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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 pm 
faltbootemeister

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I purchased a used Yukon Expedition upstate yesterday. I'm the fourth owner as near as I can tell. The third owner made some errors with the boat which want remedies, though none that render it inoperative. The worst is that the upper tab is broken from the forward frame, preventing the deck strut from locking to it. Next is that the deck spreaders are broken. He made the mistake of tightening the screws that attach the side frames to the stem. One sponson leaks, which I attribute to age. The hull above the waterline is faded and sun damaged, the spray skirt is very sun damaged. These last are from storing the boat outdoors. The frame tab I believe can be repaired with aluminum channel or angle bolted to the frame. The deck spreaders can be rebuilt or replaced with dowel or fiberglass rod. We already loosened the stem screws to disassemble the boat, I think that is sufficient. The hull I intend to wash and treat with 303. The sponson I think I can reseal with Aquaseal after locating the leak.
What has worked for you?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 pm 
faltbootemeister

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Update: I had been thinking that perhaps the Folbot Aleut and Yukon might share parts, especially frames. They have the same beam, and are only one foot apart in length. Today I pulled them both from the garage and checked. In short, the frames are I-dentical. (I'm going to start a thread to that effect for ease of searching). My Aleut is less useful and older, so I switched the frames and sponson. I might sell the Aleut, or part it out, or even try to make a lighter travel boat of it's frame. I haven't yet checked if the deck spreaders can be switched.


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