Stringer/motor mount repair

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by Thornton69, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Agree. Plenty.
     
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  2. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

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    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Winter is settling in up here and the project is having to go on hold for a bit. Temps just haven't been cooperating with me. Mounts, bulkhead and fuel tank compartment are glassed in. Pour in floatation is next, another layer of glass on main engine bed stringers and then the lower deck. Will still have to glass in some pads and supports for the upper deck before fuel tank, drive and engine can be fitted back in.
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  3. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Looks great!
     
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  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
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    FYI... I worked on my Grady over the Winter by building a big roof over the boat - using the gunwales as support. Then shrink wrapped the whole thing. Basically, I had a big tent. I put a big door in the wrap to get in and out easily, hung a couple 4' shop lights under the "roof" and had a small, portable (oil filled) heater. I could work in there, regardless of outside temp.
     
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  5. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    445
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Thanks guys. Will definitely set something set up and get back on it as soon as I am mobile enough. Going in to get a (L5-S1) fusion done on my back later this week. Sounding like it will be several months before I will be able to start working it again.
     
  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Well, OK, I guess that's a good enough excuse to stop working on the boat ;)

    Hope you your recovery is a quick one!
     
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