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Old 03-13-2019, 10:01 PM   #226
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Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Some progress before I head to Costa Rica. Cabin entry installed. Like I mentioned before, going three inches into the cabin gave me the under deck storage for the generator.




As you can see here. The step will be attached to a removable hatch.



Cooler is done. Still have some minor finishing to do. The lid will open to port and I'll put a 1/2" Starboard divider inside.




The fish box divider is tabbed in. Just need to cabosil the top edges. Lids are cut, but still need to be laminated. Forward lid will open toward the bow to act as a back stop when dinner gets tossed through the pilot house.

Aft lid will open toward starboard.




I'll be fairing when I get back.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:39 PM   #227
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As I'm sure some of you Floridians know, we have some serious hot air on us right now making this kind of work borderline unbearable. But, no excuses, I gotta get it done. But first I needed a better work/boat storage area on my property. So I dug and spread some dirt. Hit it with a plate vibrator, formed out a pad mainly for the stern and trailer tires, plus some space for a small shed. Poured it on Tuesday and have been watering my concrete every several hours. The wife looks at me funny every time I tell her I'm going to water the concrete. Haha. Not my best concrete work, as I had a hell of a time with all the obstacles. But, it's a boat pad and it's good enough.

I still need to cut a joint. I'll also need to extend and raise the canopy as this boat is much bigger than my last one. But at least I now have a solid place to do some work out of the sun and use water without the area turning into a swamp. Stay tuned, more updates to come...




That spot on the bottom left is the kid's hand prints, I didn't screw it up that bad. Lol

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Old 07-06-2019, 08:52 PM   #228
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Helm chair is done. Just need to pop some snaps into the frame. Berth and benches are getting templated tomorrow. As a reminder, I built this seat to lay flat so I can open the scuba tank bench lid.

I think it came out pretty damn good for a one off purpose built seat.





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Impressive job on the seat Jim, really looks good.
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Thanks, Dan.

It's not a luxury shock absorbing Stidd, but it should get the job done. I didn't want it to be so comfortable I'd fall asleep on auto pilot.

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I just want to put it on the record that fairing a boat f'ing sucks.

I'm about 3/4s the way done sanding the entire inside of the hull. It's hotter than a frying pan cooking your favorite fish. It's muggier than a back alley in Queens. Wetter than diving, but without the pleasure. I'm itchier than the aftermath of that one night stand you had back in the day. But on the plus side, I should be back to my playing weight by the end of the week. Would I do this again for a bigger boat? Yep. I find myself sitting at the helm during breaks picturing a cool breeze, a bloody deck and starring into the chart plotter choosing my next spot. Maybe one day...

Anyway, I figure another couple weeks and the inside will have gelcoat.
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