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    Hey Fellas

    I was wondering whats worth saving and whats not. IMO all wingers need saved no matter how bad of shape minus the hull is in 20 pieces!!!! My boat had been sitting in guys back yard uncovered for almost 10 years. It needed everything, and still needs a ton of work. But in less than two months of work and money i didnt have i got to take it out on the water, even if only for 4 hours b4 the olds pooed out. it was worth all the money and time i put in it. Now im hoping to have it back in the water next week with a chevy heart swap. Granted its not a 700 hp motor but something reliable to build on. Its a work in progress as all boats are. Never satisfied!!!!
    If i came across a boat in the same condtion as mine when i bought it id DO it again! I wish i had a back yard full of them.

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    What hull? Pics? Kinda a vague post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67weiman View Post
    What hull? Pics? Kinda a vague post...


    Its more of preference qeustion. At what point is a winger/TX-19 not worth saving? Do the stringers have to be in the boat, good bulkhead, transom, ect, ect.


    My TX was in bad shape when i got it. I was just wondering what other winger owners opinions were?

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    In some of the JBN hulls (true Youngblood) they used foam as a strong back and if it is delamed from the deck or gunnels it can be a major undertaking to get the boat to look good again! The main thing I looked for was a hull with few stress cracks as possible and as solid as possible! Not easy to find with a 30-35 year old boat sitting in someones boneyard! Too, the trailer should fit the boat well to keep the bottom supported well! It all is in how much work and money you are willing to put out! Remember most TXs were used to push the limits of there owners and motors so they will have had a harder life than a cruiser!


    SOMEONE SAID YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU! SO,IM BURNING IT UP ONE GALLON AT A TIME!
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    my eddies custom is very very light and has the foam as backing and i can see where it will be a bitch to repair it when something happens.

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