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Old 02-05-2014
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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

Looking good dude!! Now is the time to put those braces in. Just make sure to factor in a drainage hole of sort for water that runs straight back. Or divert the water in some fashion to the bilge.

Nice clean pallet!!!
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The hull is the foundation...once you have it you can make it how you want.
Shit, look what someone did with my hull.
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Looks real good.
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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

Thanks guys! It's coming along...

Here a few more picture of the hull once it dried up and I pulled it out of the tent!

I moved the top deck into the tent and started tearing it down, it's going to get the same treatment as the hull. I should make some serious progress tomorrow and Friday...

I am currently ordering teleflex the rack...I don't want the nfb system, heard too many bad things about feeling, I'd rather have some torque steer then loose ease and feeling.





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Old 02-06-2014
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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

Who ever thought or came up with the idea of putting wood in a boat should give thier head a serious shake
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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

You going to add some extra support to that deck?

I have the NFB system on my boat. I don't mind it at all.
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The hull is the foundation...once you have it you can make it how you want.
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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

It's to bad the sidewinders weren't manufactured as a shoe box fit. It sure would have made it easier to redo the floors and transom.
I'm sure there are disadvantages for a shoe box fit?
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Hey guys! Sorry I've MIA for a while....I got pretty sick and also have an opportunity to work for a different company that I've been trying to work out...

Despite all this I've made some progress on the lopro. I cleaned up everything on the top deck( ground all old tape, brought everything back down to fiberglass just like the hull. Then I made all new wood pieces for the cap out of my 1/2in marine ply. I coated everything in epoxy, then sanded and finally glued everything in with a cobosil/epoxy with some big fillets. After that I tabbed everything in with biaxial. The whole deck is a ROCK solid with no flex now.

I then pulled the hull back into the carport and glued in the transom with the same Cabosil/epoxy mix. It was a lot of work getting it right and I was a littler nervous about the glue spreading out. I took some core samples and everything looks spectacular. Finally I filled everything in with some 1/2 glass strands and thickened with epoxy/Cabosil. I am going throu epoxy like a champ... Just order another 3 gallon kit. I also cut all the parts including stringer, knee braces, bow eye and thwart ship piece. That's all getting coated with epoxy now. Hopefully ill have the floor going back in by next week and then the boat will be getting taped back together aftert that!






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Default Re: 73 lo pro full restoration

Oh hell yeah! Looking good dude!
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The hull is the foundation...once you have it you can make it how you want.
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Really nice work. You are building a heckuva solid sled there which should give your grandkids years of enjoyment.
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