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1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

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  • gsxrdan
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    Schweet, will b nice to have a clean blank canvas to build from. great progress!!

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  • jasoutside
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    So Ryan and I have been digging out that foam...


    The tools of choice was this shovel with a small blade on it along with a mallet and a pry bar.

    Sheesh what a grind that was to get it all out! But, that's behind us now which is awesome...


    Then I tore out all those alum channels/gutters that ran down the middle...


    So, we do have some progress

    Up next would be drilling out all the decking rivets left behind and then start cleaning up this hull.

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  • Frey0357
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    Wow that transom is huge (thick)! No wonder you needed an engine puller it had to be quite heavy.

    Frozen foam.....you guys are funny!

    The SE side of the state was -3 this morning!

    Frey

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  • 64osby
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    It is 5 degrees in the SW side of the state right now. Your garage is probably still quite cold.

    Frozen foam. The worst kind.

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  • jasoutside
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    Mornin fellas and thanks for swinging through!

    Budski, appreciate the links - I'm thinking that the stern deck will look very similar to my previous Sea Nymph...

    http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...04#post6088704



    WM - wet and stinky is right. Add in some mouse nests and you about have it.

    So yesterday afternoon I started removing the deck and digging out the foam, man wan a pain all that stuff is. If wet nasty foam isn't bad enough it's now frozen solid. I not only have to dig it all out, which is a big enough problem, but I also have to chip away at it like a block of ice........ugh. I kinda have to move my heater near the section of the hull I'm working on to soften it up a little and then excavate. Man what a drag. So yah, it'll be a few days of digging all this garbage out

    Cheers guys!

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  • Patfromny
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    Moving right along, nice. I like the finished look with the aluminum. Looks like you'll have to ditch it though if you're going to lower the Splash well. Shame it didn't run the whole length.

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  • Watermann
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    Oh man I can smell that foul odor of moldy dirty gym socks from here. Lots of nasty on that inner transom skin, hope the pitting isn't bad.

    Nice there's a triple knee brace, super stout is right.

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  • budski
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    http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...t-ss16-rebuild heres how we modified on our 1973 ss16, Candutch also did an awesome job on his, these might give you some ideas on your transum http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...-try-a-restore

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  • budski
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    Nice, you're really going on this one.

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  • nurseman
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    Looks like a good start! Always nice to have a template.

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  • jbcurt00
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    Great tear down and pulling the transom.

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  • jasoutside
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    So this morning I found a few hours to work on the rig.

    I dug out all the foam at the two giant stern compartments. As I was eyeballing the whole stern structure I knew full well that I wouldn't be able to pull the transom out with it all in place. All of it was so tight, wedged, bolted and swollen with water there was no way the transom would let go.

    So, everything needed to be dismantled...


    Like my other Sea Nymph's, these are one part boat and one part bomb shelter. Super strong, all sort of solid structure coming out of there. I do like the solid nature of how they built these boats. The two major design flaws I see in Sea Nymphs would be the pour in foam and how they sandwich the transom board in two pieces of alum skin. Outside of that they are awesome.

    Going back to my debate about what to do with this stern side structure..............now that it's all out there's no way I'm going to build it to full height again. I'll for sure modify the splashwell and have a nice casting deck back there.

    After I was able to get all that structure out of the way I got after that transom. I know it's always interesting to see how we all pull those transoms so here ya go...




    Scrap piece of rope, engine hoist, little bit of muscle, little bit of finesse and she's out. Man is it heavy at 2 1/4" thick and totally saturated with water. I was shocked it came out in one piece and pumped I have a nice template!

    Standard nasty stuff left behind...

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  • jasoutside
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    Originally posted by bear_69cuda View Post
    Dooooooooooooooood,

    I love the ANGRY Evinrude! The Nymph is gonna be fast....
    Good to see ya bear

    Originally posted by Frey0357 View Post
    Jasoutside...May I tag along? Love the SN and "Angry Evinrude!" Very sweet.

    I will be honest dude, it was you who pushed me over the line to get me to buy my SN project boat and gave me the courage to get going. Little did I know how stinkin' addicting this stuff is! Thanks!

    Frey
    Hey thanks for the compliment frey! Well, don't look for this one to be too fancy. I'm aiming for all utility here. I want to be able to climb into this boat for some late winter steelhead fishing, with muddy snowy boots, and not care a bit. Nope, you won't see any white pleated vinyl seats going in here.

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  • Frey0357
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    Jasoutside...May I tag along? Love the SN and "Angry Evinrude!" Very sweet.

    I will be honest dude, it was you who pushed me over the line to get me to buy my SN project boat and gave me the courage to get going. Little did I know how stinkin' addicting this stuff is! Thanks!

    Frey

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  • bear_69cuda
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    Dooooooooooooooood,

    I love the ANGRY Evinrude! The Nymph is gonna be fast....

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