LS-16 Restoration Questions and Pictures

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LS-16 Restoration Questions and Pictures

Postby nbealo » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:19 am

Last week I bought a LS-16 and trailer for $200.
Naturally a sailboat this cheap will need A LOT of work so this is a forum for anyone with an LS-16 and has questions or can answer any of my questions.
I have many pictures and will take many along the way.
Fair winds,
Nick

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Postby Capt. Bondo » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:49 am

Welcome aboard Nick.
There has been a up turn in Day sailer folks on the fourm, and that's good.
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Postby CaptainScott » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Welcome to the forum!
We'd love to see some photos of your new boat! Sounds like you got a good deal!

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Postby kerryon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:32 am

Welcome Nick

Congrats on getting the ole gal. Sure she will provide some fun days ahead. I have restored 2 LS -13's which share a lot of similar traits. Feel free to ask away, happy to help.

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LS-16 pictures from summer 2014

Postby nbealo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:48 pm

Mast step cracked and bad fiberglass work by previous owner
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Bow with rotted/rusted fiberglass rub rail step? any suggestions for new rub rail to purchase?
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After cleaning the cockpit area of all cushions and dirtyness. also missing the end of the rub rail cover on the aft section port side, can i get this anywhere?
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Old Lone*Star logo still partly visible. Bow may need a little bit of cleaning up where winch has been rubbing :(
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Port side boat on trailer that it came with. look about half way back to see some "bondo" i think that was added to smooth side.
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Starboard side, you can see why the rub rail needs to be replaced, again any suggestions? a tree branch fell on the bow during the winter of 2013-2014.
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Top of boat, im thinking small patch if i have to but main plan is to get some nice wood and cut it out to cover this ugly patch and possibly add strength to it. Suggestions?
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A closer angle of the crushed bow section from the tree branch that fell on it, last person did a terrible patch job so i will have to get rid of that somehow.
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Aft section previously named fortune cove 1. Again is there somewhere i can get another rub rail cover like the one on the right side?
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Ok, here is the picture that sums up pretty much all of the gel coat on the topside of the boat, spiderweb cracks everywhere. I sanded this down as much as i could last summer but didn't get far so my plan i think is to paint and fill the cracks with the paint somehow. I normally dont think i would do this but considering the boat is only worth at very best in pristine condition, less than $1000 bucks, it isn't worth it to regelcoat.
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Port side, just trying to show gel coat cracks up the edge. Before it was cleaned out.
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Recently replaced floor pic from last owner. also both dagger boards work he also replaced those mechanics and made them work.
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Alright it only took me 9 months but pictures are up. Any and all suggestions are welcomed and wanted because this is my first major boat repair.
Thanks for everything guys.
Nick

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Postby CaptainScott » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:06 am

Hey Nick,
Thanks for sharing the photos!

Looks like a lot of fun there!

I'd make her sea worthy first and foremost!
Then I'd go sail her!! Then I would balance the other repairs with time on the water!




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Postby Windwalker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:57 am

Boy, this takes me back. This was my first boat. Very stable, very easy to sail.
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Re: LS-16 Restoration Questions and Pictures

Postby austinbillt » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:30 pm

The LS-16 looks just like the LS-13 (which I have) in terms of the rub rail. I have located a source for a pretty close replacement rub rail from a custom rubber extrusion company (ExactSeal in Indianapolis), and the preliminary price is $5/foot. However, the minimum order is 100 feet. I need 35 feet or so, and if we can get a third we can probably make this work.


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