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    Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft VHull shadow to rebuild ?

    I have been offered to rebuild a 88-89 18ft V-hull Shadow bass boat, Ive heard that they are not like most boats, as far as splitting the cap from the hull.. Ive never seen the boat yet .. and Ive never even heard of a shadow until this one.
    Ive searched around on here and haven't found much out about them except that I know I don't want a tunnel hull version of my own

    If you've restored one of these in the 86-89 range , and you have any pics or insight would be much appreciated

    Thanx in advance

    I fish There for I am

    I love the smell of two strokes, and polyester resin just not at the same time

    AKA NRG , Fish, Fishalishious


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    Re: Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft V ... (northrivergeek)

    I've only been around 1, and I was told before I looked at it to look at it under the rubrail on the front, as they were prone to cracking there. Sure enough, it had a crack under the rubrail. Would have been an easy fix but more than I needed to mess with at 20 y/o The later years weren't built as well once they went to KY. I'd bet that is a KY built boat. I dont have any pics, sorry.
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    Re: Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft V ... (Chad2002xrd)

    Not splitting in the glass .. removing the top cap from the bottom hull ( Splitting ) to replace transom and stringers like this picture of my hydra-sport , the top has been reomved from the hull to fix structural issues




    I fish There for I am

    I love the smell of two strokes, and polyester resin just not at the same time

    AKA NRG , Fish, Fishalishious


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    Re: Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft V ... (northrivergeek)

    I knew what you meant...just saying what i've heard/seen Those Shadows were supposed to be runners in their day
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    Re: Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft V ... (Chad2002xrd)

    Oh ok .. lol .. I thought you ment that they were bad about cracking and splitting lol .. ok we are on the same page now

    I fish There for I am

    I love the smell of two strokes, and polyester resin just not at the same time

    AKA NRG , Fish, Fishalishious


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    Re: Anyone here ever split the hull on a 88-89 18ft V ... (northrivergeek)

    Well they have been known to come apart. The one I looked at, the hull had about a ft long crack(not a stress crack, a split) right under the rubrail.
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    Setting up a Shadow Mod V 20' bass boat

    Here's a resto thread on an 90 model.

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