Re: Hull restoration

From: Mike Sweeney <mike.s.sweeney@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 14:24:58 -0600

I recently purchased a 1968 Johnson Reveler with similar damage. Took it in
for hull repair, took long time to drain all the water. Repairs consisted of
drain, dry, carbon fiber and fiberglass, and new gelcoat. Haven't had it
back in the water yet but am told..."it won't sink!..."

BTW... still looking for a replacement windshield... anyone have any ideas?


> From: Ralph Erickson <ericksra@...>
> Reply-To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 10:22:16 -0500
> To: omc-boats-digest@...
> Subject: Hull restoration
> Hello group,
> I have a 1968 Evinrude Sportsman 155, and there are some cracks in the hull
> and water is getting in below decks someplace. I bet this is a common
> problem. It seems to me, when I take it out of the water for the season,
> that the water drips out of the hull for a really long time. So, I am
> hauling this water around with me the whole summer and adding a lot of
> weight and slowing the boat down, and I think that the underdeck foam is
> old and waterlogged. Has anyone ever gone below deck and dug out all the
> old foam? What does this entail? Do you have to also replace timbers
> under there? How big a job is this, anyway? Anybody who has had this done
> or tried it yourself, I would appreciate the advice. Thanks.
> Ralph Erickson
> 1968 Evinrude Sportsman 155
> ericksra@...
Received on Saturday, 15 November 2003

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