I’m midway through a rebuild of a 1986 19x8 Alii Kai & decided to post my progress. I’ve decided to start this thread because I’ve had a hard time finding too much information about these boats. From what I’ve seen about these older 19 footers, they are a very similar hull to the glasspro 19’s except with chines and a small keel running down the center. The boat I acquired was demo’d down to the bare hull and layed up pretty thick in the center tapering out to the sides. New ply stringers and transom was installed and also layed up with glass. The boat sat like this for a couple of years and this is when I acquired it. Aside from dabbling with surfboards coming into this project I had very little experience with glasswork. Fortunately, I work with a bunch of knowledgeable “boat guys” that are always willing to offer tips or advise.