Bluefin SuperHawk 16ft remodel

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Bluefin SuperHawk 16ft remodel

Post by pbw » 13 Sep 2016, 20:55

Purchased boat and trailer for $600. Good platform for the kids and me.

Came home and tore all the floor and live well out. Working on taking the transom apart it needs a new sheet of wood in the aluminum sandwich. I will be post build videos on
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Post by uncndl1 » 14 Sep 2016, 03:53

She looks very sturdy and robust. Keep the pictures coming.

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Post by pbw » 15 Sep 2016, 09:26

No much to look at still. Tore out what was left of the wet and rotted transom wood, it is in an aluminum sandwich. Tore out the floatations foam as it was wet and heavy and rotting.
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Post by pbw » 18 Sep 2016, 21:43

Didn't get much boat work done had to get lawn ready for fall. I did install new trailer bunk boards and rollers and ordered new wheel bearings. Need to get some new trailer tires.

Goal this week is to get trailer all ready and prepare boat for epoxy paint.
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Post by pbw » 20 Sep 2016, 19:50

Update for today:
I was thinking about my new bunk boats and I made a mistake. Used pressures treated lumber, so I had to redo them. Finished those up today and took off wheel bearing for inspection and they all need to be replaced so I ordered those, should be here, Friday. Did some test sanding with steel wool looks pretty good think I will repaint the areas painted from factory and just steel wood sand the unpainted areas.
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Bluefin SuperHawk 16ft remodel

Post by Fire1386 » 21 Sep 2016, 07:14

Are you planning on putting carpet or something on your new guide on bunks? Can't really see what type of bolts you use to hold them on with, but if head of bolt sticks out any can rub against side of boat.

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Post by pbw » 21 Sep 2016, 14:36

Yes I will carpet them, just need to get some glue and staples. I counted sunk the bolt heads.
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Post by Fire1386 » 21 Sep 2016, 21:36

Good deal.....:)

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Post by pbw » 21 Sep 2016, 22:11

And my first vlog of the boat build!

https://youtu.be/WMAu3RCA3Zc

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Post by pbw » 23 Sep 2016, 21:52

Replaced wheel bearings but dust caps didn't show so waiting on those. Worked on closing up unneeded holes in transom. I feel like zero progress is being made.

I ordered resin from US Composites should be here next week to seal the transom wood and decking, need to get those pieces ready.

Waiting on primer and paint, UPS says shipment is delayed until Wednesday.
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Post by pbw » 24 Sep 2016, 14:19

Taking a break, making the transom.
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Post by pbw » 24 Sep 2016, 14:54

Glued together!
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Post by gillhunter » 24 Sep 2016, 15:42

Very nice hull. I think you are coming along great. I will be following your build.

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Post by Skiffing » 25 Sep 2016, 16:25

Your boy will never forget this. And neither will you.

They only grow up once.

Great job

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Post by pbw » 27 Sep 2016, 17:42

Well my epoxy resin showed up today!
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