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Old 03-08-2019, 06:15 PM
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Little boat, big job. Been very aware of a spongy deck in my now 22 year old Maritime Skiff 14'. Had no idea it was as bad as I found it to be.

Started last week removing the deck & digging out the very wet foam. 6 days of a few hours a day of careful cutting & digging, about 8 large trash bags & 250# of wet foam later, I am about ready to start doing some glassing in preparation for the new deck

Poor little boat. It has been sitting, neglected but fully covered, in my backyard since Sept 2017.

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Old 03-09-2019, 03:46 PM
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Spent 3 hours messing around with the Lowrance point 1 placement to try to eliminate the radar interference which was causing my heading to go crazy at night when using the radar......what a pain in the behind! Only spot was 3 feet away to starboard side....lots of duct tape wasted today....leaving the original hole in the t-top and just going to run the cable across secured with zipties.....





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Old 03-09-2019, 04:32 PM
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Touching up the gelcoat in some area's
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:06 PM
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Installed new 942xs, gt23, 18hd+ package. Then updated software to latest version and g3 charts
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Pulled wires back up to the E box and the antenna cable back down the other leg, hooked everything back up and got the serius xm wired back up too.
Oh and finally ran the stereo memory wire correctly so now it holds the preset channels, this has only taken 5 years to accomplish
Off out for some much needed SWT tomorrow
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:45 PM
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Installed a couple of these after finding them on the great deal thread.

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Lumitec.../lum101141.htm

I really didn't need them, this dang website has me spending money. But, it was a fun project I got to do with my daughter and the lights sure are pretty.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:59 PM
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Story here, 2016 zuki140df, telltale clogged, took the front plastic cowling off blew out the undersized tubbing to dislodge sand. Works great took about an hour.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Gator16 View Post
Installed a couple of these after finding them on the great deal thread.

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Lumitec.../lum101141.htm

I really didn't need them, this dang website has me spending money. But, it was a fun project I got to do with my daughter and the lights sure are pretty.
That's why I don't follow that evil thread anymore
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:16 PM
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:35 PM
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Over the past few weeks I put in a NMEA 2K network, hooked up my MFD displays, the fuel sender and engine and swapped out the old gauge for a fancy new one. I also added a new Fusion Stereo.


Gauge

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:30 PM
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Spring is here in S.C. So is the soft crabs, horse shoe crabs and cobia not far behind! I love the low country!
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started to fix where the glue on the turf let go last season.

​​​​​​​first day wa m enough for contact cement
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Originally Posted by MiamiJay View Post
whats the name of that lighthouse? I think I have a picture of it my grandfather painted
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The battle rages on. The destruction phase of deck replacement of my Maritime Skiff 14 is over, I think. Total weight of soggy foam removed came to 315#.

So far 1 1/2 gal of resin & about a 4'X8' worth of biaxial cloth have gone back in to reinforce the stringers & compartments which are sealed under the deck.

No foam going back in. I am going to pack a bunch of plastic bottles instead of foam. They won't soak up water. No plywood deck either. The boat should be good for another 22 years.

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Old 03-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Stray Current View Post


whats the name of that lighthouse? I think I have a picture of it my grandfather painted
Looks like
​​​​​​Alligator Light in the Keys
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Captainbadfinger View Post
Looks like
​​​​​​Alligator Light in the Keys
Yes, it’s Alligator Reef Lighthouse. I took that pic of our boat there on Saturday, March 2nd ... it was completely flat that day. Here is a link to the 6 lighthouses of the Florida Keys
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug in Bermuda View Post


The battle rages on. The destruction phase of deck replacement of my Maritime Skiff 14 is over, I think. Total weight of soggy foam removed came to 315#.

So far 1 1/2 gal of resin & about a 4'X8' worth of biaxial cloth have gone back in to reinforce the stringers & compartments which are sealed under the deck.

No foam going back in. I am going to pack a bunch of plastic bottles instead of foam. They won't soak up water. No plywood deck either. The boat should be good for another 22 years.
I have thought about using empty water bottles as well, but there has to be a reason manufactures do not do this. 2liter bottles might be better. They are very durable!
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I looked at it
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiJay View Post


Yes, it’s Alligator Reef Lighthouse. I took that pic of our boat there on Saturday, March 2nd ... it was completely flat that day. Here is a link to the 6 lighthouses of the Florida Keys
Here's a couple cool shots I took on an early morning January trip



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