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Well, picked this up this weekend off Craigslist. Plan on doing a lot of work to remove the remaining foam...hopefully, this week. Need to have it water ready by next weekend. Lots to do in a short period of time!





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That’s a nice project boat bro. It will serve you well


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I’m curious to know how much weight you pull out?


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Looks like it was converted to a tall transom? Is that one of the earlier .100 hulls? Found a longtail for it yet?


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Anybody have good suggestions for foam removal from the two pods on each side of the rear half?? Without grinding all the welds and having to reweld those panels back into place?? We all know those aluminum welding guys aren’t cheap! I’m pretty confident those panels reinforce the sides...so, I would like to keep them in place and have minimal loss of structural integrity.


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I think I’m going to hit this with a pressure washer to basically water cut all of this out from beneath the bow deck. Looks like previous owner made an attempt to “scallop” the foam from this area.



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Let me know how it goes with the pressure washer


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Plan is to go back with a 1/8” floor. Likely won’t use rivets....although, they would be the easiest. Debating between plug welding or low profile, stainless steel button head screws. Will likely weld the floor in to better brace the longitudinal runners and the bottom, itself. Definitely not going back with any foam.


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Nice work so far! Looking forward to seeing the final product


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About 20 minutes of slicing and dicing with a 3000 PSI pressure washer and 0 degree tip left me a nice pile of foam to scoop out with a sharp shooter. Going to hit it this afternoon with a 15 degree tip and see if that makes a difference. Looks like it works best when just hitting it from different angles and just slicing and dicing. The 0 degree tip definitely cuts it like a knife through hot butter.





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A little more progress this evening after work. What a PITA! BTW...the 15 degree tip was not as good as the 0 degree tip. It’s just a matter of letting it slice and dice. And yes, it makes one heck of a mess!
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Light at the end of the tunnel! Should have the rest of this out during my lunch break, today.



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Did you cut the front deck open or was it already like that?


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Already like that. The pics in the first post were as received.


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Well, had to put the brakes on this project to bring it to the camp. Pop-riveted the rear floor deck back into place. No flooring in the front, yet. Put a 16 HP Go-Devil longtail on it for now to get me through the season. 12 MPH with two adults, two kids and 6 gallons of gas.



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Not bad for a 16hp longtail


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If I have time this weekend, I might tackle cutting off all the additional transom height the previous owner added to the hull...get it back to original transom height/look. Should give me better entry angle and continue to lighten the boat. It is a light boat.



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I’m definitely going to be pulling the foam out of my 2011 16x44 this summer


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Are you going to add lids to turn those two side pods in storage areas? Looks like you could fit guns, stern light, folded push poles in them.

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