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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:08 pm 
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I'm in the process of repairing blisters, installing deck ports, and painting my hulls. I plan on posting pics on my web site throughout the winter. Please feel free to ask questions, or tell me what I'm doing wrong. I have a little bit of boat work experience (I've built a 19' cedar strip canoe, a 9' nutshell pram sailing dingy, and also own a 27' Soling sloop), so maybe I can offer some advise to others who are getting up to their eyeballs in repairs like I am this winter.

http://homepage.mac.com/marcusc130/Hobie/Menu8.html

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:56 pm 
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Looking good so far, man! Looking forward to updates. :)

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Why did you select the middle of the hull, length wise, to put the port in?


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It seemed like a good place to get a view of the entire inside of the hull. I might put another set foreward or aft later on, not sure yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:45 pm 
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Finally finished with the port hull. Pictures of the finished product can be seen here:

http://homepage.mac.com/marcusc130/Hobie/Menu8.html

Now on to the starboard side. It was 60 degrees here yesterday. Really motivated me to get this thing done before the first warm days of spring.

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Looks good. When you put it back together epoxy(west/404) the frame to the pylons. I did this last year and it has made a very stiff boat. 8)


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Looks great, bro! Keep posting the pics! :D

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I was finally able to dig my other hull out of the snow drift today, and got started on the blister repair on it. It's been in the upper 40's/ 50's for the past couple days and I wish it was already done.

I was wondering, with all this talk of epoxing the frame, do you epoxy the crossbars into the castings, the castings to the pylons, or all of the above. Does anyone have any experience getting this mess back apart? The only place I have to work on my boat is my basement, and it wont fit if it's put together.

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You most definetly must have a place that will house your 16! Once you epoxy your frame, depending on the hardner and temp you will tweak every thing with in specks and then its solid as a rock, and then on to the trailer. If you can't carry it into the space whole. you would not be able to get it out again. Check out Gluing the boat. On the Help with repairs section.

I have not done this. I will need to But I'm waiting to meet someone who has sometime that can guide me with this its not somthing you want to do alone!

Todd

But there is always the exception. Its not the first time I would be wrong. I guess you could epoyy the frame. Install it to the pylons later?
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Todd is absolutely right. You need an open, level space where you can work on the boat, and to some degree "jig it" so its perfectly square. Once this sets, its done and you should have a nice tight boat...not ready for dissasembly any time soon. BTW...plan on it being a two day job.

I have done two boats now and used the directions provided on the now defunct "On the Wire" eZine. However those ezines are still posted on The Beachats.com. The URL to that particular issue is:

http://www.thebeachcats.com/OnTheWire/www.catsail.com/archives/v3-i2/index.html

These directions have lots of pictures, lists of materials, and great advice.

As I recall, the sidebars tend to float in the castings, so its probably not necessary to do them.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:15 pm 
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I finally got the whole thing finished and put back together. I decided not to glue the frame at this point. It feels really stiff already. Three coats of brightsides brushed on, but it looks like it was sprayed, very nice. Installed deck ports, added graphics, and replaced the stock gudgeons with the new style one peice.

You can view the finished product here:

http://homepage.mac.com/marcusc130/Hobi ... bum10.html

p.s. pay no mind to the ragged looking rail carpet, that's next.

I welcome your comments or suggestions

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