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Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:39 am
by gdcarpenter
Sometimes I get to feeling that way!

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:49 pm
by gdcarpenter
Hi,

Short crude video of where I am now with my 1957 Century Palomino project.

Trying again: Got it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 6_lyaz29e0

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:05 pm
by billy c
seems to be a problem with the link :(
Thanks works now. :D
Looks like you have frames setup plumb and level so should go back together pretty well. Are you finding your Zip build helps you with this restoration?
Billy

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:37 pm
by hoodman
You took her down to the studs! No doubt going to be beautiful with your skills.

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:13 am
by cusoak
Hi there
Boat Looks Like every other Century boat frame , Just like my 66 17.5Ft Resorter.
You have a lot of work to do yet.
Do you plan on putting a 5200 bottom or just put the old dried out planks back on over the battens and frames.
Century in there numbering of boats for the year started with the Number 50 so your boat is your number you found minus 50. That is how many they built that year
Jeff

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:45 am
by gdcarpenter
Hi Mr. Cusoak, long time no hear.

Debated it for a long time but finally committed to a 5200 bottom. That will be trickier than most with the soft chine, but figure it's doable. Miss my ZIP at times but it's gone to a good home and time to move on :)

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:43 pm
by cusoak
You sold it.
Do you have any idea as to what hp motor was on this boat.
I looked like a really thick transom.
You could do a cold mold epoxy plywood bottom.
using nothing but marine plywood.
Jeff

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
by gdcarpenter
Yes, the ZIP is gone.

The boat came with a monstrous Johnson V4 75 HP, that I was actually able to sell. The second owner that I bought it from said the first and original owner got a replacement Century thicker transom for the boat to put on the 75. Should handle one Mark58, or two if I ever have time to restore another one :)

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:04 am
by cusoak
If you don't mind me asking did you sell the boat and the merc motor together.
What did you get for it?
I thought several time about selling mine but just can't bring myself to do it.
Jeff

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:22 am
by mrintense
Well, that is definitely a project. But no harder I think than building one (at least now that you've gotten past most of the nasty demo work. She is definitely going to be a beaut if your Zip was any indication. And I perfectly understand the missing of the Zip. Although I have never owned a boat, I was telling my wife yesterday that the only thing worse than not having a boat in the summer is having one you can't use. :lol: :lol:

Looks like you did a real good job on the demo work , not destroying it too much in getting things apart. Looking at your video, I decided to not epoxy my floor boards into place. Screws only.

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:50 am
by gdcarpenter
Sent you a PM Mr. cusoak.

Working on transom. The fact that it came apart in two pieces is actually good news to me. I will now be able to run the individual pieces through my planer to clean up both sides. It's 1 13/16" thick now and the bottom of the transom had been beveled considerably, I assume so the bottom planks, which the back ends of were rounded, would be flush with the back bottom edge of the transom. Thinning the transom will effectively move the back side forward so I can get a crisp edge.

There were four holes in the transom for 1/2" bolts to mount the engine mounting bracket, a V4-75 HP, that I plugged. Used a hole saw to make the plugs and filed down a 3/4" paddle bit to get a clean snug fitting hole for the plugs. Once bleached and filler stained they should disappear. The other 6 holes in the bottom half are for the carriage head bolts securing the three transom knees, they will be plugged similarly once the knees are reinstalled.

I will also have to add a piece accross the top to raise the transom height to mount the Mark58 that I have prepared at the right height. I will also recut the profile of the transom top to better match the profile of the original transom. This will leave a wide enough flat area on the transom top that will, should I get ambitious, allow the mounting of twin Mark58's.

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:37 am
by cusoak
Did not get th PM

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:02 pm
by gdcarpenter
Slow progress, two Sunday's worth.

Shaped, formed, and added a piece across the top of the transom. This is to gives me the 16 1/2" transom height I need for my Mark58.

Ran the separate slabs through the planer to true, smooth, and flatten both sides. Final thickness 1 1/2".

The cut 4" diameter holes for the new transom profile. Much closer to original profile as this solid slab of transom was an OEM replacement piece. Cut the remaineder out. Ran the butt edges through a joiner to clean and straighten them up. Then reasembled the two prices using the original dowels and Titebond III.

Transom width will be wide enough just in case I get ambitious enough, and live long enough, to to rebuild one more Mark58 and mount a pair of them as twin outboards.

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:19 pm
by hoodman
That's a beefy transom! Twins would be pretty nifty on there!

Re: '57 Century Redux

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:45 pm
by mrintense
Nice work Garfield. I think you should go for the twins. Not too many of those out there and it will be a real attention getter.