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February 13, 2019, 10:05:40 PM
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MikeHall

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Re: 1987 222 project (She is beat up)
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2019, 10:05:40 PM »
I agree, if i did not have all the materials at my disposal then I may would go a different route as well. I have a butt pile of coosa in various thickness and density as well as a case of nidacore and a whole roll of 1780 along with all the different things to make faring putty and all of that. I have 7 gallons of epoxy but I need to check to make sure it is still good as I have had it almost 5 years. I contact the company last year and they said it would be fine as long as it didn't freeze which it hasn't. I am still going to test a few batches to make sure because non curing epoxy is a dang mess to deal with.. I am just exciting I can use up some of these materials on something as my boat projects have changed drastically over the years and I never got around to the actual build part which I am for sure going to make happen on this 222.

I am also with you on cutting open an already finished transom, I doubt I would do that either but being I am going to be starting from the beginning I might as well build it like i want to.

February 14, 2019, 01:18:52 PM
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February 19, 2019, 11:22:14 PM
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Re: 1987 222 project (She is beat up)
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2019, 11:22:14 PM »
Well, I bought a fuel tank that cost me more than what I have in the actual boat itself. The aluminum tank was in decent shape but it did have some corrosion where the straps were. I figured I would not use the coffin box and lid and do like others are doing and install a permanent moeller tank. I came across the 70 gallon tank which has dimensions that look like they will be just about perfect for the 222. I sure hope removing the coffin box and raising the floor 2" gives me enough room which I think it will. I sure hope this is a well spent $500 on this tank. I was concerned about the pickup location but it seems that it has two locations one at the front and one at the rear or at least the bungs to swap out where the pickup tub is located.

Aside from the fuel tank purchase I ordered over $200 in sand paper and other consumables and I will be testing out my epoxy soon to see if it is still good after sitting in my office for over 5 years now. I talked to the company a few years back and they said as long as it didn't freeze the epoxy will be just fine.  I sure hope it is as I have 7 gallons of it on hand at the moment. I am still working on a temp. shelter before I start cutting things up but when the cutting starts I hope to make quick work of it.




February 19, 2019, 11:36:09 PM
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« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2019, 11:36:09 PM »
I saw a restored 222 for sale that had this anchor hatch, I sure would like to find something like that to cut out of another boat and graft into my top cap. Surely they did not fabricate that whole setup or maybe some of the older 222 boats had these already?

February 20, 2019, 04:49:03 AM
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February 20, 2019, 07:34:48 AM
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« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2019, 07:34:48 AM »
It’s not too difficult to make a drop in anchor hanger.  I made a melamine mold and used scrap glass.  If I were doing it again, I would have made the hatch rim as part of the mold.  It would have saved some finish time.






February 20, 2019, 11:57:13 AM
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« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2019, 11:57:13 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement on the anchor locker build. The plug looks ultra simple for sure but getting glass to conform to those tight corners looks a bit daunting. I may have to get my hands on something other than 1708 for such areas of this project or do you think it would conform to the mold well? I agree, I will for sure make the hatch rim on the mold which would surely cut out a lot of finish work. 

February 20, 2019, 03:47:53 PM
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« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2019, 03:47:53 PM »
I used 12 oz biax, no mat.  And a layer of 1.5 oz csm for the inside layer.  Vinylester resin, so the binder on the mat dissolved.

April 04, 2019, 09:39:11 PM
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« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2019, 09:39:11 PM »
Well, Here I go again. Changing plans or projects really. I found an early model Young 20 hull for sale which I am buying. The young is more my style boat and with the time and money about to be invested I might as well build exactly what suites me right? I am going to put this 222 up for sale.  It now sites on a extremely nice aluminum dual axle trailer and I will include the new 70 gallon fuel tank which I just purchased for the project. With the trailer and fuel tank I will be needing to get $3500. The trailer is a 2011 EZ loader which has hydraulic disk brakes and the trailer is overall extremely nice. The trailer bunks have been adjusted sense this pictures to lower the boat a bit more so now it sits just about perfect. Try to ignore the hurricane deck boat in the background.

May 04, 2019, 02:03:25 PM
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« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2019, 02:03:25 PM »
Well, the deal feel through on the Young 20 I wanted to get due to lack of proper paper work and then I was working a deal on a Paramount 21 which also fell through. I am going to take both of those failed deals and consider maybe I just need to build this Aquasport.  :mrgreen: I had a ton of interest in buying it but I think with everyone being from South FL it hindered anyone from coming to take a look at it which I am kind of glad of now.. So I have to get some concrete poured for the Shop addition I added (just for this boat project) and then I can park the boat under my shelter and get to work.

On another note, I have the Suzuki DF175 ready to put back together. I am torn on if I should go ahead and re-ring hone the engine cylinders while I have it torn down so I will make that choice soon so I can get this motor put back together. I tell you what, Suzuki is proud of their gasket kit for this motor..