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Old 11-06-2016, 03:18   #16
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Re: s/v Perception - Interior Gut and Rebuild

Might be a barking idea, but what would a new hull cost to have made, then swop the parts across?


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Re: s/v Perception - Interior Gut and Rebuild

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Might be a barking idea, but what would a new hull cost to have made, then swop the parts across?

The above sounds like an idea worth entertaining. AKA running the numbers on it. Especially if there's much welding, & or patching & repair, done to many of the ship's systems. Both on deck, as well as to the hull, & her metal, component parts.

Also, BTW, you haven't made mention of insulation at all, once the sand blasting's done to the hull's inside. Have you thought much about going with the spray in stuff? Applied either to the hull's bare metal, or overtop of whatever barrier coating that you might put onto the hull's insides.

Plus, is epoxy, definitively the way to go, as far as interior hull coatings? And, or, have other barrier coatings also been considered. Either overtop of the epoxy, or in lieu there of?
And please forgive my ignorance pertaining to the possible availble options for coating a steel boat's interior. And the pro's & con's of each... Which, if other options have been looked into, I'd be curious to know what they are? If you, or another wizened forum member would be so kind, thanks.


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Re: s/v Perception - Interior Gut and Rebuild

I hate to say it but I agree with Bluebeard! Stop now while you still have a relationship and a couple bucks because a job such as you're suggesting will put a serious dent in both!
I think Bluebeard and I both speak from experience. It sounds humorous when people say everything takes twice as long and costs twice as much but take if from me when I tell you it's shockingly correct, especially (and this is the key) if you're doing the boat for yourself because you'll wind up redoing absolutely everything and to the very best quality that your time and your money can buy.
It's certainly a curse.
I say with regret that I'm a year and a half into a 6 month rebuild and if I could be honest with myself, I'd say I have another 2 years before she's where I want her to be and maybe twice the money that she'd ever be worth on the open market.
If the boat is serviceable, use it, sail it, enjoy it and see what specific things need to be fixed first. If there's any way you can keep the boat in service while you pick away at jobs; safety first, aesthetics second, that's your best bet.
I probably wouldn't have taken this advice myself but if I could go back in time there would be some heated conversations with myself until I did.
I love the boat and I love the rebuilding process but I'm supposed to own it, not the other way around and my woman is so sick of the time and money drain I may have turned her off to sailing before we ever leave the dock.
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Re: s/v Perception - Interior Gut and Rebuild

Following on from UNCIVILIZED's latest comment, if you do end up ignoring my splendid advice and gutting her, the best coating is Flame Sprayed Aluminium.
It needs a seal coat on top of the Aluminium as the Aluminium is porous.
This is the latest development used on offshore oil platforms, and superceeds epoxy.
This would also work on the exterior of the hull.
To give some understanding, this is the specified coating on new steel structures, ie blast cleaned, from 20 ft below water level up to and including the underside of the deck all of which is difficult or totally inaccessible.
Above the lowest deck where access and hence maintenance is possible, epoxy is used.
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