22.5ft Complete restoration...

aloharob

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 9, 2004
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Calabasas, CA
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Rob
Boat
40' Cabo Flybridge "Magellan" and 19' Boston Whaler "BobKat"
I just spent an hour going through this post. It's one of the most amazing posts I've ever seen on any website. The detailed information, pics etc. are out of this world. Forget the time spent working on the boat, I can't imagine how much time it took you just to do all the posts and replies.

I'm speechless - it's just incredibly impressive. The boat is beautiful.

I saw in one of your posts that you don't itch from fiberglass. I didn't read all the replies so maybe somebody already covered this but guys I know who have worked with that stuff for a long time say that they don't itch anymore either - the immune response that causes the itching just dies off after a while I guess.

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement in turning a broken and battered hulk into a work of art!!!!!!!!
 

BuonaForTuna

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Jul 27, 2008
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Jesse
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BuonaFortuna 26' Seaswirl Striper
WOW just a great post all together from the trailer rebuild to that nice pilot house built from nothing, GREAT work.
 

sdfish02

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 24, 2007
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san diego
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carl
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Sport boats
so did u copy the gallilean wheelhouse or what? and with the pilot house big so tall and so much glass used how bad does that thing roll? nice work!!!
 

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Reel Obsession

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Oct 26, 2007
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Battle Ground WA
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Tim
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26' Seaswirl Striper
Ok, so I saw a BD link on another site saying this was a must see and so I decided to check it out....

Then I get here and see this boat, and the beginnings on a pilot house house project and thought, "ok, this is going to be a disaster". Then I watch in amazement through 26 pages of of the most in depth, time intensive, incredible rebuild I have ever seen. Josh, what a project. I suspect that had you known what you were getting into, this project may have never started, but man am I glad you shared it. When you ran into the transom rot, I thought, here we go, all for not, and yet you worked through it.

Anyway, I learned a ton, and think you did an incredible job, and want to thank you for recorfing and posting the project. If you have any finished photos, inside photos, or on the water info, I hope you share.

RO
 

Ali

Master of Nothing
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Apr 24, 2003
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That Guy
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Hey Josh,

Aweesome project.

I sent you a PM. That thing definately needs a BD decal or 6.

:D
 
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zarco

i got crabs on my dinghy!
Dec 6, 2005
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LAKESIDE
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jason
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26` blackman billfisher,19.5' buccaneer center console.( from New Zealand)
Just caught this thread. Read all 26 pages .Absolutely amazing! Here I am thinking that patching and recutting the hole from an omc drive was going to be a shit load of work. A you go build a whole new boat. That's awesome!
 

MikFly

Bottom Banger!
Jan 5, 2009
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Woodinville, WA
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Miki
Boat
'96 Trophy 1802 w/ '04 Honda 150 & 8
Josh - like others have said, awesome job! Please post pictures of it on the water!

Question: looking back, what would you have done differently now that you are here?
 

nymack66

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Mar 31, 2009
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Maitland, FL 32751
Name
Andrew
Boat
Wellcraft v20
First and foremost please allow me to correct myself I seriously questioned the buoyancy of this boat during the project. I stand corrected.
I just completed a restoration of 84 Wellcraft V20 everything from a new transom to complete gel coat.
Your craftsmanship is never to be question period.
I have said one can't motivate one can inspire, inspire you did !
Enjoy your Boat and God Bless !
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
Miki,

There are two things that come to mind that I would have done differently, one is to put more weight on the bow area, the 2nd would be to reduce the height of the pilot house by 4"-6".

Josh


Josh - like others have said, awesome job! Please post pictures of it on the water!

Question: looking back, what would you have done differently now that you are here?
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
Guys thanks for all the kind words, I have been very busy with other "chores" of life and had to put the boat project on hold for a while, I'm back now, I've already made 5 more molds and the parts have come out of the oven. I will resume posting updates on my project shortly. I won't be blazing thru my remaining tasks to finish the boat since I don't have a deadline like last year, so be patient this time around.

One thing that I haven't mentioned and I've made up my mind on this issue back in july/08 was that I was going to replace my 2-25gal-above-deck-gas-aft-tanks (near the transom) with a 70gal-fore-below-deck-tank. This will help me balance the weight that now is greater in the transom area.

For all of you that have asked for pictures of the boat on the water, I'm sorry to say that I don't have but one relevant picture of my maiden voyage trip in Loreto in July/08, since then, I've made a lot of modifications to the boat, clearly the blue tone and trim are the most noticeable. Here is the picture.

Josh out...
 

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Fishingtail
Mar 7, 2006
453
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Oceanside
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Bob
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18', Seaswirl CC, Fishingtail
:drunk
Guys thanks for all the kind words, I have been very busy with other "chores" of life and had to put the boat project on hold for a while, I'm back now, I've already made 5 more molds and the parts have come out of the oven. I will resume posting updates on my project shortly. I won't be blazing thru my remaining tasks to finish the boat since I don't have a deadline like last year, so be patient this time around.

