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Old 10-06-2020, 11:03 AM
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Default '71 Seafari 20 Rebuild

I am not sure how much I will be able to keep up with his thread, but I will try and here goes.

I finally was able to get the materials together to begin working on my 1971 SeaCraft Seafari 20. I had already done the stripping down to the stringers, building a boat shed and researching materials. Now it was time to get to work.

First area is the transom. I was on the fence of hanging a 4 stroke off the transom or building a bracket. Transom won. I am going with 27 inches vertical at a right angle from a straight line off the keel. Measurements done. Rechecked twice and time to cut.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:06 AM
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Next it was time to add the core. 2 layers of 3/4" Coosa 26. Thickened with Cabosil epoxy to mate them together and attach to the transom outer skin.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:09 AM
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Fillets done with thickened epoxy with Cabosil again.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:13 AM
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17 oz biaxial glass using epoxy. First layer on and it came out great. No air bubbles and you can see where there is the existing epoxy from patching the holes from clamping and adding the fillets. 4 layers of glass each tabbed in about a foot. A few air bubbles throughout, but nothing major.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:17 AM
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I am working on the stringers now. 2"x3" vinyl gutters will be bedded on top of the existing stringers to raise them 2". Thanks for the idea, Tim. Foam shapes will be used to fill in the cutouts to extend the stringers to the transom. A couple layers of 17 oz glass to to it all together. Hopefully over the next couple of days I will have more pictures.
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Old 10-08-2020, 05:53 PM
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Looks like nice clean work and love seeing the 20 Seafari's restored. Is that a 25 or 30" transom? Keep up the great job.
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:51 PM
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Everything I have read said go 26-27 inches for the cutout height for a 25" leg motor. I went with 27. I figure it is easier to drop a motor down than to go up.

Foam plugs to extend the stringers are in and shaped. Next will be bedding in the vinyl gutter downspouts and glassing them in place. Hopefully over the weekend, but we shall see what reality is.
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Nice clean work...your off to a good start...I think transom mount is the way to go as the boat will drive like it was intended to originally..

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I'm with Strick....looking real nice!! You should be proud of your progress!
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:01 PM
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Looks like nice clean work and love seeing the 20 Seafari's restored. Is that a 25 or 30" transom? Keep up the great job.
Yes. Great to see Seafaris and Sceptres restored and preserved instead of being sacrificed for a CC!
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