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    Question How should I fix this floor?

    I have a 1978 Jetboat and i got it from the girlfriends parents. It has been sitting for some time but the hull is in great shape. all the fiberglass is in good shape except the floor is horrible ill post pictures... The bottom of the boat looks fantastic as the boat only spent 10 years in the water seasonally and the rest of its lif under a cover till i picked it up... Whats the best way to restore this floor? Should i cut it all out and put in new wood and glass over that or should can i just sand down this wood and glue a layer of wood on top then glass over that??? Any ideas i would love new to the boat world!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TipTricky View Post


    Not sure why it uploads upside down sorry about that........
    Not to be rude but it really is a no brainer , and first off might I suggest rolling up your sleeves , and get ready for a little work and did I forget to mention that you will need to open up your wallet for starters .
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    What I would do is get a crow bar, a sabre saw and a stack of 36 or 24 grit 9" grinding wheels. Set the boat on a dolly. Get out the sabre saw with about 6 good blades and cut the deck off it.. then climp in it and get the rest of the stuff crowbarred an peeled out then start grinding on the hull til you get down to good solid glass and then glass some new stringers in it... 85% of people will shut this type of a project off right after they gut the hull due to its becomes so expensive

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    Alright so fully gutting the boat and laying in new stringers and a floor honestly not Sure how expensive that could get I mean I know glass and resin can get pricy but not enough to make me turn down a free boat yet. Thanks for fixing those pictures though couldn't get it to work on my phone...

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    Free boats that dont run are always TOO expensive. Good luck, be safe.
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    no such thing as a free boat.

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    I have everything from seats to the motor to a rebuilt jet drive for this boat just need to fix the floor I don't mind projects...

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    If you took that to shop you'd be better off / cheaper buying a new bare hull.
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    Hmmm might look into that...

    Anyone have a ball park on how much it would cost if I fixed it...

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    First off it can be done and before you start hacking and slashing might I suggest supporting the hull ( blocking it up ) along the keel , chime , and transom , or maybe build a cradle so the hull will not loose its shape when everything is removed and like mentioned above post #5 do not cut the deck off because there really is no need for all that . Quick mention which is food for thought and that is..........................it just might be time to start thinking about materials such as , Resin , Fabric , Ply , etc if you truly are serious about doing this project because once again you can do this which actually could be a good learning experience on a project that is not to big and not to small .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TipTricky View Post
    Hmmm might look into that...

    Anyone have a ball park on how much it would cost if I fixed it...
    Most likely more then you would want to spend or more then the actual boat is worth which would be all the more reason to do this your self unless you have a fat wallet .

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    Alright off shore I am going to attempt this. More to learn and say I did it less about Making it worth the money...

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