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    OK fellas some of you on SCJB have seen this but heres what ive done
    1) old ducktaped rotten bunks off New bunks spar poly uerothaned and new carpet
    2) old shit motor out raped for intake, hei dist, pto, timing cover to have a dip stick, flywheel
    3) painted new motor and parts swapped over waiting to be set back in
    4) cut out floor to find rotten stringer and floor
    5)replaced floor reglassed in new stringer and changed bulk head to have opening to bow
    here are some pics any thoughts of how to do better or upgrade boat would help

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    what year is your Sleek??
    i always loved my old Sleekcraft Sportster!!!!!!

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    Did you add a couple drain holes to the bulkhead just in front of your motor? No matter how well you seal the floor, water still gets in. If it can't get out, well you just experienced what happens when it can't get out. Any nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICECREAMAN View Post
    Did you add a couple drain holes to the bulkhead just in front of your motor? No matter how well you seal the floor, water still gets in. If it can't get out, well you just experienced what happens when it can't get out. Any nice work!
    yes boat had two very small ones on each side of center stringer that i dont think were well thought out, so i added a bigger one in the middle and am thinking of making outside ones bigger as well

    and 1975 sleekcraft its a 1976 Kauai
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    You may want to just add the 1" brass sleeves in all your drain wholes. That way they're big enough to actually drain without being clogged by a sunflower seed and the brass will protect the bulkheads from rotting out again. You can install regular bilge plugs in them to keep the bilge water from getting under the floor, but remove them after the weekend so anything that got under your floor can drain out and circulate a little air.
    Kind of like these,

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    Heres an idea on sub floor bulkhead drain hole , These J drains , popular on V-drives and tunnels provide a one way valve to bolge water



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    How much are the J drains? I need 3 for a shovel build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swtd View Post
    How much are the J drains? I need 3 for a shovel build...
    Please check your PMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Heres an idea on sub floor bulkhead drain hole , These J drains , popular on V-drives and tunnels provide a one way valve to bolge water


    thats some pertty stuff id like to know pricing also

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    getting closer motor is in her im stoked i just might see water this year finally
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    ok so i fried a starter so we decided to rewire whole boat . today she fired for a quick second and i noticed a wobble in disrtibutor can the shaft bend when old motor failed if so need to find a new one in vegas hei dui. got a couple crack pics from today
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