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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    77gt, heres a link to some things that will help make sure you have your bases covered when repairing such an important part of the infastructure of the hull. I also have a couple of articles saved on the "best practices" when replacing complete stringers, transoms, and bulkheads. I'll look after work, and post them. If nothing else I hope it will give you information you can use to make a lasting repair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78_Tahiti link=topic=440.msg3579#msg3579 date=1293665737
    77gt, heres a link to some things that will help make sure you have your bases covered when repairing such an important part of the infastructure of the hull. I also have a couple of articles saved on the "best practices" when replacing complete stringers, transoms, and bulkheads. I'll look after work, and post them. If nothing else I hope it will give you information you can use to make a lasting repair!
    http://www.fibreglast.com/product/LC_007
    Thanks 78.

    I'm looking forward to reading the material you have.
    WASP
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    I actually have made some visible progress. :o

    Today I fit the port stringer to the hull.

    I will round over the edges before I seal it with epoxy.

    Tomorrow, perhaps I will fit the starboard stringer.

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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    Very nice man!!!! It's coming along real good.....
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    Looking really good! are you using epoxy resin or vinylester laminating resin, just curious how easy you are finding it to work with?
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    When I started this overhaul I bought a gallon of polyester resin. I used most of it sealing my new floor boards. Since then, based on what I read on several different forums and websites I decided to use the West System Epoxy. It is more expensive, more versatile and does not have the odor of the resin. I still need to decide on what paint system I want to use. I am just trying to keep this project moving forward and want to be able to have this boat in the water in a few months.
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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    The West System product is great stuff. I use it exclusively for repairs on my boat. Thanks jrork for geting me the info on that product.
    If I'm doing something new I use the old tried n true polyester resin.
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    Great weather today so I was able to make a bit of progress.

    I planed the stringers and rounded all the edges with a router.

    I also belt sanded the surfaces with 80 grit.

    The cross pieces shown are just spacers for when I glass them in.

    Tomorrow I plan to seal all of the surfaces with resin, then I should be ready to glass them in.

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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    You are doing a first class job there man!! Looking real good!!!
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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    My fiberglass/painter guy sold me on Awl Grip for the paint system. Pricey but cheaper than gel coat. Also a lot more sun and weather resistant and minor scratches can be buffed out. Can be painted on for grapphics murals etc... Pretty cool stuff, just google it.
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