I'm Shawn.D , after lurking around here and getting most of the ideas from my boat rebuild I figured I'll post mine too. 1985 Glastron HPV 170 with a 175 Johnson, painted several colors but after I purchased it I kept finding surprises after surprises. Foolish me for discovering BBC AFTER I BOUGHT THE BOAT!
Anyways, I parked it in the garage and started working just before the snow started falling.
23 with no clue, I'm glad a place like BBC exist because around here (Qc Canada) There is little known about bass boats and rebuilding them.
I have to say my first attempt at rebuilding the stringers was a fail! Used the wrong fiberglass, then came the pondering of maybe selling the boat? I figured I started the job not f'ing finish it.. So I ripped it all out again!
SECOND TIME AROUND
I took the cap off this time trimmed everything I needed too and used epoxy resin this time around, SO MUCH BETTER! Also I was told it sticks better to older material.
Then the rebuilding part, learning about the famous mixture that is "peanut butter" .
I then put the front cap back on. Took six of my firiends to put it back on, though we were only 2 to take it off hahaha...
Received some seats in the mail from someone on the board. Not too sure what his username is anymore but I'm sure he'll see this.
Now I've started to work on the transom and its going very well a lot of trimming, just to get it to fit perfect and I'll be rounding the edges to have the glass go over smooth.
This is me:
and me chasing the boat after the PO let the rope go.. (I was in the truck...)
Threw in some pictures of the boat when I got it home and saw the mess..
So Yeah! I'll update this thread, I work in a warehouse and do major hours so.. I work on it when I can.
Can't wait to have it on the water! I'm trying to have the boat sanded and painted by march to have April to reinstall everything.. Red with a gunmetal stripe and a mushroom/beige/tan interior is the plan for the moment.
Let me know what you think below and if you have suggestions for me.