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by R.Watts
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

I've been working for the last few nights after work each day (I'm lucky to have a shop and my boat at my office) and have finally gotten all of the s. cast and rotten ply wood out of the transom, the smaller that it is cut up (1"x4"), the easier it comes out. I've grinded most of the transom, aft h...
by R.Watts
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Shine, I took your advice from the other day and went and bought an air chisel for $17.00 @ local parts store(priced wrong??), its working than the hammer and flat bar, but I need to cut the "grid" into smaller squares/shapes. There is nothing easy about removing the S Cast. During removal of the S ...
by R.Watts
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Thanks. I'm going to need to make a material order. If I ever see Sea Cast again, I'm going to run the other way, this stuff is a pain in the to get out ](*,) I worked on it for 2 hrs. last night and got 1/5 of it out, I cut the S Cast into a small grid (3"x3"), and its working a little bit better, ...
by R.Watts
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Shine, the gap is actually greater towards the rear, I've been looking at diff methods to build up the stringer, and have no idea which is easiest/best, I've been thinking of cutting the tops off, laying up glass on the sides of the stringers to increase height by 3", then filling with foam and capp...
by R.Watts
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Tom- thanks for the USCG req. on the fuel tank. I've been lurking the Sea Craft forum for a while and there is definitly some good talent and good ideas there. This is the transom of a 20'. I want to do something real similar to this with the live well in the center, and boxes to each side. I'm thin...
by R.Watts
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Bulkheads- I also noticed today that there is not a bulk head in front of the fuel tank, there is a bulkhead that is loose and I'll be replacing in the anchor locker. I'm thinking of adding a bulkhead in front of the fuel tank to stiffen it up a bit more (will build it to allow water to drain in bil...
by R.Watts
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

I briefly tried to remove the fuel tank by removing the screws, and some of the foam around the sides, but had no luck, I felt under the tank and did not feel any slats which are common on most Sea Crafts, unstead it felt like a solid bed of glass, I was wanting to inspect the tabbing from stringers...
by R.Watts
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

Work done over the weekend, and a little bit today- removed almost all of the hardware, rub-rail, cables, hoses, wires, console removed, removed decals and boot stripe from hull, removed motor and jack plate,steering, cut out floor, removed splash well, cut out port and stbd. rear corner boxes, star...
by R.Watts
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 23 Sea Craft Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 3838

23 Sea Craft Rebuild

Finally found my project boat, not a Potter hull, but a 23', 1987 Sea Craft/Tracker last week (2/12/09). Now the fun begins. I will be removing the floor, removing the old transom, enclosing the transom w/bracket and live well. Wheeled it into the shop Saturday and started the fun.