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Old 17 April 2009, 01:03   #1
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How hard can it be.

For some years now I have been reading all the treads on this site involving the refurbing of ribs, each and every one of them has been both interesting to read and has had the wee voice in my head saying as they do on Top Gear “how hard can it be”

So when Chewy stuck his 5.4 hull up for grabs. “how hard can it be” became “ah sod it”

400 miles later picked up 5.4 hull and had a think.

I don’t like that off set seating on the 5.4

I do not want to build a seat that straddles that plank

The bolts in the floor for the transom supports where chopped off.

So I am thinking deck up and re-do. Oh hold on a second some goon (not Chewy) has filled the hull with expanding fome.

RIGHT THEN, decided deck up time.

Day one: Killed a 4.5” grinder and only got about 2 square feet of deck up.
Day two : Chainsaw got the rest up, sodding hell that plank in the floor is heavy.
Day three: oh no transom is gubbed too, chainsaw time.

So now I have a bare hull and that is it.

Come on guys tell me I did the right thing
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Old 17 April 2009, 01:56   #2
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You didn't mess about did you!
Someone else on here replaced a transom on a SR, think it was in Germany though, did a good job and put knees in that were glassed to the hull.

Good luck with it!
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I think this is it

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=24231

So on the water for the end of May 09

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Aye thanks mate, I had seen this post. But me thinks it is one thing sitting there lap top open and a beer on the go. And quite an other doing this with resin in your eyes fibreglass under your nails and a beer on the go.

So what are the votes on firing marine ply back in to replace the rotten stuff? Is this the best way to go?

Time wise I have dropped Boris a mail asking if they have all the safety boat cover they need for the Olympics
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Why would someone fill it with expanding foam?

Looks like this is going to be a good build thread. Keep us up to date
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I was wondering the same thing. Matt unless the deck was shafted I couldn't see why?
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Come on guys tell me I did the right thing
Matt you are clearly mental! Have you sold Tigger or is it just too much of a fight to get your shot?

And clearly you didn't follow proper RIBnet protocol - before embarking on major rib surgery you are required to consult with the "massif" so we can debate whether you should use a saw, angle grinder, chisel, drill, blow torch or just bin the thing!
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I was wondering the same thing. Matt unless the deck was shafted I couldn't see why?
the deck was shafted.... where said goon had drilled holes to poor the stuff in. hay ho it is alllllllllllllll out now zero ply in that baby now
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no no still got it.

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And clearly you didn't follow proper RIBnet protocol - before embarking on major rib surgery you are required to consult with the "massif" so we can debate whether you should use a saw, angle grinder, chisel, drill, blow torch or just bin the thing!
no need to ask as grinder 2 of, jigsaw, chainsaw, chissel and hammer where all used so coved every angle.

just back in from the last stint.

however any handy hints as to how to build a transom from the "massif" would be handy.
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I was wondering the same thing. Matt unless the deck was shafted I couldn't see why?
Meant to say John in that post.
Any photos of it with the transom cut out?
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as requested photo

1: one fully empty hull.
2: transom stripped

now dose any one know if I have to chop out the bit of the side of the hull that is holding in the last wee bit of plywood. ? I am looking to up the thickness of the new transom thinking of 3 lots of 12mm ply should do the trick and knees down to the hull?
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1: one fully empty hull.
2: transom stripped

now dose any one know if I have to chop out the bit of the side of the hull that is holding in the last wee bit of plywood. ? I am looking to up the thickness of the new transom thinking of 3 lots of 12mm ply should do the trick and knees down to the hull?
Can't help much. But are you going to keep the flooding hull or take advantage and seal it up wail the floors out?
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oh did not even think of keeping it flooding....

the plan i have in my head is

sealed up

stringers under the floor so i can get away with a thiner deck and under floor tank and a nice deep bow locker for the hook.

but i think getting it inside is a good plan now so I can start on the build bit.
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Yup!

Can't believe how much you've done Matt (not John), should be interesting seeing the finshed result in a couple of weeks!
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Can't believe how much you've done Matt (not John), should be interesting seeing the finshed result in a couple of weeks!
Oi! I can go at a fair old whack (but that's best left alone)
Matt, sounds like a plan. With new tubes this should be one nice searider. Can't wait to see the photos' of it on the water in the first week of May
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well after much www.ing I have found this http://boatbuildercentral.com/howto/repair.php
very handy site for lots of things including a retards guid on how to rebuilding a transom fantastic just what i needed.
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er it is not.... i am only going to do this 100% right. and i need to now get the hull into the gararge. so i am needing to get the morris out 1st
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Hi,
you did the best , i think. The floor and transom will be repaired for long time , this way. I did the mistake, not to laminate in the knees from transom to the hull. When i had all closed again, i thought about this solution but it was too late. So i welded rods to be screwed from transom to floor from inox tubes.
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