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Newbie. Hi!

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Speedratser
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:44 am
Vessel Info: 1971 wellcraft airslot, 17'?

Newbie. Hi!

Postby Speedratser » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am

Hey all. I've wanted a boat since I was a Kid. I'm 45 now, with a family, one graduated HS this past weekend and a Freshman finishing up. My wife gave me the green light on a Boat, (Once I emptied out the back yard), for a FREE boat and trailer I found on 'Letgo' I just got it pulled in my back yard and the previous owner told me it's a 1971 Wellcraft. With some research I'm finding out the model is an Airslot. Not sure of much else. I believe it's a 17-18 foot. The trailer is in good shape, but needs the wiring redone as the lights don't work.
The floor is dead, so I'm about to start a project with NO experience. I'm just watching a LOT of youtube vids to figure out what I might be in for.
ANY and ALL suggestions and advice would be appreciated! I just pulled up the carpet, and now I'm not sure where to go from there. Hoping to get some cardboard this weekend to map the floor to have a pattern to cut the plywood when I get that far.
Again. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm in NH if anyone is local, and can meet up for some tips or checking things out. :)
Thanks in advance!
Al


CptBill
Posts: 105
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:37 am
Vessel Info: Jester Toy
2002 270 Coastal, Twin Yamaha 4 stroke 250
Location: Hudson Fl
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Re: Newbie. Hi!

Postby CptBill » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:33 am

Welcome, good luck with your project, Airslot are a real classic please post some pics as you go :up:
The trouble with trouble is it starts as fun!

Topic author
Speedratser
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:44 am
Vessel Info: 1971 wellcraft airslot, 17'?

Re: Newbie. Hi!

Postby Speedratser » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:38 pm

I will. Thanks! Any idea where I might get my hands on a copy of schematics or hull plans or anything that will give me an idea of what i'm getting into in tearing up the floor?

CptBill
Posts: 105
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:37 am
Vessel Info: Jester Toy
2002 270 Coastal, Twin Yamaha 4 stroke 250
Location: Hudson Fl
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Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Newbie. Hi!

Postby CptBill » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Keep searching the web, that's all I can tell you getting responses here is tuff, maybe an antique boat website
The trouble with trouble is it starts as fun!

Bills2400
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Vessel Info: 2000, Martenique, 2400

Re: Newbie. Hi!

Postby Bills2400 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:51 pm

Just joined this forum and have a 2000, Wellcraft Martenique 2400... trying to address some moisture in the cabin, any suggestions on where to post questions ?
Thanks
Bill

CptBill
Posts: 105
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:37 am
Vessel Info: Jester Toy
2002 270 Coastal, Twin Yamaha 4 stroke 250
Location: Hudson Fl
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Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Newbie. Hi!

Postby CptBill » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:58 pm

I would say general repair and mantenance
The trouble with trouble is it starts as fun!

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