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Thread: V-King YT re-do

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    V-King YT re-do

    Finally almost done with fiberglass repair. New core & floors installed and sealed. Floor is going to get white gelcoat finish soon and then the rigging can begin. Happy the itchy part is almost over!

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    Pulled about 12-15 trashbags worth of wet foam out of the sponsons as well. Probably weighed about 100-125lbs total!! Stuff looked and felt dry until it was squeezed and water poured out like a sponge. Foam will stay out and never go back in. Something to look into if anyone is re-doing one of these YT hulls. Also, Craftsman multi-tool with the cutter/scraper/sanding attachments became my best friend when doing some of the finish work/foam removal. Well worth the $99 bucks it costs. Doesn't make a mess when cutting fiberglass and the scraper attachement worked great fort he foam removal.

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    Cool job
    Did you redo the outer sides of the boat.In the (sponcens) hope that correct spelling.But ya know what im asking anyways..




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    There is a small section toward the rear of the sponsons that does have core. About a 3 foot long section. I will probably end up doing that at a later date and relocating the drain holes since they were cut right into the core in the first place. I wasn't going to remove all the foam, but, I am glad I did considering how wet and heavy it was. Should've lightened it up quite bit.

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    Great!
    I'll be looking forward to seeing more and more pics as you move along..




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    Got the gelcoat on the floor done today. Getting ready for rigging.
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    Most rigging done, hooked it up to a battery for a test fire and everything worked as it should. Mount & plumb the tanks, finish the lower unit and polish it up. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
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    damm the torpedoes???
    Last edited by RONNIE; 06-16-2010 at 08:13 PM.

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    I enjoy these YT threads... I had one since 87, that we worked and reworked over the years. I finally "retired" it and we are de-rigging everything and it's being put away for now. We did the stringer system etc... A couple of the greatest gains we got out of this boat was flattening and filling in the pad, and notching the sides out an inch and about 6 ft forward, so they would clear the water at speed. It has definitely been a fun boat for 23 years.



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    Those YTs are so bad azz! Always wanted one. Harder and harder to find though. Good luck with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratso View Post
    I enjoy these YT threads... I had one since 87, that we worked and reworked over the years. I finally "retired" it and we are de-rigging everything and it's being put away for now. We did the stringer system etc... A couple of the greatest gains we got out of this boat was flattening and filling in the pad, and notching the sides out an inch and about 6 ft forward, so they would clear the water at speed. It has definitely been a fun boat for 23 years.



    Wow Interesting.
    Can you post up more pics..
    I do like




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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrostreamvking4m View Post
    I do like
    Me too. Looks like a real nice job and a LOT of work. Congrats.

    One question though. Why didn't you stick with a bilge tank? Planning on endurance racing or a Trans-Atlantic run?

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