A little more progress on the Meteor, Nick came over and bucked the rivets on the cutwater repair.
I have also been drilling out the rivets for the stringers, about 300 so far and not halfway there.
I picked up the aluminum sheeting for all the patches and the transom and the stringers.
One 5’ X 10’ sheet that got cut up to make the ten-foot stringers and one 4’ X 8’ sheet that got cut up for the eight-foot stringers, and the left-over sheeting is going to be cut up to make the transom and all the patches. No scabbed together stringers this time!
Nick also bucked the rivets that hold the Rocket emblem on my 56, photos of that to come later on that restoration thread, I couldn’t do all I do without Nick, and Charlie has been working his magic on the sheeting, but we have skipped around and mostly been experimenting to see what works where, photos to come, Many Thanks to both!
“There’s always more than you know”.
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How do you seal this to make it waterproof? I assume you may have to use some sealant...
I use a Loctite brand marine sealant and on any seam below the water line. I also use a fiberglass seam tape between the sheets to keep from squeezing all the sealant out when it’s riveted.
I picked that up from building special trackwork for the railroads, we built assembly’s called frogs that were held together with about twenty 1-3/8” bolts torqued to 1,800 foot pounds and glued with two part epoxy with the same type fiberglass webbing between the parts, you learn there is no such thing as overkill when you’re building parts that have billions of tons of steel wheels rolling over them
OK guys I have to say this working with Ray is an opportunity to learn and the skill level that Ray has is way beyond anything I could do on my own I can make a boat pretty but Ray makes them as good or better than feathercraft did thank for letting me tag along bud i can't wait for the next phase of the project