Rinkerbuilt tri-hull

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by bro_catfish, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Well I finally got my boat its a 1978 Rinkerbuilt tri_haul...17ft long 4cylinder 120 horsepower
    It runs great and starts right up ..but its very dirty and needs the carpet and some of the floor redone..But its not as bad as it was decribed
    Heres my first atempt in uploading some pics
    Hopefully it will work and ill keep a picture log of my process
     
  2. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Here's the pics of Bro catfish's boat.
     

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  3. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Here is one more pic.
     

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  4. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Hey Jason , thanks a ton ..I must have the slowest dial up known to man
     
  5. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Well Hopefully the rain will hold off long enough to pull the floor up..Its soft in a few spots and It will just eat at me if i dont just replace it so thats the plan.
    Hopefully I can just pull it up and use the old peices as some sort of template ..but it looks mostly square so it shouldnt be such a big deal.. Im not so sure i want to put carpet back over it so Im open for any ideas, So far Ive heard Rhino liner, grip tape stuff like you see on ramps and skateboards..and also paint
     
  6. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Well i tore up all the carpet and ripped out all the seats only to find a solid fiberglass floor..and it seems to be in good shape all except the very center and the left edge..where the flolo meets the side ..but the problem im having is not knowing how wise it would be to rip into that floor?
    Also its crossed my mind to just clean it up and lay new wood over it ..but the problem with that is that under the dash the floor slopes up and i hope you can see that in the pic...sooooo what wouldi do there?
    Lets try some new pictures here

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  7. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    Biggest thing to worry about DJ is if the foam between the floors and the stringers arent water logged and the stringers are not rotted,also check out the transom and make sure it is solid with no give in it ,check with RamRod he can fill you in on what you might need to do,he redone his completely when he got it,hope this helps you out,but check it out before you start putting a lot of money into it, it can get real expensive quick
     
  8. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Good talking to you today DJ. I can't help you out much with boat advice, but I'll bump this back up so maybe someone else can. Good luck with your boat and good luck fishin'!
     
  9. EDWARD GARCIA

    EDWARD GARCIA New Member

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    I purchased an identical boat last year, but it's is a 1977 year model. The floor was saggy and after tearing down the floor, I realized that the stringers were water logged. The bow-ride section was cracked and I removed it by cutting it out. I separated the cap and decided to remove everything that was wood and foam (with the exception of the transom board) My plan for this boat is to rebuild it as simple as possible for fishing and cruising at low speed (just electric power propulsion with 2 each 80 lb thrust trolling motors) After the deconstruction, I sold the fuel tank, so now my investment in the boat/trailer is $20.00 The engine and lower unit are for sale too. After the snow melts and it gets a littler warmer, I need to grind the old fiberglass tabs sections before I can install the new stringers and continue with the floor.
     
  10. muskyman

    muskyman Active Member

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    ya rip up that floor and definitely replace the floatation. Are you gonna keep the jump seats or leave it open ? I like the bow, you have lots of options. Dude your dog is awesome. What breed is it ?
     
  11. EDWARD GARCIA

    EDWARD GARCIA New Member

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    I removed the jump seats to leave it open, maybe build a removable platform for fishing. As I kept removing foam and wood sections from the boat, I kept finding nests of wasps and hornets and these were really mad and keep chasing me. After 4 trips to the landfill, now the boat is down to the bare fiberglass hull. I can't wait to get to the grinding part of the project and start working with the stringers.
    My dog Max is a Cocker Spaniel, I used to have a Schnauzer and a Bully-Basset.

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