99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Fuzz » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 am

Missed a question about cutting the P & S stringers. The taller they are the more stiffness they give. But if you want to cut them down some I would add a couple extra layers of glass on them in that area.



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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:23 am

Sounds good, I have used 1708 on the XF 20 and from what I remember it don’t like to bend😁. I will make an order in the a.m. thanks for the info. Hoping to get the transom area mocked up tomorrow and post some pics. Thanks again

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:27 am

Fuzz wrote:
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Missed a question about cutting the P & S stringers. The taller they are the more stiffness they give. But if you want to cut them down some I would add a couple extra layers of glass on them in that area.
Yes sir, it would just basically be in the stern boxes, forward of the transom box would be full height.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:20 pm

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This is what I was thinking about for the transom, what do you guys think?

One problem I am running into is the existing glass in this area is so uneven Im having a hard time getting the flat wood core to lay down flat against the skin, I have ground about as much as I’m comfortable with as per thickness and I was wondering if I could just use a heavy coating of wood flour mix to fill the gaps when glue the wood core to the hull skin? Can you get it to thick?
Some gaps between skin and the wood core are 1/4-1/2 mainly on the motor well section were there are three different angles.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Fuzz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:03 am

With a deck glassed in all the way around I think it will be just fine.
For the low spots can you mix up some epoxy, wood flour, glass fiber mix and trowel it on the get back to a flat surface?

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 am

Thanks Fuzz, just wanted to make sure, wasn’t sure if it would make it brittle.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Jeff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:43 am

Explorer, I just emailed you your UPS Tracking Information for the three packages that left our shop yesterday afternoon. Thank you, Jeff

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:41 am

Thanks Jeff Happy Holidays to you guys as well.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Explorer 19TV » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:12 pm

I got the stringers out and was thinking I should add a stringer in these areas (as a hull stiffener) I notice a line of cracks about in line with the yellow pry bar (in picture) along the existing hull stiffeners. I was thinking of adding one per side making them about 8-10” high. Please advise if that is ok being they would not contact deck but would be tied into P&S stern. I also figured out were the stress cracks came from in the gelcoat, stringers were sitting tight against the hull🤔. Thanks
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Noticed a line of cracks down the stiffeners
I learned the hard way not to get to aggressive with the vibe saw😁ripped a 10” line straight through the hull removing stringers. No worries it’s just glass😁 I planned on flipping it and redoing the bottom anyway after getting the stringers and transom in.

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Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Post by Fuzz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 pm

These cracks are they in the hull or are they in the glass that holds the braces to the hull?
How thick is this hull on the bottom? Sounds like it is pretty thin and they added lots of stiffeners to compensate.

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