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Old 08-30-2008, 06:56 PM   #46 (permalink)
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All the cardboard will become aluminum over the next week or so.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:24 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Good work! She sure is coming along. The yard looks familiar but I can't quite place it. Point Lookout maybe?
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Thanks!

It's at Coltons. Let me know if you ever want to swing by. I'm there most weekends, as you can imagine. lol
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #49 (permalink)
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The aft deck enclosure and side decks all the way back to it are welded up in aluminum. Thus corrects the design flaw in these boats that causes the aft salon bulkheads and associated cabinetry and frames to rot out.








Then there's the engine room and bilge spaces. If you ever need blasting work done, don't even consider having guys who use the Farrow System do it. A bigger bunch of no-skill, high hourly rate whiners I've never met. It took three different groups of them to get the blasting done, but then I had to get a pack of Cubans in the ER and bilge spaces with grinders, SS brushes, and sanders to finally get it ready for coating. For the bilge and interior spaces, I'm using Devoe 231 as the barrier coat/primer. I'll topcoat that with Devoe 224. I'm also mixing in a ceramic insulating material. Basically, they're little teeny ceramic hollow spheres. This allegedly helps greatly to control condensation, which will be important since I'm not using coal tar.








We should have a crane day to get the engines, genset, and tank in within 3 weeks or so.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:01 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Talking Betting odds,...

..., on your actually finishing this gargantuan task just took a big jump up. Fortunately, I made my wager early (justknewyoucoulddoit).
Keep up the good work, I've got alot of dough riding on it (nevermindthenotsogoodstateofmycreditdefaultswaps) .
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wow... !
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:40 AM   #52 (permalink)
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But you just wait! The shipwright/painter says it will be splashed by Christmas unless I hold things up with the engine/rudder install. All of the other holes in the hull have been welded up, including the CAPAC system. In fact, some of the worst pitting was in immediate proximity of the CAPAC dinner plates.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:24 PM   #53 (permalink)
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More progress. We put the Ford Lehman 120hp (1.5gph) engines, Fisher Panda 12.5kw genset, and new 420 gallon aft tank in today.










We yanked out the original steel tanks. I'm thinking they'll make nice storage for biodiesel.




Stay tuned. Paintwork begins shortly.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:33 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Post Priceless Ming Vase,...

..., NOT any more.
Hmmm,..., seems like this Engleshman is bound and determined, non?
Mais oui,..., seems like vee vill havve too send inn our vverry best detective - Inspector CLouseau to find out vat iz reelly going on mit dis Roamerische, nein? .
Stand back vee have a magnifying glass and r not afraid of using it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:46 AM   #55 (permalink)
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..., NOT any more.
Hmmm,..., seems like this Engleshman is bound and determined, non?
Mais oui,..., seems like vee vill havve too send inn our vverry best detective - Inspector CLouseau to find out vat iz reelly going on mit dis Roamerische, nein? .
Stand back vee have a magnifying glass and r not afraid of using it.
Oh great Inspector what hast thou discovered? I think you will find a very distinctly different Roamer but built to last and not have any of the inherent problems of the original.

I think I will have to take a drive down route 2 to 4 and then over there to investigate myself. I have to admit to great curiosity.
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I'll be at Colton's tomorrow.
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It's been a while so I figured it's time to report on more pro--gress.

The tent this year is much larger in scale than last year, and designed to take full advantage of any winter sun that comes in. But I wasted about six weekends getting it dry and stable against mother nature. At first, the plan was to have the sides retractable, so we could just pull them up to the top of the boat and work on the sides when the weather was nice.




But winter came in November this year, and you just can't do bodywork at 38*F with a NW wind blowing at 20kts. Then, the retractability proved unworkable because shrinkwrap cracks when it flexes at 20* and the wind was chafing holes in the plastic. So, I built a frame around the boat and re-draped the plastic, shrinking it this time. But then a 75mph windstorm came through while I was gone for a couple of weeks on vacation. The framing at the rear of the boat wasn't built as sturdily as at the front because I didn't have time before departing and figured the rear is pretty well protected. Well, those 75mph winds taught me otherwise. The rear frames moved, which allowed wind to get under the tent and the plastic started flapping, which ended up ripping big holes in four spots that I've since repaired along with bolstering the rear frames. Fortunately, the wind ripping through the place took care of the HUGE condensation problem I was having. Every time I went to the boat, I'd have the heater on for 3-4hrs before the hull would dry enough to begin working. It actually rained inside the tent on a nice, sunny day. But now, it's dry, well vented, and reasonably sturdy. I can finally get to work now that winter's about 2/3 done. :lol:




The clear plastic skirt is weighted down around the perimeter and extends all the way up to deck level, and is overlapped by the white plastic on top. btw, shrinkwrap tape is the best freakin' stuff on the planet.




The bottom's got four coats of epoxy barrier coat on it and I've started to sling mud. Underwater mud is freakin' spendy, btw @ $38/l! For reference, here's the befores and durings...afters to follow, hopefully soon!

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The bottom just abaft of the stem:



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Various and sundry ugliness that's been mitigated:










A long view of the bottom:






The midships chine:



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Old 01-25-2009, 10:36 AM   #59 (permalink)
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The transom:




And what laid beneath the paint at the transom:




And now:




I'm off to the boatyard again tomorrow to smooth the bottom filler and apply more where necessary. Hopefully, by next weekend I will be putting another coat of epoxy over the then-smooth bottom and then starting on fairing the hull sides.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:10 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Wow I have just read this post from the start.

What a big undertaking you have got involved in there.

Now for the $64,000 question. When will you be cruising on it?
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