[omc-boats] rehap

From: Kenneth A. Gullicksen <kag@...>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 14:57:58 -0400

  Hi. I just signed up for the list, which is a totally new concept for
me. I have what I assume to be a common question but don't know how to
check for past dealings with it.

  Anyway, I have a 1966 Sweet Sixteen that I have had since the mid-70s.
Since the mid-80's it has been sitting in my sister's yard. I am
thinking of repowering it but am wondering if it is up to it. The hull
and deck seem solid but there are a couple of holes on the bottom
(mainly at the bow where it was grounded a few too many times). A drip
from that area makes me think the foam is saturated, or at least wet.
Anyone know how much water the foam can absorb (i.e. the amount of
weight that would be added), whether there is any wood (bulkheads or
whatever) under the deck that could be rotted out and, if it all needs
to come out, how big a job it is?

  The trailer needs work to be useable so taking it somewhere to be
weighed is not really an option. I don't want to spend the money to fix
or replace the trailer until I know the hull is worth saving.

  I would also be curious to know if anyone has any advice on upgrades
in general, e.g. replacing the tiller cable steering.



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