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boat527

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I owned the 527 Vector for close to 20 years. We had our ups and downs together but I always wanted a 22 Stoker. Having a family with 3 kids the Hallett was an awesome boat but never really suited our needs. Lost my job way back when, sold it ( and my truck) and started looking for a 2
2 when things got better.

One of my brothers had a 20, then another 20... Then I came across a 22 but wasn't quite ready to buy yet. He bought it
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He called one day and asked, " what ever happened to the perfect blue 22 from back east?"

Turned out it got sold to a guy out here.. it went up for sale.. . and he picked that one up too.

I bought the maroon one from him a few years ago.

She was tired..

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So it began last May... Mid Covid somewhat.
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Started cutting

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Transom wasted

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Found some other issues
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These were in the floor, all original..
I was pissed
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Then this
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Put 3 layers of Coosa in the transom
Replaced the last 5 feet of stringers ( Coosa.. Tore up some balsa..
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Today. .. I've got the floor back in. Coosa. Bulkheads.. Coosa.. and put some Balsa back in to tie the tops of the tunnels in to the center pod.
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I've made some mistakes and had to grind and start over...typical

It's going to be a beast..

More to come
 

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RitcheyRch

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Looking forward to seeing the finished boat. THis makes me miss my 20 Stoker.
 

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I always liked the 22 Stokers first one I ever saw in person had twin 2.4's really a fine looking boat on the water. I recently was thinking how one would perform with the new Mercury 400 or 450R since they can swing big 5 bladed props. The work you have done so far looks nice and hopefully get'ur done.
 

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Holy chit, what year is that boat? Amazing amount of damage!

o_O
 

boat527

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Coosa question:

Honestly? Stuff is pretty easy to work with. Yes., Dusty. Wear a mask when I cut and sand. Goes thru blades. I am thoroughly against putting wood back in this boat. It won't absorb water or rot.

Boat is an 87. The transom had lag boats in it , cracked everywhere across the center section and had about a 3/4 of an inch WOW in it from top to bottom.

I put a sheet of 1708 in first then made the transom on a table. Made a healthy mix of epoxy paste with micro balloons and 1/4 chopped glass in between each 3/4 panel.

It's pretty stout with the 1 1/2 inch coosa knees that I built.
 

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Yeah, strong for sure. Twin 450 ready :)
R,
HAP
 

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I'll be throwing some Coosa in another small project I've got squirreled away. Thank you for the motivation. ;)
 

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Did you use duraglass to finish it off?
 

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Did you use duraglass to finish it off?
Using DuraTec.. Most of the tunnel has 2 coats except for the rear compartment. haven't final sanded the floor yet to prep it.

Not going to put carpet back in. Going to use "Sofsand" in maroon gel. Strategically of course so that the cleared balsa floor will be visible around the non skid areas and on the top of the trap door.
 

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Not going to put carpet back in. Going to use "Sofsand" in maroon gel. Strategically of course so that the cleared balsa floor will be visible around the non skid areas and on the top of the trap door.
That was my original plan for my floor and somehow I talked myself into Seadek 😁
 
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