Yet Another New Floor Post - Start to finish floor replacement

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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2004, 05:23:12 PM »
Jack, you are doing an awesome job, very respectable and thorough, would you be interested in doing another when finished with this one?

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2004, 06:37:47 PM »
HAH You must be crazy! I\'d much rather be on the water!

As I\'m sure others will agree - it is a labor of love.

Maybe I\'ll do another one if the right boat comes along!

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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2004, 06:40:40 PM »
Not any crazier than anyone else, actually, my wife has been looking at the pics and it has eased her mind about tackling the floor this winter

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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2004, 06:46:36 PM »
I hope the pics and chronology are helpful. I am by no means a seasoned expert but I have read a lot about this, received a lot of tips from others who have done it (thanks Eric, et al) and it is fairly straightforward - just time consuming.

1969Twain came by today and picked up the 1969 180V. He said you were about 2.5 hours from where I live in VA. Your phone number looked like Gettysburg area - is that where you are located?

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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2004, 09:53:17 PM »
You know Fleabite, at first I thought your message was being sarcastic/fun, sort of like when the next door neighbor sees me washing my car on a Saturday morning and yells - \"HEY, CAN YOU DO MINE WHEN YOU\'RE DONE?\" Now I realize that it was really a compliment, and I hope you didn\'t take offense when I asked if you were crazy (which is usually what I ask him when he asks me if I want to wash his car)  :)  

I actually got back out after my earlier posts since it wasn\'t raining, finished all of the scuffing, and found some new void spaces under the center stringer were water/oil/mud were trapped, so I opened those up and cleaned them out really good. Tomorrow if the weather holds up we will put some new fiberglass in the splash well.

Jack

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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2004, 06:02:02 AM »
No offense taken, you are truly doing a very nice job, and the pictures are excellent, you are covering this project with incredible detail, which will give others,( myself included) the added confidence to take on a project of this magnitude. Sincerely, I think I speak for anyone who has yet to tackle such a job, thank you for taking the extra time to share all the details you are encountering on your project. You will definately have a boat that, not only will you be proud of, but one that will be very seaworthy for years to come.

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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2004, 03:12:07 PM »
The Flea speaks the truth. Some of these places I might have overlooked when doing my floor. I\'ve really got to thank you and Eric both for the thoroughness of your pics as well as the narative or I would be going into this blind. I hope that I can do your instructions justice. Well, I guess we\'ll find out at the \"gatherin\'\". :;):
I said, GIVE ME THE ROPE!
Think you\'re \'Twain is fast?
Bring it ON!!

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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2004, 03:15:23 PM »
Oh, Jack,
  Thanks also for the info on the cpes! It might turn into a lifesaver!  :D



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I said, GIVE ME THE ROPE!
Think you\'re \'Twain is fast?
Bring it ON!!

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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2004, 09:00:30 PM »
More progress-

Treated stringer ready to build back up:

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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2004, 09:02:16 PM »
Same stringer with first layer of Fill-It:

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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2004, 09:02:45 PM »
Nice and clean!

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« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2004, 09:03:19 PM »
The \"Mixing Table\":

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« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2004, 09:08:27 PM »
\"Ketchup\" (wood flour and epoxy mixed to a \"ketchup\" consistency):

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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2004, 09:12:24 PM »
Inspection holes in transom are all filled up now. This worked out very well. Overall, the transom seemed to be in good shape. I did find some areas that were wet from leaks where hardware was removed and the plugs deteriorated, and some rotten wood, and some small voids. I shot CPES in all the holes two times, then regular layup epoxy, then finally thickened epoxy. Most of the holes accepted enough epoxy to plug the hole, but there were a few where I was able to get a full pump or two on the caulk gun. It was cool seeing the thickened epoxy coming out of the adjacent holes once the voids were filled up. This stuff cures ROCK SOLID. After I shot all the holes I troweled the excess epoxy paste down smooth.



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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2004, 09:17:18 PM »
Another area of missing stringer wood filled with Fill It paste. I cut out most of the two side stringers because they were too far gone to restore. I will replace those sections with new wood. I\'m using the Fill It to rebuild areas where I had to dig out badly rotted wood.