JC31 casco bay project

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Hello, I am new this forum and have enjoyed some of the projects you all have posted so i figured I would post mine. I bought a 1979 JC1 with a cat 3208 this past march. I own a composite/paint shop in portsmouth, RI and started the project last month after rebuilding a hydraulic boat trailer to be able to move it. More pictures will follow and any feedback is welcome!

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I've removed the A bulkhead as it was put in crooked and 'Swiss cheesed' with holes someone had drilled for various things. I want it to be a water-tight bulkhead, partition for the anchor rode. I vacuum bagged a foam/17 oz biax new bulkhead and will tab that in after fabricating a floor and drain. I've removed everything but the v-berth insert and will tab in the main bulkhead. That's what I'm planning this week.
 

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Good luck with your project vintage Jack Cadario JC. He made a great vessel. Bridge removal is always good on the 31 JC. Based on the production year I would give the fuel tanks a very serious look. In 78 & 79 I believe most of the JCs had steel tanks. They weigh a ton plus is they are steel before you get to involved in finish work you may want to address the fuel tanks.
 

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I'll be taking a look at those once I get to the deck. I've been busy in the cabin. Big grinding day today..

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The deck will need quite a bit of attention in that area, but that will come later. I will be fabricating a hardtop mold to lay up a foam/epoxy/biaxial fiber top, as well as fabricating some pilothouse walls utilizing the same construction, everything vacuum-bagged.
 

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Captain Larry 84, do you know who would manufacture replacement fuel tanks for the JC? I believe they're eighty-gallon tanks?..
 
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