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Old 06-25-2019, 04:40 AM
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Wow is an understatement! This thing is amazing
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:00 AM
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Holy crap amazing!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:42 AM
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Wow is a understatement this build is off the charts. I can't imagine just trying to keep the deck clean while working on the this beauty. Kingston grey is the color I painted my boat it really looks sharp imo !
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:56 PM
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Please pop a mold from the hardtop and start selling them. If it's a standard 9-10 feet wide it would fit a wide cross section of 30' plus boats out there. The skin cancer survivor crowd (I'm a member) needs them.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:30 PM
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Thanks to everyone for all the words of encouragement!!! Iím glad you guys like the work so far. It has not been easy, and the conditions could be better. The abandoned lychee farm my brother in law has let me used has hundreds of pound of rotting fruit on the grounds and cow manure gently blowing in from the neighboring farm. I canít wait to finishing with the paint so we can move to the side of my house to start the rigging and other fun stuff!!!

Hoping to shoot this Thursday if weather permits.




I have been using weather underground app. And itís really amazing. You can set specific thresholds Like humidity % on a specific point on the map. Iíve been tracking its predictions and it has been pretty accurate at least for rain
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Originally Posted by Docked Wage View Post
Please pop a mold from the hardtop and start selling them. If it's a standard 9-10 feet wide it would fit a wide cross section of 30' plus boats out there. The skin cancer survivor crowd (I'm a member) needs them.
check out Chiungís hardtop on his magnum. In retrospect I think his looks better, lighter and probably cheaper. Just use epoxy instead of polyester and you donít get any smell when your glassing
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Shoresscow View Post
Wow is a understatement this build is off the charts. I can't imagine just trying to keep the deck clean while working on the this beauty. Kingston grey is the color I painted my boat it really looks sharp imo !
how hot is it? Can you walk on it barefoot?

so... No, you can not walk on it barefoot

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Old 06-29-2019, 09:35 PM
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Tuesday seems to be the new day for painting

took some more pics...




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Old 06-30-2019, 03:08 AM
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Can't wait to see how the upper turns out.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:16 AM
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Your work is looking mighty fine. There is simply no comparison in the amount of effort that goes in to redoing a cabin boat versus a center console. By my estimate, a CC of similar size is less than half of the work for sure.

Have you managed to reduce any weight through the rebuilding process? Stick with it, looking really good.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:50 PM
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Originally the cabin was itís own mold that they popped into the hull before screwing in the deck/cap. It was really heavy fiberglass and marine ply. Not only was it heavy, but it took up incredible amounts of space. If you see the earlier pictures youíll see we removed the entire thing piece by piece. We also took out the original stringers that were also fiberglass over plywood and replaced them with divincel and did 6 layers of high quality American fiberglass 45 degree stitched 1708 biaxial and epoxy.

To to answer your question, I think we have netted a 2000 -3000 pounds in weight reduction, but We wonít really know until we take it to the weight station.

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Hey 1 going to echo what others are saying regarding the quality of work you are doing. And yes, I can imagine what a PIA it is to spray outside in FL during the summer - was it a timing thing (virtually all projects take longer than originally calculated) and you just got caught? I especially admire your color combination - Very tasteful imo .

Taste/tasteful. Something not always easy to achieve and something that has very little to do with money...made a bit more difficult with the amount of real estate you are dealing with. Definitely turning out to be a beautiful space to spend time on. Enjoying your thread and will be following the next phase as well.

BTW, in addition to a beautiful boat, I have to admire your mango tree on posts # 126 & 148... Lol you must be in a jungle as I can't imagine those pieces not joining the NFL (not for long)/surviving with So Fl's prying eyes...Keep it going you're doing great - mv
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:33 AM
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Awesome build! This is taking things to the next level.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:13 PM
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prepped from 7:00 am to noon. Painting was finished at 6:00 PM



First bit of grey around the hatches and anchor locker

Kenston is 6í4Ē which is definitely a plus

Back side helm

He lays paint and watches to see what it does. It was over 100 degrees inside our makeshift booth. Cant imagine being in the suit. After the second and third coat he just laid flat on the ground. We did the deck and gunnels, but he also had to respray the hull on both sides because the tarp and plastic messed up 20 feet on either side

Kept most of the dust out

The blue area is transparent plastic sheeting

Our circus tent
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You guys are machines
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Also painted today: 2 Anchor locker hatches 2 Cabinet doors under captain seat 2 Foldable helm seat back 2 stainless steel windshield inserts 2 transom doors

Some overspray here and there, but the blending on all the parts we had to redo were fine. 400 grit and 2000 for the blend area

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Anchor locker is kind of a show piece that you can see from inside the cabin. And since the hull curves down in the bow, you can almost see forward when your sitting down inside

Side of helm station. Might end up going black... not sure yet

I wanted an integrated look for the grab rails, but doing 4 by hand and making sure they are perfectly straight is something I donít think I will do again

Gunnel

fire extinguisher out of the way, but at reach for the captain

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Garbage door is of to the side. Boats never seem to have enough space for empty beer bottles Gangway gets plexi on both the horizontal and vertical side Made sure to line up the kitchen window to the same height as the vertical gangway pocket door

Two hours of covering an area for 6 minutes of spraying

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Hey 1 going to echo what others are saying regarding the quality of work you are doing. And yes, I can imagine what a PIA it is to spray outside in FL during the summer - was it a timing thing (virtually all projects take longer than originally calculated) and you just got caught? I especially admire your color combination - Very tasteful imo .

Taste/tasteful. Something not always easy to achieve and something that has very little to do with money...made a bit more difficult with the amount of real estate you are dealing with. Definitely turning out to be a beautiful space to spend time on. Enjoying your thread and will be following the next phase as well.

BTW, in addition to a beautiful boat, I have to admire your mango tree on posts # 126 & 148... Lol you must be in a jungle as I can't imagine those pieces not joining the NFL (not for long)/surviving with So Fl's prying eyes...Keep it going you're doing great - mv
Thanks for the comment on the build.


Funny story about the 5 acre farm, which is abandoned. The owner just lets me use it but doesnít really take care of it in any way, itís mainly leeches, but has some beautiful mango and guava trees as well. A month ago, someone was breaking in repeatedly during the night. I knew because each night a ladder would go missing. To my surprise, they didnít try to pry open the sheds, that have thousands of dollars of tools and marine hardware. They would steel my ladders to get up to the trees and take the leeches! they could have just asked for them. Miami...
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:04 PM
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what they use leeches for?
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what they use leeches for?

Itís an Asian fruit, it has the consistency of a grape, wrapped in a hard red spiked shell with a single seed. They are delicious.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:15 PM
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Lychee... those are lychee...
delicious BTW...

amazing work sir. boat is massive, looks great.
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