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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 10:43 #1

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Oh yeah its finally completed.

After more than 3 years, lots of blood, sweat, tears and a heart attack, its finally done.

I splashed this weekend.

I have a few last pictures to add on, but this tells most of the story.

http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/projectThumbs,p,323,00.html

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 13:59 #2

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Stunning work!

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 14:24 #3

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Wow! Looks like you could go into the boat building business! You really tore that boat down and built it back up again. Very nice!!

Now lets see it with a motor!

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 16:31 #4

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Wonderful craftsmanship! I want to see pictures of you enjoying it.


Doug

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 16:47 #5

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Awesome job.

If Bayliner paid as much attention to detail as you did most of us wouldn't be able to afford them!

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 21:28 #6

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Am going down the same path but not as far along. Did you have to replace the fuel tank and, if so, where did you source the new one? Didn't have the patience you have shown and have outsourced the new transom, floor, etc.

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 21:36 #7

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Boatman, I just looked back at your photos and see you had to get a new tank. Can you tell me where you purchased it?

Thanks, Bill

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 13 Jul 2009 23:56 #8

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Amazing work!!

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 14 Jul 2009 00:10 #9

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Thanks for all the complements. More pictures coming soon showing the motor.

Regarding the gas tank; I used a standard Moeller 28 gal. belly tank. I had to build up the bilge area to match the exact shape of the tank. Its a bit smaller than the one that came out but I wasn't too interested in having a custom-made tank fabricated.

I spent a lot of time scratching my head and wondering why the factory did many of the things they did... Yeah, shoddy workmanship, crummy materials, flimsy... But, bottom line; the boat somehow held together for almost 20 years before I got into this. So, it met its design objectives I guess. Hopefully its good for another 20.

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 14 Jul 2009 01:27 #10

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OUTSTANDING!!!

I was proud of what I have done till I saw what you did! You should be SO proud! Excellent workmanship and patience.

You would get my vote as best restoration project...hands down! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all! :arr

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 18 Jul 2009 02:00 #11

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I won't sleep at night if I think too much about how my 1983 19ft BR must be. Nice work man. Do it next time on a bigger boat!

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 21 Sep 2009 00:57 #12

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 23 Sep 2009 22:57 #13

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Beutifull job! I hope the build wasnt the stress factor that led to the heart attack:kidding Awesome job hope all is well with you so you can enjoy all your hard work

Kevin

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 26 Sep 2009 11:24 #14

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Thanks Kevin.

Nah, the boat wasn't stressing me out. That was how I would blow off some stress; by working on the boat.

Medically everything has been OK since then. The season is winding down here in NY so it will be time to haul it out and winterize soon. But I'm satisfied now that we've worked out all the "kinks". The motor is running great now and the boat feels as solid as a rock.

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 19 Aug 2017 23:53 #15

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Damn impressive. Well done.

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1987 Capri Rebuild Completed 20 Aug 2017 04:39 #16

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Very well done! I did a '73 Glastron with one of my sons. It had been my moms and about all that was left was the fiberglass. It was a great project especially since he's not the hands on craftsmen my other two sons are.

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