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Loose Rivets 22 Mar 2021 11:14 #110549

Ray it was close. The clamp bracket opening was about 2.5". outer wood at 1.5", inner .75, plus the aluminum. I did want to mess with it just to gain .75". And the extra cost of wood would have been $110 bucks. 
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Loose Rivets 22 Mar 2021 03:22 #110546

very interesting, the high transom clippers did not have the  full width inner  upper boards  

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Loose Rivets 22 Mar 2021 01:46 #110545

Marc,
I would have thought that big Tower of Power would have had giant clamp brackets ;-)
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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Loose Rivets 21 Mar 2021 23:44 #110542

It was a nice weekend for some serious farten around in and out of the shop that's for sure.

I had to remove these aluminum braces to get a new piece of wood in for the inner transom. Of course none of the original aluminum screws survived, I will replace them with stainless steel machines screws.
Coming up is an order from Jamestown distributors for a can of varnish and  some wood sealer.
 





 

I hacked me up some outer wood with my circle saw too.
Ray, the thicker wood wouldn't work.
 
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Loose Rivets 20 Mar 2021 22:55 #110515

Looks great Marc.

Your wife was just getting a picture of the other woman for her lawyer.
Mike
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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD
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Loose Rivets 20 Mar 2021 22:49 #110512

I am on the cheap with this boat for now. The old floors seam to be good enough to get  another season out. So I went to the hardware store and got some cheap indoor outdoor carpet. I wanted grey but they were out.  My little helper was on spot with the staple gun.

Oh, and I saw my wife taking pictures of the boat today, someone else must be getting excited about the new boat too.

 
 
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Loose Rivets 15 Mar 2021 11:14 #110420

Boatboy wrote: I see your Clipper had a Bimini top on it at one time. Are you going to paint the decks of your boat?


Yes the boat had a Bimini top, and I have the original frame work, its in really good shape too. No I do not plan on painting anything right now.
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Loose Rivets 15 Mar 2021 03:33 #110419

I see your Clipper had a Bimini top on it at one time. Are you going to paint the decks of your boat?
John

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1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
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Loose Rivets 14 Mar 2021 21:25 #110410

I gave the boat it's first bath, she cleaned up nicely.

I forget about my folding chairs I use for my kayaks. Temporary coushings, check.


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Loose Rivets 14 Mar 2021 02:03 #110404

JR wrote: I love that original anodizing. It’s stunning.
I should have bought that boat!


It's in good shape but I think the photo hides alot. There's a good and a bad side too. That's the good side. I am anxious to give it a bath and a good once over to the bare aluminum with some Scotch Brite pads
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