“Pay Dirt”, 1973 Hondo Restoration.

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« on: November 06, 2019, 06:37:49 PM »
So i have been building this  boat, a 1973 Hondo, affectionately named “Pay Dirt”, for Seth Moore.
So i decided that i would do a build thread, to show the work that has been done.

The Hondo in the original configuration and gel scheme.



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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 06:48:58 PM »
Seth and the Aquatic Karuption  crew, getting the boat off the trailer and flipped over, for work on the bottom.
Plan is to, sand and body work the bottom, fill all the holes in the transom and gel coat the bottom and sides.


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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 06:57:35 PM »
Withe the boat flipped upside down, Seth and crew went to town, sanding and blueprinting the bottom of the Hondo.
The bottom was straightedged, measured, glassed the low spots, then Holes in the transom were filled with glass and prepped for gel coat.
 The bottom was sprayed with white gel coat, mixed with Duratec clear gel addative.


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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 03:39:58 AM »
Lookin great so far. Cant wait to see it finished. Good looking boat 🤟

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 04:01:41 AM »
Bottom came out nice


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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 06:08:23 AM »
Aquatic Kuruption crew, flipping the hull, back right side up and putting it back on the trailer!



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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 06:24:20 AM »
Hull back on the trailer, time to prep the deck for paint.
Seth and crew got busy, block sanding and body working the top side!


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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 06:28:27 AM »
Initial body work and glass finnished, got the topside sprayed out in primer, blocked again and sprayed out in final primer.


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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 06:32:38 AM »
Seth’s painter, glassed in, gunnel supports and bilge, bulkhead.


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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 09:39:22 AM »
Seth got the boat over to the painter, so he could get the inside coated with gel and some color laid down and cleared.
He went with a gold, with heavy flake.



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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2019, 09:47:22 AM »
Boat got color sanded and the painter started laying out and taping, patterns and lace.


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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2019, 09:56:48 AM »
Patterns, lace, badges and pin striping got laid down.
Boat was final cleared, then cut and buffed.


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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2019, 10:00:22 AM »
Seth got the seat shells in and they were sent to the painter, to get some color laid down on them


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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2019, 12:42:15 PM »
Nice project. Unique color and design. Looks great.  It’s awesome when someone can go through and do the whole deal! 
As usual, great write up on the project Hal. You do a great job with the pics and details. It’s nice to see some build threads.


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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2019, 05:47:30 PM »
Looks good!


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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2019, 06:31:46 PM »
Nice project. Unique color and design. Looks great.  It’s awesome when someone can go through and do the whole deal! 
As usual, great write up on the project Hal. You do a great job with the pics and details. It’s nice to see some build threads.


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Thank you very much!



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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2019, 06:38:09 PM »
Seth Dropped the seats off,  to Sergio, a local upholstery guy, to get the seat covers done.
Sergio  does bad ass work, for sure!


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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2019, 06:46:45 PM »
Sneak peak, at some goodies and  the bullet, being put together.



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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 07:14:42 PM »
It was time for me to get my hands dirty and do what i do best!
 
First things first, build a rail kit!

Started out by finding the keel centerline and transferring it to the inside of the hull.
 I like using a laser these days, over the old school way, of pulling a string line.

To find the center line of the keel, start by measuring the distance between the inner strakes and mark half the distance.
 Measure in several spots along the keel and make your marks.
Take a string line or a laser and strike a line along the keel.
It is easy to transfer to the inside, using a laser by setting it up behind the hull and passing the light, through the hole in the transom for the pump.



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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 07:42:21 PM »
Cut and set my rails on the stringers.
I like to set my rails, 1/4” below the top of the stringers.
You can go lower if you want but i would keep it to no more than 1/2”.
The reason to set the rails below the top of stringers, is to keep them just below the round over, at the top. Otherwise it will look like there is a huge gap, between the rail and the stringer
If you are using prefabricated plates, you might have to adjust the rail height accordingly.
Use transfer punches in the block bolt holes and put the plate against them to mark the holes on the plate.
Design your shape and cut them or mill them out.
Make sure to measure the drive line, that you will be using and set the crank centerline jig, accordingly. Make sure to leave 1/4-1/2” , i like 3/8”, of end play, in the splined end of the drive line and the pump. Just bottom it out and pull out 1/4”-1/2”.


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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2019, 06:25:38 AM »
Set the mockup block back in and checked the angle set up, with the plates.


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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2019, 06:33:35 AM »
Seth was still waiting for his drive line to be delivered, so i dropped my engine in with my drive line. Wanted to see how every thing lined up.
Drive line angle looks good.
I wont buckle the plates down permanent, until i get Seths engine and drive line, incase there is any adjustment needed.


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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2019, 06:44:48 AM »
Rail kit completed.


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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2019, 07:28:20 AM »
Wow. You do awesome work and everything is looking killer. Love this thread!

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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »
Wow. You do awesome work and everything is looking killer. Love this thread!

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Thank you very much!

Cant take credit for the paint work.
Some one else did that.
Maybe Seth Moore will chime in with the painters credit.


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