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bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:46 pm
by steve in texas
Finally! Removed all hardware, interior, windshield, etc. Now ready to remove from trailer and get it upside down. Let the fun begin. I know that i will get to perform some keel repair; we will see what other issues i might encounter. Steve

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:34 am
by thegammas
post lots of pics for us!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:55 pm
by steve in texas
I have tried to post pics, it is beyond me; i live in the woods. Steve

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:35 pm
by thegammas
Here's how I do it...
Set up a free account at photobucket.com, which is a web site for storing and sharing pictures. It's simple to upload pictures there.
Then, when you are ready to post a pic in your thread, you go to the picture you want, copy the "IMG" link, then paste it in your text

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:19 pm
by steve in texas
Whew! It is hot here. Just spent 3 hours stripping and scraping, it will go quicker since i have kinda figured it out. The bare wood is sure pretty under the paint. Another brick in the wall...

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:14 pm
by steve in texas
From below the splash rail, to the keel...scraped and sanded. When i get help to raise one side, i will do that. My back cannot stand to get that low! Sunday i did not follow directions on stripper and globbed it on like in a pic that Andreas had posted...it got easy! Progress made.

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:22 am
by steve in texas
Kid from down the road (280lbs) grabbed boat midships and lifted, holding it while i stacked 1 more milk crate fore and aft! Youth. With boat at angle, i was then able to strip and scrape 2 boards above splash rail. While stripper was bubbling, i was able to pick and snug 5 rows of rib screws starting at transom, moving forward. Surprising (to me) most took less than 1/8 turn after 55 years.

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:12 am
by LancerBoy
Big kids are good to have around to lift stuff!

Andreas

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:10 pm
by steve in texas
2 boards sanded, 2 boards stripped and scraped along with shiny part stripped and scraped...

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:36 am
by steve in texas
Seems that my keel is in 3 sections. I will have to remove and replace the aft section because of needed repairs. Looks like there is a through bolt at end of aft section and next section? Since i am here, guess i should remove and recaulk sections on either side of bow eye. Surely these sections will retain bends during removal? Do not want to try steam bending exercise.

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:15 am
by steve in texas
Sorry, keel in 2 sections, late night, early morning...

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:34 pm
by steve in texas
Bottom sanded, all rib screws picked and snugged. Next,remove aft 8' keel and repair small section of garboard. Then, caulk and replace with new keel. Anyway, that is the plan.

Re: bottom repair and refinish

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:34 pm
by steve in texas
Just in from meetings in Austin. Luckily, friend came in his truck. I was told about Fine Lumber that was located 3 miles from hotel. Inventory was unbelievable! Scored 3/8 and 1/4 in hydrotech that is beautiful. Also obtained 1/4 sewn white oak for keel and rib pieces. Relief in obtaining wood and having it in toy box beside boat

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:20 am
by LancerBoy
what is hydrotech?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:12 am
by steve in texas
Andreas, it is maranti marine ply, company nameof aquatech. 5 layers in both quarterand 3/8! Restorer in lockhart, tx (the wooden boat) told me about it and showed to me. Aquatech has nice website. I had found it in ohio, but the freight was more than product. Glad to have found it in austin, which is still 270 miles from me. Still have not figured difference between aquatech and hydrotech...salesman said it was same and stacked together. Got home and 3/8 was hydrotech and 1/4 was aquatech.