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Old 10-01-2016, 16:08   #676
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Mmmmm....more bling.....

If the drawers prove 'sticky' try rubbing beeswax on the bottomn of the erunners
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Old 10-01-2016, 16:25   #677
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Mmmmm....more bling.....

If the drawers prove 'sticky' try rubbing beeswax on the bottomn of the erunners
I use a bar of ivory soap
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Old 10-01-2016, 16:55   #678
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

You can also use beeswax on the base of your plane to make it glide more smoothly and assist in the planing. Works on hand and electric planes.

Don't need much, just the tiniest of smears along the base. Try it and you will be amazed at the difference it makes.
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Current tankage of 240g (910L) inadequate...

60' mast is 12' too short... must combine with one of 3 original sections, 14', 21', or 37' (background behind truck)... Saving up for duct tape...




I just had to get the mast on my 14' dinghy welded by a local sheet-metal worker. It snapped just under the partners, so we welded the broken off section on then welded 2mm ally plate over it, wrapped around and trimmed and welded at the bolt-rope groove and both ends.

It cost me AU$100 to get this done, so it's probably easy enough and cheap enough to do this with your mast, if you want to extend its length.

'Course, all the stays and shrouds will then be too short, unless you add the length at the top, and that might then be too 'whippy' if not stayed far enough up and might be prone to breakage....

Most folks say "replace" your mast but, unless you're racing, why bother...??

Much cheaper to repair and strengthen.
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Meow! Life is good when Atoll is on the prowl.

@happy. love the mast. love that field. I want to crawl through that field and eat dandelions.

SM... Lots of furry friends to play with there too!


Atoll will give us a report soon on a washing machine w mood light install.

Winter is almost over.

Buzzman... Already have a plan... Steadily acquiring required supplies...
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

It does my heart good to see the build continuing towards completion. As we get older the energy is not as prolific so this is a testimony to the will. Not that I am saying you are old atoll... wait a minute, I guess it looked like that..

Truly impressed by the effort that a few here on CF have put into builds.
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It does my heart good to see the build continuing towards completion. As we get older the energy is not as prolific so this is a testimony to the will. Not that I am saying you are old atoll... wait a minute, I guess it looked like that..

Truly impressed by the effort that a few here on CF have put into builds.
it's nice to have a bit of encouragement!

I'm also impressed by how many people view the thread

and as a special "thank you",and to those who want the "true" boat building
experience whilst viewing the thread

,please send a stamped,addressed envelope,and I will mail you back some "fresh" fiberglass grindings to sprinkle in your bunk and on surrounding surfaces,for that warm fuzzy feeling I get after a session onboard

thanks for looking in
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Old 13-01-2016, 06:35   #683
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,please send a stamped,addressed envelope,and I will mail you back some "fresh" fiberglass grindings to sprinkle in your bunk and on surrounding surfaces,for that warm fuzzy feeling I get after a session onboard
In thanks I will send you some horsehair I've accumulated in my apartment. No wait. Thats mine.
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it's nice to have a bit of encouragement!

I'm also impressed by how many people view the thread

and as a special "thank you",and to those who want the "true" boat building
experience whilst viewing the thread

,please send a stamped,addressed envelope,and I will mail you back some "fresh" fiberglass grindings to sprinkle in your bunk and on surrounding surfaces,for that warm fuzzy feeling I get after a session onboard

thanks for looking in
In kind return.... I shall send you one of my "solid front" resin infused hoodies...
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In kind return.... I shall send you one of my "solid front" resin infused hoodies...
you want to add a bit of kevlar
and sell them as bullet proof hoodies
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

oh please atoll pease some progress news here before i loose my monkey mind from reading all those other stupid threads with obnoxious postering comments and "I would have done this and you would have done that and I know AIS would've worked and weeeee catamarans are nicer but nicer still are trimarans but wifey please don't interrupt my manly comments!" GOD some civilization, something real, something that grabs your spark and shows you a good clean nice bulkhead or cabinets with silvery cages in them or beer cans or something!
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

more YOT GROT from IKEA.............

got the galley and nav side worktops in.

need to make up a bit of trim to finish the edges.

I got back all of my CNC cut sliding doors so will be fitting them next and making up facias for both sides .
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oh please atoll pease some progress news here before i loose my monkey mind from reading all those other stupid threads with obnoxious postering comments and "I would have done this and you would have done that and I know AIS would've worked and weeeee catamarans are nicer but nicer still are trimarans but wifey please don't interrupt my manly comments!" GOD some civilization, something real, something that grabs your spark and shows you a good clean nice bulkhead or cabinets with silvery cages in them or beer cans or something!
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Wow that IS nice. This is going to end up very sweet. Lots of storage and room.
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I think this is a great idea! Not as cool as Minaret's carbon work boots though!

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Wow that IS nice. This is going to end up very sweet. Lots of storage and room.
AGREED!!!
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