Here is a picture of the new dry storage compartment built in forward of the fuel tank. It drains into a pvc pipe that runs under the fuel tank to the transom.
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Yes, they are glass encapsulated for additional strength and torsional rigidity. The old wood stringers you could kick and they would just snap off. My new stringers can be moved at all!!petersfield said:with those stringer's do you have to fibreglass them in?
The Pulsares don't have the storage areas on to the sides of the motor well like the Starflites. That was a great idea and I think something Checkmate should do to the Pulsare 2100. There is a long storage locker under the v-birth. I plan to add a slide out door like a ski locker. I don't think a hinged door would work between the front seats. It's time to hit the internet to shop for the door. I've got 24" between the stringers to play with!!aaronmt said:So whats your plans for access to the storage , i do like the idea of having the storage like that. Are there storage comaprtments on top of the pulsare like the ones on the starflites? With the storage on the bottom like that closer to the water the beer(beverages) will stay cooler a bit longer.
Blizz, I tend to dissagree with you. High density PVC coring materials will not absorb water at all and can never rot. Most Floors are still built out of Ply and if glassed correctly should last for years. Many of the custom builders have switched to composit stringers, transoms and bulkheads to save weight and avoid future water rot problems. The reason not all Boat builders use High Tech materials has a lot to do with cost. Checkmate builds a great boat at a great price. I don't think they're in the market to compete with the likes of Outerlimits, Nortech, Cigarette, Fountain, Skater, MTI, Dragon, etc otherwise they would be charging half a million bucks for a 35' Boat.Blizz said:They still use wood because it's still the best and strongest if it's built right it won't rot. And even all these new foams will absorb water if it's present long enough.
I'm probably going to build a custom ski-style locker door using 3/4" Starboard if I can find the aluminum Z molding to drop the door into.aqua said:You should make your own door! You can cut, glass, and gel-coat it and then cover it with matching carpet. It will hide nicely and you could make it as strong as you want. Most of the "marine suppliers", or even the original doors on most boats are poorly costructed.
Hey INXS, there are no "ready made" stringers for the boat unless Checkmate has a template and they can pre cut them for you. Once the Floor and old stringers are removed, you have to custom make the new ones to fit the boat. Taking careful measurements before removing the old stringers is a must. The best thing is that the materials that can be used today far surpass much of what they were using in the 70's and 80's. It also give you the ability to take your time (instead of mass producing boats) and beef up anything you feel needs it. As far as buying Mantex....I worked for years at Active Thunder Boats and have a few connections........I'll get you the number!!INXS said:Jupiter, who sells the Mantex stringers? I'm at a loss with this type of stuff but I know the stringers in my 88 Starflite should be checked. I plan on checking the foam under the cuddy maybe this fall and take it from their. If someone sells stringers that will fit the Starflite, fiberglass ones, then I'm thinking it will make replacing the old ones a lot more easy? My boat has only two very small, about the size of a hair, stress cracks in the boat but I'll rather not let things get worse as I've noticed some twisting motion in the hull one or two times. Nothing serious but it gave me the impression that the stringers aren't what they should be.