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g0nef1sshn

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So I brought the boat home to work on this weekend. Figured Id re title a new thread for it instead of it saying new boat. Borrowed a trailer to get it here so ill still need one eventually, but ill put more of the money I dont have into the materials needed first. Few pics to start this off right again.
 

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T-N-T

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Gutted out. Nice.
Time to get building.
Keep the pics coming!
 
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g0nef1sshn

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got the transom out, What a pain. One screw I had to dill the head off held me up for a while. Had I drilled it out a lil more it probably woulda slid right out. This wood was wet throughout the whole thing. It did look like someone took their time to do it right too. So me and my dad are thinking it must have been submerged for a period of time or held a ton of rain water in someones back yard. funny thing is it doesnt look like a motor was ever clamped on it after its last redo job.
 

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g0nef1sshn

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my plan for this weekend..... hopefully. Or atleast get started on these steps.

1] scuff sand entire boat with a sanding sponge to ensure it is smooth
2] scrub boat with soap and water and rinse well
3] wipe down THOROUGHLY with white vinegar and let dry
4] paint Rustoleum (thinned out some) with a good natural bristle brush - two coats. Let dry well and then wet sand LIGHTLY with 400 wet and dry paper. Tack off dust etc with a clean cotton rag and paint thinner, then brush on third and final coat with very clean brush

Since this will be a hunting boat and ran into sawgrass/brush and everything else on the water, these are my next steps. the outside of the whole boat is white now, Ill be goin for a green, brown, or tan on the outside. Im hoping to get it off the trailer and start sanding away this weekend. Maybe even today.

Majority of the white paint is on it pretty good. Only small areas where I can see it is bubbling/peeling. So I will be hitting those areas good and feathering out. Ill probably hit around every rivet good too. Ill post pics if I actually get to it. Two little girls under 3 keep me tied up pretty good on the off days.
 

Gaducker

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use a foam roller and your paint will turn out much smoother.
 
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Movin forward

One man operation. while girls were nappin and wifes out on shopping time, I got it out, off the trailer, flipped on its new temporary trailer and got one good wash in by the time the girls woke up. Now ill let it dry and get back in dad mode.
 

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use a foam roller and your paint will turn out much smoother.
Good point, the whites brushed on (real noticeable). It woulnt hurt to atleast have a smoother look in the end. I took those steps off another boat forum. Ill probably use those steps, may change the products.
 
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Just an FYI in case anyone was wondering, This boat is a 1977 Starcraft Super Sport 16 ft according to the title I got with it. Rated for up to an 85hp. I would love to put a 60hp merc tiller on it, But ill probably end up with a lower hp used motor to start with a kicker mounted as a back up.
 
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supplies

picked up some stuff today... also few picks of the aluminum back side of the transom. Need to do some research on the best way to take care if the pitting.
 

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rnelson5

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I will 100% give you an "A" for effort and dedication!! It will be Inesting to see the final product!
 
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g0nef1sshn

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So I got some sanding done on the hull and the back of the transom.. This work has made me think that I am going to pick up some paint stripper and go that route. Next days off I hope to experiment a little with the stripping process. The two other pics are holes toward the bow right in the keels. There is a whole in each keel. Alittle research and I found that these were intentional for the keels to be able to drain i guess from the factory and are meant to be there.
 

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