Started Tahiti Project today

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« on: April 04, 2007, 08:35:34 PM »
Today I tore back some carpet to see what I had to deal with in the bilge of my boat. Today I drilled and filled stringer holes with Epoxy and dowels. I also counter sunk alot of little holes where various things were mounted. Any input or directional help would be great and appreciated.

Here is what I started with


Here is some dowels exopied in


I coutersank alot of holes that were fairly weathered. I countersank where the resin was white in color from stress or flex. I will fill them with polyester resin as soon as I get a syringe from the free clinic.




Tomorrow I will cut the dowels fairly flush and sand them down. Then I start sanding the whole back of the boat and get it ready for a new coat of cloth and resin over the dowels.  Then I will take the boat outside and pressure wash the whole thing and rough up the glass for a new coat of resin.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 08:59:44 PM »
bluenun if possible show pics of entire boat and info size and plot plan of action, sounds good on paper and it on trailer ;D ;D

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 09:01:09 PM »
Here is a link
http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=462.0
ut is on page 2 on the no wake zone. It is a 19ft. Tahiti with full strings I purchased for $600. It has a new berk. pump. etc. I plan to do all the repairs I can handle myself that Jim is walking me thru. (Thanks Jim). It is gonna get a stout 454 new interior and hopefully a coiple years before the Gel gets to bad and it gets a new coat. I also took one of the axles off and am building a new one. It was pretty bent. I will post regularly when time and $$$ allow me to work on it.

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 10:03:06 PM »
Here ya go H2o couple of trailer pics

Just got it home





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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007, 10:13:16 PM »
bluenun you say you took a axle off are you rebuilding the axle or the entire trailer????????

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007, 10:33:35 PM »
Both. If you look in the bottom pic the front tire is pretty off. I cannot belive the boat made it home. By the time I got it to my home there was absolutley no rubber left. The guy I bought it from said he forgot to lock the hitch and had no safety chains. So the boat and truck went opposite ways when he turned :o Anyways the trailer hopped a curb and luckily it only bent a trailer axle and no damage was done to the boat. So I basically cut the axle out the u-bolts were fubar so cuttung was the only option. I am gonna cut off the hitch and replace it and weld on a trailer jack on it. Then I am gonna sand blast it and probably paint it white back or back to blue. The fenders were fiberglass and pretty beat up so I will replace those as well. I will take some more pics tomorrow. The axle is 1st on my list and the rebuild will come with time
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2007, 10:57:39 PM »
blue, when you get a chance measure the axle and the type if it notched i have a large jetski trailer that i was smashed in the front and box destroyed but axle is good if same size come by and get it if your close i am going to scrap it i bought a new double trailer last november.

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2007, 11:10:59 PM »
Here is a link
http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=462.0
 I plan to do all the repairs I can handle myself that Jim is walking me thru. (Thanks Jim).

I must have misunderstood I thought the boat was coming here ? :P And was getting BBF power ? :-\ I will walk you through this one real quick, take those god forsaken white walls of that poor boat trailer. :o

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2007, 11:39:12 PM »
... take those god forsaken white walls of that poor boat trailer. :o

That gives it class Jim!   ;)   ;D
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 07:02:22 AM »
After you telling me I could handle everything myself and it was fairly easy I decided to give it a shot.
If I lived closer to you you would have the boat already. I have had some time off during the middle of the week and I can't stand just looking at it any more :'(

As for the white walls I think they are original with the boat. I will snap some pics of how one looked when I got it home

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2007, 10:55:22 AM »
After you telling me I could handle everything myself and it was fairly easy I decided to give it a shot.
If I lived closer to you you would have the boat already. I have had some time off during the middle of the week and I can't stand just looking at it any more :'(

As for the white walls I think they are original with the boat. I will snap some pics of how one looked when I got it home

I am just yankin your chain

 


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