1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by Whodey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Hey MSRiver I'm the other Dolphin owner that you saw on Hulltruth with the rebuild. These are the images I have on hand,I'll try to shoot several more this weekend. I'm in the process of rewiring and installing new electronics myself.

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by Whodey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:09 pm

Couple more just for fun, I only fish offshore with mine, been 12 miles out without issue and stuck in solid 4'-6' seas and was able to get back to the inlet without much of a pucker factor.

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by MSRiver » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:44 pm

Thanks for the pic, I love that live well super functional. Where do you have your battery and all that good stuff?

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by Whodey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 am

I have 2 Deep Cycle and one cranking battery under the seat in front of the console.

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by Whodey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:45 am

Are all the other pics showing for you besides the live well picture?

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by MSRiver » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:53 am

Yes they are.

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by MSRiver » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:21 pm

Well its been awhile since i was last one here. Dont know exactly how to put my progress but just been busy as all get out, and daylight hours are only getting shorter and temps are finally cooling off in the delta. With all that i finally got all supplies in and got to work. used my cardboard template to cut out my transom board out of marine grade plywood, just found that it would be more cost effective and work just as well. So epoxied the 2 boards together.
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It was hard to make the boards fit exactly to the boat but got it as close as possible. This was a pic of just a rough fitting. as you can see the corners were hard to get to fit snug.
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then just sanded the existing with 80 grit to get all clean. Image

Finally came to epoxy the transom into place. Well thinking of doing it at night with cooler temps would help the working time but as i soon learned 1/3 or so i was going to use to fill in the holes cured so i was left with the gaps around the sides. I later came back and just mushed epoxy in all the gaps and made a fillet to glass to go on next. Image
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Then Glass finally went on, been dealing with rain and somewhat high moisture so the epoxy turned white, it is not white from the glass not getting wet out properly, as when i was wetting out it was all clear, but when i came back out to cover it up with a tarp it had already started sprinkling a little bit but my buddy said it should sand right out. Other than that its super solid and not worried a bit. Its 2 layers of 1708 first layer going 4" second layer going 8".
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Between all that i got to work on the cap some and have all the old bs wood whoever decided to build the cap with. Should be able to start cutting wood and getting the shapes for all that soon and epoxied in before its too cold.

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Good progress MSRiver!!! Jeff

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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Not sure I am a fan of two layers of glass. After it cures for a week; just hang you and your buddy on the back and see if it wiggles.

You don't want wiggles.
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Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:08 pm

Not sure I am a fan of two layers of glass. After it cures for a week; just hang you and your buddy on the back and see if it wiggles.

You don't want wiggles.

I would also go for 12" on the bonding since it is secondary.

Normally the long goes on first, but too late now. This is done to protect the glass from sand through.
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