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  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTMember Posts: 2,981 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice work keep it up
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 6,265 mod
    edited January 2019
    Very nice work!  One thing about fiberglass, it can be fixed.  May take a little time, but really anyone can make a good repair.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • bella-vitabella-vita Buffalo NYMember Posts: 367 ✭✭✭
    That boat is gonna be better than new.
    2002 Rinker FV 342
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIMember Posts: 2,013 ✭✭✭✭
    That boat is gonna be better than new.
    For probably 10% of the cost of a new one. 
  • pistolepistole Member Posts: 158 ✭✭
    5.7 TBI twins?
  • Glassguy54Glassguy54 Member Posts: 588 ✭✭✭
    I think the only thing javhav can't do is have a baby!
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTMember Posts: 2,981 ✭✭✭✭

    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    Michael T said:
    @javhav......tip of the hat, mister! Bloody good for you - AWESOME work, as much art as science - in my opinion. Don't know where you are employed but they must be real happy to have you on their team. Obviously not afraid of a challenge!
    thanks I appreciate it and no I'm self employed 
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    Well I guess anything can be restored
    Mr handyman you seem a little grumpy 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Ft Myers FloridaMember Posts: 9,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have you researched boat ownership costs or are you just flipping this boat?
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    shawnmjr said:
    That boat is gonna be better than new.
    For probably 10% of the cost of a new one. 
    yes sir lol
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    pistole said:
    5.7 TBI twins?
    twin 6.2 mpi
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Dream_Inn said:
    Very nice work!  One thing about fiberglass, it can be fixed.  May take a little time, but really anyone can make a good repair.
    thanks fiberglass is very forgiving when it comes to repairs I just pepole over think it
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    I think the only thing javhav can't do is have a baby!
    no i have two great kids plus I still consider myself as a kid well atleast the woman says so
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    Have you researched boat ownership costs or are you just flipping this boat?
    no i don't flip boats I've have owned my other boat for 6 years now so I know the cost associated with ownership but I now i wanted something bigger the problem is that I can't spend the figures they command I have my business and my family house ect so the next best thing for me was  to build it at less than half the cost
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    gel coat laid out well
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioMember Posts: 3,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    javhav said:
    still working on it  tomorrow I'll shoot the whole bottom with gel coat then flip it over to body work the top more pic soon 


    The only thing I'm concerned about is the core is snapped, and I don't think a bit of epoxy is going to hold it together against the pressure of that deck slapping on water. 

    I'd be worried about too much flex and cracks showing up on the gelcoat. You may be able to avoid that by infilling the crap of the underside with lots of continuous fiberglass from right to left and over the ribs too.  Then I'd cross continuous from front to back.

    Hopefully that would work, because you're trying to put a cast (fiberglass) over a broken bone (core).

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Ft Myers FloridaMember Posts: 9,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Slip fees, insurance, fuel. Etc 
    Would like to see the finished non skid side
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    @MarkB I fully understand your concerns but from factory the platform has a fiberglass cast over a foam core and 1/2 plywood ribs the epoxy acts like the core but with more rigid filled in half way then back filled with long hair fiber glass bondo aka gorilla hair feathered out along the cracks and ads even more ridgedite the ribs where screwed in from the edges then stiffen with 3/4 ply at the broken points screwed together in a sandwich so I wouldn't any flex there then the joint where reinforced 6 layers of glass mat crossed layers then 3layers of mat along all the bottom now the top has gorilla hair to level it off and 3 layers of glass mat over all it's about as ridged as it gets personally I think it's over kill I have confidence there will be no issues 
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Slip fees, insurance, fuel. Etc 
    Would like to see the finished non skid side
    @Handymans342 come on man stop it this is not my first rodeo and if your worried about fuel you shouldn't own a boat I keep my insurance all year long you never know and I will be doing the eva foam deck
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison TWP ,MIMember Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭
    I prob would
    opt for an aftermarket Swimplatform instead of fixing.
    was it a top hit or did the boat smash into something during hurricane 
    if so I bet there are plenty of stress cracks on the transom 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Ft Myers FloridaMember Posts: 9,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    javhav said:
    Slip fees, insurance, fuel. Etc 
    Would like to see the finished non skid side
    @Handymans342 come on man stop it this is not my first rodeo and if your worried about fuel you shouldn't own a boat I keep my insurance all year long you never know and I will be doing the eva foam deck
    Ok but I got rid of mine already. Couldnt afford it and we make 6 figures!!!
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    @zaverin1 no cracks on transom already checked  platform got hung up on the dock so I was told
  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    @Handymans342 whats got your knickers in a twist i take offense of what you wrote I feel like you're trying to belittle me and why would you worry about what I can afford and you can't afford there's no need for me to tell you how much I make but will tell you this I have 18 employees a shop and machinery do the math running costs are 40k a month alone but that's nether here or there and when I say I can't afford buy a boat turn key it isn't because i can't it's just a luxury not a necessity 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Ft Myers FloridaMember Posts: 9,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @javhav I told you I love to do what you are doing and I can't wait to see the finished product! I'm just still in sticker shock .
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭✭✭
    EVA sheets, a couple years ago I bought Eva sheet's direct from china, same product,  cheep, compared to anywhere in the US, as company's mark up to cover cost and over head, and profit.  Cannot blame them profit is good. Took about a month to receive it but that was ok with me. If you are interested I can dig up the contact info. You will need to find cad drawing's of cockpit and platform. And provide it for them. I have samples here if you want to see it PM me your address I'll send you a small piece. It has self adhesive/peel and stick on the back. 
    Boat Name : 

  • javhavjavhav new york nyMember Posts: 383 ✭✭✭
    @randy56 thanks I've used the same stuff on my old boat but I had to cut myself does the company you used cut it for you from the drawings and if so I would love if send me the information and where could i find the drawings 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I bought from two company's one was big sheets the other cut and grove it for ya. Probley in the same building in china, LOL  The temp let/ drawing's you probably can find here on the forum. If anyone has ordered your year 342, from sea deck or some of the others. Just ask guy's on here. I'll have to look for the contact for buying big sheets. 

    Here is email address. [email protected] - this the one that cut's and shapes.

    Here is thread on mine, I'm all about saving a few bucks.  . https://rinkerboats.vanillacommunities.com/discussion/6122/todays-diy-project/p1

    Boat Name : 

  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTMember Posts: 2,981 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Did you put the gel coat on with a roller or sprayer 

    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
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