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  1. Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    So this passed spring i took my old Biesemeyer to Norco, Ca. to Stew at Tracer Marine. This old girl was in pretty bad shape, the balsa floors were rotten to the piot of decentagration, the bulk heads and dash had moss growing out of them, and the stringers were twisted. This hull had never been rigged, no holes in dash, stringers , or transom (other than drains). Someone had drilled the holes for a drag style strut and cut the hole for the prop shaft (no hole for the rudder box). She sat outside for what looks like most of her life. With out further ado, here ya go. Hope you like, thanks Trevor. :drool:drool:drool
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    more before pics
     

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    FlatNv Well-Known Member

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    saw your boat a few months back @ Stu's, its coming along :thumbsup keep posting progress
    cool bringing her back..cant believe anyone would let one deteriorate that bad.:eek:.. and never rigged @ that
     
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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, the things people do. :boo: Well with any luck and time, i should have her together for new years day weekend at CFW this year. I have some parts gathered up; v-drive, rudder box, steering post w/ windshield, 1" prop strut, double drop threw fin, some cav plate hard wear, skid fins, and a bunch of misc. fittins and ss bolts.

    Oh and some more pics:D
     

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  5. Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    A few more pics of the under side of the deck.
     

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  6. Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    After all that crap was removed, Stew laid a layer of cloth and then the strong back down the center of the deck, battens for the gunnel under the deck, and a nice coat of black gel . I had him do acouple of thing diffrent that by my reasoning would be better. I had him add a solid 1\2" x 6" oak dash backing instead of ply wood. MY exeriance is that over the years plywood kinda smashes because i ts not very dense. Im always tightening my steering post on my cole. I also had him leave off most of the wood around the dack along with the foam that was down the center tring to lighten this thing up. :D
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    There was some funky business happening at the bow, lots of glass globbed around the bow eye. You can see the floors were pretty bad.
     

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    The removal of the stringers, and the bulkheads. :eek:
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    So after the stringers and the bulkheads were removed and cleand out, next was the floors and all the old water soaked, delaminated fiberglass was ground out.
     

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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread, thanks for showing us your project! :thumbsup:thumbsup
     
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    WoW! Talking about starting from Scratch. Thanks for sharing your project and the pics. Very Cool:thumbsup
     
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  12. djunkie

    djunkie Broke mo fo

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    Ditto.


    Sent from my iPhone paid for with Union money. :D
     
  13. vdcruiser

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    One has to ask,wouldn't a new hull be cheaper or close?
     
  14. Reservoir Dog

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    Thanks guys, shes almost finished as far as the hull goes. I should have her back home in about a month, and start the rigging.

    vd cruiser ya it would have been cheaper to buy a new hull, but let me know where to find a long deck Biesemeyer brand new. I dont believe anyone make this hull any more. I have not seen any one with the molds for a old style long deck. These have different gunnels and decks than the new ones do. Im not sure, but i think they were only made for a couple of years (70-71?) Since this one has never been rigged, i have thought about making a splash of it though. :)
     
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  15. Reservoir Dog

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    After all the bad glass was removed from the floor, the transom was cut to relieve it for straitening. The two bottom pics are backwards. Since there was so much material removed form the inside, a small dam was built as a mold to build up the cav/blast plate recess area. Once the new floors are in they will get a couple more layers of glass on top of that.
     

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  16. Reservoir Dog

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    Next the strong bacl was installed, and then the new stringers
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Now that the stringers were in place, time for the balsa core floors to laid in.
     

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    I understand, the long decks look so good. Some mighty impressive work going on here.:thumbsup
     
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  19. Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks cruiser, the hull is getting so close. Cant wait to get it home,and start the rigging. I think Im going to do most of the rigging before i flow coat the floors and paint the hull.

    Any how here is some more pics to keep you all salivating like me. Here all the wood has now been covered in glass
     

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    How's the progress ? Let's see come more pic's .

    Darren
     
  21. Flyinbowtie

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    Please update when you can. This is one of those incredible builds we love.
     
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    Nice job so far :thumbup:
     
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    Well I hope the lack of reply means he is busy and doing well.

