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rcaircraftnut wrote: 05 Jul 2019, 01:26 Bought this Wednesday after work. Going to go pick it up tomorrow morning and bring it to the new shop. Hope to start teardown next week.20190703_144914.jpg
Looked into doing all Coosa board and it's just a bit under $1700 plus shipping. Not sure I want to go that route. May just do flberglass over wood cores. I have a bunch of hard balsa wood I could use for cores but that is a lot of work. May have to use plywood this time untill budget constraints are looser. If I do a coosa transom and a coosa subfloor now and wood decks I can add coosa decks later. Will have to see. I dont want to be without a boat this summer so using funds from sale of the basstraker isnt an option at this time.
I like that squarebody burb in the background.Also like that C10. had a a 79 k10 i believe stepside shortbed. I have a 87 r10 longbed. Are you apart of any squarebody pages?
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Got the house livable for now. Still need to get the water heater tank welded.
Tools are finally in the shop. Got a decent running truck to daily for a while so I can work on the 79 chevy at my leisure. Going to be taking a break from that project for a while to get back on the boat. Yay. Plan to go after it tomorrow after work. It has been sitting at a buddy's place since I moved waiting for tires and a truck to pull it home.

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akboats wrote: 07 Feb 2021, 10:23
rcaircraftnut wrote: 05 Jul 2019, 01:26 Bought this Wednesday after work. Going to go pick it up tomorrow morning and bring it to the new shop. Hope to start teardown next week.20190703_144914.jpg
Looked into doing all Coosa board and it's just a bit under $1700 plus shipping. Not sure I want to go that route. May just do flberglass over wood cores. I have a bunch of hard balsa wood I could use for cores but that is a lot of work. May have to use plywood this time untill budget constraints are looser. If I do a coosa transom and a coosa subfloor now and wood decks I can add coosa decks later. Will have to see. I dont want to be without a boat this summer so using funds from sale of the basstraker isnt an option at this time.
I like that squarebody burb in the background.Also like that C10. had a a 79 k10 i believe stepside shortbed. I have a 87 r10 longbed. Are you apart of any squarebody pages?
The burb ain't mine. That pic is from where the boat sat when I first saw it. Lol.

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Think I may just order a kit from tinyboatnation to do the decks and hatches all in aluminum. Good place to spend my shut up check.

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Finally got my move ect sort of sorted. Lol. Either way I am back on the boat. Transom is made stronger with layers of glass cloth and resin. Outboard is mounted. Livewell plumbing is done. All but the front fishing seat and hatch are framed and same with decks cut. Only wood in boat is above the fishing deck.
Vinyl is ordered. Need to order more stuff. Stay tuned.

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Looking good. Lots of decking on there.
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Want to be able to have two anglers on the bow at once. As well as the extra storage.

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Ordered More Nautilex vinyl, it should be here by the weekend. Hopefully I can get a bunch of it installed then. This is going to be a temporary deck and hatches for the simple reason I ran out of budget. It will get replaced when it rots, and it will eventually rot as I am using oil based paint to seal it then wrapping with vinyl and sealing all above deck hardware. Should last about as long as the vinyl as I don't store uncovered or fish heavy rains.
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Eventually it will either have a composite deck like the rest of the boat, or aluminum.

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Vinyl is here. Had to go recover it from my neighbors porch, but I called UPS and explained to them that the driver has repeatedly done this and gave them a better description of hey it's the driveway next to the mailbox not the one across from it with the other mailbox. Lol.
I also was able to get some resin to seal all the wood. So the paint will be just for color lol.

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Just ordered the seastar NFB 4.2 no feedback steering system and a 13.5" wheel. Hopefully I can get the cable in the tilt tube without pulling the engine off for the third time. Lol. Plan to work on the wood today and hopefully if I can get some decent glue to use with this vinyl I can get a few panels permanently installed by tomorrow night.

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Nothing to do with the boat, but I had a project recently that I saturated with epoxy resin. I stated with mixing up 4 ounces. I was surprised how far it goes.

I'm looking forward to seeing the vinyl installed.
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All the wood rough cut.
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Need glue, Staples, and a round over bit for the router. So a trip to the big box stores is in order today. Problem is the hour drive each way. Grrrr.