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Discussion in 'Midnight Lace Yacht' started by meblom, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. SeaLion

    SeaLion Senior Member

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    Laurent - Please post some refit pix as you go. It would be interesting to see her transformation.
  2. Laurent91

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    Here is one of the front. We are putting the front windows back.
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  3. Laurent91

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    The inside has nothing left. Removing all materials, up to the fiberglass, we will also replace the side windows. image.jpeg
  4. Laurent91

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    If anyone has any advices, experiences to share, more than welcome. Thanks.
  5. maldwin

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    I do, PM me, and I will give you his phone number. I have spoken to him, and he is happy to share info
    Best,
    Maldwin
  6. Laurent91

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    Thanks Maldwin, sent you a message.
  7. Regina Fexas

    Regina Fexas New Member

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    Hi Everybody!
    Tom Fexas' famous articles are on a book form now. Volumes 1 and 2 (of a total of 5) are published. The articles are from Tom's files - uncensored!

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  8. Nichols55

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    There is a Midnight Lace 44 in Jacksonville FL, called Nighthawk. I am planning to take a look at her and was wondering, given how many of these boats some of the members have looked at, does anyone have information on this one? Thank you in advance.
  9. Capt Ralph

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    I have seen her thru the years under cover at Huckins Yacht center or at Julington Creek marina.
    No details on the boat it self.
    Sara at Huckins may know more.
  10. Laurent91

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    some news on the Lace restoration, the windows are installed, the dashbord as well, the transom is in process, all the headliners have been removed, a customized T-Top has been bought but not installed yet. Going to start looking at the electrical wiring tomorrow...
  11. Laurent91

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    Anyone would be aware of a software package to draw the electrical wiring? Hope I'm clear...
  12. maldwin

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    Would love to see some pictures
  13. Laurent91

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    Keep progressing with the Lace
    The transom has been totally restored and looks great
    The V berth room is totally stripped and we will fiber and gelcoat then rebuilt it
    The TTop is there but cannot be installed for now
    We are moving and replacing the electrical cabinet and start to entirely rewire the boat, all brand new cables
    The galley furnitures are in preparation and should be installed in 3 weeks
    A lot of work... Unfortunaly, no back in the water before another year
  14. Laurent91

    Laurent91 New Member

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    Regina, where can we find the 2 volumes? Thanks
  15. Capt Ralph

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    Where are the pictures? No great story or project goes on with out pictures..:rolleyes:
    Maybe a whole new thread??
  16. Laurent91

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    I will post some... Promises...

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  17. Laurent91

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    The transom has been totally rebuilt and is now waiting warmer weather to paint the name and do the final coats. the marks you see is sun going through holes in the tarp… I'm looking to rebuild a new swim platform with SS structure and teck on top. If someone has ideas on the SS structure...
    The electrical cabinet is ready to be rewired and will be soon, all materials and equipments are brand new.
    The V-birth, as said, is totally stripped out and will be fiber glassed, epoxyed before rebuilding with new material while keeping the original doors. Also, will be totally rewired
  18. Laurent91

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    The project continues with all the plumbing done, all pipes and hoses replaced, hot water, cold water, vents, diesel... Tomorrow we'll replace all the AC hoses... 3 main tanks repainted (diesel and water)... Electrical rewiring will start this week, all new cables, nothing from former wiring left... What a work!!! Incredible what people can add over time but never remove the old cables...
  19. Capt Ralph

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    Luv the text. Lust pictures. :D:D:D
    If you and you crew are getting anything done, Please send pictures.
    This skank Beer syndrome (Corona) has the world really messed up and Some of us need some relief and distraction.
    I'll send a bar of soap for every 50 refit pictures of your ship.
  20. Bill Watson

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    I just stumbled across this Forum and thought I'd introduce myself. I was the proud Owner/Caretaker of GRAND TOUR. And the sailing dink for her was NICKLE TOUR. I bought her in Florida and had her trucked up to Connecticut in 2000. We cruised Long Island Sound for several years on the CT shoreline and LI shore. When all the traditionally designed hulls were throwing white water and spilling all contents out of their cabinets, GRAND TOUR would just "slice and squish" and I would call it. We could leave empty coffee cups on the Galley countertop and they would still be there when we arrived. We then motored her down to Florida in 2002 (Stuart/Palm City), stopping at the Midnight Lace Rendezvous in St. Michaels on the way. Our transom pic is on that infamous poster that I still proudly hang in my office. I became a Yacht Broker in FL and sold several Midnight Laces over the years, including my own (sadly). She became too much work and cost to maintain and to develop my business at the same time. And I sold her in early 2009; need I say more?
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