CapeCodNorton

CFEE2C39-E36E-4899-9A0A-0D3441C7C6EF

CFEE2C39-E36E-4899-9A0A-0D3441C7C6EF
CapeCodNorton, Nov 7, 2018
    • NSfishing
      looks sweet. what did you use for stringer material?
    • CapeCodNorton
      Coosa/Penske board@NSfishing
    • NSfishing
      nice. I'm just getting into redoing a 88 steiger craft and originally had plywood stringers, leaning towards coosa stringers and floor I think.
    • CapeCodNorton
      It’s easy to work with but about 3 times the cost. Nice thing is no rot or water absorption. Are you going to do the transom too? I would recommend it if the boat is apart already just so you don’t have to tear up the expensive material in the future. The coosa and Epoxy construction is so much lighter and stiffer than polyester and wood, you’ll take a lot of weight out of the boat for sure. The deck needs to be glassed in both sides to make it stiff. I used 3/4” coosa and some divinycell and even on spans greater than 24” the deck has no give.
    • NSfishing
      the more I look at it, I think I'd be crazy not to. its a full transom boat with an outboard bracket, transom doesn't have any cracks/ seems solid. but boat also has been out of water over 10 years. hate to get it all done and have transom crack shortly after. I've rebuilt a old speedboat before but all wood products. not overly familiar with the pros and cons of the different composites. where did you use divinycell instead of coosa?
    • CapeCodNorton
      Norton Project

      Here’s link to my rebuild, any of the tan material is the divinycell. It is rediculously light stuff but very rigged when glassed on both sides. I pretty much used it on any area not taking impacts, mainly from my lobster traps. Any of the black is coosa. So in summery the foredeck, rear bench storage, combings, and cabin are divinycell. The gunwales, stringers, transom, and deck are coosa. For you boat it’s probably better to keep a little weight with the coosa which is about 40lbs for a 4x8 3/4” sheet. The same size divinycell is about 9lbs. Comparably a sheet of 3/4” marine plywood is 75-90lbs depending on type of wood. You could always drill a few exploratory hole in existing transom and check for water damage or rot then fill in afterwards if it checks out ok.
    • NSfishing
      great job, boat came out awesome. I just need to track down some coosa board now. I think I'm going to replace transom while I'm there.
    There are no comments to display.
  • Album:
    Norton restore
    Uploaded By:
    CapeCodNorton
    Date:
    Nov 7, 2018
    View Count:
    143
    Comment Count:
    7

    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    793.1 KB
    Mime Type:
    image/jpeg
    Width:
    1536px
    Height:
    2048px
    Aperture:
    f/2.2
    Make:
    Apple
    Model:
    iPhone 5s
    Date / Time:
    2016:04:30 14:30:18
    Exposure Time:
    1/977 sec
    ISO Speed Rating:
    ISO 32
    Focal Length:
    4.15 mm
     

    Note: EXIF data is stored on valid file types when a photo is uploaded. The photo may have been manipulated since upload (rotated, flipped, cropped etc).