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  • #46
    Where and when are you working on the Hog?
    1986 231 92 Yamaha 200 Fort Walton Beach FL.

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    • #47
      quote:


      Originally posted by smills


      Where and when are you working on the Hog?



      Right now in my driveway on the weekends. I'm going to move it tomorrow to a friends warehouse and keep it there when I'm not working on it and then bring it home when I can work on it. I had orginially planned on putting it along the side of the house where I kept my 20, but in order for it to fit, I would have to knock down a fence and then probably 1/3 of the boat would be sticking in the back yard.....
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
      https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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      • #48
        I tried to move the boat to a friends warehouse, but it won't fit in the door with the upper controls. I did get a little work done this afternoon before it got dark. I started removing the thru holes in the transom - two floor drains and the live well drain.

        Here is a picture of the PVC fitting that went from thru hole -> PVC -> hose -> cockpit drain. Notice the PVC was only screwed on with two threads. As scary as it seems, I'm pretty sure this has been this way from the factory.



        My thru hull removal tool. They are lose now and I'll recruit someone to hold the nut tomorrow so I can completely remove them.



        Here is a good intention gone wrong. Someone probably paid for this work- a piece of wood glassed in for the bilge pumps. I easily pryed it up with my bare hands. I love the tie wraps that are infused into the resin in the second picture!





        Removal of the outer skin and the start on the core removal should happen tomorrow afternoon.
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL
        https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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        • #49
          Removed the outer skin and most of the core. This transom rotted from two main reasons. A hole was cut on the starboard side for clearance on a steering arm which exposed the core. Second the brass drain in the splash well split and allowed a LOT of water to enter. You can see trails of where the wood was being eaten by something. Both resulted in water wicking up the sides of the transom. Surprisingly the middle of the transom was fairly dry but the two sheets of wood core were clearly separated since they were only stapled together. There was tons of putty and roven that was rolled over at the top of the transom. The wood core stopped almost two inches below the top of the transom - in fact the top motor bolts went right through the top of the core.


















          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
          1985 Mako 20c - sold
          Fort Walton Beach, FL
          https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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          • #50
            not all that bad for a 35 year old transom! definitely in better shape than the one I cut out of Aenigma

            pvc fitting is kinda spooky, two threads from sunk! stuff like that is one of the main reasons i moved my scuppers up to deck level. not sure why you would put any holes below the waterline short of a sea-cock or transducer if you can help it
            76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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            • #51
              Pretty nasty stuff.That fitting is scary.I bet core is coming out pretty easy.Rate you going looks like she'll be done in less than a month

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              • #52
                Looking good Steve. I can't believe I've missed this thread. You're making good progress and it was definitely time.
                \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                • #53
                  Getting there. I need a new chain saw blade and will attack the wood under the lip.



                  This is an upside down view of the outer transom skin. You can see fiberglass that never got wetted out. This channeled water all the way down.



                  Got it all ground back.



                  I'm assuming these voids were caused during layup. Nothing important, just interesting.



                  You can see where someone cut the inner skin to accommodate a steering arm, probably 20 years ago. I also found out chainsaws do cut fiberglass! [}]


                  1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                  1985 Mako 20c - sold
                  Fort Walton Beach, FL
                  https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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                  • #54
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by leinad624


                    Pretty nasty stuff.That fitting is scary.I bet core is coming out pretty easy.Rate you going looks like she'll be done in less than a month



                    Thanks Daniel. I'm hoping I can do a month, but I expect a slow down soon, although I did get this work done even with a basketball game and birthday party this weekend. [8D]
                    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                    1985 Mako 20c - sold
                    Fort Walton Beach, FL
                    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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                    • #55
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by ssfishx


                      not all that bad for a 35 year old transom! definitely in better shape than the one I cut out of Aenigma


                      pvc fitting is kinda spooky, two threads from sunk! stuff like that is one of the main reasons i moved my scuppers up to deck level. not sure why you would put any holes below the waterline short of a sea-cock or transducer if you can help it


                      All things considered the transom wasn't as bad as some, but definitely not worthy of running offshore...at least not without a good replacement insurance policy! [8D][]

                      I'm not sure about what I'm going to do with my scuppers. Really leaning to routing them out the side like Grady White does with there boats. Mrdelgado did that with his and they seem to work fine.
                      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                      1985 Mako 20c - sold
                      Fort Walton Beach, FL
                      https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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                      • #56
                        Steve is it feasible to make scupper boxes out of molds like Eddie did on Temperance?

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                        • #57
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by leinad624


                          Steve is it feasible to make scupper boxes out of molds like Eddie did on Temperance?



                          Possible but not on this build. Maybe next year. [8D]
                          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                          1985 Mako 20c - sold
                          Fort Walton Beach, FL
                          https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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                          • #58
                            I've got a sheet of 1 1/2in Coosa I'll sell ya. []

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                            • #59
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by warthog5


                              I've got a sheet of 1 1/2in Coosa I'll sell ya. []



                              Thanks for the offer, but after seeing the Nida and Seacast products up close, I'm definitely going that route.
                              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                              1985 Mako 20c - sold
                              Fort Walton Beach, FL
                              https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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                              • #60
                                Wow that is some wet wood , was it scary making that first cut? That miller light probably helped out. []
                                1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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