Saving My Old Boat!

Discussion in 'Boat Building' started by JohnnyMax, May 27, 2020.

Is the boat worth trying to save and restore?

Poll closed Friday at 4:39 PM.
  1. Burn It!

    6 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Hell No!

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Maybe?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hell Yea?

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. kapnd

    kapnd Junior member

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    You haven’t even mentioned the hull, except to say that it’s been sitting since 2008, plenty of time to develop rotten decks, transom and stringers, probably gas tanks too.
    I’d prioritize rot investigation, cut the floor open enough to get the fuel tank out, then drill a couple test cores in the stringers and transom.
    Let that determine if you still want to proceed.
     
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  2. day0ne

    day0ne Senior Member

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    Actually he did say that the hull and transom were solid (post 14).
     

  3. JohnnyMax

    JohnnyMax Active Member

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    You guys may have swayed me along with over events.
    I am looking at a 21' Wellcraft Coastal in perfect condition this evening.
    I want to get some fishing in. The boat only has a 40 mile range though, unless I add tanks.
    I was working on my Renkin fish-n-ski and the a plug broke off and the engine is locked up. That was frustrating, and in light of all the comments here, well... I still plan to clean up my V20's and flip one, maybe both.
    One of the V20's I just bought has two 40 gallon poly fuel tanks not installed yet. They were $400. If I install them that would double the range to 80, 160 round trip.
    QUESTION: Is there a gauge I can install inline that will calculate fuel consumption and range, like what is in my Corvette?
    The boat I am looking at was a dive boat, so it is not rigged for fishing.
    It is just a clean boat.
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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  4. KMitchell

    KMitchell Senior Member

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    Find an old shamrock
     
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  5. day0ne

    day0ne Senior Member

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  6. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I happen to know a guy that has one for sale, needs a motor (small block ford)
     
  7. JohnnyMax

    JohnnyMax Active Member

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    Passed on the boat I looked at yesterday. Looking at a 25' 6" Pro-Line today.