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by Martino
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers Replacement

Well I got the stringers and bulkheads done and painted before mother nature turned the temperatures down.
by Martino
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers Replacement

More progress was made encapsulating the rear stringers under the aft deck ! Stringers are done and now moving on to patching and glassing the bulkheads.
by Martino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers Replacement

Encapsulated more stringer sections over the weekend.
by Martino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers Replacement

Smileybritton wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Nice work! Looks great!
Thanks !! Its a slow process but progress is being made !
by Martino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1976 F-32 Shaft Strut Bolt Pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: 1976 F-32 Shaft Strut Bolt Pattern

WayWeGo wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:56 pm
An option to using wood backing plates is G-10 (fiberglass) panels that can be epoxied to the hull just like wood. They never rot...
I like that idea !!!
by Martino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers Replacement

WayWeGo wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Very nice -- thanks for documenting here so others can see how to do it!
Thank You ! I will post more in progress pics as I go along.
by Martino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1976 F-32 Shaft Strut Bolt Pattern
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: 1976 F-32 Shaft Strut Bolt Pattern

I just recently removed all the wood backing plates in my F32. The struts, rudders and fresh water valves. Im using 3/4 inch marine ply and they are slightly larger then the fittings and I rounded the corners. Off hand I don't know the dimensions of the bolts. I can measure them later today for you....
by Martino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers and Motors Replacement

Bonded another stringer down last night ! One more piece to go tonight then the encapsulation starts.
by Martino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers and Motors Replacement

prowlersfish wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:43 pm
That is some nice work !
Thank You ! I'll admit it isn't easy !! Very Labor Intense !
by Martino
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 Stringers and Motors Replacement

dab62 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:04 pm
You sir, are a better man than I. :) That is an impressive amount of work! Best of luck!
Thanks for the compliment ! I have a ways to go yet but I will be so glad when the stringer a nd bulkhead replacement will be done !!
by Martino
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 360 Motors coming out and Bilge Rejuvenation

buffalobill wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:39 am
Wow, that looks bad. Could you post pics during replacement? Would you consider steel fabrication along with the new wood? What bilge paint do you use? Thanks.
I wouldn't use steel as a replacement. I think it would be to heavy.
by Martino
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 360 Motors coming out and Bilge Rejuvenation

More pics of the bonded stringers
by Martino
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: F32 360 Motors coming out and Bilge Rejuvenation

Well during the summer I made new stringers.
Created templates out of foam insulation board and then transferred them to 3/4 inch Marine ply.
I bonded 4 layers of ply to create 3 inch wide stringers. Bonded the stringers in the hull and then will encapsulate them in fiberglass.
by Martino
Sat May 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Stringers Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

F32 Stringers Replacement

Built an A Frame to pull the motors. Then some bulkhead and stringer repairs and a fresh coat of Bilge paint. More pics to come.
by Martino
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Help me please
Replies: 10
Views: 4727

Re: Help me please

This was the fuel filler neck of my starboard tank and you can see it was also inside the tank.