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    Hi Everyone..

    I have a few questions for the Experts

    I have 2 Cee Bee Avengers, one (Red) is a 185 Model has windshield, covered engine compartment and higher sides
    Bad Floors and Stingers, needs deck repair in bow area, solid Intake original hull bottom

    Blue Model 175 i think Current Solid Floors, someone prior to me has cut down the strake closest to the "V" about 2 feet forward from the Transom, and a Broken intake guide (?)

    Both boats measure out the same, and according to the Cee Bee Ad are the same length

    I was planning on redoing the floors in the red and swapping the engine over, but now that the stringers (full length)are bad too
    I am considering Cutting of the Decks off and glassing the Red Deck on the Blue boat.
    But i thought i would ask here to see which is the best route and easiest
    I do have decent knowledge working with glass, and wood.

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    I am by no means an expert. However I have done some major rebuilds and refurbs, and I have many times, regretted even starting the project. The overall value of these boats does not warrant this kind of expense. Both in money and man hours. As I wish I'd done in the past, my suggestion would be to save your pennies and buy something worth working on. Just my opinion, but I'd pass.

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    I already Own both Boats..
    The Blue one is water ready, just ugly Paint
    so needing paint i thought of either fixing the red one or after finding rotten stringers chopping the "top" sorta speak
    I just like the idea of the Red boat with the windshield and "deeper" design
    Just mainly looking for what is the easiest best route to go

    Im leaning towards fixing the red boat

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    Well with that being said ..........another mans trash is another mans treasure........ Chris , it is obvious that the blue hull is in far better shape then the red hull and what is your reason for repairing the red hull over the blue one or is it because one has more freeboard and the strake has not been cut down which would be no big deal to repair or .........................?

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    Thanks Offshore Ginger
    Yeah mainly i like the idea of the "deeper hull and windshield of the red boat ( more of a Family type of "jet boat"
    What is your personal choice on which would be easier ?
    New Stringers and floor?
    or Swapping the Decks
    I have seen that you have good knowledge on repairs and such from the posts i have seen

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    Chris to tell you the truth in my opinion the choice is really yours depending on just how much work you really want to do at this time considering it is obvious that swapping out a deck would be much easier then having to replace the stringers , floors , & maybe the transom if that is all it would take to be up and running and or .............swap the deck out use the boat , and maybe re-do all the necessary work ( repairs / red boat) that need to be done while having fun with the other boat but that is your call .................
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    Thanks Offshore Ginger..
    Kinda what i thought deck easier then stringers..
    but wanted to hear it from others..
    I will check the "hook" on bother boats and see how they are i have never checked it, and just came across a article on it a week ago..

    see what ends up being better

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    Chris how is everything going ..............................................

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