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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 16 Aug 2021 03:03 #113662

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That is suck a slick boat!! Nice to see it! 
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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 15 Aug 2021 12:06 #113651

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Can’t take credit for it, saw the technique somewhere recently. It’s rigid cardboard. I think it was mustie1 on YouTube who did it using super thin ply instead of cardboard.
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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 15 Aug 2021 11:52 #113650

Marine ply is certainly easier to install than a bunch of slats, and once varnished looks great.

Your idea of a template is a way I wouldn't have thought of, but I think it's a pretty slick idea.

Is that tape you are just using around the perimeter?
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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 15 Aug 2021 10:56 #113649

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Rear floor template. Will need to be a 2 or 3 part floor to fit.







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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 15 Aug 2021 07:46 #113648

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Making the front floor template. Changed my mind from hardwood slats to marine ply.







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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 15 Aug 2021 05:29 #113647

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Tweaking the trailer bunks and giving her a clean...



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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 25 Jul 2021 11:31 #112930

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Had the table saw out anyway so cut the transom and test fitted.



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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 22 Jul 2021 07:30 #112905

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Also checked by phone. He confirmed only lower unit seals replaced not shaft roller bearings.

Speak next week when you are free.
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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 21 Jul 2021 16:34 #112903

Good to go!

It can be common for these old lower units to take on water. And I recommend checking often till you get a feel on how the lower unit is holding out water, And replacing when needed. A new seal job is only good enough on how the shaft surface is. A shaft could be bent or rusted to allow water in.  Speedy sleeves work great for rusted shafts.
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Scott’s 57 Rocket Runabout 21 Jul 2021 13:36 #112902

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Just checked my re-build sheet. Says new impeller and resealed lower unit. 
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