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Old 01-27-2021, 08:26 AM
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Are you building the cap yourself? I'm also converting a sceptre to cc and going to need a cap as well. Looking good!
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Yes pretty traumatic Strick! Theres just 1 layer of 24oz? tabbing on either side of them.

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Old 01-27-2021, 11:04 AM
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Years ago I saw a Sceptre that had fallen off a dry storage rack then sat for years with the cockpit full of water. The dark color & cracked stringer glass roving under the deck got me thinking? I doubt some previous owner ran the shit out of it in rough seas enuff to delaminate them.
You know any history of this hull?
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Old 01-27-2021, 05:10 PM
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Years ago I saw a Sceptre that had fallen off a dry storage rack then sat for years with the cockpit full of water. The dark color & cracked stringer glass roving under the deck got me thinking? I doubt some previous owner ran the shit out of it in rough seas enuff to delaminate them.
You know any history of this hull?
I dont see any damage on the outside that would make me think thats the case. Just some stress cracking on the steps and some fwd keel rash... I dont like the box stringers anyway, i think theyre a waste of space! Theyre not delaminated really, the tabbing just gave. Looks like a single layer of 24oz roving slapped in there...

We got it from the manager of Merritt Supply and it sat behind their warehouse a long time. Bottom looks like it was painted royal blue with hullside paint, then a lighter blue antifouling on top.
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It's been a while for me on here but I'm still plugging away at my 23. My stringers were delaminated exactly like that. That why I decided to redesign them into a grid. Also, more in-deck storage. Can't wait to see yours come together.
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It's been a while for me on here but I'm still plugging away at my 23. My stringers were delaminated exactly like that. That why I decided to redesign them into a grid. Also, more in-deck storage. Can't wait to see yours come together.
Yep these are gonna come up about 5 and every inch will be used for something! Gonna take some imagineering to cram 150gal of fuel, a big killbox and a stepdown console in but its all together in my head
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Transom is in it now, had to beef up some delam between main hull layup and transom core bedding layup before core went in.
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I know everybody seems to be reluctant to transom R&R from the outside but I think you get a much better result. Trying to save a 40+ year old outer skin with 50 patched holes in it is not a great foundation to start with IMHO.
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I know everybody seems to be reluctant to transom R&R from the outside but I think you get a much better result. Trying to save a 40+ year old outer skin with 50 patched holes in it is not a great foundation to start with IMHO.
This was kind of an in and out i guess? Saved having to wrap the outside of the boat! Plus it kept everything basically in shape. I like to put an inch or 2 of an outward curve in too, easier to fair...
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I remember when they cut out the transom with a sawsall, outer glass, wet wood and inner glass of my brother's original I/O it took four people to carry it to the dumpster!!! I could not believe how heavy it was!!!! After seeing how the new solid coosa transom was built for a bracket.......it will never fail.
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I remember when they cut out the transom with a sawsall, outer glass, wet wood and inner glass of my brother's original I/O it took four people to carry it to the dumpster!!! I could not believe how heavy it was!!!! After seeing how the new solid coosa transom was built for a bracket.......it will never fail.
I just pulled about 500# of wet foam and stringers outta this one. Beefed up the lams a bit on this one knowing it will get a bracket. Big knees and livewell will all be glassed in too
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