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Old 07-23-2013, 05:11 PM
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Default 1971 Seacraft - Looking for a good and reasonable fiberglass shop Lower Cape Cod

Hi Folks,
I have cut out the floor of my 1971 Seacraft center console (Potter Hull) and found that the stringers were all in tact, no rot. The initial reason for the cut out was due to delaminated floor, which also lead to most of the butcher-block wood floor to be mush. The bottom fiberglass shell was in good shape, but needed to be removed to make sure the stringers were sound. Also the floatation foam is all in tact, no damage.
Here is where I need help. I am located in Harwich Ma. (Lower Cape) and looking for a fiberglass shop that can lay down a new floor properly, but at a fair price. I know I need the deck vented, also want cross supports, and reinforced areas for the above deck gas (40 gallons) and possibly a T-Top.
When I cut the floor, I left 4 inches around the outer floor, but also do not know how or what kind of a tool I need to remove the 2nd and 3rd layer, leaving the top skin of fiberglass?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Joe
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:24 PM
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I can not recommend Fib Fab in Orleans enough. Bobby is great, no BS honest guy. He does Good work, great prices. He has done other work for guys on here.
He builds boats and does repairs, (decks, rails, transoms etc). I know hes been doing a bunch of sail boat repairs recently and just finished up a dog house. Give him a call and let him know you did the grunt/grinding work! HA!

http://barnstable-town.gopickle.com/...ss-Fabrication
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:05 PM
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2nd vote for Bob...can't go wrong...Ahhh grinding.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:25 PM
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Roger Carroll boat shop. Chatham,MA
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:41 PM
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Roger Carroll boat shop. Chatham,MA
Second that.

We sub out to him sometimes at my boatyard when the projects are beyond our scope or timeframe.
Had him fab me up a new fuel tank cover for my 18SF last winter while I gutted the transom.
Nice guy, nice work.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:01 AM
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Thank you all for the input, I have a couple more names I was given and wondering if anyone has any further inputs?

1. Cape Island Boat -Orleans
2. Ken Richardson - Chatham

Appreciate all your help.


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Old 07-30-2013, 12:44 PM
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Kent is good. Roger good. Bobby at FibFab is good and prob more reasonable than most would be my #1 choice. Brian Lavallee of Cape Composites in Commerce Park is good and he did some touchy work for me when first bought (long story).

heck you have done the hard work, get glassing! with the money saved go epoxy .


2 bad you removed the bottom shell, or the bottom glass, of the floor. The stringers are never rotten in a SC usually-there is nothing to rot. Its foam encapsulated by glass.

what model do you have? curious, as my 23 has vents forward and aft on the hull keep them, an inner liner as its a 3 piece construction that has some venting see the square rigging boxes on the sides under gunnel, and that's the below deck venting all ya need. And why an above floor gas tank?

go buy a fein tool and never look back!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:46 PM
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I live in wellfleet, grew up in Harwich, be glad to pop by and take a gander some day when not killing fish.

since the floor is up, may as well raise it up!

I got a few spare parts I will throw your way, heck for a 6 pack. plastic door with latch, ss thru hull, atwood led 3 mile nav light. I cant be bothered to try and sell them for the hassle, rather pass them on to a fellow CSCer
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:26 PM
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Hi Joshmon

The boat is at my house, off uncle venies road (red river beach main road), and I live on Highland ave. Drop by anytime you are in the area.
My cell is 603 320 1784

Glad to have a beer with you.

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:10 PM
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I live in wellfleet, grew up in Harwich, be glad to pop by and take a gander
That is kinda like the blind leading the blind isnt it?

Dont have to raise the floor if you build em right!

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