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Hey guys. Back with a new project. 1985 13’6 paramount. I posted up in the paramount groups and so far no one has seen one of these. Very unique hull design.

I bought it last week and everything worked as advertised. But the boat was really heavy and the wiring was a hot mess. The boat has been rebuilt at some time in its life. From what I was told this thing started life as a side console. They removed that and then raised the floor, added a console.

The more I mess with it the less I like how it was rebuilt. This thing was rebuilt using wood. I noticed what appears to be 2x4s under the deck. This is how they raised it. The deck wasn’t glassed on the underside. The gunnels look to be cored with 3/4” ply as well. So I’m ripping it apart.

Here’s my Dilemma. Do I keep the current cap configuration and rebuild it off that? Or.... do a medium size casting deck up forward with 1-3 compartments. And a small casting deck in the rear that is also the seat. Kind of how my last skiff was done. For those that don’t know me search warren skiff here. This will be a no wood build.
 

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So this is a combination of 2 days. 1 day to get the console removed and stripped. And today started gutting it.. if I had to guess I would say the cap is every bit of 400lbs. The deck was an easy 200lbs. There wasn’t to much foam and most of it was dry. About 100lbs in that. That’s a lot of weight for a boat this size.




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At 13.5' there isn't a whole lot of space for storage and walk around room with the original layout. You might want to consider a higher raised front deck and side console . A tiller would give you even more room if you don't mind that set up. Where was the fuel tank?
 

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Fuel tank Is right in the center under the deck. 12 gallons. Probably going to keep that setup.
I don’t think a side console is the answer on this boat. With the v it is very weight sensitive from side to side.
The more I look at this the more I’m thinking a small casting deck In the front, 32-36” back. 1 small compartment. Open up the deck area but only doing a cap and making rod holders as the support needed to replace the liner previously there. Keeping the center console. Then a rear casting deck. But I’m really looking at how ankona makes their deck on the native where it hinges up and a storage box underneath.
 

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Been a busy last week with the kids on spring break. Used my big boat most of the week but today started to make a dent in this boat. Looks like they just slapped a new on transom on top of the old one. Also there’s what appears to be an old drain about 1-1.5” above the oem deck height. Makes me wonder if this thing self bailed at one time in its life.
 

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Grinding is done. Have the boat squared up and ready to start building. Made my template for the transom and knees.
 

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Got the transom put In today. Glued, fillet the corners, ground down the new and then glassed. Layup schedule was 6” tab, 2 full transom pieces and then a 10” tab. The stringer knees will be tied into the transom so there will be a few more layers once I do that.
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Very cool little boat. With it gutted it looks bigger than 13.5 until you look at the console sitting inside of it. Are you planning on making that smaller or keeping it as is?
Is that coosa you are using for the stringers & transom?
 

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Very cool little boat. With it gutted it looks bigger than 13.5 until you look at the console sitting inside of it. Are you planning on making that smaller or keeping it as is?
Is that coosa you are using for the stringers & transom?
I don’t know 100% with the console yet. I wanted to get the decks built first. And the transom and stringers are like coosa just not that brand.
 

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Did a dry fit of the jackplate and motor. Looks like I’ll need a motor well when I build the rear deck. Also didn’t realize how thick my transom ended up being. Not necessarily a bad thing I guess.
Jack plate gives me a full 6” lift from where the motor was. I should be able to get really skinny
 

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I cant believe I'm saying this, since I love a console
But put a polling platform on it and a tiller. Looks like you've saved some weight, it should be skinny
 
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