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    My winter project started with stripping my 26' 84 Sleekcraft down and taking her over to Pat's Fiberglass in Upland. They added several bulkheads at stress areas and one over the bed area. Also they extended the bed area out another foot. The drop down area at the dash on the driver's side where the gauges mounted was cut off evenly across. The side panel was strengthen. Over a hundred holes were filled. The boat was just flipped over last week and a few small cracks were found. So far everything looks to be going well. The gel-coat colors and the layout is still not agreed upon though red and white is a must. Any ideas?













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    anymore progress pics?

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    What you see is where they are at. I'll post more pics as the boat progresses. Thanks.


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    Once they started to grind out those cracks on the bottom they found a section of a lifting strake that had bad glass. You can tell by the white color of the glass. They will need to take the glass down then build back up the lifting strake.



    Part of the floor will need to be cut out to glass the other side. Don split the costs with me of this unexpected repair which made the wife happy.



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    I am thinking about filling in both of these side windows. Any opinions?



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    If you fill in those windows, I think there will be very little light in the cabin, as those other windows are very small. Great thread BTW and keep the pics coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejbreeze View Post
    I am thinking about filling in both of these side windows. Any opinions?

    Keep the windows, especially if they are sliders.....ventilation is good while stabbin in the cabin.
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    Last time I talked to Finney's they still could make the sky lights for the top.

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    Just ordered this hatch which will help with the air circ.



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    Boats looking great!

    Theirs always gonna be those hidden imperfections in glass work , That you just dont see until you dig into it. Glad to see Don is helping ya out on the bill.

    Keep up on the progress pics.

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    Been working on the trailer while Pat's fiberglass has the boat. I found a body shop that takes Itex. That's a barter service that excepts trade skills.

    Here they are rounding off the corners on the bow latch bracket.



    Took the back tires off to help with moving around the lot.



    Added a underneath spare tire carrier. Getting prepared for that hot I-40.





    A second cut out for additional LED taillights.



    I added this slanted box for my trailer light plug. I didn't like the way the plug was alway bent when plugged in.

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    Forgot to add. I'm ditching the OEM for something a bit more exciting. That big snow storm back east is holding things up for now.
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    Bottom's done. They did a nice job of building the strakes back up.



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    The boat has been flipped back over to repair the other side of the cracks.








    The floor was cut out also and they found the glass broken away from the stringers and the hull. Sleekcraft had only glassed one side of the stringers to the hull about 1" out. You could move the stringers from side to side with your hand.





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