What exactly is chine support?Start here for some project ideas.
Lots of splashes to look at thanks to @Rasdiir I did see one islander in there but theres lots of similar boats, and all these boats are generally built in the same way.Hey all, I've spent tons of hours reading through all the restoration threads on this forum, and one of the things I noticed is that many of the links in the main sticky thread are broken or just haven't been updated in a while. I wanted to start going through all the links and updating the ones...forums.iboats.com
From what I remember here, not many of these larger boat restos are completed. Sharpie is right, blank canvas. The bow is the only part where a lot of measurements are needed to get the wood shaped right. That and/or use a sheet of paper or cardboard to make your own template. 5/8” or 3/4” are the go to for floor thickness but I think starcraft used 1/2” which may bow as your walk on it.
For foam, big pink/purple insulation sheets from the big box stores works well. Some guys wrap theirs in plastic to avoid gas getting on them. Not much else will hurt that foam as its closed cell, will not hold water.
Before all the foam and flooring though, check rivets, structure, transom, leak test. Forget the year of your boat but some of the older, larger ones benefit from chine support, if Im calling it correctly. Seal rivets inside with gluvit or coatit.
They are tabs that are riveted to the side and floor, they are added to help stop the chine from splitting. Starcraft didn't add these on the earlier models, although I don't remember what year they started. See this post for an example.What exactly is chine support?