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Good Day All,
I am extremely pleased to finally be the owner of a rebel 16. I got her free w/ trailer from craigslist. The gentleman who gave the boat to me was willing to part with it for free for a sailor. Imagine my elation!

I replaced a trailer tire, strapped it down, and drove it home. After getting it home there is a lot of work that needs to be done. I thought I would list some items and see if anyone has any input.

Already done did:
Removed metal rub rails
Removed a majority of the deck hardware
Sanded port side bow and rub rails

Things I'm finding that need to get completed:
Finish sanding boat down to remove years of bad paint, spider cracks, and rust
Remove waterlogged buoyancy and replace
Replace rotted wood stringers
Reglass most of the cockpit and topside
I believe my centerboard mount might be broken. I will have to do some further inspection and post pics
Put all the hardware back on. From what I've read, I plan to use butyl tape


Again, I'm posting because of how excited I am that I have a boat and just wanted to share what needs to be done.
 

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Congrats! Hope you can enjoy her soon
 

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That's an awesome find, she'll treat you well. Once you have the first work done, sail her. And don't stop. The joy of these boats is the ability to sail often.
 

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Congrats on your boat. I just got a rebel, too. It also has a soggy bottom. I am thinking about removing the deck, cutting out the floor, and replacing whatever support structure is underneath. I think probably ribs and stringers are imbedded in soggy foam, but I am not sure. What did you find under yours and how did the repair go?
 
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