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by TRC886
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 207
Views: 12729

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Mike, Have you considered adding water misters under the hardtop? I was talking to a friend on Friday, who said he's been offshore when the sun was really bearing down. The boat had a freshwater tank with a couple of misting nozzles under the top. That water mist made a world of difference on the te...
by TRC886
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Privateer Retriever Rebuild
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

You're doing some really nice work there :!: RE: Drain hole: I'm old school...I like the rubber plugs with the flip lever to plug the hole, and I like it on the inside of the transom if it's easily accessible. I like to keep the plug out when I'm not using the boat so that any water can run out, and...
by TRC886
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1971 Silverline repair
Replies: 68
Views: 9974

Re: 1971 Silverline repair

If your center stringer is correct, I would use a 4-6’ level mark the center stringer in 1’ increments and lay it Across (use a speed square) square with stringer and measuring down every foot. I had to do the same thing on mine as the outside stringers were rotted on the bottom. It worked perfectl...
by TRC886
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Stratos Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Stratos Restoration

I believe that Stratos was a high quality, high end boat, built with hand laid glass. They were best known for their bass boats, and were competing directly against Ranger. IMHO: This boat is worth your attention. It's possible that I know a potential buyer, if it's for sale after you restore it :w...
by TRC886
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Stratos Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Stratos Restoration

I believe that Stratos was a high quality, high end boat, built with hand laid glass. They were best known for their bass boats, and were competing directly against Ranger. IMHO: This boat is worth your attention.
by TRC886
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 572
Views: 9276

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Chase tubes are cut and ready, not a lot on this one. One 4” for controls and one 1.5” from console to forward deck for trolling motor wires. And navigation lights, and depth finders, and etc :lol: Seriously, pull some spare wires, or at least a pull string, for future expansion. What about your CC...
by TRC886
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 572
Views: 9276

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Explorer 19TV wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:18 am
Any comments on glassing the bottom of the sole, it will not have any abrasions of course could I use 12oz on that to save on some epoxy?
No need to glass the bottomside. 3 coats of neat (unthickened) epoxy will be fine. IIRC: That's the way the Cracker always did it.
by TRC886
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 572
Views: 9276

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

That sole support is AWESOME :!: It still looks like a lot of wasted space underneath, which could be used for lockers and fuel tanks, though.

Have you thought about chase tubes for controls, wiring, etc? NOW is the time to put them in :!: :!: :!:
by TRC886
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1971 Silverline repair
Replies: 68
Views: 9974

Re: 1971 Silverline repair

Best way I have found is to run a string line over center of stringer location level with bottom of sole (bow to stern) location and measure every 12” and record it that will give you a pretty accurate strat. That’s how I did mine center stringer and it came out perfect. That's a pretty simple way ...