92 Davis Cortez - Repower and Refit

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  1. RC Plane Addict

    RC Plane Addict Member

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    Found some termite damage in the transom during rigging. Had to drill the holes so we could repair it with penetrating epoxy. Once we were done with repairs, the holes were patched/plugged and glassed over.
     
  2. PACIFICPUNISHER

    PACIFICPUNISHER Biscuit Buster

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    Damn termites! Good thing you caught it in time. Your boat came out killer and is now more efficient worth every penny you invested in it.
     
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  3. JPeterson

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    Man what a difference you made to that boat!! I've got a '93 Radoncraft just like yours that I plan on adding a pilothouse to in the near future.

    So I'm curious, how in the hell did termites get into the transom?!?! I can't imagine they'd want to bore through glass, but obviously the transom is sealed. Any idea?
     
  4. Canyon

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    Your project turned out great. Big investment you’ll be enjoying for years to come.
     
  5. rbruntsch

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    Dream set-up. Seriously.
     
  6. RC Plane Addict

    RC Plane Addict Member

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    I wondered the same thing. No idea how they got there.
     
  7. Alexvi

    Alexvi Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice job on the repower. I had a Cortez and hated the canvas.

    Do you notice more roll without the weight of the inboard? My buddy has an 18 Radon with the outboard bracket, when low on fuel it seems a little more rocky.

    I drilled a few holes in my Radon's transom and left them open for a few weeks, came back to termite turds in the holes. I soaked the holes with Copper Green then sealed them. My other boat had termite turds too, had to have the boat tented.

    Git Rot is what most people use for compromised wood. This stuff is very expensive and I learned how to make it. Mix your epoxy or resin as you would normally, then quickly mix in denatured alcohol to thin it out. Keep mixing it until you inject or pour it on your compromised wood. The alcohol will evaporate and the epoxy/resin will harden. Make a test batch and pure it on a rag or cardboard to test.

    * Do not mix in the alcohol until AFTER you mix your epoxy parts or resin/catalyst.
     
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  8. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Newbie

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    I just sold my 04 Cortez. I was told there was no wood in the boat except for the bulk head. What year did Harold change from wood in transom? Pat
     
  9. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice... Makes me jealous.
     
  10. RC Plane Addict

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    I've noticed no difference in the behavior of the boat at rest. Stable as it always has been.
     
  11. Alexvi

    Alexvi Well-Known "Member"

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    I had a 94, it had wood. I think Harold said 95 is when he went to composite.
     
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  12. Zeroknots

    Zeroknots Newbie

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    Nice job!
    Surprisingly, it actually looks like the boat floats flatter on the water with the outboard. Did you do anything to move weight forward in the boat? Fuel or water tanks moved forward?
     
  13. RC Plane Addict

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    Nope. The Armstrong brackets have a flotation chamber on them so they keep things nice and flat.
     
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  14. JPeterson

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    A friend of mine had a Cortez built in '96. He told me his boat was the first one Harold built with the composite transom. A few years later he had a Bahia built (I believe it was in 2000), so he sold the Cortez to a guy named Jerry Tibbs. This was the boat that the whale breached and landed on while Jerry was on his way back to Morro Bay from a trip offshore albacore fishing.
     
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  15. Ranger805

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    I just repowered a 96 Cortez from a Volvo to Bravo 2. The transom is wood... three 1/2" sheets of plywood. The hull is all glass.
     
  16. 7raptor

    7raptor happy to be here

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    Why did you choose the Armstrong bracket in lieu of having Jeff extend the hull to form the bracket like he does on most of the Radons he builds?
     
  17. RC Plane Addict

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    Two primary reasons... 1) cost 2) Jeff's time and availability. As it was he barely had time to squeeze in the relatively minor mods.
     
  18. dave_k

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    Nice work! Always liked the lines on the Cortez
     
  19. InDeepShip

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    Hey if your ever looking for a fishing buddy I'm right by that channel islands and will pay my dues.
     
  20. Mr Lingcod

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    Talk about the right direction. The cabin extension, the extra pole holders, the 300HP with the Armstrong Bracket, everything, just dialed. I bet sometimes you even step out onto the bracket and fish. Boat feels a foot longer now. Protection from the sun/wind/cold must be a night and day difference. Nice work.
     
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