View Single Post
Old 03-13-2018, 11:04 AM   #5
Diplomat82
Enforcer
 
Diplomat82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan (Grew up in Dearborn, Michigan)
Age: 50
Posts: 517
Thanks: 273
Thanked 235 Times in 127 Posts
Rep Power: 192
Diplomat82 is just really niceDiplomat82 is just really niceDiplomat82 is just really niceDiplomat82 is just really nice
Model Owned: 2000 Persuader 218br and 1982 Diplomat w/ Mercruiser 470

Default

I would think that you absolutely need to put the stringers back in. I always thought of the stringers as the skeleton structure of the boat and the fiberglass as the muscle. The hull will flex and the stringers are there to minimize it. Also, I would think that the transom would need more stiffening by tying it into the stringers.
At least that is the way I view it. Maybe with a smaller boat like yours it isn't so much of an issue. I will be interested to see what others think.
Either way great looking older "check"!
Diplomat82 is offline   Reply With Quote