Boat restoration

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Boat restoration

Postby kurtbel5 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:59 am

Some of you know I have been Missing in archery a while

Well this is one of the larger restoration jobs I am doing...
She had a water line inside the boat!!!!
Its a 1988 Grady White 22.6 Islander w/ a 1996 200 hp outboard, it had been neglected in a slip for over a year when I got my mitts on it, she had an 18 inch algae beard covering the hull with some mussell's and other critters living on it along with some thru hulls leaking.

So here is a partial list so far
Replaced the leaking thru hulls (3 more to go)
Redid the entire bilge area, new hoses, 2 new bilge pumps, minor cleanup of plumbing.
Stripped and applied a barrier coat then 3 coats of bottom paint (while on the trailer) to the hull. PITA
Stripped and painted the lower unit of the outboard.
Replaced a ton of hardware, lots of SS screws.
Rebuilt the 6 carbs, and replaced all fuel lines and filters.

So far, so good, lots more work to do.
She runs pretty good and I think she is looking good.

Great deal for me, the owner is giving me the keys to her and a gate key to the marina to use and maintain the boat (plus a parts budget)
Yee haa can you say Channel Islands here I come again, I grew up fishing here but sold my boat (kids)
so I can hardly wait to get back and kill a bunch of good fish.

Wish I took more before pics
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:57 am

Kurt...she's looking good! Sounds like a good deal, get out and enjoy it. Take the family along.
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby kurtbel5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:44 am

This was last year on my buddies boat
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Here is a Thresher Shark
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:30 pm

WOW :o those are some big fish. Channel Islands...what part of the country?
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby kurtbel5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:19 pm

The Thresher shark is a small one, maybe 50 or 60# (out of a possible 600lbs) but I was using 30lb spectre main line with a 20# mono leader.That picture is Point Conception, Ca.
Closed to fishing now, lost that right this last month.. :evil:

I'm on the right in the picture with the Halibut, mines 32#, Cy's is 42#, wish you could see our feet, we each had a 25# White Sea Bass also that day.
Those are Caught at Santa Rosa island, anchored in 40 ft of water, Live squid for bait, 30# mono line

The Channel Islands are off the coast of Santa Barbara, California

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Re: Boat restoration

Postby Raineman » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:20 pm

Nice Kurt! Is that where you've been?

I need an updated email for ya'. Send me one at rainemans71@verizon.net
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby reddogge » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:02 pm

Flounder on steroids?
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby kurtbel5 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:40 pm

No Steriods maybe some radiation glow.
No Flounders those be Halibut, down here they are California Halibut,( records like 55#'s) or in Northern California they have the Pacific Halibut like you see in Alaska, those are huge fish.
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby seboomook » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:32 pm

Ahhh! that splains where yove been! Good job saving that hull and motor. Looks like you stepped in just in time.
Bring her through the canal to Florida, and I'll share my numbers!
Time to enjoy her, nice fish!
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Re: Boat restoration

Postby kurtbel5 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:27 am

Hey Brad
Hop on the bike this spring with the missus and come and play at the islands, this is Cali we got our own numbers :rolf:
Fish, eat like Kings, shoot a few bows, heck thats the 1st day
Good to hear from you

PS Consider this an invite to any of you, join the fun (boat willing lol)
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