22.5ft Complete restoration...

Discussion in 'Check Out My Boat Customization' started by tamezjos, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. tamezjos

    tamezjos Got Fish?

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    Another look at Aft sides of pilot house.
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    On the sides of the PH a groove was made so as to bond together the walls and the roof, the 1x4's went into these grooves.... pic explains it better
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    Roof was screwed into the walls.
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    A look at the roof from the inside of the pilot house.
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    Securing the fore roof.
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    As viewed from the transom
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    A side view
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    Working into the night...
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    The next morning... and it looks good.. time to finish the structure of the roof and protect that plywood from the ocean breeze, I live about 10 blocks from the open ocean.
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    George is working on the braces or supports for the middle part of the roof that is missing
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    Setting up the structure so when we finish fiberglassing the 1708 on the roof we have somewhere to stand....
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    We are begining the fiberglassing.... it's humid but time doesn't come back
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    We finish in the dark, you can see the middle part of the roof from this picture, and how the 1708 came all the way around the fore roof. We made it.
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    Following morning got up early and installed the door... i'm dying to see how it would look...
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    That's all I had for this update.... remember... questions are welcomed.
    Hasta la vista....
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    Josh


    PD. I'm still a beginner at posting.... so exercise your patience....
    PD2. Just corrected the pics issue...
     
  2. tamezjos

    tamezjos Got Fish?

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    Hey guys... you want to see some more of this stuff or I'm I boring you???... if this is interesting to you post something, make a remark.... so for the 2 hours that it takes me to scan thru my pics, resize, upload, and do the whole enchilada I think you can at least make a quick reply...

    Now that I've begun to do this I can appreciate the nice posts people put up in this place and the time it takes them to do it
     
  3. ConSeaMate

    ConSeaMate Legend in my own mind

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    It's looking good........but then again I'm a redneck.....
     
  4. DaveR

    DaveR Newbie

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    Great to see the progress on 'er... Keep it up!
     
  5. fishnbuddy

    fishnbuddy Member

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    I gave rebuilding boats a shot, but you're going DEEP into the rebuilding process. She looks good! I enjoy seeing the process you've made. Hope I get to see it in action one day!
    ...jr.
     
  6. F15hK1ll3r

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    hhaahahahaahhaa
     
  7. bocker

    bocker Newbie

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    Damn good job. Keep the updates coming please... very interesting read. I like what you have done thus far.


    Chris
     
  8. sdfishkiller

    sdfishkiller Cod Smuggler

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    We love boat re-build posts, keep em coming!
     
  9. Az.monkey

    Az.monkey Newbie

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    Keep it commin bro, a true labor of love
     
  10. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    ghetto fabulous....
     
  11. tamezjos

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    Thanks guys... keep posted... I will put more pictures up shortly... There was a problem with the pictures on one of the updates (they were missing)... my beginner side showing up here.... but I think I just killed that beginner in me by correcting the pictures on both posts.... anyway... I will post a bunch more pics this evening...
     
  12. Great Escape

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    Wow Josh... I thought I had a big job rebuilding my transom and bow? You have been very busy, keep up the good work, when it's all said and done you can look back and be proud of your accomplishmnets! Thanks for putting your project up on the board, it looks great! Keep up the good work.
     
  13. Assalt Weapon

    Assalt Weapon Well-Known "Member"

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    How much weight do you think you have added.

    Do you think that you have interferred with the Balance of the boat,

    I am thinking you might have to move your fuel tanks further after, do to the added weight forward.

    Nice work, how many hours do you have in it so far?
     
  14. Deno

    Deno NO SHENANIGANS....

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    :appl:Chingón project..
     
  15. tamezjos

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    Bryan,

    Considering the weight I took off, I would say I put up 150-200 lbs max, its about the weight of a man on top of a tower. It looks heavy but it's not. For the structure for the pilothouse I'm only using 1/2" plywood. And after all is said and done I need to add weight foreward.

    A friend of mine who has a skipjack 24 flybridge says it feels just like his flybridge, we did a sea-trial on my boat. It's definitely not a Center Console, but I wanted protection from the elements, and I'm a tall guy. It all depends on what you're after.

    As far as hours on the project go, its a very "gray" area... not to say that I don't have a clue....:hali_parkutuli: I don't have the counted total but considering I've worked on the boat since mid Dec-07 (trailer was done before this), and all the people I've had working on the boat at one time or another, it has to be a guestimation... I would probably say between 1200 and 1600 hours right up to sept 08, you have only seen the work thru Jan-17-08. Up to that point (jan 08) I would say maybe 120-150 hrs. Remember I don't do this for a living so it takes more time when you're trying to figure out things. I probably have invested about 500 hours on planning, sketches, looking at other boats, taking dimensions on my boat, buying materials, scratching my head, doing research on the web and a bunch of other things that are needed... I can say a lot of planning goes into something like this, and you've only seen the tip of the iceberg.

    Hope this answers your questions.


    I'll go now to prepare a bunch of pix for this evening update.

    Josh
     
  16. tamezjos

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    Gracias Deno

    Josh
     
  17. tamezjos

    tamezjos Got Fish?

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    1708 was stapled to the sides because it was going to be difficult to hold it in place just with the resin.
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    A view from the inside, cutting the biaxial on the window so it would wrap around the window frame.
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    Fitting the windows, holding them with whatever I had in hand. The frame for the windows was constructed around the windows, letting enough space for the fiberglass and gelcoat that was to cover the wood.
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    Here you can see that the side walls and aft-side-walls have been fiberglassed.
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    Framing around the windows
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    Got late... but we have to finish this stage...
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    A view from the inside
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    Started fiberglassing the inside of the walls.
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    The braces for the middle part of the roof had to be reinforced, here comes the biaxial
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    The following morning the pilot house looks like its taking shape
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    Used filler (resin + cabosil 40% + bubles 60%) to provide a better surface for the biaxial that was to come up front
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    The "dashboard" was not working for me because it was not leveled, so it had to go...
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    Here is the new one fiberglassed in
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    Started working on the sterndrive, the drive had to go, old OMC cobra
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    Started digging into the wood of the transom and found that it was soaked and there was no end to it...
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    Decided it was better to take it all out and rebuild the transom.
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    Found soaked foam under the engine supports/blocks, they too had to go...
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    Up to this point here is how it looked
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    This is not finished, will continue on the next post....

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    In the meantime I was also working on the helm, trying to use the old helm... here is how it was in the beginning
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    Using wax paper so the fiberglass will "release" easily
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    The fiberglass layers, 1708, mat, woven roving (left from previous project)
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    Filled holes
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    Reinforced the previous holes as this area was destined for the controls. You can also see there was a gap atop the helm, that had to be covered
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    Wanted a reinforced extension on the lower part to hold the steering wheel.
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    Wax paper for the easy release
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    Finished laying the fiberglass
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    After taking the wax-paper off
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    After cutting off Santa's Beard
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    Until the next update....

    Josh out...
     
  18. Waterpup

    Waterpup Team Boat Soda

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    Now that you know all about trailers you wanna do mine next? And pay for too :)

    Edit: When I posted about the trailer I hadn't read the whole post. Awesome job!! Keep the pics coming.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008
  19. willit float

    willit float Member

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    Love the photos, trailer and boat... how hard was the gel coat to apply?
    Also does it absorb and hold water?
    ***Always remember to protect yourself, lungs,eyes,ears!
     
  20. LTBOLTMAN

    LTBOLTMAN Team Tail Chasers

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    dang Josh, way to jump in with both feet...sorry to see you had to run into that transome issue...looking forward to seeing more, good luck
     

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