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Sep 27, 2012, 05:40 PM
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my ebay Catalina.

ok i couldnt find the thread i started on my ebay find..remember i was asking about paint stripers? well i'll add the fotos to remind you...well update is i just got back outta the hospital..again i thought i'd put up some more fotos of my trashed boat..i believe it to be the catalina but i could be heres the fotos..any suggestions on how i should proceed? I also noticed that the hull is fiberglassed..they even glassed over the porholes and the side rub rail...this is gonna be a long rebuild
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Sep 27, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Man thats a mess, I hope the one I just got on E-bay is not that bad. It looks like it's doable. I wonder how old these people were who did this to this model we all will be watching.
Sep 27, 2012, 10:26 PM
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hey Gary..which one did you get?..mine i think had to be owned by a teenager..who got it from grandpa and wanted to go know its a lot of work..i have a set of plans and templates i'm gona give it a go
Sep 27, 2012, 10:48 PM
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I got the sterling corvett that just closed yesterday. It's going to be some work, but not that much wow, you have got a job.
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Sep 27, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Looks like it had a water jet.
Sep 27, 2012, 11:46 PM
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i agree about the water jet...but it had to be a huge one...gas powered..way too much power for this boat..had to use bolt cutters to cut the cable control lines he had in it...tomarrow starts the salvage operation...and
Sep 28, 2012, 12:09 AM
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Sometimes it is easier/quicker/cheaper to start from scratch than to try to rescue something like this. There is not one part that looks like it will not need considerable work.
Sep 28, 2012, 12:16 AM
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well with the help of a good mouse sander...and heavy duty grit paper should cut some of it biggest worry is the gaping hole in the bottom...if it would much easier to cut a piece of balsa to the hole...sand to match...then glass it..the transom..i'm thinking cutting away the bad and build back up and replank the transom with mahogny strips...the cabin doesnt seem too bad...just need to put some killz on the inside to get rid of the stains and paint the inside white..and rebuild the aft cabin..and i have some ideas for that
Sep 28, 2012, 12:17 AM
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with the glassed in large piece of playwood on the bottom of the hull inside ..i guess i'm limited in making it a single screw setup
Sep 28, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Perhaps it can be saved...
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Sep 29, 2012, 12:29 AM
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out of curiosity..does anybody make a fiberglass hull for chris crafts about 30 or so inches.. whether it be commercial or one of the members here?
Sep 29, 2012, 12:46 AM
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A few fiberglass hulls were made along similar lines back in the late 60s / early 70's here in San Francisco for 'Spreckels Cruisers,' and I'm pretty sure at least a couple were based on the Sterlings but what happened to them I have no idea. I haven't seen any in many years. My mom chucked mine while I was away at college to get some room back in the basement. Fortunately I'd pulled the Gannet powerplant before summer ended.

Someone up Sonoma way may be cranking out a grp version of the 63' Yacht hull, he brought a mostly completed prototype down to a swap meet at Spreckels last year, but I haven't heard since.
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Sep 29, 2012, 01:35 AM
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thanks Craig...i keep looking and watching...was just a thought
Sep 29, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Seems like I had seen a place that may have glass CC hulls, Chuck Steffan ...

I had seen info on his products in the lobster boat posts.

Look in this site, go to CS hulls, scroll down ...
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Sep 29, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for the lead Tim ...i'll check it out

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