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    well today i cleaned out the old 77 spectra 20 jet and found floor seemed soft after further inspection the 1/4 stringers are good but the plywood connecting them is bad and the floor has rotted. my question is. the boat had only plywood as wide as stringers up to the bow. should i widen the plywood at all ? make it a full stringer hull or just put it back as it was ? my gel is crap but that's another issue. i have looked for a good hull but either wrong colors or it was crap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangerfan82 View Post
    well today i cleaned out the old 77 spectra 20 jet and found floor seemed soft after further inspection the 1/4 stringers are good but the plywood connecting them is bad and the floor has rotted. my question is. the boat had only plywood as wide as stringers up to the bow. should i widen the plywood at all ? make it a full stringer hull or just put it back as it was ? my gel is crap but that's another issue. i have looked for a good hull but either wrong colors or it was crap too.
    I'm no expert, but my advice is follow your heart. To re-stringer a boat is Plenty of work, but if you've got some time this winter and some follow through, the experience will only help you.
    All in how much you like the boat and how accessible/affordable a nicer hull would be for you. These hulls seem to be getting tougher and tougher to find..
    If its just a boat to mob around in, I'd just replace the floor boards..

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    we run it hard, but we love it . going to fix it right but i read conflicts on what way to go

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    I would suggest putting full length stringers in it. have see a full resto come out with no expense spared except the stringers...owner sold the boat because he didn't like the ride, a lot of flex in the bottom. another buddy added full stringers to his and loves the improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangerfan82 View Post
    well today i cleaned out the old 77 spectra 20 jet and found floor seemed soft after further inspection the 1/4 stringers are good but the plywood connecting them is bad and the floor has rotted. my question is. the boat had only plywood as wide as stringers up to the bow. should i widen the plywood at all ? make it a full stringer hull or just put it back as it was ? my gel is crap but that's another issue. i have looked for a good hull but either wrong colors or it was crap too.
    Good to talk again Thanks for the info on Rick , helped fill in some blanks for us , RIP Evilforce... re The Spectra 20 a lot depends on how much HP your planning on , but for low to moderate power If the motor box is good , replace the false floor and rock it replace the floor and floor center spine and save your self a lot of nasty grunt work Those boats were super strong and stable as produced and you will gain very little with a complete tear out and full stringer deal, Once the false floor is out laying in the new floor is cake and you'll be back in the water in no time ...

    * text me re the headers too

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    well going to start cutting this weekend. going to remove old and assess the issue. most likely get it ground out and let it dry out before getting new ready to drop in

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangerfan82 View Post
    well going to start cutting this weekend. going to remove old and assess the issue. most likely get it ground out and let it dry out before getting new ready to drop in
    I'll be around , call if you need tech or "moral support" ... buy a couple disposable haz mat coveralls, a decent respirator mask and a box of latex gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    I'll be around , call if you need tech or "moral support" ... buy a couple disposable haz mat coveralls, a decent respirator mask and a box of latex gloves
    thanks tom !!!

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    I redid the quarter stringers and floor on mine. Also every other piece of wood on it. Don't grind the old stringer fiberglass all the way to the floor. I left about a quarter of an inch sticking up. That way you can locate your new ones in the same spot. I think if you boat and mine needed full stringers for support they would have been made that way to begin with.

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