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Old 03-28-2021, 11:53 AM
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A thought. You are building your console. Why not make a fiberglass leaning post.
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:57 PM
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I thought about having a fiberglass leaning post early on in the project but I prefer the look of aluminum.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:50 AM
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Well, I reached another milestone yesterday. I was able to purchase a 2021 Suzuki 140A. It will still be a while before I get it mounted but from what I was hearing if I didn't get it now I might not get one this year. I lucked out, the nearest marina had 1 in stock. The other two I called had no clue when they would be getting any more. I opted to rig it myself because, even though they said they would hold it, I didn't want to risk it getting sold to someone else.
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Perfect engine for that boat...no speed demon but she will start every time...

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I cut out and rounded the edges of the coosa board pieces for the rod holders/gunwale supports as well as the rear deck cap. The gunwales will be roughly 8" wide at the stern and will increase in width as the bow flare increase moving forward so that it is plumb with the deck.
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The cap went under the knife today. The core was ~75% rotten. You can see roughly how it will be laid out. I will be cutting the coaming off completely at the stern and have it increase moving forward of the front rod holder/ gunwale support so that it is 3-4" tall to allow for some foam padding. I will have to do a bit of trimming and make a few relief cuts so that it will follow the new hull shape before re-coring it with 1/2" Divinycell H-80. The deck portion will be supported with the remaining pieces of the pre-form battens. I was surprised with the difference they made stiffening the hull sides. I think the easiest way to do it will be to cut all the foam to shape, glass the undersides, lay it in place, set the cap on top, screw it back to the hull and finally glass it all together.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:10 PM
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Looks good! What are you putting in the bow area? That cap looks like you'll have a lot of head scratching and dry fitting ahead of you.
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I think I got most of the head scratching out of the way. The bow storage area will be for life jackets, towels and eventually batteries for a trolling motor.
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As the demolition of the cap continues I took some time to start building the cover for the fuel fill and vent lines. I would have preferred to use coosa but the scraps I have left are too small to be useful. I was able to use a single piece of nidacore without having to fill the edges by making a couple of miter cuts and folding it into shape before fiberglassing it.
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