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June 06, 2022, 09:55:34 PM
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jjourdan23

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Too far gone?
« on: June 06, 2022, 09:55:34 PM »
Hello All,
I Finally started getting my boat demoed, and well it's a little rougher than I had hoped. I wanted to know if you guys thought it was salvageable. I think what is concerning me the most is the keel is rotted and there is delamination in some spots along the inside of the hull. Also, anyone have any idea what the grey concrete looking bonding agent someone used before when redoing the floor?








June 06, 2022, 11:02:39 PM
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Capt. Bob

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 11:02:39 PM »
Well "too far gone" is subjective.
We have seen rebuilds here where members strip out the entire hull, add additional glass over the entire mold and build new stringers while adding more bulkheads and "knees" to both the transom and gunnels so.....

In answer to your question, it is only too far gone when you decide it's not worth your time, effort and money.

The hull in your photos can be rebuilt better than new but only you can decide to do it. Rebuilds are hard and those that attempt and especially those who attempt and complete these rebuilds are held in high regard on the Forum.

Not everyone, myself included take on that task but we do enjoy and appreciate the effort.

Good luck. :thumright:
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June 07, 2022, 08:07:45 AM
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Re: Too far gone?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 08:07:45 AM »
X2
“What? Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!...

It ain't over now, 'cause when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'. Who's with me? Let's go! Come on!.”

A little John Belushi inspiration for you! :salut: :salut: :salut: :nSalute:

June 07, 2022, 08:39:07 AM
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RickK

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 08:39:07 AM »
I didn't know "the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" ;-)
Rick
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June 07, 2022, 09:34:28 AM
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Re: Too far gone?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 09:34:28 AM »
The gray concrete stuff is bonding glue from the factory to glue the deck to the stringers, but I've never seen it as runny as it is in your pics. Yours looks more like concrete mix???  I found the bonding glue easier to chip away with a big hammer & chisel, grinding it just makes a huge dust cloud.

June 08, 2022, 12:18:49 PM
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jjourdan23

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Re: Too far gone?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 12:18:49 PM »
So I guess my next question/decision is it going to be easier to remove the stringers and start fresh or grind down and reuse what I have? I’m leaning towards removing them, but I’ve never done this before.

June 08, 2022, 02:51:11 PM
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2022, 02:51:11 PM »
From what I can see it doesn't look that bad. The factory definitely wasn't concerned with making things pretty just so they could cover it up. I personally wouldn't cut them out just yet. Take a grinder with a flap disk and go to town for a few hours cleaning them up. If you open up a bunch of big cracks and delamination then you'll have a better case towards cutting them out and starting from scratch. If they are in good shape, add another layer of glass, pour some new foam and save a few bucks.

June 08, 2022, 05:23:20 PM
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Re: Too far gone?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2022, 05:23:20 PM »
 :iagree: with Mike.  Clean everything up, inspect it and then decide. I am one of the members that tore out everything and it was because the stringers were cracked/blown out and it seemed easier to tear them out and build new. Was a lot of work and entailed more work and materials than I expected.
The stringers in the CCP are massive and the deadrise on the hull is much deeper than on my 170.
You can watch the process on my boat here https://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?topic=10101.0
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June 09, 2022, 09:22:46 AM
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Re: Too far gone?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2022, 09:22:46 AM »
Thanks everyone! I will clean it up first. I didn’t notice any cracks so that is good.

 

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