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Ok so here we go with the start of a long project. My 1980 waterways (banana river skiff). I purchased the boat from someone in ft.lauderdale area for $600. It came with some accessories but nothing that would contribute to the restoration. The gentleman posted the ad online and said the mid 89’s 25hp Evinrude needed a carb rebuild and once I saw the boat and we finished paperwork he handed me a zip loc sandwich bag with the carb and parts.... So the quest began to get it running so that I can sell it and put the cash towards the restoration. After many small issues with the motor setting wise. It runs pretty good but not enough to push the boat. New motor for it is a 50 yamaha 2 stroke. The previous owner had owned it since 97’ and put plywood on the fiberglass deck then put a layer of fiberglass over that which made no sense to me but I’m not bothered by it. I removed the first layer of glass and shoveled the mulch into the trash can and cleaned it best as I could without using a pressure washer. The poling platform was also removed and the previous owner welded it himself. It’s pretty sturdy but not very pretty. Pics will be posted in the thread .As stated in my other posting. I am 23 and this will be my first boat build and will be guided by my father 60 that has built a few boats in his day.

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UPDATE: hull and cap were separated between yesterday and today. We removed it from the hull and placed it on the floor. Then began to cut up the foam to dispose of. Some measurements will be taken then a trip to central Florida will be made to begin to pick up building materials and components for the build.
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Any concern that the hull would deform without the cap while putting in stringers and bulkheads?

I feel like half the rebuilds are concerned about this, and put some sort of brace on the top, and the other half don’t worry, and it seems like things are fine?

awesome rebuild, looking forward to your progress. Love that hull!!
 

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Any concern that the hull would deform without the cap while putting in stringers and bulkheads?

I feel like half the rebuilds are concerned about this, and put some sort of brace on the top, and the other half don’t worry, and it seems like things are fine?

awesome rebuild, looking forward to your progress. Love that hull!!
Yes things are going good on it. The only deformities that is has is very light where the cap met on the hull but just a few 6-8” sections. Nothing major that we are concerned with for right now.
 
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