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Old 14-06-2015, 12:00   #16
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Re: Schucker refit

Got back to the Schucker last week. Got the 2 inch threw hull installed, rudder post/ stuffing box in good order, depth and speed transducers installed. I think she is pretty much cobbled back together for the trip down the Caloosahatchee river from glades boat storage down to a Fort Myers Beach. Trip includes passage threw two locks , if I can get going early enough I may make the trip in one day, 14 hours . Going to be pushing the beta 50 a bit to make it. Pretty excited to get her down here and at my dock for the continuing refit.
I had the mast lowered and it now lays atop the pilot house. It needs mucho work .


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Old 20-06-2015, 14:11   #17
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Found a way to get the mast off the boat and onto the patio deck for sanding painting etcClick image for larger version

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I noticed a couple of bubbles on the pilot house roof. Thought it a good place to get started on deck rehab. Cut out section that had come loose fro balsa core. No water or rot. I just epoxied it back into placeClick image for larger version

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Old 20-06-2015, 14:15   #18
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Been sanding on the mast for several days,a few hours at a time. It's a fiberglass unit that seems in ok shape structurally . It had been painted blue sometime way back. Took 80 grit to get it off. I will go back and hit it with 120 before I prime with awlgrip . All the hardware came off really easy.Click image for larger version

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Old 20-06-2015, 14:37   #19
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While fixing the bubble area on the pilot house roof I noticed a soft soft where the chain plate for the starboard split back stay attaches. Cut out area and found extensive rot of the 3/16 balsa core, very wetClick image for larger version

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Removed all the wet core and replaced with a piece of plywood epoxied in place. The area around the chain play is solid epoxy all around now .Click image for larger version

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The area around the port side back stay chain plate appeared sound but I just new water had to have gotten inside the core so I opened it up . Found wet core and rot. Fixed up same as starboard sideClick image for larger version

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There was one more large bubble on the roof. Cut it out, sanded dry core and fiberglass piece and epoxied back in place, less than a hour to fix.Click image for larger version

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I did go back and fill all the screw holes. I need to grind the joints and fiberglass with fiberglass tape and epoxy to . Then grind flat. Ordered a boat buck load of Tuff coat marine . http://www.tuffcoat.net/wordpress/. Non skid deck material. This should make all the repairs invisible .


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Old 22-06-2015, 04:51   #20
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When rebuilding a old boat it is not uncommon to come across areas and you ask "why". Well here is one "why" question. Here is a picture of the forward hatchClick image for larger version

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It appears as if the stock opening in the boat was to large for the hatch. So someone or the factory simply filled in the area with wood trims and mounted the hatch. The whole thing was pretty deteriorated but I can't see how it ever looked like anything but crappy. The stock opening in the deck is large, 30 inches the hatch that was mounted is 28 inches on the outside flange.

The stock opening in the deck does not look to me to be made for a hatch. I will probably build a flange out of fiberglass and mount the hatch . This will look ok. I could cut the opening flush with the deck, add real estate using fiberglass and mount the hatch flush with the deck, this I think would look better and would match any other hatches I might add later.

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Old 26-06-2015, 10:50   #21
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Here is a picture of my teak spreaders, one cleaned up the other ......Click image for larger version

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There is some damage on the inboard end mast attachment. My plan is to wrap with fiberglass and remove some material on the inboard ends and add heavy fiberglass build up to the attachment area. Any comments?Click image for larger version

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Old 27-06-2015, 14:10   #22
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Looks great...we got ours back in the water and are headed to Florida. We are in New Orleans for a week, then back on the ICW...plan on a month in Destin
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:41   #24
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Nice, saw your post on FB. sounds like you may make it to the Fort Myers Beach mooring field some day soon. Let me know I'll try to be in town.


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:45   #25
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Getting close to finishing up on the pilot house roof. Thought it would be wise to do a bit of investigating on the fittings that control the boom that are attached to the roof. They are backed by 1/4 inch aluminum plate on the inside. I
After removing the fitting I did a core sample with a hole sawClick image for larger version

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All was well, dry solid core. I'll fill in with solid fiberglass.Click image for larger version

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Re: Schucker refit

Cool boat, great progress. Did you say the mast is fiberglass?
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:22   #27
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Yup, heavy fiberglass mast. I believe Mr Schucker liked to build anything he could "in house". So fiberglass mast, teak spreaders, etc.


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Old 04-07-2015, 13:18   #29
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I had the mast pulled and laid on top of the boat for the trip from boat yard to here at the house. Once at the house I used the pilings and a few block and tackles to inch it off. I had fouled up my back a few days earlier so could not use brute force . Hoping for a crane to pass by when it's time to reinstall.



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Checked the other boom attach point and found a small bit of rotClick image for larger version

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I cleaned out all the wet balsa and layed in many layers of fiberglassClick image for larger version

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The above photo shows the fore and aft attachment point ,the aft one had core rot. Some grinding and fairing and all should be fixed


The joint between the roof top and bottom liner joined underneath a aluminum trim, that I removed. The trim held the two pieces together. By prying apart the pieces I could see the underside of the roof layup, looked good. Thought it a good Idea to epoxy the joint . I will have to do a bit at a time due to the number of clamps the job requiresClick image for larger version

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The blue tape is on the " ceiling" of the liner. The tape kept the thickend epoxy from dripping onto me and the deck. Always cool when you are able to come up with a quick fix that makes the job go better/ cleaner




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