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1948 Meteor Restoration 28 Jun 2022 13:16 #120891

How do you seal this to make it waterproof? I assume you may have to use some sealant...

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1948 Meteor Restoration 28 Jun 2022 00:40 #120890

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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 23:26 #120888

Nice work Ray,  probably better than new.
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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 14:33 #120884

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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 12:11 #120883

Like it never happened great work Ray 
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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 00:58 #120881

Outstanding!  Well done and thank you!

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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 00:39 #120880

I sure am glad I invested in the Cleco fasteners company last year........
I'm always amazed, Ray.
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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 00:29 #120879

Here's a before and after.







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1948 Meteor Restoration 27 Jun 2022 00:22 #120878

Well, this little piece of Aluminum was a bit if a challenge, it needed to be 1/8" plate so it would have the strength it needed in this critical area of the hull and it did not want to assume this shape at all. A lot of rolling and pressing and heating and hammering and it relented. This junction where the formed cutwater meets the keel on most early Feather Crafts is often a problem area but, in this case, there is no keel beyond the cutwater, so I really wanted to make sure we have a strong structure there.





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1948 Meteor Restoration 06 Jun 2022 16:54 #120509

back at, alright!
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