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    1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
    1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
    1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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    1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
    1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
    1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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    • #3
      1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
      1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
      1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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      • #4
        Re: 1977 Cruise Boats Restore

        Now that the basic guts were out I started stripping down the boat. First, I took off the engine and placed it on an engine stand and set it aside. Next the controls came out. Careful attention to the throttle linkages/cable adjustment ends will prevent set-up problems when re-installing everything. I then removed the steering cable. The steering was well worn out in this boat and I plan on replacing it with a new system. I used the old cable to measure for the new steering cable to be installed later. Also I noticed on this boat that the steering hub had a 20 degree trim bezel and mount. I kept all these pieces to be reused on the new unit since the new steering unit only comes with a 90 degree mount and bezel. I then proceeded to remove the bow rail and remaining deck hardware and trim pieces. I plan on painting this boat so I also removed the rub rail to facilitate the painting later on.





        1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
        1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
        1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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        • #5
          1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
          1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
          1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
          http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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          • #6
            Re: 1977 Cruise Boats Restore

            The next step in the process was to remove the transom wood from the outer skin. You can notice in the pictures that someone previously scabbed in new wood (light colored) along the top of transom.





            Lots of rot.



            I use a small pry bar and a hammer to gently wedge the bar in between the outer skin and the wood breaking the bond as it went. It didn't take very long to have the transom completely dislodged and separated. Luckily I was able to save enough pieces to reconsruct the basic shape of the transom for the rebuild process.



            Here she all ready for the grinding phase to begin.

            1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
            1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
            1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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            • #7
              1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
              1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
              1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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              • #8
                1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                • #9
                  1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                  1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                  1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1977 Cruise Boats Restore

                    One last pic of the stringers.

                    1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                    1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                    1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                    • #11
                      Transom:
                      1.5 CSM - 6 ft x 1yd/3ft = 2yds + 1yd (fudge factor) = 3yds
                      1708 - 3yds + 1yd (fudge factor) = 4 yds

                      Stringers:Deck: So the totals:
                      Last edited by Greg Mrozinski; April 14th, 2011, 08:00 AM.
                      1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                      1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                      1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                      • #12
                        1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                        1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                        1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                        • #13
                          1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                          1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                          1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                          http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1977 Cruise Boats Restore

                            Before installing the deck there are a few minor things to take care of. One is to drilled limber holes at key locations in the stringers in case if any water were to get in it has a place to drain through to the bilge area.





                            The limber holes were about 3/4" in diameter and after I drilled them I coated the inside of the hole with a loose mix of resin and chopped strand. This is necessary to seal the exposed wood from any water.

                            Another thing to take care of is to cut out the bilge area in the stern piece. I measured and cut that out. Notice the 2"x 4" (fully glassed) that I installed to create the front part of the bilge area. The limber holes onto the bilge area are difficult to see.



                            The underside of each piece of the deck was glassed with 1.5oz CSM. Once that was set I glued down the deck sections with PL preimum and screwed them down to the stringers.





                            1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                            1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                            1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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                              Re: 1977 Cruise Boats Restore

                              After I got the main parts of the deck down I had to make the final piece of deck to go into the bow area. This was the only somewhat tricky part. There are no stringers under the uppermost bow area to attach anything to. So I had to measure and cut out that final piece such that it was a snug fit. I planned on gluing it in place around its edges with some PB mix and then glassing it. I put a small piece of scrap wood that fit under the main deck and also extended out into this open area so that I could hold this piece of decking in place until I PBed in.



                              With that final piece in place, I sealed the entire edge of the deck with a PB mixture and also created a filet for final glassing. Here is a pic after the PB was put in and tabbed with 1708. This pic also shows the front upper most bow area glassed in with 1708 as well.



                              Once this was completed I proceeded to cover the entire deck with a layer of 2oz CSM.



                              1992 35' Carver Aft-Cabin Motoryacht
                              1972 23' Slickcraft SS-235 Hardtop
                              1977 17' Cruise Boats (Restored)
                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=469925

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