Gregor rebuild

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  1. J Woodman

    J Woodman Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a lot of builds on larger boats but no small boat refits so I figured I would share one of my projects. A lot of you guys probably don't care about these little boats but I really like to fix them up. I don't have any definite plans for this one yet so we will see where it goes. When I finish this boat will be up for sale.

    I picked up another winter project on Dead President's Day. As the title says it is a 2000 year model 14' Gregor H42. It came with a same year 6 horse Johnson and a sturdy Zieman galvanized trailer.
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    The trailer has new tires and overall is in pretty good shape. I already replaced the winch rope with a strap I had in spare parts. It will need new lights, bunks, and safety chains.
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    The motor is working fine but it is a little sun baked and quite a bit undersized for the boat. I will probably sell it and put on a 15 or 20 horse 4 stroke.
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    The boat is in good shape also. It only has 2 extra holes in the hull where someone bolted the motor to the transom. They knew what they were doing because there was lots of silicone around the bolts. No other holes and only very minor dents/scratches for 14 years of use. It will need new seats for sure and then I will put on several custom touches after that.
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    First thing is to remove everything and pressure wash the entire boat and trailer. It had quite a lot of dirt and decayed leaves under the seats, but this isn't uncommon for a freshwater boat that doesn't get rinsed out much.
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    I soon realized that I was going to have to remove the wood seats and foam to get all the dirt out. I didn't have time on Saturday so I finished it this afternoon.
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    Now I have a clean slate to work with. More to come in the weeks to follow.
     
  2. Joey805

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    Love these little boats, they are awesome to hoop in.

    Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
     
  3. Surfdog

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    project boat

    From Woodman to Metalman, big jump Jeff,. Will enjoy the progress on your project, Tim. I just completed changing my 17' glasstron 90hp runabout over to a somewhat bass boat, removed the 90hp and installed a 50 hp merc., adding sweivel seats on 16" pedstals and installed a new 3/4" wood deck that I glassed over and layed a 1/4" rubber matt material over it, also installed a huge bimini for shade. Removed the back bench seat and I'm building a fishing storage box with the top being a uility table.
     
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  4. Surfdog

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    sailboat project cat 30

    Been working on the cat 30 this summer.
     
  5. Carpfisher

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    I can't see the pics ??
    I'm sure its gonna be as nice as your other one.
    Talk to you soon I'm sure…..
     
  6. beacondawg

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    I cant wait to see the progress
     
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    Looks like the reason is because they are linked from BD and not actually uploaded here.
     
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    When I tried to upload some pictures I was told something to the effect that I didn't have the correct security code and that I should contact the moderators. Consider yourself notified!
     
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    I felt bad about not posting pics with my report on Get Bent so here is a report with pics added at the bottom. I hope you like it.

    Life and everything it throws at me has gotten in the way of me and this little boat project. I expected to be completely done by now but that deadline has long since passed. Whenever I get a chance I do a little bit on this and it is almost done. The boat itself is complete except for replacing the registration numbers and putting a motor on it. I stained the plywood seats with walnut stain, then 2 coats of satin polyurethane. The floors got 2 coats of Hurculiner truck bed liner. New plastic seats mounted on the original swivel clamps.

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    Both compartments have full length stainless piano hinges and flush slam latches. The battery compartment has a lock on it but Coast Guard regulations require the gas tank to be accessible with no lock. Notice the foam tape between the wood and hull to reduce vibration.

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    I finally got a bilge pump that works so it was hard wired with solder and shrink tube to reduce corrosion. It also is only held in with gravity so it can easily be cleaned or flushed out outside the boat.
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    The anchor locker is completed with PVC rod holders on the inboard wall.

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    I never get tired of these interior lights. I put them directly under the plywood seats front and back of the front seat and the rear seat and they just disappear but they are so bright at night that I had to put a valance where they might shine in the driver's or passenger's eyes. They are LED strip lights with a peel and stick backing. I added silicone after sticking these in place because they won't stick very long by themselves. They come in a 15 meter roll and you just cut it where ever you want, within 3 inches, and stick it on.

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    I still need to do some work to the trailer and what I mentioned above on the boat but this project is almost complete. When it is done I will post it in the For Sale section. I already have a newer motor for it but I don't want to post anything until I have a chance to test drive it to make sure everything works right. I hope you all like it so far.
     

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  14. beacondawg

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    dam I'll call you saturday
     
  15. beacondawg

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    what a transformation buddy
     
  16. J Woodman

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    I won't be available on Saturday...Dark Kings fishing trip on the Aloha!

    But thanks anyway.
     
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    Excellent job Jeff. Better then new by far.
     
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    Looks bad ass! I like it!
     
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    Very nice will sell quick
     
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