Boat Progress: The Hull Finished & Transom In!

This weekend and last, Matt got after the inside of the hull of the Ditch Boat. Saturday he got the last of the fiberglass at the stern of the boat finished. As he went from prow to stern his fiberglass work improved, which is good since the stern was where the cracks in the original fiberglass were.

The start of the process last week.

The start of the process last week.

Transom heaved up and inside the boat

Transom heaved up and inside the boat

Beginning to clamp it on after spreading the glue

Beginning to clamp it on after spreading the glue

All of the clamps in place, and the finish fiberglass of the hull.

All of the clamps in place, and the finish fiberglass of the hull.

 

Next up is to order the sealing and repair kit for the gas tank to make it function again. Then we’ll set that in and build the floor supports around it and the engine cavity. Then lay the fiberglass of the floor itself, and then on to painting, re-installing the engine, and making it run.

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4 thoughts on “Boat Progress: The Hull Finished & Transom In!

    • Thank you! Getting the transom in was a really big step. It marks the finish of the actual structural repairs. The hull was cracked in a couple places, and the transom was rotting out when we got it.

  1. Ahhhh! To have a project and cool enough temps in which to work! Heat index of 105 every day. Yuck. Maybe we could drag a boat inside and work on it in the A/C. Yeah, I’m a wimp. Good for you, though.

    • I guess this is the flip side of brutal winters 🙂 We won’t see temps over 100 until next month, maybe. It’s in the high 80s and sunny right now. Warm, but pleasant.

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