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    Well,I concede.Almost!!

    Well after thirty eight years I've come to the conclusion that old "Outasite" needed a core.Started back in 2017 at the power tour.Yours truly decided to dick around with a barge wake,BAD MOVE! A cracked stringer was my reward.That winter a repair was done and all seemed well,until the Hardy party this summer.After a great day of BSing I headed for the launch,rounded a curve and there was a mile and a half of great looking river! What's a guy to do! Got it setup at 80+ and settled in for the ride.With no boats in sight I took a moment to check out the seanery.Then HOLY ****! where in the hell did that roller come from.Kicked it right at the last second,and come down HARD on the left front.Heard a noise that I've never heard before.Turns out it was breaking fiberglass Now with two broken stringers and four feet of cracked flooring it's time to get serious.I assumed rot but as it turns out most of my issues were from impact damage from years of using a drag boat as a lake boat.The rebuild is under way and I'm finding very little rot.from the seat box back one spot the size of a basketball the rest looks as if it was done last month.And let me tell ya core that is not rotten is a total bitch to remove.Ive now found the procedure that's is working for me.So anyway a full on recore is in progress.A few pictures to follow.Click image for larger version. 

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    She cracked at a "hard point" it flexed fine ahead of the stringer. Not so well at the start of the stringer. Run the stringers full length next time.

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    That's similar to what happened to the broken v-king I have. I agree, extend the stringers.

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    Forword of the seat box the hull gets thin quick.This hull was never intended for big water,it was 446# as delivered.Ive been fortunate that it's held up as well as it has.It flexed at the seat box.Ill be addressing that issue.

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    That sounds like the way mine was built too

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    It was a very loud hit, I was on the shore and you heard the hull hit so hard off the barge roller. It's a sweet ride Bob!
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    Bob is a mad man! He will have this knocked out in no time.

    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    Well you have to admit,the weight and balance is about dead nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjdubiel View Post
    It was a very loud hit, I was on the shore and you heard the hull hit so hard off the barge roller. It's a sweet ride Bob!
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    Bob is a mad man! He will have this knocked out in no time.
    That picture is the desktop background on the shop computer currently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjdubiel View Post
    It was a very loud hit, I was on the shore and you heard the hull hit so hard off the barge roller. It's a sweet ride Bob!
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    Bob is a mad man! He will have this knocked out in no time.
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    solid core...that makes for tough work.....hope you get her back together and rolling again!
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    Ya this sucks ! The best I can do is to cut a grid about the size of a pack of cigarettes,then pop or pry,or cut, grind,or or or.Good news is,it's going to be a long winter,AND I'm retired!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XstreamVking View Post
    She cracked at a "hard point" it flexed fine ahead of the stringer. Not so well at the start of the stringer. Run the stringers full length next time.
    Wise words.

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    I also think that these boats were not made for the power and abuse we put them through today........ Heck, a polished sportmaster didn't even exist.....
    GL, It will be better and stronger then new when done.......

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    They definately were not intended for the power we have today! As Pip has said, he never thought that anybody would be running them 40 years later when he built them!

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    Glad you have a warm shop to work in Bob !!
    This will be "the" thread to follow for guys restoring a V-King!!
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