1968 (?) 15' Richline V-Bottom

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1968 (?) 15' Richline V-Bottom

Post by JGibson » 25 Aug 2016, 17:50

I bought this boat, motor & trailer for $600 last week. Motor started on first crank. My plan is to add a couple of decks and a floor as time/work allows. I can't seem to find anything on the motor other than a Manual serial number to find out exactly what year it is so maybe someone here can help?

The Boat:
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Motor:
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Before Teardown:
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After:
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I've been looking around for some ideas and found a few here. I plan to strip all the paint from this boat, seal every seam and rivet, repaint before I ever put it in the water. Prob will do the same to the motor, replace the vitals (Impeller, Plugs, etc.) repaint it. Gonna take me a minute but it should be fun. Input welcomed, links to info, other v bottom builds, anything that will help or give me ideas. Thanks.
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Post by JGibson » 26 Aug 2016, 17:58

Trailer:

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Stripping Paint has started:

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Whatever this stuff is, it's very unforgiving...kinda looks like roofing tar...?

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Post by JGibson » 28 Aug 2016, 18:25

I have decided that this IS roofing tar. Smells like it, feels like it...

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Made some more progress today, I'm having to scrape the real thick parts away then using a soft wire brush on my drill I can remove the rest of it:

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My plan here is to either use an Aluminum brazing rod to fill in this seam or maybe use some JB Weld to fill it in before I paint it.
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Post by mrdrh99 » 28 Aug 2016, 20:33

Nice looking boat! I'd personally use brazing rods because the jb weld is such a mess
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Post by JGibson » 30 Aug 2016, 18:58

Thanks. I will probably end up using the rods, that way (Hopefully) it will be permanent. Taking my time with this (As time allows) so I can actually get it done the way I want.
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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 30 Aug 2016, 20:01

Don't use heat along the seam. There is usually a sealer that will burn out and cause more leaks.
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Post by JGibson » 19 Sep 2016, 21:58

My plan for the boat (I stole ideas from others here, hope you don't mind):

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What you don't see is flotation. There will be flotation under the floor, in and around all storage and in both benches. This plan may change as I go along with the build. The storage areas you see on the sides, I may run them from front to back.
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Post by RStewart » 20 Sep 2016, 12:20

Nice boat. I've got a 14 ft one just like it. Not sure what the black stuff is but mine had it also. Must be some type of sealant the factory used.

Looks like you've got a good plan. Keep us informed.
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Post by sonny.barile » 20 Sep 2016, 18:24

Why not just go along those edges with 5200 or some flexible marine sealant? Run a bead right along that edge like the corners of a bathtub. It will flex with the boat and can be replaced easily if needed. Less mess.....

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Post by JGibson » 22 Sep 2016, 04:02

RStewart, I have your build bookmarked.

sonny.barile, I plan to use something on the inside of the boat like that to fill in the seam and cover the rivets. I was trying to use something on the outside more Durable I guess you could say, I figured the inside would see less friction because of water or debris than the outside.
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Post by sonny.barile » 22 Sep 2016, 17:48

Oh I thought I was looking at an inside seam. LOL Im getting old.....

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Post by Crazyboat » 22 Sep 2016, 17:54

Maybe I missed it but, what size engine is that, looks like a 6 or 8 HP but not sure.

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Post by JGibson » 24 Sep 2016, 09:29

sonny.barile: All good, those are on the outside :wink:

Crazyboat: The motor is a 25HP
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Post by water bouy » 24 Sep 2016, 16:33

Nice catch. How will you compensate for the structure of the middle bench? I'm thinking of making an aisle in mine.
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Post by JGibson » 24 Sep 2016, 22:25

I'm planning on cutting the middle bench down each side and across the top of the drain hole.

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Hopefully this will help to keep the some of the side strength plus add some bracing for the floor.
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