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    Default my winter project just got extended a tad......

    so i start pulling up my carpet to investigate my soft feeling floor.............one thing led to another and this is what i found. Good thing its snowing out......this will take a few days to fix
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    And the new project begins!

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    lol, hey it happens how were the stringers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    lol, hey it happens how were the stringers?
    theres only a center stringer, i looks pretty crappy. I have fans on it now. I think i will leave the center stringer in place and glass new one's on either side of it, kinda sandwich it in place. in fact im not sure if it is a true stringer. It only has glass in a couple of spots. This just show's how Tahiti's are built, there was no hole drilled between the motor and floor area. So once water got under the floor it had no place to go.......SUPER LAME.....and avoidable with a drill.
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    I could NEVER tackle a project like that!!

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    Holy firewood batman what a mess good. Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcraft137 View Post
    theres only a center stringer, i looks pretty crappy. I have fans on it now. I think i will leave the center stringer in place and glass new one's on either side of it, kinda sandwich it in place. in fact im not sure if it is a true stringer. It only has glass in a couple of spots. This just show's how Tahiti's are built, there was no hole drilled between the motor and floor area. So once water got under the floor it had no place to go.......SUPER LAME.....and avoidable with a drill.
    its not jus a tahiti thing, every vhull ive owned, ive had to put a floor in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Holy firewood batman what a mess good. Luck
    the glass under the floor is great.....no probs there. Just the floor is wrecked, once i get everything out it shouldn't look so intimidating. The center stringer only has glass in a couple of spots?? WTF is with that?? Atleast the stringer feels solid and is drying out rather quick.
    You'll notice in the pic that theres only glass in a couple of spots. So again im going to dry it out then sandwich the stringer with new wood......then glass the F%*K OUT OF IT! I'll probably add support /bulkheads as well.
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    What kind of Tahiti you got there? Looks like it'll be a nice boat when youre done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA Jet View Post
    What kind of Tahiti you got there? Looks like it'll be a nice boat when youre done!
    its a 74 19 foot. Im not sure of the exact model. Here's what it looks like put together......however i will be adding an engine cover as well.
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    very nice boat! Good luck on the build!

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    Been there done that. Looks exactly like my Rebel did. It's really not as big a project as most people think.

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    Ditto to the above. I'd suggest you rip that center stringer out and replace it anyway, you'll have better peace of mind knowing you got all the old wet wood out. Since it was only glassed in a few places (like mine was) the water gets underneath the stringer board and remains wet like a sponge. I had the floor out for 7 months with the stringer exposed to dry out. On the 8th month when I went to replace everything, it was still wet underneath the center stringer after I pulled it. The boat is stored indoors too. Be careful when you pull it out so you can use it as a template for the next one.

    Do it right while you have the chance. Good luck and you could have it done in a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkidminoltu View Post
    Do it right while you have the chance. Good luck and you could have it done in a week.
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    X3. I agree 100%. It looks intimidating, but it really isn't. Take all wood out, replace with new. Butter both sides of all replacement wood with resin to encapsulate from the elements and make sure to butter the drain hole you cut in as well. When assembling, make sure to put enough butter/resin down for full saturation when applying your woven matting so you don't have any de-lamination or air bubbles. Make sure you have BIG TIME ventilation when using the resin. Sorry, didn't mean to ramble...
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