23' & 26' Hourston Project Commenced...

What to do?

  • Try and keep the boat and complete the project.

    Votes: 71 72.4%
  • Sell the boat in current hot market.

    Votes: 8 8.2%
  • Notch the transom for outboard.

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • Add extension bracket for outboard.

    Votes: 56 57.1%
  • Install twin outboards.

    Votes: 41 41.8%
  • Install single outboard.

    Votes: 27 27.6%
  • Add command bridge.

    Votes: 15 15.3%
  • Remove command bridge.

    Votes: 42 42.9%
  • Accept "crowd funding"

    Votes: 28 28.6%
  • Do not accept "crowd funding"

    Votes: 16 16.3%

  • Total voters
    98

Robert Snyder

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FYI, new video will be uploaded very soon... sorry but the video was kinda rushed, didn't have time to edit as well as I would have liked :(

A quick 3rd video showing flange repair will be out soon as well.

 
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Robert Snyder

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Here are some pic's of the flange repair... existing/old flange was app 1/16" thick, now its more like 3/16" -1/4" :)

Steps:
1. In -fill all screw holes by placing tape on the under side of flange so the thickened epoxy didn't fall through
2. Apply thickened epoxy
3. Sand flat once epoxy is cured
4. Prep surface and inside radius and structure wall to receive fibreglass
5. Apply 2 layers of 1708 with epoxy resin, allow adequate overhang for trimming
6. Trim to original flange edge and sand flat
 

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Robert Snyder

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More pics...
 

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fish brain

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FYI, new video will be uploaded very soon... sorry but the video was kinda rushed, didn't have time to edit as well as I would have liked :(

A quick 3rd video showing flange repair will be out soon as well.

Those repairs will be way stronger this time, I think you will be happy with them when you are done.
Did you grind this crack out, or just fill over it? If you haven't done anything about it, I would grind it and fillet it, or it will likely come back.
 

Robert Snyder

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Those repairs will be way stronger this time, I think you will be happy with them when you are done.
Did you grind this crack out, or just fill over it? If you haven't done anything about it, I would grind it and fillet it, or it will likely come back.


Yes sir, I haven't completed the topside of the flange but plan on a layer or at least grind and fillet... thank you
 

Wild Bill

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Use melamine for a backer, won't stick, some people don't even wax it but I did.
I would use your new fiberglass plugs and glass them in from the back.
 

Robert Snyder

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Robert Snyder

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OK ppl, here is a little gift to those that are following my thread... :)

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Robert Snyder

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Hey, here are a few pictures showing the topside repair of the fastening flange... I laid 2x1708, now i have lots of meat to attach to also all those nasty stress cracks have been grinned away and never to return again :) I'll trim everything tomorrow and start fairing.
 

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ab1752

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There's another gutted 23 Houston project on vancouver craigslist right now...just in time for Christmas!
 

Robert Snyder

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There's another gutted 23 Houston project on vancouver craigslist right now...just in time for Christmas!

Thank you, I saw that one a bit ago. Its in Penticton, a 26' would be nice... :) :)
 

Robert Snyder

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Started the transom today...

1. Sand plywood
2. Clean ply, clean ply and clean ply
3. Brush on epoxy resin, let absorb
4. Brush on second coat, let absorb
5. Prepare inside transom fibreglass
6. Clean transom, clean transom and clean transom
7. Use 1/4” grooved trowel to apply thickened epoxy to transom
8. Use 1/4” grooved trowel to apply thickened epoxy to plywood
9. Place plywood to transom
10. Screw off and observe squeeze out
11. Remove excess epoxy and form fillet of thickened epoxy around perimeter of plywood
 

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Robert Snyder

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Hey gents, anyone with advise how to best install a new 80gal fuel tank? I do not like the foam-in idea, if water ever gets between the foam and tank there is now way to get rid of it. This is the original foamed-in tank from the boat and not what I want to see happen again...

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Wild Bill

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My original was just shimmed in with pieces of plywood but same thing will happen and I'm sure it was over 40 years old. Aluminum angle flange but the bottom still needs to still needs to me supported. Pour poly but not cheap. I went plastic but tough to find right dimensions and I only have 50 gallons.
 

Aces

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I foamed mine in and it was the cause of major rot.

The next one I had flanges built onto it that were fastened to the stringers
 
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