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  • Bilge Club
    • Glenn F (no login)
      Posted Apr 17, 2012 9:06 AM

      Paul and all,

      As alot of you know I'm not afraid of digging in, and you may know I've really dug into my 36'.
      Here are some pictures of my lastest dig.
      Could not resist showing the orginal bilge, which most of us have seen and delt with or are dealing with.
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      Cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning some more.
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      Grinding, grinding some more cleaning priming and filling.

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      I want to be able to wash down the bilge and not have any hang ups for dirt. Or eat off it:)happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif
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      Yes I have filled all the gaps and removed any fiberglass the was not glued down.

      Tools of choose.

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      Glenn F
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