Recent content by JoeyH650

  1. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Little more work today. Hours add up really fast just on the demo. Ripping more apart - foam and fun. Almost to a bare hull. The idea process is killing me. I want to rebuild it right, weight is an issue, and expensive. Here is more gutting photos. I’m not in a rush because I can’t settle on...
  2. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Finally after a few months, I’m back at it.
  3. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Livingston did some weird things to each boat! What year is yours? My buddy just picked up a 1997 warrior and inside his boat has zero foam as well.. I didn’t check for a stringer though. His layout is so much different than mine and its pretty much stock. I’d love to see your progress photos of...
  4. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    These are the only photos that kinda show the foam that was in between the walls.. super brittle stuff, but on the deck what you’re seeing is the fiberglass stuck to the foam underneath that had to all get pulled. Feel free to share if it helps others.. I had no idea what was underneath or how...
  5. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    There is foam between the walls.. it looks like the foam under the deck is completely different than the foam in between the walls. I had to take the entire deck and everything up because the fiberglass had started to separate from the wood, but adhered to the foam so much I couldn’t do anything...
  6. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    I should have one let me check.. if not I still have the other side to take out so I could take more and better ones.
  7. JoeyH650

    My 15.5 Livingston

    It lives to see new seas! I guess? That is crazy, the old owner posted on this thread I believe. A 90 will be way too big for this boat. The 70 is perfect. @4500 I’m scooting pretty around 16-22 mph on my gps. I don’t need to go that much faster with 2-3 people full tank cooler full of ice...
  8. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Working slow because I don’t know what is under, but today filled almost 4 contractor bags full of old and wet foam from.. each bag weighing about 30 lbs. each (just from the starboard side). Tomorrow I will try and get the rest of the boat cleared out now that I have a better idea what’s down...
  9. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Couldn’t separate the inner layer from the hull, so I cut a 2” x 4” hole to find wet plywood (no surprise), cut more to find more water damage.. now tearing up the entire deck. No use trying to save anything. Ground up from a fresh 15.5 hull is the plan.
  10. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Took the motor off today.. that took a good portion of the morning and in this situation should have been a 2 person job. That hoist hooked up to the truck is tough to use alone (maybe for outboard removals only). The reach on that arm is so short when jacked up to the height to remove the motor...
  11. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Got myself a new 6” sander and a truck hitch hoist to pull the motor alone during these lockdown times. Says it lifts 500#/750#/1000# so I’m sure it’ll be just fine to lift a 250# motor. now I’ll be able to pull the motor, remove the top cap, pull the decking, and see what’s underneath. I’ve...
  12. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Yeah I’m pulling the entire boat apart. It’s tough to know without seeing haha.. excitement.
  13. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    A game changer showed up today. Portable power I give two thumbs up. Costco special that runs great and has a powerful/quiet eco mode that still runs all my power tools/shop vac on. Few more toys on the way.
  14. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    Honestly I’m not either.. I had the 14’ before this one but that’s a shell of a boat. It seems filled of foam. There’s some weaker points on the deck and I thought maybe I’d put some pumps in.. so I found the middle of the boat where I thought no foam would be.. and there was still foam. Never...
  15. JoeyH650

    15.5 Livingston

    A side by side idea.