Here We Go Again! 1984 Chris Craft Sea Hawk Rebuild

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Here we go again!!!

Many of you guys remember may remember a thread a while back of this kid who bought a turd of a whaler and made it look shiny... well, it's time to do it again...

Old rebuild thread: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ch...8-1962-boston-whaler-refit-picture-heavy.html

After 2 seasons of getting slapped to death in my Whaler, I decided it was time to find something a little bigger to take offshore. (Being at the Hidden Bank in a 16 Whaler is no fun...) After searching countless boating websites, I came across this nice looking 1984 Chris Craft Sea Hawk. My buddy McKenna has a little Chris Craft center console 21 and the thing is built like a tank. After a few weeks of going back and forth on the boat, I decided to bite the bullet and go for it...

The start of the new project!


Mercury 250 (For sale if someone needs a motor)


Armstrong Bracket


Cool Kicker Motor


Big Casting Platform


Old Console (also for sale)


Cool seat across the transom






Went and picked her up from her old house in Corona and splashed her in Newport for one last run before the makeover.

The crew for the day


Quote of the day from Jeff "I feel like an 80's drug dealer in this thing"






Putting the seat to good use...


1st fish on the new to me boat


Put her back on the trailer and took her over to the warehouse. Time for the fun part!!!


I'll be updating this thread almost daily, check back to see how she progresses. Should be a fun and interesting rebuild to say the least!

Barrett
 

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Don't ya just love that feeling when you start to take something apart and think "Holy shit what did I just get myself into?" Well... haven't quite gotten there YET but boy, this is going to be one hell of a project...

First thing's first, gotta make this go away...




I had my trusty helper Ashling as well as a few other guys come and help dismantle the boat. Everything except the cleats (for the drive to the desert) will be coming off the boat by this afternoon (6/24).

Rails and top off




Hola!


Tight fit...


No more pulpit






Hard working...and good looking too...




Tried to lift it...failed


Ugly


Really ugly wiring...




Cutting away!


I'll post up more pictures later, should be bare by this afternoon.
 
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KID CREOLE

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Looks like you mainly have to re-wire and re-hose, hull and trailer look nice!

I've always liked those high bows on the Chris Crafts!
 

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Looks like you mainly have to re-wire and re-hose, hull and trailer look nice!

I've always liked those high bows on the Chris Crafts!
I wish it was that easy! Planning on taking the deck off of the hull, reinforcing the stringers and the deck, new fuel tank, new consoles, new t-top, new motor. Essentially rebuild the boat. Oh yeah, and repaint the thing! Should be a fun project.

Barrett
 

Gil Marlin

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Looks kind of like a Mako, that should be a great off shore ride. I look forward to more pictures of your gal working on that deck... :D
 
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Captain Curt

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeet. Keep the pictures and updates coming. Would like to come down sometime and check out the project. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Give me a call.

Curtis............

The boat Hanna............
 

brantc

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You have your work cut out for yourself, junior....

I'm sure it'll be nice when you're done....suerte, compa.
 

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you got a lot of projects there! How do you find time to work the job! With your planned upgrades, sounds like it will be a awesome fish killer when done! I had to laugh when i saw your wiring pics, kinda looks like mine, one of my projects to tackle. Have fun!
 
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I'm just a deckhand...
Badass Barrett!!
 
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Sweet boat Barrett, a center console pilothouse would be killer.
 

Great Escape

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Good luck with your rebuild, that thing is going to be killer! Now if only I could find a little helper like Ashling on my boat project! Nice bro! Keep up the good work!
 

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Had a slower day today mostly in part because I had to help my family set up for my dad's 60th birthday party tomorrow morning. I was able to remove all the hydraulic lines from the steering system, all the wiring and get the motor ready to pull off the boat tomorrow.

I unscrewed the console and lifted it off so I could get a look at the fuel tank. Boy was it pretty...



Console removed


Good lord...


Old tank specs


Cleaning up


A look under the console


Ice Box


Battery Charger


My lovely assistant looking things over


As we were setting up for my dad's party, I thought that since I'm going to repaint my boat anyways, why not say happy birthday in my special way... What do you guys think???



Barrett
 

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Only a 60 gal tank...
I'm assuming you're going bigger?
Oh yeah. Im going to cut the forward bulkhead out and get a longer tank. Once I pull this tank im going to measure the area and figure out what the max size tank I can get in there would be. Im hoping to get another 30 or 40 gallon capacity with the added tank space. Plus, a longer tank forward would displace the added weight of the 250 hp Yami four stroke thats going on the back end.
 
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Love it...... keep the pics coming. I have 125 gallons in my 22.5 Edgewater.

Matty
 

ALUMINATOR

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Barrett, After watching your last rebuild I wouldn't miss this one for anything. Like your Dad, you have nothing but boating blood flowing in your veins. Have fun with this project and keep us all up to date! Save a few days for some tuna, I am sure there will be a few big ones this season.
 

Captain Curt

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I'm looking forward to everyday that I can watch this project bloom into a fish killing machine. The B-day thing on the side of the boat is great.

Curtis.............

The boat Hanna..........
 

jaw1970

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Barrett, after seeing what you did with that Whaler, I know this will be an awesome boat.
 

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to get too much done in the last two days between my dad's birthday party and the BD Yellowtail Shootout party in SD.

Before the big move to the desert I wanted to take the motor off the boat. When I got back from SD I strapped the motor up to the forklift, 4 bolts later and adios motor!

Sorry about the poor quality photos, only had my iPhone camera with me today.

Strapped




Naked transom


All cleaned up


Tomorrow the boats going to good ol Adelanto where the majority of the work will be done. I'll post up some more pictures tomorrow.
 

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40ft Cabo from daddy is a non-headache - that looks like a headache.
 

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40ft Cabo from daddy is a non-headache - that looks like a headache.
Fuel bill from the 40 foot Cabo is a headache, fuel bill from a small center console is a non-headache. This project may be a huge headache, but i'd rather be out doing something productive than sitting around like all the other kids in this town that don't do a thing.

The only headache im really not looking forward to is that nice itch after a day of grinding fiberglass... no fun at all...