One thing that I haven't mentioned and I've made up my mind on this issue back in july/08 was that I was going to replace my 2-25gal-above-deck-gas-aft-tanks (near the transom) with a 70gal-fore-below-deck-tank. This will help me balance the weight that now is greater in the transom area.

For all of you that have asked for pictures of the boat on the water, I'm sorry to say that I don't have but one relevant picture of my maiden voyage trip in Loreto in July/08, since then, I've made a lot of modifications to the boat, clearly the blue tone and trim are the most noticeable. Here is the picture.

Josh out...
Hi Josh

She looks good, thanks for the quick update. I had to put my project boat on hold also for a time so I can concentrate on keeping the business afloat. I'm really looking forward to see the work you have done since the last update. Thanks
Bob out
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
The Scuppers that I used were: T-H Marine Flow-Max Ball Scupper, I used 2 on each side of the vessel and I placed an extra in-line-check-valve to make sure water does not enter the boat as scuppers are known to take water.
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Here is my "layout", left to right: Scupper, Bulkhead, fitting, in-line check valve, thru-hull drain.
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The thru-hull drain seats flush on deck.
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I drilled two holes on each side of the transom.
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The Bulkhead was installed from the inside, cabosil/resin paste was used for the installation, leaving the outside flush. Pilot holes were drilled for the scupper.
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From the outside you can peek thru the transom hole to see the thru-hull-flush-mount-drains.
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Here is a view from the outside you can see the hose and the check valve. You can notice how the hose is slightly directed upwards, this is to maximize the effect of the check valve and proper drainage.
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The base of the scupper's were installed using SS screws and a sealer.
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Here is how it looks from the outside. I don't have a picture from the inside of the boat, I'll take it next time I'm on the boat and post it on this same update.
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Next up were the 10" cleats. I made backing "plates" out of fiberglass and here they are.
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Holes are drilled for the cleats, making sure not to "crack" the gelcoat.
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Cleat fastened and sealed.
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That's all for now....

Josh out...
 

johndtuttle

Angler/Client
Mar 20, 2008
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john
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not crazy enough yet
A lot of people see this thread but only a handful actually say something about it. You like it, don't like it, hate it, whatever... just say it, that's the whole idea of posting something like this.
I think the only problem people have is finding the words to express how great this thread and your rebuild project is because:

:worship:we're not worthy!!


Josh this thread is the :urno1:

PS: If you are unfamiliar with this site check it out:

http://www.fishyfish.com/index.html

buncha' crazy guys building boats from 19'-24' from scratch.
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
I pulled the trigger on a new aluminum custom fuel tank I will install below the waterline around the helm area, it's a 95 gallon tank, $400, so I'm tearing down the floor on the cabin to make room for the big tank, this tank will let me remove my two 25gal-under-gunnel-tanks but I will keep my mid-ship 27gal tank, I'll end up having 122gal to go the distance.

I also got the upholstery guy coming in tomorrow to install the new carpets on the V-berth too. Doing everything new, seat-cushions, walls, ceiling, back-rests, and for the cabin I'm getting a long seat cushion for my bench (3 person bench) and a single-person seat cushion for my other seat.

I'm doing the details and boy do they consume time.
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
Hey Josh- what kinda carpet are you gonna get in the cabin? Any new pics bro?

Danny, good to see u around here again, when are you getting back to your boat?

Carpet is marine grade, installation is all finished now but I haven't taken any pictures of it, I'll do and post them up.

In the meantime I'll do another update.
 

tamezjos

Got Fish?
Jun 18, 2007
253
25
San Diego
Name
Josh
Boat
23 Custom
Making the fish boxes, Part 1...

I got 2 rectangular and 2 "irregular", as you can see on the "red" lids.

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Here is one of the rough-molds for the rectangular box.

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And now the mold covered with fiberglass, no core.

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Here is one of the "irregular"-size boxes, no core.

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This is the lid that covers a tray that is on the transom. This lid will also complete a "bench" on the transom, so core will be used in this part. Here is the mold, with first layers of fiberglass.

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As always cabosil thickened resin is used before the core and also to cover the core before applying the rest of the fiberglass layers.

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Being that I'm not perfect and that the lid was done on a cold day, I had an area on the lid that did not cure. Had to cut away this area and apply new fiberglass.

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Before applying new cabosil/resin had to make sure all the not-cured-resin was removed.

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And it looked like this after the layers of fiberglass.

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Still had to cover some areas with cabosil/resin and then sand the part. Here it is sanded and in its resting place before being hit with gelcoat.

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Applying gelcoat

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I need to unload a bunch of pictures from my camera so I can continue.... I'll be back.

Josh out...