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December 04, 2018, 02:52:25 AM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 02:52:25 AM »
Mine ended up at about 10” and the boat drains perfectly.


December 04, 2018, 09:18:28 AM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2018, 09:18:28 AM »
Start out with a foot or more, tack it down and then as you lay out/down your laminations go right over the pipe and then forget about it for a while.  Later on you'll add water to the hull and find out where the low spot is now and grind the end of the pipe to that point, like you see on Michael's above.
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

December 04, 2018, 12:50:09 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 12:50:09 PM »
Thank you! I plan to set it and forget it. More pictures and progress to come

December 04, 2018, 03:36:35 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 03:36:35 PM »
Thank you Rick. I'll use melamine to secure the transom in place. If you think I can just glass over the hole in the transom, I'd rather do that than cut it out.

If you think about it, the hole is no different than the upper notched portion that you're going to fill. If the current transom is bowed or has so many holes from stuff being attached to it, it may be easier to cut the transom out, leaving a 2" lip along the sides and bottom. Then you'll start with a clean slate.  If you do this, make sure to put a board across the boat at the top edge to keep the hull in shape.
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

December 13, 2018, 05:27:19 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2018, 05:27:19 PM »
Little by little she goes. Between running charters, working a full time job, and balancing family life any amount of work to me is sufficient. Today I was able to grind down the starboard stringer. My goal is to get the port side done by next weekend, gut the foam, and have the transom ground down. Now it's just time and labor.




December 13, 2018, 05:54:05 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2018, 05:54:05 PM »
One foot in front of the other, when you get the time...
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

December 22, 2018, 05:57:52 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 05:57:52 PM »
Today I finished grinding down the stringers and started removing the foam. To keep the structural integrity of the stringers I made "straps" by only cutting large pieces off the top and leaving sections still connected. Now when I pour the foam I shouldn't have much buckling.



There's still plenty of work to be done but I feel accomplished something today!

December 22, 2018, 06:15:22 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2018, 06:15:22 PM »
It was nice weather for grinding. I donned the bunny suit for a few hours today too.

December 22, 2018, 06:20:02 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 06:20:02 PM »
Today I finished grinding down the stringers and started removing the foam. To keep the structural integrity of the stringers I made "straps" by only cutting large pieces off the top and leaving sections still connected. Now when I pour the foam I shouldn't have much buckling.



There's still plenty of work to be done but I feel accomplished something today!
Looks like great progress.  Glad you left the straps across the top of the stringers.
Happy Holidays.
Rick
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

December 22, 2018, 07:31:54 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2018, 07:31:54 PM »
Looks great!  Once the demo is finished, it’s all in a plus direction.

December 22, 2018, 10:36:26 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2018, 10:36:26 PM »
Thank you everyone for the feedback. All of your posts and comments are a tremendous help!

December 24, 2018, 12:49:46 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2018, 12:49:46 PM »
so capt , is this boat for your charter and do you expect to have it ready to fish this spring?

December 25, 2018, 11:20:31 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2018, 11:20:31 PM »
so capt , is this boat for your charter and do you expect to have it ready to fish this spring?

This will definitely be used for my charters! My flats boat can only hold 3 anglers, so more space is a must. My hope was to have it done this time next year. It would be great to have it ready for this season coming up.

January 31, 2019, 03:08:21 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 03:08:21 PM »
When I bought the boat my goal was to be transom ready by the end of January. After my night shift last night I came up to the boat and did just that! The transom skin and floor is sanded down. All that's left to do is to smooth out the corners.

I would like some insight or advice on what my next move should be. Should I continue to remove the center stringer and wood then clean the entire inside first or go for finishing the transom, then move onto stringers and floor?

Thank you for following my rebuild!








January 31, 2019, 04:31:45 PM
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Re: 1974 Aquasport 222 Rebuild Captain Joe
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019, 04:31:45 PM »
Nice work making your timeframe. I didn't dare set ones for myself!

As for the next step, I would be inclined to do the transom first but mainly because I was afraid to leave mine in such a brittle state where it could get broken. (I have three kids that love to climb on things though) You can finish the center stringer and cleanup whenever. Also once you get back to work on the main stringers, you're going to need to tie them back into the transom somehow which you can't do now.