Look Familiar? 18' Pointer project

SPar

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Picked up a 1977 18' Pointer last spring, spent last summer putting around the harbor and beaches. I figured my tired 1974 Evinrude 50 was to blame for my pathetic top speed of around 14 mph, til I came across xp800's informative thread http://downeastboatforum.com/downeast-projects-boat-building/18-pointer-skiff-1043.html about his sole rebuild and new stringers.

Been getting under way now that the weather is "warming up", following xp800's thread and the copious amounts of info on this site already.

The deck alone must have weighed 150lbs, with the 14 contractor bags of foam making up the difference of what had to be over 500lbs of watery foam and soaked wood.

Looking forward to some real warmer weather to start mixing epoxy and getting the Bad Lad ready for the water.

The deck sure was heavy, but deceptively strong and solid feeling under your feet. I guess you never know til you fire up the skil saw.

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WoundUpMarine

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Wow i remember how much work it was to remove all that wet foam. Great job. Your stringers seem to be in better shape then mine. Two or three of mine were cracked in the middle. I got all my fiberglass supplies from mertons great guy to deal with. Keep the pics coming..
 

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Made some progress with the grinder. As soon as the weather warms up I'll be ready to start putting things back in instead of taking them out.

My pup provided great moral support.

Can't decide if I want to keep the baitwell seat (to the left of my dog) or invest in a leaning post. Main concern being price, anyone know of a place to find a cheap no-frills leaning post? Or interested in a nice baitwell seat? Has matching padded seat top.

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Also planning on glassing in some fish box/cooler seats similar to the new Eastern 18's. Maybe a little shorter. Planning on drainage to the rear bilge, would conduit be suitable? Will be putting foam in bilge of some kind.

Planning on having the hull and bulkhead being the two outside walls of the box, and making the inside panels glassed right to the bottom and side starting on each side of the little bulkhead door. Add some spray foam, a lid and a liner of some kind and should be more than suitable for my day trips.

Anyone have experience with built in above deck coolers? Could use all the suggestions I can get before i start cutting.

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Yo no frills leaning post ye looking for there?

I bought mine from C&M Marine in FLA, its white powdercoated aluminum with four rocket launchers...approximately 38" wide 36" tall....check them out. It was five hundo without shipping. I really like it. If you wanted to see it before you buy it let me know.
 

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BOS,

It's fairly big for the boat, I am pretty sure its original, as seen in the brochure kicking around stripers online. Looks identical to the lower picture. About 4 ft long and 30" wide at the top, maybe 3 ft high and pretty flat on top. Has a hinged front seat where i keep the batteries under.

I would probably have to move the console back at least 6 inches to fit in the bow seating, which brings up the question of how the bow will cut through the water. Most DE builds I've seen they try to keep the helm as far forward as possible.

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SPar

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helped my buddy get his 84' fired up. More of these hulls around than you would think. This one has a splash well and side console

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Nice job so far!
 

SPar

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finally finished

Took me a while but finally got the finishing touches on the new deck. Lots of work but it was worth it.

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She'll be solid for another 30 years! Enjoy her!;)
 

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I like how you used the existing hull to deck tabbing/flange to overlay that with the new deck. That's really a time saver instead of grinding all that off and having to relay all that FRP from scratch....
 

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I have to do this to mine.......how much did it effect your static waterline? Floating 1" or more higher in water??
 

SPar

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At least an inch, probably 2. Very worth it. Speed increased, and I don't think you can see from the pictures, but i created a small gutter against the transom to make sure all water drains out of the scuppers efficiently. I will put up a picture soon
 
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