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1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106698

This is my first attempt at a restore. I found this 1964 Del Rio that was sitting wide open in someone's yard for at least 5 or 6 years. I knew everything would be rotten, but the hull looked to be in great shape. I decided to do a top off restore. I'm so glad I found Fiberglassics. Great info here. I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions. Jim
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106699

Out in the yard
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106700

In the garage
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106701

Starting to tear out the rotten floor.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106702

After removing the windshield, dash and all the other attachments, I removed the deck and hoisted it up to the ceiling and out of the way.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106703

The stringers were basically mush with fiberglass tab sides.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106704

Stringers ground out.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106705

Inside skin of the transom cut out. I'm in the process of scraping out the rotten wood. That's where I stand right now.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106708

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Jim, the del rio is a good boat to use. I had a '62. They must have changed the stringer system sometime around '63 cause mine had 100% fiberglass stringers with vinyl covered marine plywood screwed to the stringers with stainless steel screws. And mine came factory with a piece of plywood screwed to the outside of the transom. Why,I don't know cause it didn't need it. Did yours have poured foam or foam strips under the floor? I still have some pics of the floor etc,if you need any.jim

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106709

That's interesting that they would go from fiberglass stringers to wood stringers. There was white styrofoam pieces under the deck. Are you saying that could have been from the factory? I just assumed the previous owner cut up a bunch of coolers and threw them in there. Haha. They were just kind of stacked in between the stringer. Not cut to fit nice or anything.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106712

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Jim,here's the way mine was done. The boat was completely original as I got it from the original owner's estate.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106715

Yeah that's the same foam that was in mine. It was all very waterlogged. I am planning on replacing mine with pour foam. I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology when I say 'stringers' as mine run side to side as opposed to your stringers. Very interesting. Thank you for posting those. Jim

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Re: 1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106718

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jimdelrio,

WELCOME ABOARD! = NICE RIG, too.

yours, satx

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106729

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Welcome Jim, glad to have you join us. As you can see lots of great folks willing to help here, nice project boat too!

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #106992

Thank you satx and MarkS. I love this site and I've been pouring over it the last several months. I just turned 50 last year and I remember having to go to the library every time you needed information on something. It's amazing the amount of expertise that is at your fingertips these days.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 10 months ago #107002

Jim, welcome aboard, good project and great progress so far.

Bob

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 7 months ago #110703

Hi Jim, and welcome to the site. We are at similar stages on our boats. Have fun, nice looking hull. :D

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 7 months ago #110979

Thank you! I wish I could say I was further along with it, but I'm in the building industry and we have been crazy busy this Winter and Spring here in Ohio. It's good to see things coming back finally, but the boat progress is suffering.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115680

Finally got some time to get back to work. New transom cut from two layers of 3/4" marine plywood. I left a lifting tab on top so I can get it in and out with my engine hoist that I'll cut off after I get it installed.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115681

Ribs cut and fitted. I would appreciate any opinions on how to seat the ribs prior to tabbing them in. I've been reading about avoiding hard spots where they directly contact the hull. Would it be dumb to add a strip of foam at the bottom? I was thinking something like sill sealer used in construction that goes between the top of a block wall and the wood sill plate.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115682

Good to see the progress. I will leave the sealer question to the pros.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115697

Jim, good progress! I'm no expert but if it were me I'd seal them with CPES, bed it in 5200 once the CPES is dry. Once the 5200 dries glass them in. I'd make sure any of the squeeze out was out of the way before glassing. I have to admit I haven't had to do any stringers in a glass boat yet so others can jump in here. Just my 2 cents.

Bob

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115710

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Definitely seal the ribs prior to installing them. Bob uses CPES, I use resin and CSM or 1708 Bi-axial mat if the budget allows.

The "hard spot" theory is one that was brought up to me during my last rebuild a couple years back, not sure how much merit there is to it but here's what I did. Put 1/4" rubber spacers under the stringers then filled the contact area with PL Premium adhesive. (Holds and is water proof but remains somewhat flexible). After that was allowed to dry and gas out overnight I continued with filets and glassed in the stringers completely.

Here's a link to my rebuild thread if you would like to check it out; www.fiberglassics.com/fiberglassics-forums/home/member-projects/new-project-71-glastron-gt-150#31614

I've known of many rebuilds where the stringers and/or ribs were glassed in to the floor just using thickened resin and there was never a problem with the hard spots, so all this work very well may have been overkill?

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115716

Thinking about this some more, wouldn't there be a problem if the stringers were bedded in a flexible compound then glassed in. Wouldn't the glass crack from flexing?

Bob

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 2 years 3 months ago #115718

Thanks guys. I already have the CPES ready to go. I still have some notching to do for the upper supports.

My first thought was also the 5200 and I also thought about PL Premium. That's why I thought I'd ask. Remaining flexible seems somewhat contradicting. On the other hand, I know from first hand experience grinding out the old tabbing, that the fiberglass is very strong.

I've seen on some other sites that the stringers are just seated in resin thickened with cabosil, which I assume would be completely hard and inflexible. That would make the entire surface a hard spot, or a moot point I suppose.

I just want to do it right, and never again (on this boat. haha).

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 11 months ago #119302

hi,just bought a barn find 1964 del rio imperial.sat in a garage since early 90s.1964 tee nee trailer,1964 jonsen 60hp.seats are in as new condition have some work to get it ready for spring. was in the same family since new.will post pictures soon.Dave

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 7 months ago #123183

I would love to see pictures.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124541

Finding time to work on the boat has been challenging, but here's some updates:

Ribs shaped and epoxied.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124543

Transom "glue-up". Fiberglass fabric epoxied between to transom layers.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124544

One layer 1708 biaxial mat epoxied to inside face of hull skin.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124545

Transom epoxied in. Temporary outer panel screwed through for even pressure while epoxy dries.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124546

Transom in place and solid as heck. I'm very happy.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124548

Ribs in and filleted. Ready for fiberglass.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124549

All hole repaired on outer skin of transom.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124550

Getting ready to fiberglass. This is my custom fabric rack. The right side can hold 2 ton rolls of fabric and the left side can carry 250 lbs.
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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124551

Welcome Jim and I must say you do good work ! Should be a beauty when you're done if you put half that effort into the exterior. :)

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Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead !

Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124552

Thank you! I can't wait to actually start making it pretty.

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124554

You're making great progress! Looks all shiny and new inside, nice work!

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Re:1964 Crestliner Del Rio 1 year 5 months ago #124555

I ended up bedding the ribs in PL Premium which held great. The ribs are solid and the entire boat is locked together again like it should be. After the PL Premium cured, I followed up with fillets from epoxy thickened with Cabosil. That seems the way to go. They're ready for tabbing in.

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