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Old 29-08-2015, 19:46   #541
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

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I think I'm suffering form "tool envy"......

And no, I'm not saying that atoll is a 'tool'..... lol

I dream of a spindle moulder......

Had to replace my old hand hled router not long ago, and got a Ryobi 1600W version that I only later discovered has only a 'trigger' to tunr on the power, whereas my old Hitachi had an 'on/off' switch.

Means using it in a router table will be a pain and involve some sort of on/off switch work-around.

Bloody nanny-state elf 'n safety 'rules'....

But rub rails looking good..!!
not my spindle moulder unfortunately,but one of the guys who also rents a shed where I have my workshop

have the same switch problem with a polisher sander,work around is to masking tape up the switch and turn it on and off at the wall socket with the polisher held in the vice.........

got the crossbeam and inner hulls on the bow done today then pre drilled the section for the aft crossbeam .
looks like rain tomorrow so hopefully finished fastening on Monday then sand off the plugs and oil on Tuesday.....slowly slowly catchee dat monkeee
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Old 31-08-2015, 14:01   #542
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Should have waited to first paint the thing. me thinks

I am a monkey!!!
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:20   #543
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Should have waited to first paint the thing. me thinks

I am a monkey!!!
I thought about that,but since I have to sand off the plugs once in place it seemed like a waste of time,also I was concerned that the tung oil sealer would discolour the sikaflex when cleaning up with white spirit after the toe rail was glued to the hull

monkey would have got sikaflex in his tail if he was helping with the job methinks

we used about 16 tubes of the stuff so confident there should be no leaks
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

That strip is suuuuure pretty though.

SaltyMonkey is veri impressed where Atolloboat is right now in the build process.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:47   #545
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That strip is suuuuure pretty though.

SaltyMonkey is veri impressed where Atolloboat is right now in the build process.
some better pics,starting to look like a proper yot,just need to put the mast up and make the solar panel arch.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Sweet!
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Interesting mooring. Climb on coachroof and enter through the house window.

Having done a lot of wood finishing in my time, I will be interested in the final fix and beautifying of the panels. That is something I look forward to photos of...

A few of you guys are doing great boatbuilding jobs.

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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

One of my concerns has always been issues with the Sillette drive.

Yet.......... as I talk to more Prout owners, I find that the issue is mitigated by regular and proper maintenance procedures. It just HAS to be done and no excuses. Whilst not my first choice, I could live with it as long as I know how to keep it from crapping out. Parts for it are not cheap. But then, your hearing from someone who had inboard/outboard Volvo....

Watching atoll build this boat, has made me examine the Prout models more closely, and in turn, I have come to see the logic in many of the design features. My concerns have always been that I didnt like the interior or the Sillette-but.......... the interior can be made better with lighter wood and opening up the space somewhat. I like privacy and the Prouts like to have sleeping areas open...... that too can be modified.

Its a well proven sailing vessel. No argument there. Once the proper mast is up and sailing tests are performed, I expect to see some sparkling performance from a medium speed plodder.

well done that lad.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

I like where you moored it.

And I do like that ngin.

Very sweet boaty.
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I like where you moored it.

And I do like that ngin.

Very sweet boaty.

that ngin started up first time after sitting for 3 months,then cut out every 5 minutes on our way to the other boat 2 miles away,than ran fine once the new clean fuel had worked its way through the carb for a half hour

should have drained the tank first before adding new fuel
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should have drained the tank first before adding new fuel
umm go to hw store and rent a rug steamer and steam the tank.

SaltyMonkey says all tanks need their rugs steamed from time to time.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

I know it's not a Seagull, but as a serial Seagull owner, often considered the least reliable 2-stroke outboard ever, the one mission-critical thing you must never do is try to start one that is filled with old fuel. Because it won't. Start, that is.

But drain the tank, flush it a bit, and spray the carbie to remove the dried varnish and muck, add some fresh fuel, and it should start first time. Or at least, not more than 4th time....or so sayeth the Great Seagull Operators Manual.

So yeah, start and not run well till the new fuel does the cleaning job for you, not at all surprising. Two stroke. Nature of the beast.

It started first go because it's *not* a Seagull... lol

I'm looking at that Sillette drive leg in the last pic, and it seems it will be at least partly submerged once you have a cuising load aboard.

Perhaps it's the constant immersion that goes towards unreliability? You'd certainly need a good size zinc on there!

But yeah, maintenance is necessary. Even diesel owners report that their engines last longer between rebuilds if you change the oil and the filters on a regular basis.

So it's not just Sillete and Seagull owners who need to be 'mindful' of maintenance!

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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

ah' got these bad boyz the other day,complete with feathering prop,tempted to do a modification and fly it instead of the sillette as a fixed unit off the transom pod

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I know it's not a Seagull, but as a serial Seagull owner, often considered the least reliable 2-stroke outboard ever, the one mission-critical thing you must never do is try to start one that is filled with old fuel. Because it won't. Start, that is.

But drain the tank, flush it a bit, and spray the carbie to remove the dried varnish and muck, add some fresh fuel, and it should start first time. Or at least, not more than 4th time....or so sayeth the Great Seagull Operators Manual.

So yeah, start and not run well till the new fuel does the cleaning job for you, not at all surprising. Two stroke. Nature of the beast.

It started first go because it's *not* a Seagull... lol

I'm looking at that Sillette drive leg in the last pic, and it seems it will be at least partly submerged once you have a cuising load aboard.

Perhaps it's the constant immersion that goes towards unreliability? You'd certainly need a good size zinc on there!

But yeah, maintenance is necessary. Even diesel owners report that their engines last longer between rebuilds if you change the oil and the filters on a regular basis.

So it's not just Sillete and Seagull owners who need to be 'mindful' of maintenance!

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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Nah, they don't retract like the Silette. Extra drag, risk of damage.....

And aren't they normally attached to a Volvo..????

[See Weavis' previous...]

The only improvement I could suggest would be to extend the pod aft past the transom and attach an outboard on a drop-mount, so you could get it completely out of the water.

Although if you modified the pod a bit you might be able to mount one there and still keep it entirely out of the water when not actually in use.

Or go nuts and mount two 10HP motors on the transom inside of each hull.

Or seriously nuts and make it 25HPs.....

Probably need a counterweight in the bows though.....
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

what I really want is this,which is the same as I have,but with the extended leg,just missed one in the big smoke the other day on gumtree because the bastards wont give me the sellers details as the add has expired


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Nah, they don't retract like the Silette. Extra drag, risk of damage.....

And aren't they normally attached to a Volvo..????

[See Weavis' previous...]

The only improvement I could suggest would be to extend the pod aft past the transom and attach an outboard on a drop-mount, so you could get it completely out of the water.

Although if you modified the pod a bit you might be able to mount one there and still keep it entirely out of the water when not actually in use.

Or go nuts and mount two 10HP motors on the transom inside of each hull.

Or seriously nuts and make it 25HPs.....

Probably need a counterweight in the bows though.....
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