I do the demo I’d probably mark maybe 2” in around the inside of all edges of the boat (leaving the front platform and whatever soaked foam is underneath for bow weight). Now these dorys are built like whalers so the foam is structural. This is where I mentioned that V shape on the inside had me intimidated. So when I take the foam out and go to pour new foam in I’d just go for a flat deck with some 1/2” ply on top while the foam is still tacky so it adheres to the deck??? Does this sound like a reasonable idea? Is this gonna be way too much work to have usable (probably not completed) by summer?

            Comment


            • #7
              And thanks for the tips about extra pics and measurements. I see where it could come in handy in the future. But to answer your question about how I wanna build it, I was hoping to add a side console with a wooden bench seat with a storage compartment. Currently looking for a new motor. Between 10-25 hp range. Really just trying to get out on the water, cruise, and fish

              Comment


              • #8
                Are you gonna pop the cap?
                Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
                1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump
                www.flotationfoamsolutions.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  Well both seats in the boat will come out. Then simply put I was hoping to be able to cut around the edges of the boat leaving about a 2” lip to fiberglass back down to in the future. Then remove foam add small stringers of that thin marine mdf stuff(idk what it’s called). Foam them in place, ply over that then fiberglass to seal it.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    And I don’t want to get into the bulge and transom area as they feel pretty solid and there aren’t any big cracks or anything

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      It is a Whaler right ? It says it on the side .. Looks like a “tub” constructed boat ... I would call Whaler and ask if you could pull the tub out to replace the foam and stringers if it has any .. Re-install tub and re-foam ..
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
                      '64 MFG Rebuild
                      MFG forum thread https://forums.iboats.com/mfg/64-edin...ay-524708.html
                      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ve-the-manatee
                      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        It’s a Del Quay Dory which is a whaler copy cat. Basically a whaler just heavier coming out of the factory. Same design I’ve heard though just hoping there was someone out there that went through the same process

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Don't know if there is anybody that has done the exact same boat, but there are tons of others that are so similar that you can easily read a few threads and get ideas very easily. Search the tri-hull threads and see what's available. Ideas flow from everywhere on these forums.
                          Tom Boy Boat Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...s-what-trailer
                          Rebuilt trailer project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/gener...r-back-to-life
                          '76 40 HP Johnson rebuild https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...mplete-rebuild
                          Minn Kota 599 Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ta-599-project

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Sign up today
                            If this link works this is basically what you would be doing .
                            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...96#post6320696
                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------
                            '64 MFG Rebuild
                            MFG forum thread https://forums.iboats.com/mfg/64-edin...ay-524708.html
                            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ve-the-manatee
                            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X