Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by boguesounder » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:05 pm

I splashed the boat on June 8th. It was fun and a bit of a family celebration. I've been really happy with the performance - hops on plane with ease, goes as fast as I need, two bean bags fit nicely in the bow for my kids. It gets in super skinny well - which is most of my home waters and has done well on the ocean on reasonable days. I think I got really lucky on the Yamaha I found. I looked forever for that and am glad it worked out. The trolling motor is sweet. It is the first anchor lock trolling motor I've had - quite nice.

I have not done the best job of documenting all of the small jobs at the end that helped make things look complete. Since my last post I wired the boat (nav lights, panel, ff, etc.), installed livewell, trolling motor, glassed down that starboard box in the stern and added misc accessories. I made a lot of effort to put no screws in the deck. I still have a few things to add and small mods to complete but am going to just use it as is until winter.

I've really enjoyed this project and am already daydreaming about my next. I have a short list of hulls I'm on the hunt for. Boat addiction is a serious problem...

Thanks for all the input and encouragement along the way. I've enjoyed hearing from several Privateer owners as a result of this thread and hope it will serve to help others along the way. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments. Big thanks to Boat Builder Central for hosting this forum. It is a great resource that I've enjoyed for a long time.

A few pics to end this thread.

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My epoxied pants! ha.
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Few glamour shots:

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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by Mr Pamlico » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 pm

She looks great. Lots of pretty work there.

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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by cape man » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:09 am

Don't end the thread. Keep posting your adventures. You did an awesome job.
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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by Jeff » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:34 am

Very well done!! Congrats, Jeff

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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by boguesounder » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:36 am

Thanks for the kind words!

Cape Man - sure thing. I'll add to as I go along. Already planning lots of adventures I plan on using the boat for in and beyond my local waters. Fall fishing is just around the corner! :D

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Look forward to helping these two continue to be on the water as much as possible:
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Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Post by Fuzz » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:12 pm

Yes please keep posting. I love it when a rebuild turns out so nice.

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