    My fear is that for some reason or another the project has stalled... I hope not! I am looking forward to seeing this come together.:thumbsup

    PS his last post on RDP was 10-27-12
     
  24. Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Well folks its been a while since ive been on here. Work has progressed, and i moved to idaho 3 years ago. So with out further ado here are some more up to date pics.
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Pics of the floor
     

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    All capped and in primer
     

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    Back on the trailer ready to head home.
     

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    Blue printing the bottom.
     

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    First coat of primer after blue printing. So i had Stu remove the two strakes and make it a four straker.
     

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    Here are some drawing of how i would like the paint to turn out,mbut havent decided on the color yet. I was thinking of a white or bright orange base with the center stipes being black w/ red pearl tap fades over the black.
     

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    Wow! Looking great. Glad this is still going. Keep the pics coming.
     
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    Welcome back !

    Glad to see this one moving forward - love the floor.
     
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    coolchange Lower level functionary

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    Can I ask you what you bedded the stringers with? Did you tab the stringers in before you put the balsa down? I can't tell from the pics. And how did you lay the floor? Just wet it out and lay it in?
    Love those hulls.
     
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    The stringers were cut to fit the bottom, lay down glass mat 2" wde full lenghth of stringer w/ heavy resin and build jig to hold in place and to set weights on, glass over stringers acouple of times, lay down more matting w/ heavy resin lay down balsa, add weights, then glass over all.
     
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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    Built a set clam shells for the strut,
     

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    Reservoir Dog Well-Known Member

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    A couple more pics
     

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    Very nice work Sir! Thank you for posting the updates! ;)
     
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    J DUNN Hallett 240 Owner

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    It would be so sick to see what Billy B would do with this thing. He painted 2 of my dads boats, Cole "Main Squeze" and Mandella 18' long deck, back in the day and they came out phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice pics, it's cool to see a good slow build going in all the right directions. Keep up the good work.

    Do you have power worked out yet?
     
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    No updates for quite some time........ hmm...... Boise huh-? Good Ole "Leaky Peak."

    I'm torn between selling my long deck (project) I put an ad on performance boats... I guy came to look. another saw pics and is looking for a cleaner start. like drop in motor and go.

    looking at the pics, I would like to pay Stu to cut off the deck. And I could start all the crap removal. then with a little guidance I could redo the stringers. balsa. veneer over balsa.,
    etc.

    I started scraping off the paint on my hull, and have gone thru about 4 or five paint layers plus primers..... it's about 3/32" thick.......... down to original gelcoat.........

    This hull was laid up in light green metalflake gell......... kinda neat, not exactly my taste.......... but until someone knocks on the door and says I just gotta have that boat and here's
    the cash, I guess I'll put time in when I can, and buy materials when I can.....

    --So Resevoirdog, what was the decision to move to Boise-? I was there from 89--91 ish timeframe working at Micron and living in hotels. ;lol. took my boat up for a summer. had a blast.
    --Sherpa
     
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    wood and glass work look awesome, looking forward to seeing the rigging!
     
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    Stu, is that Stu Sutherland?
     
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    Glelcoater yeah it Stu Sutherland who did all the resto work and the bottom.
     
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    Sherpa cutting the deck off is easy part, but befor you remove the stringers make sure the bottom of hull is braced/ supported so tha it dose not change when you pull the stringers out. The hull will flex a little with no bracing (stringers) in it, so you need to be able to keep the shape while workin in it. I think there some pics of it sitting on a dolly with block underneath to support the shape in this thread.
     
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    Sorry for not having many up dates on the boat, up its cold out side and no garage to work in. I was able to build a new part, didn't really like any of the options out there for the calvplate rod transome fitting so I made one that I thought looks pretty bitchen. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    One more image.jpg
     
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    looking good............havent seen mine its back at paint for final cut and buff
     
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    I want to THANK YOU for showing your rebuild. Thank GOD for people like you!
     
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    I would too...
     
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    I've watched your restoration from the start. You did well. I appreciate more than you know the task of the job in hand. More pics would be awesome!
     
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    If you EVER have the urge to do another resto...PLEASE DO!
     

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