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    You can see in the previous pictures that the port side sponson was open to the elements for a few years. There was some significant rot in the stingers and so surgery continued.
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    Back to the clamp bin and before you know if the whole of one front sponson had been re-skinned.

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    With the sponsons done it was a real turning point in the project (pun intended) as it was time to flip the boat over.
    Hard to tell at this point from the front that it wasn't brand new.
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    More clamps and more new wood.
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    At this point Adam was working so fast I thought the boat would start smoking. All this work had been done in a matter of weeks.


    I think it was only a couple days after that when I received a picture of the boat with decking roughed in. I honestly hadn't been this excited about anything in years. It was unrecognizable and truly the first view of the boat this was to become.
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    A week or two past and the wood work was done. If memory serves me right the boat went to the Carruthers shop in September and the west systems was put on to seal up the work in late November or early December. A truly incredible amount of work done in a short period or evenings and weekends. Name:  25409061-8535-4D9C-9EBC-C990159FBD8F.jpg
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    Hey Albert:
    I've been following your thread over at HydroRacer (forum name: nail33). I'm glad that you're moving it to this site. I look forward to seeing your continuing progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlpyamato View Post
    Hey Albert:
    I've been following your thread over at HydroRacer (forum name: nail33). I'm glad that you're moving it to this site. I look forward to seeing your continuing progress.
    Happy to see you and Dean here.

    Don't spoil the ending. I'll try and get some more copied over later. It's really a shame to loose all the conversation on the old thread...

    Still lot's to do to get the bezoat and 80 working top notch so I'll keep documenting the progress.

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    At this point it became an exercise in sanding again. The bottom was flattened and the top was sanded smooth and prepared for paint and clear coat. The boat was also given a weigh to settle the bets.
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    Well, I am very impressed! And at my age, that ain't easy to do.
    Thanks Albert thanked for this post

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    Ketzer,
    Adam Carruthers deserves most of the credit. His woods working skills are top notch by any standards. Much less for a young guy.

    At this point in the project I was still picking away at the basket case yamato 80. I’ll document that further a little later on.
    I picked up the bezoat just before Christmas 2020 and went to work sanding with 320 then 600 to make sure I had a great substrate for the paint and clear.

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    With the bottom done it was time for some paint. Much tape was used and I was working in paint supply at the time so I went through many colours before I found a combo I was happy with. But after a fair amount of work I had a boat that looked fast standing still!
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