1972 Alumacraft F-9 Lake Master

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Purchased this last month. Since then I've been working on refurbishing the trailer.
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Seller even had the original brochure.
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Once I finish with the trailer, the whole thing goes into the garage as a winter project. Front deck, rear and side storage, rod locker, livewell...the works.
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Post your trailer rebuild in our trailer forum.
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote: 22 Sep 2021, 21:25 Post your trailer rebuild in our trailer forum.
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With the trailer done and the boat in the garage now - the 'destruction' begins.
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Using the cargo strap to make sure the hull doesn't bow outward...did the same when I modified the canoe that preceded this.
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Let’s go! Looking forward to setting this!


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Strip-down and cleaning is complete - now's the time to start the rebuild.


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I'm looking forward to following this. The video was very cool. Thanks.
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Close to being done setting the feet. To keep them in line bow-to-stern, I'm using my 'long straight edge'. Set the foremost one, set the rearmost one, place the straight edge between those and set the rest against the straight edge...and they all line up.
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Feet installed - working on the main runs for the subfloor now. Right side is done and riveted in place, almost done with the left...couple more risers to rivet then the main run to be cut to length and riveted.
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There was a short hiatus while the wife was in the hospital...she's home now and I'm getting back to this.

Main runs done and once I have the cross-braces in it'll be time to set up for the pour-foam.
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I know it's been a while - but here and there I've been working on the sub-floor frame.

Got the main part of that finished and now I'm cutting and fitting Styrofoam preparatory to doing the pour-foam
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Cutting and fitting of the Styrofoam continues...another day and it should be done. Glue the outside pieces to the side channels, then some 1" wide bar aluminum for hold-downs (to prevent the pour foam expansion from dislodging the Styrofoam) and I'll be ready to pour.
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More work done today, almost done with the Styrofoam. All the small pieces are in and the starboard side is notched and fitted. Port side left to notch and final fitting, then it's gluing and bar-stock for hold-downs.
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Still waiting for at least a bit of a warmup before pouring foam. Neighbor lent me a propane heater, I've got a duct with a fan to exhaust 'bad' air outside. Right now it sits like this..Styrofoam glued in place, spray foam filling gaps and pour holes cut.

Also got the through-hull for the livewell installed...5/16" pilot hole followed by a carbide-tipped 1" Forstner bit.
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Meanwhile, I'm still collecting parts. These just came in today...replacements for the beat-up ones that I scraped off. These will go on after the paint job...Smoke Gray from just under the gunwale to the top of the upper chine.
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Progress sure looks good. The way you have it looks like the pour-in is along the sides and leave the middle open? Makes sense to me.
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