20'6 Gregor Seahawk Rebuild

acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
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557
Costa Mesa, CA
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Ace
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Picked up this 20'6" Seahawk a couple months ago for my next rebuild project now that the 17 and a halfish Klamath is done. This will definitely be another slow build since I'm spending most of my free time fishing. I hadn't touched the boat since I bought it except for selling the motor but this past weekend I decided to get into it. I have a df70 coming for this boat which should be a good motor to scoot this thing along. The current plan is to give this boat the works. A custom center console, custom lean post, custom T-top and rod holders, etc.

The day it followed me home:

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After I yanked and sold the motor, transom is in great shape. No signs of electrolysis anywhere on this boat

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How it sat as of last Friday morning:

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I started by saying I was just going to start cleaning the bilge out and maybe pull the side consoles, that ended up in a full day of ripping everything out.



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Then came the foam. I was only able to get the front cap bow area emptied out, and that alone filled up 15 regular sized trash bags. This week i'll pull the rest out. How it currently sits now:

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Plenty of work to do on this thing. Good news is I didn't find any cracked stringers or bulkheads and this hull looks like it's in great shape. I'll probably weld in a few extra supports under the deck for the bait tank and center console. Going to use this thread as my photo dump as I go.
 
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I don't when you doing this
but it was wondering what you had pay for a boat that size IAM looking @a18'er

acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Decided while I was here I’d rip the transom out of it. Just like the rest of the boat it was in damn good shape. Oh well, new transom will get cut and epoxied and then painted and put in. No corrosion on the backside of the aluminum too which is super bitchin (just dirty from the old wood). This hull is extremely clean!

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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Got the rest of the foam out and pulled the hull out for a power wash. It's going to need another 2 or 3 washes, thing was very very dirty. Motor showed up yesterday as well so time to get busy on the transom since I now have no more room in the garage. Picking up a sheet of 3/4" marine ply today and will double it up for a 1-1/2" transom. I'll seal it up with epoxy and then it will get painted once in place.

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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Picked up the sheet of 3/4" marine ply. Traced it with the old transom and cut it out. Doubled it up using epoxy for a nice thick 1-1/2" transom and will also add another 1/8" piece of aluminum on the inside to beef it up some more. Sealed it up with a couple coats of epoxy. I need to power wash the boat again, then clean the transom area and then the wood will be 5200'd in and then will get paint when the rest of the boat does.

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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Next up was to fix this hole on the port side of the hull. Looks like a previous owner came in to hot to a dock and punched a hole through the side of it. They tried to hammer it back into place and JB weld it but that wasn’t cutting it for me. So I ground down all the junk, hit it with some more filler, then a few layers of bondo for a nice smooth finish. This boat will have paint on the inside and I’ll wrap the outside so it needed that smooth finish and the bondo won’t be visible. Very happy with the results

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Power washed this dirty thing a few more times and sanded the whole boat down. Then hit it with an acetone bath and laid down the first couple coats of self etching primer. I’m going to go with an off white with grey speckle on the interior of this boat.

Heres the hole that once was, with some primer over it. Would have no idea it was there

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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Haven’t been on the project for about a week. But made some progress over the past few days. Got the paint laid and did speckle to top it off. I think it came out damn good. Got the new transom bolted in place and framed everything back in as well. Started sanding the hull now. Down to 400 grit at the moment and it’s really starting to clean up well. I picked up the marine ply and will start cutting the templates this week. Nautolex will be wrapped over the ply and that gets here next week so in the meantime will start running some wires and rigging.

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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
592
557
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
Well I haven’t updated this thread in awhile, but I wrapped up the boat and it’s off to its new owner so I figured I’d share a couple progress photos and the finished product. Came out great. Did a sea trial this morning before the pass off to new owner and it did really well. 30mph at 4200 revs and cut through nicely. New owner is a happy guy, went to a good home

Substructure welded up for the bow area, foam filled underneath
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Console cut, then welded up
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Decks cut and wrapped with nautolex
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New wiring and battery box all finished up
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Custom lean post welded up and upholstered
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And the finished product
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