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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    We will install small backing blocks between the stringer with clearance to drain the boat, I am intending to angle cut the joint to 45 degrees once the wood work is sound then we will true the bottom up and west system a carbon fiber overlay. Even though this is a very old boat it handles great with my grand daughter driving and her unique style. I will keep posting photos as progress is being made.

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    That overlay with CF will surely do it. Looking forward to the progress pics.
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    Nice work shop Alan. Good luck with the repair.
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    Default Boat Repair

    Today we finished fitting the new transom to the boat and west system the unit in place. So far the repair has gone to plan and things fit up quite well. Next phase will be to do the final fitting and sanding, followed by the new bottom plywood. Once everything is in place we will true the bottom and the install the carbon fiber.

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    Always interesting to see how someone else would attack a problem as there could be numerous ways to fix the same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    Today we finished fitting the new transom to the boat and west system the unit in place. So far the repair has gone to plan and things fit up quite well. Next phase will be to do the final fitting and sanding, followed by the new bottom plywood. Once everything is in place we will true the bottom and the install the carbon fiber.

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    Nice plan and work on the fix. Where will you be putting drain hole(s) in the new transom? Those beveled stringer ends will allow drain water to pass from section to section.

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    Default Getting closer

    This morning we sanded the new transom and started to fit the new bottom segment. The non trip sections have been roughed out and with a bit of luck they will be finished and installed tonight.

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    Default Last of the fraiming repairs

    Finished the last of the framing repairs and fit the skins. Made new corner sections for the joint between the non trip chine and bottom. When some help shows up we can west system every thing in place and nail it dawn. All in all the repair went quite well with no major issues putting the structure back in place.. Hardest task was to figure out how to get the rot out of the transom and then make it structurally sound. Decided to make the transom 1 1/8" thick instead of 3/4 to make up for some of the damage that was removed.

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    Default Made great progress on Kaylee's hydro

    This morning we installed the non trip chines and with the temperature close to 80 the west hardened quite fast. This evening we installed the bottom so things are moving along great.

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    Default New hobby shop

    Between engine work and boat repairs I have spent a bit of time to get the office area sorted out in the new shop. Added a bit of racing art to help with making the place look good.
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    Default Learning to work with carbon fiber

    The repair to Kaylee's A/C hydro has been going well and today we put the first carbon fiber down. A bit getting used to at first but once you figure out that a plastic body putty applicator is the best way to lay the resin in you job becomes easy. I first rolled a base coat of epoxy down and then placed the carbon fiber on it. It was quite easy to adjust the fabric and line every thing up. Once that was accomplished I poured the rest of the resin on the surface and worked out all the air. Next coat will be the West on the whole bottom after a little more carbon has been installed on the sponsons and non trip chines.

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