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1948 Meteor Restoration 30 Nov 2021 01:48 #116151

I went down to Ray's house this morning and put in a,few hours of rat pi$$ removal first degreaser then off to the car wash it was 40 degrees and windy at least it kept the smell down then about 3 hours of sos scrub pad work it will clean up but hopefully it will be warmer next time my hands froze 
Charlie 
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1948 Meteor Restoration 22 Nov 2021 12:04 #116009

Mark,

That’s a good theory for the way this boat is built, a number of things look both original and somewhat temporary.
Like a lot of things about the Feather Craft Boat Company it’s a puzzle.
“There’s always more than you know”.
Tommy Prine

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1948 Meteor Restoration 22 Nov 2021 08:26 #116008

Ray,,,, using steel like that makes me think of one thing..This must have been a prototype that wondered away after the short production was cancelled. You know,,,hey boss..that one preproduction meteor out back..Are you guys going to use that ? Nah.. Can I take it home ? Well go ahead,,don't forget to change out those steel mounts we temporarily installed !! Sure thing...boss.

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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 13:00 #115979

John,
I appreciate the applause ;-)
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Tommy Prine

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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 04:41 #115978

Ray,
    I applaud your tenacity toward that Meteor restoration.
John

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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 03:41 #115977

Marc,
Once we have it emptied out and cleaned up it will go up on it’s side so the work is in front of you where you can stand up and work.

Mark,
The stringers are pretty bad, broken up in places, cut up in others, some corrosion, and actually a bad job of modifying them to install the inboard motor. They used steel plates and steel fasteners to mount the big wood wedge shaped motor mounts to the stringers. Once it’s all apart the worst of the work of replacing the stringers is nearly done and it’s just so great to have fresh new stringers to build back on that it’s probably actually a time saver in the long run. And this job is a long run!
“There’s always more than you know”.
Tommy Prine
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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 02:53 #115976

Bad enough to drag out the stringer jigs ?

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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 02:52 #115975

Wow sounds like a really stinky mess. also sounds like there's alot more repair work you guys have to do.

Once you have the interior gutted and ready to start making repairs is most of the work  on the outside?  I know climbing up in and out can get tiring really quick.
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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 02:35 #115973

Yeah, sure no beer drinking during that sickening job!
I’m very disciplined about not mixing work and play anyway, still got all my fingers after all these years too ;-)
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1948 Meteor Restoration 21 Nov 2021 02:00 #115969

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Hard to drink beer doing a job like that! I’ll have a couple for ya!!
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