My first boat project

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  1. Jerzy54

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    Hi All,
    It was awhile from my last post. I'm ready to start my boat project and as novice to this I hope I can find here a lots of help and advice. In short, I knew
    that boat may have a problems, but I just couldn't leave her on the street.
    Here are the future tasks I have to tackle:

    First is to rebuild Volvo Penta AQ120b engine.
    Second is to replace of the stringer and probably transom.
    Third is to fix/reworked leaking skeg keel.
    Fourth is to remove bottom paint.

    The question I will have:
    1) If I would remove all stringer am I in risk of the hull deformation. I will leave the top on.

    2) Stringers right now are cut from 2x6, I think. Should I stay with the same wood or can I use laminated plywood.

    3) How can I tackle transom with the top on.

    4) The cockpit deck was made from balsa planks, should I go with glassed plywood. (attached photo)

    5) Leaking skeg keel- can I cover with fibeglass and glass it to the bottom of the hull.

    I will have more questions later about what material and how to do it.

    Sorry for the long post.
     

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    That looks like a 22' Wasque hull
     
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    It is look a like. She is a Pogo build by Bald Mountain Boat yard in Boothbay and design by Fred Bates. I don't think it is downeast hull, but skeg keel hull.
     
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    Wow, looks awsome is it an inboard engine?
     
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    The 22' Wasque that I looked at last summer was near Albany. It had a inboard volvo diesel with a wooden keel and skeg. Looks like it came out of the same mold. Good luck with your project.
     
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    pictures of 22'Wasque
     

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    Hey, thanks for the pictures. Looks very interesting. Considering my boat building experience I will have to research ways to do conversion to the outboard engine.
    Just looking at this keel, it is wooden painted keel. No glass on it. I'm just wondering why this is done this way instead glasspng it to the hull?
     
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    Bolting a wood keel or skeg on to a fiberglass hull was fairly common on early fiberglass boats. Polyester resin doesn't bond well to wood like oak. The wood moves with moisture and humidity. Not done properly, the fiberglass fails. If the keel was laminated with douglas fir, glued with epoxy, and thru bolted with bronze rod to the hull then it could be fiberglassed to the hull with epoxy resin
     
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    Oh ok, that's how was done. In a few days I will cut the rusted bolts and I will drop the keel. I need to determine should I make a new one or I can clean this one and reattach it.
     
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    This is how this keel look like right now. In the first photo is the front section, second is photo from the stern and the last one shows rotted keel board and one of the rusted bolt holding it.
     

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    Just finished removing bottom paint from a Chesapeake 32 that i am restoring...wow
    It would have been $1200 to tent and sandblast, with one kid at Maritime College and the other in St Mary's I opted to save the money and grind and sand myself.
    The moral of the story is, even if you have to Beg, Borrow or Steal pay someone to tent and sandblast.
     
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    Stripping bottom paint and roofing a house.........did both..........once............never again! :D
     
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    Bottom paint removal tool

    Found this design online. Made one for under $50 works incredibly.
     

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    Paint remover

    Will take some pictures of the one I made.
     

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    Thank for the warning.LOL. I was reading horror stories about bottom paint striping and is not fun. My bottom looks pretty thick, must to have a few coats on it. I got soda blasting price near me for $750.00. I will do after new year.:D
     
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    Thank for the warning.LOL. I was reading horror stories about bottom paint striping and is not fun. My bottom looks pretty thick, must to have a few coats on it. I got soda blasting price near me for $750.00. I will do it after new year.:D
     
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    Sanding

    Keep in mind sanding is still required after soda blasting. Wet sand blasting like the ferro system does not require sanding.
     
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    Yes, I know it is the farrow system.
     
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    How big was your boat and how long did it take to strip it.
     
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    34' hatteras, time spent is tough to figure, I just did it as busy work when weather wasn't right for glass and paint. Probably could've done it in two days. Still have to sand afterwards which is the painful part. I'd say if you can get it farrow blasted for $750 go for it!
     

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