F-26 Deck Repair

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:59 pm

Thanks guys! She's getting there

Aaron,
All of my chrome plating was done by New England Chrome, they did a really nice job. They are located in East Hartford CT.

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:06 am

Here are some more progress photos, just before I threw the cover on. Still have some blocking needed around the cockpit area, and to roll on the non-skid when it gets warmer but it's pretty close. I still have a whole laundry list of things to do, until then I'm going to start putting the cabin back together until the weather gets warmer. Before I throw the headliner up, I'm going to run new wires for the cabin lights, horn and Nav Lights to make life easier in preparation for next year's project.

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by Paul » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:08 pm

Nice job Matt! Is that paint as sprayed or has it been polished? Beautiful shine.
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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:50 pm

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:56 pm

Thank You

The whole boat was sprayed from the rubrail up with Gel-Coat, The photo's show the initial buff after wet sanding. All that's left is fix a few spots, then roll on the gel coat non-skid in the spring

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by Redfin » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:16 pm

That looks great! This makes me want to tackle some of this on my own F-26. Too bad it's -15F and -36 wind chills up here by Superior :)
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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Finally, after 23 months She's back in the water. I still have some work to do, but I'm happy to be back in and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by gitchisum » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:50 pm

Looks beautiful Matt. She is a lady with her youth back!!
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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:01 pm

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by Paul » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:12 am

That turned out really well Matt. I like the plate that you used under the roller pivot. What did you use under the deck for a backer?
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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:40 pm

Thanks guys.
Paul wrote:That turned out really well Matt. I like the plate that you used under the roller pivot. What did you use under the deck for a backer?
Paul, I have a similar stainless bracket underneath. I wanted to spread the load a little. Thanks again for all of your help, I really appreciated it.

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by 32pacemaker » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:28 am

Matt the new decks look fantastic!! is the texture the same as the stock texture ?

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by MattSC » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks Roger, the non skid was put on with a roller, and doesn't match the original texture. From my limited time on the new deck, it does have more grip,especially when wet. The original was worn pretty smooth. When I get down to the boat I will get a photo of the new texture. I still have a lot of little loose ends to tie up, but it is more enjoyable working on it in the water

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by gordd » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:27 pm

]Nice job Matt , was one of first things I had done but just half forward deck and half mid deck. cpl years sitting rest of decks tthat wasn't done got worse so have to do those eventually. Very top cover is totally soaked according to moisture meter will need to replace it or maybe even try going with out it . not sure yet
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Looks like are boats are very similar but they call mine f 25 lol

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Re: F-26 Deck Repair

Post by Captrichc » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:33 am

Wow. Wow. Wow. Is all i have to say. I have f32 with a soft bow. I was hoping to try and fix it from below to not have to cut out the top. Has anyone ever tried to do that b4? Or am I wasting my time doing it that way?

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