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    I figured I'd start a thread on the repair of this old hull. It has had a lot of "mods" and some "repairs". All the wood is bad and the cores are delaminated. I'm starting by grinding off all the additions to the running surfaces then I will jig and tab it up to replace the cores, bulkheads, transom and such. Current jig is just to flip it over and clean off the bottom. Not going to be a fast project but I hope to have it rigged and running by next summer or next mini boat enduro. Here is the current state of disrepair.
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    Found some pics of when I first took it apart
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    Got a little done. Ground and sanded off most of the mess from the bottom of the hull. Still have to clean off the bottom of the tunnel. Not sure what that is. Some kind of putty. There was a lot of neat resin and what looked like cat hair resin spread all over this thing. A lot of holes too. . .

    This thing is thin (light). Deck and hull. Gunna get the hull pretty fair but the deck will still be wavey when I'm done. You can see the waves in the bottom of the tunnel from the delam of the core. The patch is about a 1/4 inch thick. I'll be cutting it out and redoing it before the cores are replaced. Will be traveling for a few days then will get started on the external bracing.
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