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‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26197Post alaskastreamin »

The gelcoat and some structural putty arrived.
Got the front stringers cut and the transom plywood.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26199Post Hippie459MN »

You sure know how to make this look easy. LoL :up: :boating:
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26203Post alaskastreamin »

The chop glass ( Mat) arrived and was torn into 4”, 6”, & 8” wide strips.

A neat trick is to clamp a straight edge at one end , slide the mat under and tear it like wax paper. It takes a bit to get the feel but it’s a quick way to get it done without a hard edge.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26205Post alaskastreamin »

The 5 gallons of resin arrived last night.
Had enough stitch mat to get the deck laid up this morning.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26211Post alaskastreamin »

While waiting on the stitchmat to come in, I made a glove box. It fits behind the opening the old stereo was.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26212Post alaskastreamin »

Watching the tracking for the stitchmat. It arrived an our facility 5:15 am. Changed to “out for delivery” at 10:00am so I decided to get started.

I checked level again and used two floor jacks to hold the front stable.

Put three layers of mat down. Need it to kick before I add more layers. I’m making the ski locker floor from some left over 1/4” balsa. A mat and cloth were wet out over the under side.

Also trimmed the edges of the laminated transom .

Tomorrow will be a busy day.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26213Post alaskastreamin »

Lots of resin was mixed today.
Got the stitchmat laid down, balsa bedded in center pad and tunnel tops.

Ski locker floor and forward bulkhead glassed in.
Realized 5 gallons of resin isn’t going to be enough. Got 3 more gallons ordered. Two should be enough but I don’t want to run short again..

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26214Post Hippie459MN »

Wow! This thing is coming along fast! Looking great Ron.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26215Post alaskastreamin »

Thanks Kevin!!
Today will be the last productive day until the 24th. The resin order arrives on the 23rd. So they say……

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26216Post alaskastreamin »

Today I used the last 2 qts of my resin to glass in the bow stringers and replace the sponson tops I had to remove to get access to the hull.

I glued in the ski locker carpet, spread structural putty with a 1/2” wide X 1/4” deep trowel on the tunnel tops and bed in the floor.
There was just enough putty to put in the rear “drop” floor where the gas tank sits.

This next few days will be good to let the hull just sit in the jig and cure out.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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