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This is a tale of my journey to aquiring and restoring a true classic; the Checkmate Enforcer. I hope it will be entertaining as well as informative.

Most all that I will do and describe will probably be thrown to the wind in the forums first; so I know each of will have a part in the telling of this story. Thanks in advance for all that each of you have done so far, and for what you will do in the future.
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Part 11: Filling and shaping the stern

Posted 12-28-2009 at 11:26 PM by Old Hickory (Old Hickory's 1983 Checkmate Enforcer Restoration)

It's been a long while since I posted. A few things have happened since my last post. I had just removed my Enforcer from the garage I was leasing and I decided to meet my wife for a quick lunch. All my power tools were in the bed of my dually and I left them thinking it would be quick stop. Well the thieves made it a nightmare; took all of 30 minutes and they had managed to steal all my power tools. What a kick in the nuts! I am slowly replacing them..... but hey, I knew better. Chalk up another...
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Part 10: Stearn rebuild.....My enforcers butt lift!

Posted 11-14-2008 at 05:35 PM by Old Hickory (Old Hickory's 1983 Checkmate Enforcer Restoration)
Updated 11-15-2008 at 01:11 AM by Old Hickory

Finally got around to rebuilding the stearn of the Enforcer. As you can see later she'll begin to shape up and look very similar to a inboard Convincor. First step was to clean up the splashwell cutout. I cut up to the bottom line of my original level line(I left about a inch below the line just in case). I then sanded the edge and the surface down to the gel. These pics show what she looked like after I was finished. See my "Loosin the caboose" post for before pics.

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Part 9: Transom clamps and gluing/ bedding the transom

Posted 11-12-2008 at 06:00 PM by Old Hickory (Old Hickory's 1983 Checkmate Enforcer Restoration)
Updated 12-15-2009 at 06:24 PM by Old Hickory (found lost pics)

As fate would have it I have lost all of the pics I took during the glueing and bedding of my new transom. So the following will be a discussion of the process. If I recover the files I will post pics.

But, before I get into that discussion I am going to repost here, The plans and and materials list for my Giant Jorgensen transom clamps.

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Well I finally got around to it....here are the plans; instructions and parts list for assembling your own GIANT Jorgensen type transom
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Part 8: Building the transom

Posted 06-04-2008 at 12:34 AM by Old Hickory (Old Hickory's 1983 Checkmate Enforcer Restoration)
Updated 06-05-2008 at 02:06 AM by Old Hickory

Finally getting around to building the first structural parts to my Enforcer. Once the transom was out it was on to making a pattern from the old one; cutting and glueing it all up.

First decision I had to make was to determine what materials I was going to use. I initially was going to build the transom out of Douglas fir due to it's strength and cost effectiveness; but was eventually swayed by several members, one in particular, to give Coosa board a try. The one draw back was cost....
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Part 7: Transom removal

Posted 06-03-2008 at 12:45 AM by Old Hickory (Old Hickory's 1983 Checkmate Enforcer Restoration)
Updated 06-03-2008 at 01:02 AM by Old Hickory

Well, it's been awhile but I've actually moved along; I tackled the the gritty job of removing the transom. This first pic is of a core I removed early on which told me right away that the transom would have to come out.



I started first by trying to select the right cutting tools. The first was a metal cuting blade for my grinder.

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