17’ whaler cabin

frazier

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Well heres the little jewel , sorry to the guy that spent all his time building this thing but wellllll it doesent do it for me so its comming off and we will put a foward lockable cabin on her

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karlow

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That looks more like a job for a Saws-All to me!
It's better for that level of precision work!
 
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karlow

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Oh no a man on a mission! Don't cut too deep brother. Always remember when you have the chain saw in hand, you have the most dangerous tool in the shop! So be careful to not chop off something you can't live without! And never loan anyone that you like a chainsaw..
 
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frazier

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Oh no a man on a mission! Don't cut too deep brother. Always remember when you have the chain saw in hand, you have the most dangerous tool in the shop! So be careful to not chop off something you can't live without! And never loan anyone that you like a chainsaw..
Thanks for the chainsaw tips ! I own 5 chainsaws and use them often , used them quite a bit building our house , i remember shocking the framers when i grabbed the chainsaw and cut all the plywood out of the window frames 12 in all in just a couple of minutes verses an hour with a skill saw on a ladder ...... lol wife wants a garden shed so out comes some logs and the chainsaw !

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frazier

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Well no more funky cabin ! It only took 2 minutes to cut the frozen steering cable and chain saw off the helm , and 7 minutes to chainsaw off the cabin with no damage to the boat except for all the screwholes that attached the cabin , now its off to the store for some fresh west epoxy and cabosile to fill all the holes

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Well got the transom done , had to fill two through hulls , about 18 screw holes , replaced the two bronze 1” drain tubes with 1” fiberglass tube i ordered from Mcmaster Carr , flattened out the curved part of the transom where the outboard bolts to , epoxyed a layer of 10 oz. to the whole transom cause of all the filled holes and put two layers of 1708 over the area i built up for the motor , redrilled the two top motor mount bolt holes and will drill the two lower bolt holes after i install the out board probably one hole up.

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karlow

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She cleaning up nicely. 2 holes up on Wet Ride with a DF70 & SS prop. I did not know you could buy the GRP tube in the correct size for the drain tube. Does the STD drain plug fit?
 
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frazier

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She cleaning up nicely. 2 holes up on Wet Ride with a DF70 & SS prop. I did not know you could buy the GRP tube in the correct size for the drain tube. Does the STD drain plug fit?
Thanks Karlow , might have to go two holes up also , will know better when i put the motor on . Yes the standard 1” drain plug fits perfect , the 1” id fiberglass tube needed a hole saw to inlarge the hole to fit but now it will never degrade from electrolis like the brass tube does , its a very critical thing on these whalers not to get water in the hull foam

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karlow

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Next time , you can roll your own and skip the hole saw. That saw would not be deep enough for most of the drains on Whalers.

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frazier

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Next time , you can roll your own and skip the hole saw. That saw would not be deep enough for most of the drains on Whalers.

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Well i should have taken a pic of doing the inside hole with a right angle drill and the same holesaw , think its almost 10” from the outside hole to the inside hole but its just fiberglass on the outer hole then fiberglass on the inner hole with almost 10” of foam between them and being what foam is its very easy to just shouve the larger diamiter tube right through the foam. And the premade 1” id fiberglass tubes from Mc Master Carr have a very strong 1/8” wall thickness . And I didnt just goop some sealant on the tube and put it in the hole , once again I should have taken more pics of the process . I dished out all around the hole both the one on the outside of the transom and the one inside the hole in the deck with a 2” 36 grit sanding disc on an air powered angle grinder . Then cut about 20 circles of 10oz cloth about 3” outside dia. With a smaller hole in the middle to slide over the protruding fiberglass tube , roughed up the outside of the tube and cut groves in it where it goes through the fiberglass holes in the hull , bedded the tube in with west epoxy thickened with cabosile to a thick peanutbutter like paste , smoothed it all in then started to lay in the 10 layers of fiberglass cloth at each end of the tube with west epoxy , makes for a very strong repair ! Then ground it all down smooth with the 2” air powered angle grinder
 
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