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    Default Getting this “project boat” soon...

    Found it on Craigslist:

    https://sierravista.craigslist.org/b...768811632.html

    Its cheap. It’s thrashed. But... it floats! I’m not planning on keeping/repairing the engine, as I’m going with an electric conversion. However, I’m wondering if I’m going to need to repair that fiberglass subfloor or not. I’ll take better pics once I have the boat, but hoping I can get some guidance before then.

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    Default Re: Getting this “project boat” soon...

    However, I’m wondering if I’m going to need to repair that fiberglass subfloor or not.
    Ayuh,..... My guess is, yer gonna be replacin' the stringers, transom, 'n deck,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Getting this “project boat” soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Ayuh,..... My guess is, yer gonna be replacin' the stringers, transom, 'n deck,.....
    How/where do I test to see what/if I need to replace? I’ll be removing the engine/sterndrive, to thoroughly clean everything, so I’ll have full access at that time.

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    Default Re: Getting this “project boat” soon...

    Ayuh,..... Test borin's,.... Drill a small hole in suspect wood structures, 'n inspect the drillin's,.....

    If ya find dark/ black wood, it's rotten,......
    If ya find still good yellow/ beige colored wood, reseal the holes with resins,....

    Boats rot from the bottom, up,.... so test down low,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Getting this “project boat” soon...

    You’ll also want to inspect the flotation foam in the floor. When that gets saturated you add a bunch of weight to the boat. If you’re diverting tinejectric that means you’ll be adding several batteries. You want to minimize weight as much as possible so ditching the water logged foam will be important.

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