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Gheenoe 15'4" remodel---Finished May 2014 :)
« on: May 12, 2010, 10:13:09 PM »
this is what she looked like when I purchased her and put her in my collection


decided to put the false floor where Sam is pointing, keep the center of gravity as low as possible.


measured, remeasured and measured some more, marked where the floor would end up.




black pipe is for rod tubes that will be embedded in both sides of boat. Blue conduit is for electrical


even though this will be my Elk River boat, she is getting eyeballs, never know when I might have her out on the lake and it could get dark, plus I'm doing this boat up the way I think a Elk boat should be. Don't cost much more to get it right.


got brave :D took the saw and went postal, and removed these, they were just in the way ;)


now to get down to business



got the part done I had been dreading, my lungs and dust don't mix, but this suit was worth it's weight in gold, and the full face I borrowed from one of my work buds.

Now I can make the false floor panels and get started putting them in.






09/23/10

Why on earth do people cut holes in the bottom of perfectly good boat bottoms? I filled the one in the bottom and rear that was used for Livewell.





Be forewarned, I will retain BD if anyone tries to use this jig  :D Foam backing on bottom, fiberglass hull pieces from light cut out as rigid backing, pressure against bottom with a 2 x 4 and couple pry bars. Max is sitting in background protecting me



10/07/10

put the raceways in for the electrical tonight, got them glassed in, not only with they carry the wires but are put in so that the floor with rest on them for extra support, now onto the floor panels and the side gussets



10/17/10

got the side gussets glassed in



10/21/10

got the first panel out of the form, it's 2 layers of 18oz woven roving, 2nd and 3rd will be one layer, install and build up in boat.





11/22/10

got the Anchor Rein gusset glassed in and Anchor Rein mounted, front trolling plug also in place



used fiberglass from the seats I cut out to make these tabs, they are for rear support of the seat/casting deck



 
12/01/10

with the colder weather had to come inside and work, bulkhead for the front of the seat/casting platform and 4 pieces for the battery box/seat




12/02/10

got the box squared up and taped on the outside, two layers of 6oz and epoxy on the corners




12/10/10

putting the fillet's in the corners, probably over doing it, rather have to much than not enough ;)



09/17/12
work and cold weather has put this project on the back burner, finally for a few days off in a roll, but worked 21 straight before I got these off  :o
got back serious on the boat, wanted to get the major glass work done before cooler weather

solid cover of woven roving front to rear
wetting it down as I go from back to front




all glassed down



bulkhead, will be storage behind it, full length cover will be seat/casting deck





rod tubes



11/25/12
rear casting deck




making a tube to cut in half for rod grip holders, wax paper over PVC tube for the form


mounting one in place




01/14/13

installed the rear trolling plug mount


installed the bulkhead side extensions




10/31/13











01/14/14

primer



top coat



05/15/14













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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 10:42:42 PM »
Hey Double D, I like what I'm seeing, I bet you are haveing a blast working on that one!
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 08:43:33 AM »
David, now that is just cool!

Check your PM's about next week.  ;)
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 01:12:40 PM »
Bumping this and adding it as a sticky so we watch David's progress.

Nice work David.  :)
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 04:17:29 PM »
Looking good David, like to find one to remodel myself, I'll keep an eye on this one for sure.

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 07:47:42 PM »
We are seeing a Gheenoe become a Deenoe, awesome David!

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 11:00:34 AM »
Leo,

I'd like to offer you the first float down the Elk when I get her done. Being you are 90% retired we might be able to hook up.

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 07:19:18 AM »
You're on David, that sounds like an offer that cannot be refused!!
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 09:55:12 PM »
Holy cow:



Any project that requires a guy to dress up in a moon landing suit is too much for me to handle.   ;D

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 09:43:44 AM »
Awesome project.  That is looking good

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 10:09:23 AM »
have been waiting on warm weather to get back on the project, will do so soon as soon as some mysterious big bug dies off  ;)

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
so..... i guess we don't need to work on the gheenoe anymore.  daddy's got a brand new bag!  River Ranger!!
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 07:07:22 AM »
This thread must have an ending.... This is one of if not my favorite thread on the board!
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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 08:43:40 AM »
The end is near.

If overtime will allow, SOON

Got trips on the Elk planned since Sam is showing interest in fishing.

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Re: Gheenoe 15'4" remodel
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2013, 09:26:28 AM »
Looks great!  As you know I've done the same general project.  I went the glassed-in-wood route versus glassing foam as a cost-saving measure.  Epoxy is about the most expensive thing in any boat.  I think you were very smart to put in the false floor; mine is configured with scuppers to allow water to drain down.  That ironically had the effect of keeping me fishing for a couple of outings before I realized I had worn a hole in the nose beaching the boat.  It's up on sawhorses right now waiting for me to glass on a new noseguard.

Is the center seat thing going to be a live bait well? 

Good looking boat.

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