Need some help-Where to start?!

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by NoFloat09, May 23, 2011.

  1. NoFloat09
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    NoFloat09 New Member

    First off, let me say Hello to all of you here on the forums. I am in search of some much needed help. I inherited a boat (Glastron Carlson CV-16 I/O) about a year or two ago and every summer I tell myself Im going to work on it, but I never do...I never do because I don't even know where to start. I do not know the first thing about boats. The boat was my dad's when he was very young. (this boat hasn't seen water (other than rain) in an easy 22+ years) I want to restore this little gem and bring it back to life to tinker around with and have a piece of history I can call my own. My dad and grandpa are too busy to help me (more so dad, because grandfather is getting old). With the lack of help, I know I can bring my questions to the forums where hopefully I can gain some guidance. I semi-gutted the boat one afternoon probably last summer and the stringer is rotted out and I am not lying when I said this thing has only seen rain and leaves. It has sat outside uncovered for a loooong time. I pulled plants growing out of the floor. I guess my first question is where do I go from here...:confused:
     

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    tunnels Previous Member

    You need to crawl under te deck and take a look at the core or ply thats there as well . If its been outside for a length of time the ply pads in the deck will have rotted as well so in that case best to take the deck off and really get involved . Has the hull got a core of Balsa or is it solid glass ?
    Thats the other step to take as well . Scream and fly is a good site to get onto for just such a project as there are guys that can answer any and all your questions and walk you through the project from start to finish :D:p
    Theres also a load of guys that can help you with the motor as well and all the other stuff you will come across during you rip apart and restore and re assemble .
    You in for one long project so be prepared .
     
  3. NoFloat09
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    NoFloat09 New Member

    Ok I will head over there! Thank you. :)
     
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