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    Whoops, looks like you beat me to it.

    Whoops, looks like you beat me to it.
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    Here's what my plate looks like in case you get a...

    Here's what my plate looks like in case you get a decal made.
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    Well, I've gel-coated 4 compartments so far. What...

    Well, I've gel-coated 4 compartments so far. What I've learned is that you have to be ready to go once you mix in the catalyst. The gelcoat I used suggested 1 to 2% catalyst. On the first compartment...
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    It's been a while since I've posted an update. I...

    It's been a while since I've posted an update. I wish I was farther along, but my job requires a ton of my time. I try to complete something on the Storm project every weekend. It's enjoyable, but...
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    Thanks for the reply Ron. I rec'd a pm from a...

    Thanks for the reply Ron.

    I rec'd a pm from a reliable source. He mentioned that the gel coat will not cure without the wax additive and recommended just one coat. The wax rises to the surface and...
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    Gel Coating the compartments

    I need some guidance on gel coating all my compartments. I'm just about finished waterproofing all the framework and that will be my next step before decking.

    I bought some gel coat and wax from...
  7. Thread: Joined the club!

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    Nice one. What year is it?

    Nice one. What year is it?
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    Raised Deck Section

    Just curious does anyone have any detailed info on how these raised front deck extensions are built? I'm guessing they're made of aluminum, but what kind of framing, angle? maybe square tubing? I...
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    Storm Boat for sale - Craigslist Orlando

    This one is "The Gambler" that belonged to Barry Cummins. I fished out of it a couple times in the mid-80's when I was a member of the Ft. Pierce/Stuart bass club. Barry had a 150hp Evinrude on it...
  10. Thread: Whats new guys?

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    Hey Thomas, Yes, I’ve made some good progress,...

    Hey Thomas,
    Yes, I’ve made some good progress, but not as far along as I hoped to be. My job has kept me very busy these past few months. I’ve rebuilt the stringers and bulkheads on the back deck....
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    Steve, I love the look of your boat, definitely...

    Steve, I love the look of your boat, definitely one of my favorites. I wish it was up for sale a year ago when I was looking for one.
  12. Thread: 4 Blade Prop

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    I have a 1998 Stratos 201 PE with a 2008 200 HO...

    I have a 1998 Stratos 201 PE with a 2008 200 HO etec and run a 4 blade 25p Renegade. The hole shot is excellent, as is the cornering and running rough water. I don't care about squeezing every drop...
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    Just about finished with the framing on the front...

    Just about finished with the framing on the front deck. I'm tabbing in and adding cleats to the last compartment. I'm AMAZED how strong it is once all the tabs are in. When you guys told me they were...
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    You know it would be a lot easier to work that...

    You know it would be a lot easier to work that area with those wires out of the way, I'll just whack off a couple feet, lol.
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    Good to hear, I was afraid it would be a bigger...

    Good to hear, I was afraid it would be a bigger deal to fix. Thanks.
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    Here's what I saw after the resin dried on the...

    Here's what I saw after the resin dried on the last section I did. It looked great when I finished rolling it, so it makes me think I didn't wipe it down good enough there. So, do I just grind that...
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    Here's a new bulkhead I cut out which is the...

    Here's a new bulkhead I cut out which is the inside wall under the console. I cut it about an 1/8 to 1/4 short, clamped it in place then bedded it in with thickened resin, then put my first tab on...
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    I've been doing some fiberglass work on the front...

    I've been doing some fiberglass work on the front bulkhead, but taking it very slowly as I learn how to do it. The first section I attempted was a patch where I had cut out a rotted spot. Now that...
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    Way to go Ron.

    Way to go Ron.
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    Thanks Steve.

    Thanks Steve.
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    Thanks Thomas. I cut it open and got almost a...

    Thanks Thomas. I cut it open and got almost a pint of water out of it.
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    New question: When I was trimming down the bulk...

    New question: When I was trimming down the bulk head that supported the console I cut into a section that runs along the side of the hull in front of the console. I assumed it was plywood that was...
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    Thanks Robert, good to know. I was thinking the...

    Thanks Robert, good to know. I was thinking the gas tank might end up 27 to 28 gallons. Are your boat colors the original gel coat? Or was it repainted? Love the yellow.
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    Here are a couple back deck ideas I had. No. 2 is...

    Here are a couple back deck ideas I had. No. 2 is probably what I will go with as I will gain a storage box for my fishing partner and the weight will be right down the center. It's simple and...
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    My fiberglass supplies arrived today, the marine...

    My fiberglass supplies arrived today, the marine plywood should be in next week. I have a bunch of grinding and prep work to do this weekend and am excited to move forward instead of backwards....
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