Hello, I'm new to the forum. The boat in my profile pic is my new project. It is a 16 foot Tahiti from 1972. It had a small block chevy in it but I pulled it to put a BBF in it from my other boat. I'm currently in the process of replacing the transom and stringer. I've got them all cut out now. It's a pretty fun process.
I'm posting on here really just to vent a little. I bought this boat about a month ago. I probably paid a little too much for it. The paint is perfect and it looks awesome but the previous owner went about restoring it a little backwards. The stringers and transom are shot. Oh well I guess. The thing that makes me mad though is that this guy was suppose to send me some more parts like the reverse bucket and the little hardware pieces a couple days after I bought it. The parts were at his uncles. Well, it's been a month and still nothing. He won't return my calls or emails. He finally answered me the other day and accused me of harassing him. He said he told his uncle to send them and that was all he could do. That's pretty funny. It's been a month and I get one response! Another lesson the hard way. It's hard to trust people. I try though.
Sorry for the long post. Like I said, just venting. I have plenty of parts I can steal off my other boat. I won't ever see those parts I'm suppose to get.
I'll post post more progress as the boat comes together.
Welcome to the boards , too bad about your buyer expirience, time to move forward and have some fun with your project ...
There was absolutely no solid wood in the transom or stringers. It was pretty amazing actually. I couldn't believe it. The floor is solid but after cutting everything else out it makes you wonder. Next step is to get out the degreaser and do some clean up of engine area. Then some good grinding to prep for the new glass for the stringers and transom.
Been there , done that. Looks like you will have one bad azz boat when you are finished. Good luck.