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Crestliner sabre rebuilding

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Hi guys i have a few questions for you all...

I just bought a crestliner sabre and i need some advice on a few things.

1st i want to redo the floors with pvc decking boards, has anyone ever used that?

2nd theres a few spots on the transom that have a few spots like corrsion, i hasnt gone through or anything but they are worrying me, should i just weld them in ( filling) and then grind it down and repaint?

3rd thing i want to repaint the bottom( waterline) what should as anti-fouling? Its an aluminum hull.

Thanks for your input and help.

 

 

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@bigdave have you ever used pvc decking boards to redo a boat floor? And good idea about the gas lines


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No. I used marine plywood.  The fill and vent hoses were really nasty,  weeping through.  Got a kit from boat bandit .

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I don't know the weight factor, like Dave mentioned the plywood being one piece with hold everything in place, I don't know if you don't put nailers in you won't have enough places to fasten each board. Plus after the plywood  you put a sealer to it will be waterproof, where the decking boards will leak in between the joints, making the under wood wet and it will rot quicker than you think. This is my opinion so could be wrong. Just going by what my deck does when it rained and also those boards are heavy.

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Well i was thinking of taking the plywood completely out and putting pvc decking boards.. they are a little heavier than plywood but no rot ever, they sell pvc boards that are hollow in the middle maybe ill see if those are lighter thank you Big Dave & pap


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Under water paint on an aluminum hull should have an etching primere for aluminum over bare aluminum. An underwater primer, then anti fouling paint for aluminum that does not contain copper.

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3/4 inch marine plywood will outlast you in what you have left of your lifetime.


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Go to West Marine or other dealers for an assortment of paints.


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Ok ill look into that just dont like the idea of wood and water plus i didnt want to put carpet back in there, i was hoping for the pvc decking boards because of that.


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Im in Montreal Canada, dont think we have any west marine stores here. We have something like that though


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How about putting the plywood down and covering it with Nautolex vinyl?

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Got a guy here whos gonna sell me 1/8th thick aluminum sheet 4x8, i think i will be doing the floors with that instead


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