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    deck is split. Lots of rotten wood and plywood core material in there...
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    A lot of work ahead but it should be a blast to rip around in. Guessing some period correct power as well?
    I CAN ALWAYS MAKE ANOTHER DOLLAR, BUT I CANNOT MAKE ANOTHER DAY

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    yes it will be rigged and powered as it was raced in 1972 / 1973.

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    Looks like a fun project! And wow - that transom... A country song comes to mind "He peppered my tailgate"

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    "Lookin Good"



    p.s. I love the way you do your pics now.
    Wriggleys gum makes me think of boating, "Double your engines, Double your fun"



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    more pics pf the destruction....( disassembly )
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    Very nice project and coming along nicely!

    One good aspect of rotted wood...It comes out fairly easy. Then comes the itchy grinding....

    Gonna be real nice when your finished!
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    Well I certainly was not expecting to find balsa core in a boat this old... but it is all coming out......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Smyth View Post
    Well I certainly was not expecting to find balsa core in a boat this old...…… but it is all coming out...…...
    Now you're gonna start havin fun, better to find it now.
    Wriggleys gum makes me think of boating, "Double your engines, Double your fun"



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    more progress today. cool weather.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Smyth View Post
    more progress today. cool weather.....
    Are you gonna go back with Balsa?
    Wriggleys gum makes me think of boating, "Double your engines, Double your fun"



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    transom finally out and last lower layer of core removed. YUCK !!!!!!
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    ALMOST. just a few damn stubborn pieces of core left.....then the grinding begins.....
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    You must be crazy.... or love boats.....looking good.....

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    Awesome work!






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