learn2swim Posted November 26, 2011 Report Share Posted November 26, 2011 hello everyone! I have been trolling these forums for about a year. I gotta say some of these guys do some really nice work on these old girls. I am embarking on a rebuild of my 78 17' bonefisher/redfisher? I dont really know what model it is. I do know these boats ride really sweet, so they are certainly worthy of bringing back from the dead. I snapped some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Whoever rebuilt this boat prior to me getting it, was a complete hack. The deck was in place with nails :thumbdown: They had some rediculously heavy box contraption tied into the transom, which you can see remnants of in one of the photos. And there idea of floatation foam was questionable at best. Planning on replacing all of the stringers, short of the center one. For that one I plan to "sister" it with 3/4" on both sides, and tie it into the transom. This may seem silly, however I am going with a v6 powerplant and want the stringers and transom as strong as possible. we cut the cap front and rear as the plan is to have the "modern" look. I have molds for livewells and lockers so that should turn out nice. I am still in the teardown and planning process though so plans may change. input and pointers are always welcomed. she is rough right now but eventually she will be sweeet. Oh and sorry in advance if my grammar isn't on point Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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