Re: [omc-boats] New Experience

From: lib1@...
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 20:58:58 -0600

Here's an Evinrude catalog promotional photo of the nifty little Sport 14.

Nice boat, Tom P.! Keep up the excellent work!

/LS

PS -- Looks like yours was rigged with the optional steering helm.

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  From: Tom Paquette
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 5:05 PM
  Subject: RE: [omc-boats] New Experience

  Welcome to the rotten plywood club Karl.

   

  I have a 64 Evinrude.

   

  I removed the motor and all the rigging running through or attached to the seating section.

   

  I then removed the entire rubrail.

   

  Then I ran a bar clamp across the hull and attached it on both sides to the metal rail that runs the inside of the hull.

   

  I used a Sawsall type saw to carefully cut the seam between the seating section and the hull all the way around. The blade gets hot so take your time - a few days or you will melt the fiberglass. Where it attached to the floor under the metal screwed down transition piece I just used a utility knife to kinda cut the floor glass it was "epoxied" to.

   

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  Once it was cut the seating section lifted right out. The plywood under the seating section(not the floor) center area lifted out with the section. It is a filler between the floor and seat section

   

  The transom was and plywood epoxied together. It came off with a screwdrive and 3 inch putty knife. Obviously not too strong at that point.

   

  The corner were tougher but I literally pulled them off with my hands once I cut the glass tape in the corner seams.

   

  The Transom sits directly on the floor.

   

  The small bilge area is glassed to the floor so don't try and remove it.

   

  Hope this helps!

   

  Tom

  Charlotte, NC

   

   

    my beautiful old transom

   

    the seating section removed

   

   

   as it looks without the seating section. I hooked the steering cable back together so I can remember how to put it back later

   

   

   the very strong plywood transom - NOT - I was shocked how rotten it really was

   

    The empty hull awaiting foam and floor. Note the bar clamp I used to keep dimensions.

   

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  From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of Harris Family
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 4:43 PM
  To: omc-boats@...
  Subject: [omc-boats] New Experience

   

  To all:

   

  I have been replacing the floor and foam on my 64 Johnson O/B runabout and am getting ready to start working on the transom. Has anyone replaced a transom on this boat and where/how should I start?

   

  Also, what type of painting options do I have? Both deck and hull.

   

  Karl

  Aberdeen, WA

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