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    1970 18 deck split questions...

    I'm getting ready to split the deck on my 1970 18 2+3 and I have a few questions...

    -What's this about fiberglass tabs that need to be cut?...where are they?
    -Once the boat is split and disassembled, how do I flip the hull over?

    Thanks!

    Aaron
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    There are tabs on the ski locker on both sides, one on the very front of the locker. Also there are tabs on the sides where the locker meets the tub. Also tabs are in the area where the center storage locker is.

    Get a few friends to help flip the hull. Its easy.

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    I haven't flipped a Donzi that small, but a few folks probably can do it easily.
    It's always a good idea to bolt in some reinforcement between the gunnels.
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    Cool. Will the hull be okay on boat stands until I can get some 2x4s in for bracing?...or should I put it back on the trailer?

    Any problem with pulling the motor after the deck is off?...or should I do it before?
    1974 Magnum 27 Sport
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    To tell you the truth the boat ( hull ) will be just fine on boat stands considering you are planning on flipping the hull within the next few days or future .which should not distort the hull or shape at this time (unless it is a lengthy period of time ) but to tell you the truth i have flipped 46 Skaters ....adding pads to the bottom with not much support to the hull other then Bulkheads for more then a few weeks ..................

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    If your doing transom work or stringer work you better make a jig.

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    [ QUOTE=$originalposter]{$pagetext}[/QUOTE]

    Okay...don't think so but will do if needed.

    Thanks...
    1974 Magnum 27 Sport
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    Way easier to remove the engine with the deck off. No down side.
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    Here's a sequence of pics of us turning over the 22' TR;

    http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthre...serious/page20
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    Nice George!...that's the plan now...
    1974 Magnum 27 Sport
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    it sure would be nice to see a quote other then .................or am i missing something ..............................dugh ..?

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    the 18s i have seen with the transom and stringers removed are basically 24 degree deep vee kiddy pools.
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    GINGER wrote, "it sure would be nice to see a quote other then .................or am i missing something ..............................dugh ..?"

    You are missing the fact that the quote button does not work.

    pull start only . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin275
    You are missing the fact that the quote button does not work.

    pull start only . . .

    Push start too...
    But the key don't work
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    Marlin / Maddad , seeing that some of us here are paid subscriber's .....i ..............thought we would have that very basic option using something as simple as a quote .....but non the less , i guess we do not .................... and in the future why would i want to bother paying for something that you all ....................can get for free WHICH ACTUALLY AMOUNTS TO NOTHING .....................

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