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1969Jet
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New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:18 pm

Hi All

I recently joined this site, as I am in the process of restoring a Glen L 17' Roustabout. This boat was built in 1969 by my Father and it was where I learned to Ski behind since I was 6 years old. Last year my Father asked if I would like to have the old gal, and imeadiatly without hesitation it was a yes for me. I hadn't seen her for quite a few years as we had moved way up North for work, She is in desperate need of a restoration. The Decking and Flooring was originally done with Mahogany but since I have better access to teak I will be redoing the deck to that. She is powered by a 400hp 350 Chevy Driving a Jacuzzi WJ Jet Drive, which my Father once told me was not a recommended combination for that boat. but being able to pull 6 adult skiers from the water and top speed was 55mph I guess it was a great Combo. So with a bit of Patience and time I'm hoping to restore her to original condition. I am very good with carpentry and have all the tools, I'm very mechanically inclined as my Father was a mechanic, but as for boat building I have no idea. I have set aside a 2 year goal to finish. I am really hoping for my Father to see his Baby in her glory again and hopefully with the help of all you knowledgeable people I can fulfill this goal.

Joe

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby sproggy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:38 am

Wow - that sounds like a serious boat - 400hp and 55mph in a 17' boat.... :shock:

Got any photos of her as she is now?

Welcome and good luck with the restoration.

Ian

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby Roberta » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:31 am

Welcome aboard!!! Sounds like and exciting project. Pics Please!!

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1969Jet
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:40 am

Hi All

I'll get some pictures up as soon as i can, I've been away working in camp, I had a question though, I have stripped the fiberglass off the hull for the redo and I found at the join from the transom to the hull i have a 4" section of rot. all the rest of the hull and transom are solid, will i need to replace the whole transom and bottom hull or is there a way to repair area. The stringers and all other parts of hull and transom are solid.

Thanks

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby Roberta » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:59 am

You might be able to trim back to solid wood and make a patch. Copious amounts of git rot, epoxy and some well placed dowels and pegs will secure a smaller repair. PICs Please.

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby hoodman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:00 pm

If there's only four inches that's bad that doesn't sound like to bad of a fix. If it's in the plywood you can patch it and back it up with a butt block. If it's the transom frame maybe you can rout or chisel out to good wood and patch.

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:14 pm

1969jet

Welcome,

I think I would first get the rot out. Then route out a step tapered scarf joint from the out side. Then put a backer on like a butt joint. Pictures will really help.

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:30 pm

Hi there

As soon as i get home tonight from work ill shoot some pictures of the area, and the rest of boat. I want to make sure i do a good job that will last for years. The boat has never been redone till now and its been 45 years of use. So back when my Dad built the boat the products used were a lot different. than whats available today. the hull inside boat was painted no epoxy at that time. the exterior was fiberglass wrapped but origionally was a suran wrap injected procedure. This is all new to me as I've never built a boat before or restored one. For me its not about saving money its about the quality of restore that i want, and for it to last another 30 to 40 years of passing down the family line. I have stripped all exterior fiberglass off and decking since it had deteriorated from the many years of use. Has anyone ever put a Jet drive in a Mahanni or a Roustabout, if so please contact me.

Joe

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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:33 pm

Hi All sorry took so long, was just finishing off the ice racing season, so finally finished so back to the boat. Plus I final;ly figured out how to post a Picture :)
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:35 pm

Some More Pics
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:37 pm

And some more :)
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:40 pm

And final group
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:42 pm

So In the picture 3 and 10 is the rot, should I be replacing the whole transom, and the bottom of the hull. Or repair, I'm not worried about cost just have never done a replacement on Transom and hull. Thought I better put a pic of my Copilot the one and only LOKI. I just ordered all the plans from Glen L and one of the books so I have the templates if I need to make and pieces. and hopfully the book will help me with fibreglasing and epoxy since I have never worked with either.
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby 1969Jet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 pm

Just finished my Swim Platforms for back
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Re: New Member from Way up North

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:55 pm

We'll get you through the epoxy and glass! Of coarse with the help of LOKI :!: :lol:

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