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Old 03-29-2009, 11:55 PM
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Default 1981 CC - transom, decks, dog house.

Hey Folks.

Got around to making some sawdust this weekend. I think some of you enjoy pics, so I posted below.

The plan is to close the transom, raise the decks, and slap on a bracket. I will also build a dog house. See you in two years.

The boat used to be called "chaser," and from on the receipts, spent time in RI, FL, NJ, and most recently MA.

This is when I picked up the boat. Good guy.




Trailer made it home.




Test cuts on the transom/livewell.




Livewell out; transom is wet, except where someone used the transom injection stuff.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Lessons learned.

I will update this reply, as I learn lessons.

1) Cutting fiberglass in the rain to reduce dust is a good idea. Getting a fullbody tyvek suit with hood for cutting fiberglass in the rain is a good idea. Getting a tyvek suit that is too small is a bad idea; the butt rips and your ass gets wet. - 3/29/09
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:40 AM
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I always enjoy learning from others mistakes...Thank you. Thats some funny [censored] right there! Look forward to pics. and progress reports. Keep it up. Part II.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:41 AM
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Default more pics.

Some panarama pics:



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Old 03-30-2009, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: 1981 CC - transom, decks, dog house.

Ken,
Glad to see you had the Axe out
I had the use a sledge to bust my livewell free from the "potter putty".
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Lessons learned.

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I will update this reply, as I learn lessons.

1) Cutting fiberglass in the rain to reduce dust is a good idea. Getting a fullbody tyvek suit with hood for cutting fiberglass in the rain is a good idea. Getting a tyvek suit that is too small is a bad idea; the butt rips and your ass gets wet. - 3/29/09
2) Using an Axe is ok as long as you have sharpening wheel nearby. Sharp cutting tools (chisels, wonder bar, skill saw, etc) make a big difference. Probably safer too. Also, if you get wet and cold to the point where your fingers and toes sort of stop working, warm them up slowly. If you jump right into hot shower, they stop working. 4/12/09
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: 1981 CC - transom, decks, dog house.

OK pics from last weekend.

Transom is completely out. This took a lot longer then planned. The seacraft part was not bad (transom was mulch) but someone did a nice job injecting chopped and poly to strengthen transom. This picture was taken by leaning over the transom and doing a pararama (don't get seasick). You can see my test cut into the deck on the left side.



Better shot of the test cut into deck (lower left), and my 150 gallon tank.



The foam stringers were good. One side of the ply was good too:



The other side was mulch, so I will cut back to good wood. My general plan for the good ply I leave (front bulkhead of closed transom, deck sections, etc) is to hit the exposed good wood with CPES before closing it up:



I also removed the old ply cores (all were wet) from all the panels I will keep (casting deck cover, fish box cover, big tank cover, small tank cover - 4 total). These need to be sanded. Here is what the front panel looked like after sharp tools, but before power sander:



My old transom and livewell, packaged and ready for new owner.



Look at that classic seacraft shape!
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good luck on your project
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That is a monster gas tank Is it in good shape?
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Default Re: 1981 CC - transom, decks, dog house.

I also have an 81 and the previous owner said it had a 150 gal. tank, I'll splash it for the first time in a couple weeks. Almost done putting the electronics on her and cleaning it up, can't wait!
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