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Old 12-18-2018, 11:38 AM
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nice!! glad to hear it man! just imagine what all of us would do with all of our free time if we didn't have boats and boating accessories to worry about...
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:36 AM
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the big talk around town this week is the pending arrival of a massive cold front that is expected to usher in sustained gale force winds out of the west along with big squalls with gusts into the 50's.
People are acting like a damn hurricane is coming.
It's going to be windy, for sure, but c'mon people...

That being said, I thought it might be a good idea to have a better wind barrier for the big hole in my boat. I've had it covered with a big cushion and scrap pieces of foam. Totally structurally sound, yeah? The boat is facing east, so a heavy west wind is no bueno for the cockpit/bulkhead area that I'm working on.
So, I went ahead and temporarily put in place the new wall that I built. Yup, I built a wall. Bigly.

Anyhoo, it's there. A very tight friction fit along with a screw to hold down a corner should keep it in place for the next few days. I've still got some trimming to do as there are a few gaps in areas that I wasn't expecting, but otherwise it's not too bad. The exterior surface is faired nearly baby butt smooth. I've got some primer and paint on the way, so I'll do another sanding with 150 grit, then primer, then 220, and then paint. Oh, and cut out the area for the window.
Then on to the port side....


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Old 12-20-2018, 08:01 PM
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Looks ready to fish.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Looks ready to fish.
ha!
aside from the zero nonskid on the ice skating rink...errr...deck and the 30 year old outrigger lines, I guess you might be right.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:44 AM
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Looks like a one eyed pirate. Arrrrrrrrghhhh!
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:19 PM
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Maybe I should turn the head into a systems/tackle room. I'm already planning on doing away with the toilet.
But where I'm going with this -- instead of putting the window back I could install a refrigerator or something so that crispy beers could be right there without having to use a cooler and without having to go inside.
Or maybe install an ice machine that dumps right there into a bin on top of the engine box.
Or maybe a 32" flat screen so I can watch John Greviskis while I'm working on the boat and Mark Sosin while I'm fishing.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:28 PM
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no head on the boat?
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:34 PM
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no head on the boat?
nah.
what for?
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:29 PM
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just thinking for the females...
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MUHSFINK07 View Post
just thinking for the females...
pffft...I've had plenty of females on my various boats over the years and none of the boats had a head. And the females made it just fine.
My wife is fine with a 5 gallon bucket.
The only person I'm really concerned about is my brother.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:36 PM
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but really, my plan was to remove the toilet and all plumbing and holding tank. I'd then get a portapotti that is entirely self contained.
Nobody would know the difference except for me when I'm now NOT fixing the plethora of problems that the waste system and holding tanks inevitably present.

That will happen unless someone gives me a good idea for that blank wall.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
but really, my plan was to remove the toilet and all plumbing and holding tank. I'd then get a portapotti that is entirely self contained.
Nobody would know the difference except for me when I'm now NOT fixing the plethora of problems that the waste system and holding tanks inevitably present.

That will happen unless someone gives me a good idea for that blank wall.
doubles as a deck chair, beer cooler, and add a gimbal for a fighting chair
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:55 PM
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doubles as a deck chair, beer cooler, and add a gimbal for a fighting chair
I like it. Can I get it with varnished teak?
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
The only person I'm really concerned about is my brother.
what are your concerns?
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I like it. Can I get it with varnished teak?
to quote mr Alan Jackson ďit wonít take too long itíll just take moneyĒ
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:11 AM
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An annoyance Iíve had since the beginning is that the steps into the cabin are concave a tiny bit. So they collect and hold water and then when you go to walk into the cabin you track in wet dirty footprints. I tried adding extra drains, but they didnít do much.

So I enlisted the help of my brother (marlinmate), who happens to know his way around a woodworking shop. He got the wood skills, I got the wiring/fiberglass stuff, I guess. Anyways, he built these custom teak mats for the boat and they came out awesome.
I know that Iím getting waaayyy ahead of myself because Iím nowhere near ready to start adding ďniceĒ custom pieces to the boat, but Iím just taking it as it comes.

I know I mentioned earlier that Iím doing away with all of the teak on the boat except for the door, but I thought this would be a subtle touch that would look good as it connects the walkway down and into the door.
Teak wood aint cheap, by the way.
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Love what youíre doing with her! Love the teak.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:48 AM
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Looking good. How is the cabin bulkhead turning out?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:38 AM
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that looks great!
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jbottoms View Post
Looking good. How is the cabin bulkhead turning out?
it is now permanently installed on the boat. Screwed it into a bed of Six10 epoxy and filled any gaps around the edges with the epoxy. Now I need to tab it in with some glass, run a filet along the top edge, cut the hole for the window, sand, prime, paint.
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