Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby Mahtzo Lou » June 25th, 2017, 10:03 pm

Pretty darn impressive Todd! Your work is impressive....to say the least!
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby gringo sushi » June 29th, 2017, 12:44 am

Thanks Lou

Since the last post I backed off on making headway to take a break and put some time in on getting the garden into shape. A couple of things happened to get me fired back up to get her done...


Last week I picked up the new motor (5.7 liter V8 DPI from Marine Power):


Then Monday the pilot house windows delivered:


With my new found motivation I have jumped back into it and am about half done with the paint prep of the hull and cap:



Decided to sand off the deck surface and re-texture with non skid treatment and also patched old anchor line pass through and horizontal windlass hole to prep for installation of new vertical windlass (pro-fish free fall):


Plan from here is to complete gel coating (inside) and paint (outside), reinstall pilot house and furniture, install motor, and then jump into installation of electrical, plumbing and electronics. No telling when all of that will be done. Still enjoying the process but really ready to be finished.
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby 32juan » July 5th, 2017, 11:43 am

I really enjoyed talking about this project with you at the BWM. Glad to see that it's coming along, and be careful with those fumes!!!!
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby gringo sushi » July 22nd, 2017, 10:09 pm

32juan wrote:I really enjoyed talking about this project with you at the BWM. Glad to see that it's coming along, and be careful with those fumes!!!!


Good to catch up with you and likewise, It was good hearing about the details of your skippy project after seeing the photos.
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby VangysWay » July 24th, 2017, 10:09 am

Looks great Todd!
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby Westbury » July 24th, 2017, 11:41 am

Looking good!
Looks like you have a Catamaran project to do next!
Whats the story on that boat?
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby gringo sushi » August 11th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Westbury wrote:Looking good!
Looks like you have a Catamaran project to do next!
Whats the story on that boat?


That is a 14' Livingston. I finished going through that one about a year ago and it has gotten me by while I'm working on the skipjack.

It amazes me how well that little cat handles the chop. I've taken it to clemente, overnighters to cat and chased tuna logging 150 miles in a day. I love that little boat!
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby gringo sushi » August 11th, 2017, 10:18 pm

I've fortunately had the chance to really focus on the project lately and been rewarded with some progress:

Final cut for pilot house windows:




Finished floor supports with flange around openings to keep below deck dry and channel water to scuppers:


Inside of hull gel coated:


Floorboards and Deck Hatches gel coated:


Next comes finish body work, exterior paint, and then assembly Hoping to have all of that done in the next 2 months
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby malibujohn » August 12th, 2017, 4:49 am

Looks beautiful! you've done a hell of a job Todd!! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby woody » August 14th, 2017, 7:27 pm

Unreal !!! Good job
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby gringo sushi » September 1st, 2017, 2:33 pm

Unable to work on the boat due to the heat, I retreated to the AC and decided it was time for another update

Deck masked off to apply no-slip treatment:


Primer:


Paint:


While painting I had a nonstop incoming of Japanese beetles that made things interesting. There had to be something about the smell that they couldn't resist.


Pilot House lifted on gantry and backed boat underneath:


Side view of PH on:


So glad to have the painting behind me. Now its assembly time.
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Re: Skipjack 24 Open Restoration Project

Postby Bamz » September 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm

DAMN!!!
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