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Here is a question for the fiberglass Guru's,Like TRG fiberglass,and any one else that want's to chime in.

How would You go about setting up a hull,level ,plumb,square,or whatever,to check the hull to see if it is symetrical, all the way around?

Say for example,If You had an Eliminator Daytona,that one of the sponsons had been damaged and then repaired and the repaired sponson and deck apeared to be out of whack.How would You set the hull up, to check the symetry of the hull and posibly fix it right?....H
 

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Funny you should ask this question, i had a situation @ the shop a few months ago with a tunnel, thought no one would ever ask this question, but here goes, i had a buddy at the shop as we were discussing this same deal and was getting ready to install a keel to the bottom of a stealth, so my buddy pulled out his laser level and found all of the low spots in the slab at the shop, all within reason (Nothing deeper than 1/4'') in the area that we were going to check square of a hull, i layed out all 4 corners with 2X4's and set the boat down to see whats doing, everything looked ok, the boat sat on the trailer great, im guessing that the boat is square, i would think you could not suspend the hull from the center, only because you would stress the areas with bulkheads and so on, when alex installed the wood in my hull, (New) they sat the hull on the floor on 2X4's as said above, that is where i figured the hull could sit to see how true it was, my guess is,... the weight of the hull should set the four corners down evenly unless waaaay outta wack, hope not to see that too often!
has there been major repairs to your boat Holorinhal? if so, got any pics of the carnage?
Todd
P.S. the paragraph above made sence to me! lol
 

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Just to expand alittle on what Todd has said, A hull will form itself to the trailer because it sets on it more than in the water. The hull will gegain its shape when it is lifted off the trailer and supported with all the weight supported where it needs to be. the first bottom me and my dad did on my runner bottom, we measured everything when it was on the trailer, the bottom was so out of whack it was sick. We then removed it from the trailer and flipped it and then measured it again and it was a whole lot better than when it was on the trailer.

A boat is a boat and alot of time isnt that square to begin with.
 

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Well the boat is an Eliminator Daytona,that i picked up a while back,for a future project.Im sure once I start posting Pics of it alot of pepole will recognize it.
Any way it has had the right sponson and deck,out side of the tunnel replaced,about 13' back from the tip and not quite to center of the deck.
Just looking at it ,the two sponsons look to be the same,but when I look at the deck and especially the wind screen area,the right side looks like it is running downhill.
I have taken some measurements on the inside, from the Gunnel to the bottom inside of both sponsons and the right side (repaired side) measures about 3/4'-1" differance.So then I set a straightedge accross the stringers,remeasured both sides and came up with the same thing.
It also seems to have had some ones half assed atempt at capping the hull,by overlapping glass cloth over the seam....Hal
 

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Ok here are a few pic's of what I call Frankentunnel!





 

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First thing I would do is shoot some primer on it to unbusy up the area, make it easier to see the lines.That should be in the superglue hall of fame for crooked repairs.
 

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Hell I just got finnished removing all the primer so I could see exactly what was going on!
here is a pic of what it use to look like.
That's why I was asking ,over in the paint and glass section ,if gellcoat can be applied over primer?



 

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You might wanna give me a call,...i have some info you need to know about this boat!
Todd
626-991-9031
 
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