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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Apr 2018 15:52 #84148

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Locomotion wrote: After heating and hammering the ridge back into position the crease revealed itself to be a split in the sheet along with another split that was exposed at the corner of the bend that produces the surface for the seam.


Stay tuned folks, there will be photos of a large hole in the side coming.


I wish we lived closer.

I would almost pay to see and/or assist, or even run the shop vac.

See you soon!


Oh, I think you will get to see part of this repair, bring your ear plugs :biggrin:
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Apr 2018 15:23 #84147

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Locomotion wrote: After heating and hammering the ridge back into position the crease revealed itself to be a split in the sheet along with another split that was exposed at the corner of the bend that produces the surface for the seam.


Stay tuned folks, there will be photos of a large hole in the side coming.


I wish we lived closer.

I would almost pay to see and/or assist, or even run the shop vac.

See you soon!

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Apr 2018 14:22 #84146

So, before the intermission, I reported on the repairs to the starboard side and that was more time and work than the photos might make it appear but the port side is another story. The dents at the ribs were coming out OK but there was a badly damaged area that on closer examination seemed to have a small crease right in one of the factory raised ridges that are somewhat splash rails and also give the sides some additional strength and rigidity.

After heating and hammering the ridge back into position the crease revealed itself to be a split in the sheet along with another split that was exposed at the corner of the bend that produces the surface for the seam.

After seeing all this damage and the real significant damage to the same area on the surface of the sheet, I came to the unfortunate conclusion this section was going to require a patch.

Stay tuned folks, there will be photos of a large hole in the side coming.

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1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Apr 2018 01:07 #84107

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Apr 2018 00:59 #84106

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BigBadJon wrote: Well, he knows you're from GA and you do have a purty mouth.


Your moustache tickles.
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 18 Apr 2018 23:55 #84094

Well, he knows you're from GA and you do have a purty mouth.
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^^^^^ BoatBoy knows what's up ^^^^^


After the song Loco linked to I'm scared about just what kind of bucking partner he's expecting to come up from GA.


i would be buckin askin before i ever went....

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BigBadJon wrote:
^^^^^ BoatBoy knows what's up ^^^^^


After the song Loco linked to I'm scared about just what kind of bucking partner he's expecting to come up from GA.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 18 Apr 2018 23:48 #84090

Boatboy wrote: Ray,
It warms my heart to see the time and work you are putting into these old boats. Not many people would be willing to expend their time and talents in an effort to save these great Feather Crafts. My hat is off to you, Sir.


^^^^^ BoatBoy knows what's up ^^^^^

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1956 Crestliner Commodore 10HP Sportwin
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 18 Apr 2018 21:27 #84069

Thanks guys. By the way I called this a Flyer in my last post, we do assume this is a Flash, even without numbers.
Rick, the patch will include the seam but I don't plan on doing anything to the seam everywhere but re-bucking the rivets and applying Glovet to the seam. There will be quite a bit of riveting so I am going to have to get my bucking partner from GA up here and put him to work!

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Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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