Thread: V-King YT re-do
05-15-2010, 10:31 AM #1
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!
05-15-2010, 10:32 AM #2
05-15-2010, 10:34 AM #3
05-15-2010, 10:38 AM #4
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.
05-15-2010, 10:53 AM #5
Did you redo the outer sides of the boat.In the (sponcens) hope that correct spelling.But ya know what im asking anyways..
05-15-2010, 11:07 AM #6
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.
05-15-2010, 12:27 PM #7
I'll be looking forward to seeing more and more pics as you move along..
05-17-2010, 06:08 PM #8
Got the gelcoat on the floor done today. Getting ready for rigging.
06-16-2010, 02:45 PM #9
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!
06-16-2010, 04:22 PM #10
damm the torpedoes???
Last edited by RONNIE; 06-16-2010 at 09:13 PM.
06-16-2010, 04:57 PM #11
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.
It's no fun in the sun if your boat doesn't run.
07-15-2010, 03:58 PM #12
07-15-2010, 06:38 PM #13
Those YTs are so bad azz! Always wanted one. Harder and harder to find though. Good luck with her.
07-15-2010, 07:58 PM #14
07-15-2010, 08:19 PM #15