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Old 01-18-2019, 06:28 AM
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I just want this project done....
between the holidays, my own personal vacation, weekend commitments, the short daylight days of winter, having a M-F job, being lazy, etc., I get to work on the boat maybe one or two days a week. Usually after work, so from about 4:30 until dark at 6-6:30.
Also, add in the fact that I'm docked at a yacht club where I'm technically not really supposed to be doing all of this kind work, so I don't run loud power tools past about 5pm.
It's taking for freakin' ever.
I'm now on my second pass of fairing compound for the panel edges.
Originally, everything was hidden under teak trim, particularly that top edge. It was rough cut, screwed in, and covered in trim.
I'm going for the seamless look, at least for that section. So I'm trying to get a nice radius and transition from the vertical wall to the overhead panel.
The entire left side of the panel (basically part of the door frame), from deck to ceiling, will be covered with white starboard trim, so it doesn't need to be as pretty of a seam. But I'm buttering it and sanding it decently flat anyway.

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I just want this project done....
between the holidays, my own personal vacation, weekend commitments, the short daylight days of winter, having a M-F job, being lazy, etc., I get to work on the boat maybe one or two days a week. Usually after work, so from about 4:30 until dark at 6-6:30.
Also, add in the fact that I'm docked at a yacht club where I'm technically not really supposed to be doing all of this kind work, so I don't run loud power tools past about 5pm.
It's taking for freakin' ever.
I'm now on my second pass of fairing compound for the panel edges.
Originally, everything was hidden under teak trim, particularly that top edge. It was rough cut, screwed in, and covered in trim.
I'm going for the seamless look, at least for that section. So I'm trying to get a nice radius and transition from the vertical wall to the overhead panel.
The entire left side of the panel (basically part of the door frame), from deck to ceiling, will be covered with white starboard trim, so it doesn't need to be as pretty of a seam. But I'm buttering it and sanding it decently flat anyway.
keep it up Coores! Lookin good. So glad I don’t have any huge holes In my boat like this
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post

keep it up Coores! Lookin good. So glad I don’t have any huge holes In my boat like this
ha, says the guy who just cut a HUGE hole in his boat!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:50 AM
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ha, says the guy who just cut a HUGE hole in his boat!
Oh yeah. Crap I guess I gotta fix that
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:49 AM
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small update.
I'm finished with the installation of this piece.
It has taken me FOREVER, but it is in.
These photos show its final state before I start applying primer and paint. It is faired nice and smooth, I have the radius along the top edge that I want, it is tabbed in at outboard edge to give it some more strength, and, well, there ya go.
Now on to the other side...



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Old 02-08-2019, 04:11 PM
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no window?
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Marlinmate1 View Post
no window?
as of right now, no
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:41 PM
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as of right now, no
its not the most functional window to be honest. Only purpose is to give your mates a chance to watch you take a wizz

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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post


its not the most functional window to be honest. Only purpose is to give your mates a chance to watch you take a wizz
literally the only reason I’d consider putting it back in is because of symmetry.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:05 PM
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You could just make a fake window.
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
You could just make a fake window.
i'm gonna start with a blank wall and I will mount the life ring there and maybe hang some lines or something. Break up the big white expanse to at least visually offset the other window.

If that doesn't work, I'll figure something out.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:35 PM
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42" TV, slave it to your chartplotter output while running/trolling and use it to watch the games from cockpit when chilling. When it dies spend another 400 bucks and do it again.
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42" TV, slave it to your chartplotter output while running/trolling and use it to watch the games from cockpit when chilling. When it dies spend another 400 bucks and do it again.
Like that idea
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:08 PM
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Doubt it would last very long
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by boatruptcy View Post
42" TV, slave it to your chartplotter output while running/trolling and use it to watch the games from cockpit when chilling. When it dies spend another 400 bucks and do it again.
not a bad idea. might have to tone it down to a 32 or something so that it matches better with the other window.
but the rectangle of the tv and the curved lines of the window still could mess with my OCD too much.
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Coores, didn't I read on your other rig, you made sure every screw head on the entire boat was pointed in the same direction? As someone who shares that exact same OCD, I'm quite confident there is a 0% chance you live with a window on one side and nothing on the other.
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Originally Posted by OIReelKeeper View Post
Coores, didn't I read on your other rig, you made sure every screw head on the entire boat was pointed in the same direction? As someone who shares that exact same OCD, I'm quite confident there is a 0% chance you live with a window on one side and nothing on the other.

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Build a window shaped shadow box frame for the tv.
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Build a window shaped shadow box frame for the tv.
yep.... and then have a cover made with elastic around the ends, so it stays covered from elements when not in use...
hell yeah!!!
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Build a window shaped shadow box frame for the tv.
you're reading my mind.
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