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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 15 Sep 2023 20:09 #126794

And the next logical step was this. 

Some bugs to work out, but for a maiden voyage, it was pretty great!

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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 15 Sep 2023 03:20 #126787

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Awesome the wait was worth it I bet!
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 14 Sep 2023 23:28 #126786

Congratulations!
You might want to sink the lower end a little deeper in the water, the telltale flow looks a bit slow.
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 14 Sep 2023 21:45 #126785

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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 24 May 2023 00:22 #125591

So the big move back East has sucked up a bunch of boat time. I have been pecking away at a few things here and there, but today I finally got some time to get my floor started. Back in TX I had picked up some thermally modified ash wood from a local habitat for humanity. I used some on a vanity I made for our remodel and really love the tone of the wood. I am not sure how well it'll hold up in a boat, but it is used for decking and the thermal modification is to increase its weather resistance. It was pretty short money so I took a gamble. It'll look good for at least the first year 

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. I used aluminum Angle for the end supports where it'll rest on the seat angles. For the spans I am using UHMW plastic. It machines very well and will not rot and shouldn't squeak either. In the cockpit since it has the deep V, I used it on edge and will notch it around the stringers. In the mid and rear sections, I think I can use it on its side. 

This section to this point, not sanded, needs some spacing adjustment, unfinished, took me about 4 hrs to make. We'll that with the 2" slats already having been ripped and cut to rough length before the move. 

I also bought a polisher so I can brighten up my transom to be able to remount the original mahogany transom wood and get that gorgeous Merc back in place. 









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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 10 Jan 2023 16:48 #124037

For those interested, here is a link to the solid state rectified I purchased to replace the original one.

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B091QF1B4Y?psc=1&...pop_mob_b_asin_title
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 10 Jan 2023 16:45 #124036

Dang!!! She's gorgeous Marc. Thank you so much for your talents and efforts. I can't wait to collect her and get her home and attached to the Vagabond. 

I'll definitely post pics of it once installed and video of it running. 

Feeling very lucky. 
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 10 Jan 2023 00:37 #124027

OMG that is beautiful! You do incredible work.
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 09 Jan 2023 21:40 #124026

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Beautiful and I’m sure it runs beautifully as well.
1957 Clipper, 1950 Experimental Flyer, 1956 Golden Rocket, past boats: 54 Vagabond, 55 Vagabond, 57 Vagabond, 50 FC Flyer, 46 FC Runabout, 57 FC Rocket, 57 Jetstreak, 1957 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop 18, 1959 Crestliner Jetstreak 15, 1955 Vagabond
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New Project 1958 Vagabond II restoration 09 Jan 2023 02:43 #124025

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Kick@SS Marc!! Love to hear it but pretty gorgeous just to look at!
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