I just sold the Tradewind pictured in my avatar.
I just finished a rehab on it and got bored so I bought a 62 Globetrotter that needs a new life. Check the pic's in my photo's. I'm just now starting to figure out this c or u channel business and how it relates to floor and shell removal. I have been reading every thread I can find on the subject and I am leaning towards leaving the shell on and removing the rotten floor. Cleaning and repainting the frame and then renisulating the belly and installing the new floor in segments.I would also like to get a grey tank somewhere in there but living in Northern MN I'm running out of time this fall. I think I will use standard plywood and coat it with WEST system. I've worked with it before in boatbuilding. Since the interior pannels are already removed I can run modern wiring and replumb with PEX. Right now the trailer is gutted and I am for some reason still optimistic. I want to rebuild the same floorplan in Cherry or a Cherry and Maple mix. All the appliances need replacement as does the furnace. I also will get rid of the air pressure water system and install a demamd pump. After the interior is done I will polish the exterior. She has a beautiful shell with almost no damage. If you can think of some pitfalls in the shell on replacement please make me aware. Thanks. Brad