28’ Skipjack outboard conversion

Fishbones

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Nov 7, 2005
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One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Back at it again... glassed in another layer of 3/4” marine ply to the inside of the transom along with adding some gussets to the stringers. Bracket is mounted and sprayed some Chromate aluminum primer on this morning.

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Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
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654
58
Chula Vista
Name
Rich
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One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Waiting on some parts so decided to prepare for their arrival. Drilled the holes for the rigging tubes and hydraulic steering hoses, filled in old screw holes in the bilge area and will paint tomorrow.
If you ever wondered how much glass is in the transom of a Skipjack, here is your answer... transom is a full 3 1/4” with the added ply and glass I installed on the inside. I’ll coat the holes with resin before installing tubes

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Fishbones

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Nov 7, 2005
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Chula Vista
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Rich
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One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Mounted the fuel filters, bilge pumps and trim tab pump this morning. Stripping the dash of old gauges and cable steering along with the original 1979 wiring.....

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Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
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Chula Vista
Name
Rich
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One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Ran all the harnesses for both motors, Smartcraft cable and I am going to use the original engine harness to power up pumps and lights in the bilge. Had to glass in all the old gauge holes and redrill for the new ones. Need to sand the filler and paint the dash on Monday.
Still waiting for a few parts before I can button up the engine connections....

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Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
8,441
654
58
Chula Vista
Name
Rich
Boat
One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Another day closer....

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