jyeager

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Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:41:46 PM »
So Here i am again. tearing into my SWTD once again.
Last summer i ran it really hard knowing the stringers were soft.(bad idea on my part)
I could feel the boat kinda twist out of the hull when i punched it. Plus i could move them from side to side pretty good. AND found cracks along the stringers. So after tom Papp i decided to get to work and replace them.
Also i figured wile i was at it i would put a low pro and do a few other things i couldn't last spring.
Big thanks to TRG, todd for helping me out with this project.
Here we go.





After striping the boat down i took a skill saw to the stringers and bulkheads.











Figured this had something to do with the twisting and what not


Heres what caused it



35 year old firewood and glass

Took a power planer to the wood and blocked it down with 36 grit


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jyeager

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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 03:46:35 PM »
Got the new balsa and stringers mocked.


I scratched up the floor with 36 gritt again and layed down a layer of 2 oz CSM on either side. Then layed the balsa on it and put resin on top.
Dont do that hahah. found that out later i should have done that after it cured. But then i put wax paper down on top and put weight down on the balsa.





After i made a quick jig to keep the stringers in place. The stringers i am using are Kiln dried douglas fur 1X4s about 14 1/2 long.
once i squared up everything and got it where i wanted, sanded the floor down with 36 where i was going to put glass. then I wetted out some 2 oz strips and set them down on the wet glass. Then put as much weight as i could on it.









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jyeager

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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 03:52:12 PM »
Well then the fun part started. Glass. I used 4 layers of 2 oz CSM for this









After all that work I got the new front bulkhead in and primered and blocked down the stringers. Also got the floors nice and flat and shiny






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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 09:32:45 PM »
 :thumbup: keep up the good work, it's getting there. Seeing other people doing glass work right know helps keep me moving along on my floor, it sucks but i'm not alone...
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 12:55:32 AM »
:thumbup: keep up the good work, it's getting there. Seeing other people doing glass work right know helps keep me moving along on my floor, it sucks but i'm not alone...
Thanks bud. Glass work sucks, but it's not that bad. Keep going. You'll be stoked when you're done and you can say you did it your self.
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued...... New
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 11:43:11 AM »
Well i can call my nightmare over. flow coated and cleared with about 5 coats of prestec super clear. Is not perfect but, with all the rigging and other things in there. you wont see it. Thanks to Sandeggo for the gelcoat. Big thanks to TRG Todd for helping me and answering my stupid questions.











« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 04:40:37 PM by jyeager »
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 11:49:37 AM »
Dude nice work, looks bitchen :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 09:02:33 PM »
 Very Nice.

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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »
Nice good job

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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 11:16:02 PM »
Great thread!

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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 04:48:49 AM »
Nice job jake, don't know if I woulda done it. That a lot of work
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 07:00:50 AM »
That came out great. Good job man.
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Re: Southwind Tunnel project continued......
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 08:25:54 AM »
Sweeeet
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