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joem posted 12-22-2001 11:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for joem   Send Email to joem  
I am finally coming to the end of the interior redo. I have pulled out 40 pounds of wet foam and replaced it with 10 ounces of two part foam. I have repaired the entire bow by glassing. I cut some of the floor out and replaced it with foam and fiberglass. The large hole that was in the rear of the boat took me 6 hours to repair. I still have about 3 hours of sanding and some putting to do. I then clean by washing and then using asatone and finally the gel-coat it has been almost 2 months since I started. Oh by the way I replaced the center tunnel with a 2 inch PVC. pipe foamed, glassed and puttied that in. I can see the end but then comes the outside then sanding the new center console. O well work is never done.

I would like to thank everybody for all the good information and patience with me.

joem

noswah posted 12-23-2001 12:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for noswah  Send Email to noswah     

Joem, Sounds like your making real progress. I bet you've gained alot of knowledge and satisfaction knowing that you did it yourself. Now if you happen to need any repairs in the future they will all probably seem small.

The only thing I was wondering about is your center tube. Is the 2 inch pvc going to be big enough, I thought they were much bigger than that.

Wish you lots of success with the rest of your project and have a happy holiday.

joem posted 12-23-2001 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for joem  Send Email to joem     
The center tunnel is about 3.5 by 5 unless I constructed a new tunnel or tear apart the boat their was no way of recreating. The 2 inch pipe is the biggest I could force down the existing tunnel. The machanic who is putting everything back together said 2 inch should be fine it is much better than what I had that is for sure. My question is why do poeple when they own boats don't take care of the small problems as they come along and then boats don't end up like this???


joem

dfmcintyre posted 12-23-2001 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Sound like your project is coming along well. It's ALWAYS slower then you first thought.

Are you taking pictures of the progress? Make sure you do, and send them to Jim for a photo spread, before, during and after.

Best - Don

Wayneman posted 12-23-2001 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hello Joeym,
I give you alot of credit in all the work you've done. It gives me hope and initiative on my old 17. Thanks!

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