Project 21 Repco 1974

Discussion in '"Pocket" Downeast Boats (14-24ft)' started by 26novi, May 22, 2018.

  1. MikesMarine22

    MikesMarine22 Senior Member

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    With a 20 inch engine and the bracket being lower a lot of times the engine gets swamped with water when taking off or slowing down. I would do a 25 with a bracket.
     
  2. fordy

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    X2. You have to research the height, I have a 25inch shaft on a bracket and love how high the motor sits above the water.

    But the downside is the tip of the skeg still touches the water when fully trimmed up.
     
  3. kcassells

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    The motor depth depends on your skeg for positioning in regards to the extended transom.
    You will need to run a level to make that determination.
     
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    Very nice work guys!
     
  5. 26novi

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    Not much of an update, things are going slow. Stringers looked great in the back when I cut them out to do the transom so figured I could keep them as is. Drilled a few inspection holes and they are rotten almost the entire length including the forward bulkhead. Cut out the starboard stringer and bonded a new coosa stringer. Made it 1.5" higher to help the scuppers out a bit. Sandwiched two 3/4" coosa pieces to get 1.5" since the original was 1" and thought a single 3/4" piece was a bit small. Plan is to tab it and put 4-5 layers of 17oz biax over it. Sound like a good layup for a stringer?

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    Sounds good to me.
     
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    So plan was to put 4 layers of 17oz but after a long 6 hours I had to bail on the 4th layer and ended up with 3. I had the girl helping me and was lucky she didn't kill me, final layer has a few air bubbles I couldn't work out in time but the other two were perfect. Anyone smarter than me want to chime in with their thoughts on the layup? I put a 15oz tab on each side as well. I can prep and add another layer or two I just don't know how much it really needs. original layup was roven about .2" thick and 1" of some type of rotten hardwood. I replaced with 1.5" of coosa and its about 2" taller than before.

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    You only should need 2 layers on a normal layup. In addition to two tabbing's. With 4-6 layers you could have left the old rotted stringers and that would be the strength. Kinda like hollow stringers.
    So the next que is why did they rot out in the 1st place?
     
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  9. 26novi

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    Well that's a relief. The boat sank and was stored outside for 20+ years. there were screw holes from the deck into the top and also drainage holes to allow water flow through the stringers that were not sealed at all.
     
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    Buy that girl some roses!:cool:
     
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    I just don't think roses alone will do it haha, i'm a lucky guy that's for sure.
     
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    Here was mine. I don't have buyers remorse often.....maybe this one
     

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