Stumpnocker Project

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by cpauly33, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. First I'd like to thank everyone who answered my pretty much pointless questions so far. Turns out building a boat is just not a project I have time for.

    So today I went and picked up my new toy. A 2001 14'2" Stumpknocker skiff. Overall shes in good shape but could use a little freshening up. Id like to repaint the interior. And shine up the gel-coat.

    For the interior, my plan is to sand down the existing paint. Fill in all the little holes from old hardware. Then I'll put down 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint, all marine grade of course. That sound about right?

    Also the gel-coat has a few minor nicks in it. Whats the easiest, yet effective way, of repairing these?

    The transom is 16" tall. What shaft length motor should I be looking for?

    Thanks again! (All ready ripped that damn seat off)
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  2. Gator_Bob

    Gator_Bob Well-Known Member

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    Those Stump Knockers are tuff boats. As far as painting (interior) I have success with a two part epoxy, water based from Sherwin Williams call "Tile Clad".
     
  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    You will need a short shaft motor for that boat, Typically called a 15".

    As far as repairing gelcoat, they make kits that are sold at most boat stores like west marine.