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    Default Anyone ever de-cap their boat??

    Next winter, I am thinking of replacing stringers, blueprinting the bottom as well as replacing as much of the wood as I can. Has anyone ever cut the top half of the boat off to make this a little easier and cleaner to do??? Got pics??
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    If the boat is really capped and not just tabbed togeter id try to avoid undoing that. On the other hand if it needs to be painted then go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot940 View Post
    Next winter, I am thinking of replacing stringers, blueprinting the bottom as well as replacing as much of the wood as I can. Has anyone ever cut the top half of the boat off to make this a little easier and cleaner to do??? Got pics??
    Some have done it. You better really like your boat to go that far. It requires removing all the bulkheads too.
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    it is more or less tabbed together with a seam running around it that the rub-rail covers. As far as the bulkheads go, there are none. Just spars across the underside of the bow.
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    Depending on the type of boat, when you separate the hull from the top cap the hull will deform. You'll want to make a cradle or frame that so the hull doesn't lose shape once the cap is off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot940 View Post
    Next winter, I am thinking of replacing stringers, blueprinting the bottom as well as replacing as much of the wood as I can. Has anyone ever cut the top half of the boat off to make this a little easier and cleaner to do??? Got pics??

    Me personally, I can't see how taking the top off would make the job easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICECREAMAN View Post
    Me personally, I can't see how taking the top off would make the job easier.
    More work, but easier and cleaner replacing the dash wood and all the wood around the edges not laying on my back. Probably more of a headache than its worth.
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    Maybe this will help!

    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...ond-rough.html

    Lots of pics and discussion on similar work and he separated the hull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Need4Speed77 View Post
    Maybe this will help!

    http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...ond-rough.html

    Lots of pics and discussion on similar work and he separated the hull.
    Thanks for that!! Exactly what I was looking for!!
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