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  • 08-08-2009, 11:38 AM
    sleekvino
    I'd punt!
  • 08-08-2009, 11:18 AM
    show u one time
    boat is an acranim,,, BRING OUT ANOTHER THOUSAND $$.
  • 08-07-2009, 07:54 PM
    1975DiMarco490ci
    Quote Originally Posted by GRoper View Post
    2k? your gettin off easy!!!
    jet 2k
    boat 2k
    motor 4k
  • 08-07-2009, 06:35 PM
    WMorton
    Doesn't look that bad, put the motor back in and run it pussy, haven't you heard of a bilge?
  • 08-07-2009, 06:23 PM
    GRoper
    Quote Originally Posted by 1975DiMarco490ci View Post
    the problem is i have 2k into the boat... maybe more
    2k? your gettin off easy!!!
  • 08-07-2009, 04:07 PM
    Squirtcha?
    Quote Originally Posted by 1975DiMarco490ci View Post
    x3
    Sorry man.........your X3 counts as a zero because you started the post.
  • 08-07-2009, 02:52 PM
    74miller
    ">

    Mine was the same way, put the lever in the back of you right leg. Been replacing stringers this summer and the control is going to get moved somewhere else.
  • 08-07-2009, 01:04 PM
    1975DiMarco490ci
    x3
  • 08-07-2009, 11:38 AM
    hotrod56cars
    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Not second guessing anybody here (or maybe I am a bit), but I have a question...

    With all the 1/4 stringer boats out there running around, would it really be necessary to replace the stringers because of this small section? I'm just thinking that even if this entire section from seats to bow were missing, it would still be stronger than a 1/4 stringer boat...
    X2
  • 08-07-2009, 11:25 AM
    The Chaz
    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    Boats are funny like that...you tend to stand there staring at your busted heap going..."well, I might as well spend a little more money becuase it doesn't do any good just sitting here"...and then something else breaks....and the same words go through your head trying to justify to yourself why you should spend more money...and it happens again and again....It's part of the game.

    The words of a true BOAT(Break Out Another Thousand) owner
  • 08-07-2009, 10:40 AM
    lbhsbz
    Quote Originally Posted by 1975DiMarco490ci View Post
    the problem is i have 2k into the boat... maybe more

    Don't feel bad...I've probably got $15000 in mine and it's still pile of shat.

    Boats are funny like that...you tend to stand there staring at your busted heap going..."well, I might as well spend a little more money becuase it doesn't do any good just sitting here"...and then something else breaks....and the same words go through your head trying to justify to yourself why you should spend more money...and it happens again and again....It's part of the game.
  • 08-07-2009, 08:08 AM
    Squirtcha?
    Not second guessing anybody here (or maybe I am a bit), but I have a question...

    With all the 1/4 stringer boats out there running around, would it really be necessary to replace the stringers because of this small section? I'm just thinking that even if this entire section from seats to bow were missing, it would still be stronger than a 1/4 stringer boat.

    Personally I don't think this particular hull would be worth the effort to replace them (sorry Dimarco, you might feel differently), but that it would still be fine for normal lake useage. Granted "The Patch" might not be the perfect way to do it, but it seems it would still work.

    Obviously it's been like this for quite a while and it's still surviving.

    Then again........the thread is entitled "HELP! FIXING IT THE RIGHT WAY!"
  • 08-07-2009, 08:00 AM
    1975DiMarco490ci
    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    X's 2 I would have to love the boat (and have a lot of time on my hands to do what looks like a "Hurculean" task such as that
    the problem is i have 2k into the boat... maybe more
  • 08-07-2009, 07:41 AM
    75 TX
    If the rest of the stringers are solid I'd plug and patch the hole and call it good. If you intend to cover the stringers with carpet the patch-job shouldn't be that difficult. When I fixed the Miller I wanted to gelcoat the stringers black.....so my glasswork had to be flat & purdy.
    Measure the hole. Use a holesaw to make a plug to fit the hole. I used what I had on hand, ,which was some nice birch plywood. If I remember correctly I had to sandwich 2 pieces of 3/4 ply to make up the 1.5" thickness of the stringer.
    Use some resin (epoxy is best) to glue the plug into the hole. Use c-clamps to keep the plug from falling out of the hole as the resin cures. Once it's dry sand the area smooth and lay some fiberglass cloth over both sides of the patch. Use a couple layers.
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