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Offline Terry_Curran

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2018, 09:30:26 AM »
Looks great Terry, your pluggin' right along !
Welcome to the "Year of the cracked hulls" Ö Were adding new members every day ..
Thank Gregg. But I havenít even had my boat on the water! Not sure how I missed that when I went to buy the boat. The good news is that the boat was apart already

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2018, 09:32:32 AM »
       I found several small cracks in the gel coat in the transom area on mine, but the cracks did not extend into the substrate.   Making a v cut with a pointed burr, it was easy to see that the crack was just the outside gel.   Some epoxy fairing, sanding, and back to good.   That turn from the hull to the transom is the thickest part of the entire boat, not thick enough to grind out the hook though.   The hook can be measured on the inside, just not as dramatic as the bottom.   Transom looks great, but now I'm worried my full width piece will hit the top.

Hopefully youíre right about just the gel. Iíll dig into it this winter. Right now the plan is to get the inside structure back together before it gets too cold

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2018, 06:43:00 PM »
When 1 of your hobbies involves cake decorating, you reach for an icing tip and a piping bag to put down a 1/4Ē bed for your stringer n less than 2 minutes.

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
Looks like it would do a fine job, probably tastes different though. 
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2018, 09:12:48 PM »
I remember some one else used the same idea, controlled amount of resin .. good idea !
Gregg
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
I had used an empty caulk tube but the piping bag looks to be easier to use with better control.
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2018, 06:36:48 AM »
Looks like it would do a fine job, probably tastes different though.

Youíll find out in August! 😉

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2018, 06:39:11 AM »
I had used an empty caulk tube but the piping bag looks to be easier to use with better control.

Iíve been using a piping bag for thr fiklets also, I think a caulk gun would work good for that.

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2018, 03:24:21 PM »
Lookin good Terry!
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2018, 06:51:07 PM »
Thanks Doug!  You ever get a second seat in that rocket of yours?  Iíll be down sometime in the future. Sure would hate to leave you on the island whilst I check your boat out!

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2018, 02:44:23 PM »
No second seat yet. But it's no problem. I let anybody drive ...
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2018, 06:59:25 PM »
Stringers are all in and bedded. The outside ones are about 60% tabbed in so I felt comfortable moving the boat to storage for the winter. Also cut most of the floor and applied resin to it.

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2018, 07:13:55 PM »
Nice work !
So your done ?
It's stored were you can't continue work ?
Gregg
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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2018, 07:28:36 PM »
Thanks Gregg. I have it at a friends barn, the problem is itís not heated and I was told not to do any resin work if the temperature didnít stay above 60 for 24 hours or it would never cure. I still need to cut the keyhole out and finish cutting the floor for the very front of the bow. I have work still needing to done on the trailer, wiring, lights, steps, repair broker frame under the keel at the transom area, new grease seals, probably add brakes and ???

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Re: 1984 Intimidator rebuild The fun has begun!
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2018, 09:26:44 PM »
So .. Just a little bit left to do Ö LOL
Gregg
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