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Old 19-01-2016, 09:24   #691
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

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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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The new body armor is made of spun UHMW, known to us as Starboard. Lighter and much more effective than Kevlar, and doesn't have a "use by" date like Kevlar armor, which you are supposed to chuck after five years or so.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

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The new body armor is made of spun UHMW, known to us as Starboard. Lighter and much more effective than Kevlar, and doesn't have a "use by" date like Kevlar armor, which you are supposed to chuck after five years or so.
PLUS...

You can clean yer fish right there on your chest...
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The new body armor is made of spun UHMW, known to us as Starboard. Lighter and much more effective than Kevlar, and doesn't have a "use by" date like Kevlar armor, which you are supposed to chuck after five years or so.
UHMW = Ultra high molecular weight. Ultra high molecular weight what?

Usually it's something like UHMWPE = ultra high molecular weight polyethylene.
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Old 31-01-2016, 09:35   #694
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When are you taking the cat out? I tried reading lots of the posts here but hey just too many so if you said somewhere when you sail...
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When are you taking the cat out? I tried reading lots of the posts here but hey just too many so if you said somewhere when you sail...
thinking of basing the boat in Goa or cochin india ,then hopping between madagasgar , Malaysia and indian ocean islands with the alternating monsoons/cyclone seasons.

I should be able to cover my costs easily with paying crew for the longer legs.

it looks like india is really opening up since they had their first boat show,as is burma.

Mumbai International Boat Show, Mumbai, India

should be some really good cruising with chagos,maldives,seychells and Burma within a week or twos sail away.

would love to spend some more time in the pacific but between the yanks,aussies,kiwis and French all the cruising there is getting pretty screwed up and expensive

here is me boat building in Zanzibar a few years back
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here is me boat building in Zanzibar a few years back


Thats all v-ery interesting Atoll, but...

Who are those two yummies sun-bathing in the upper left quadrant of pic #1?



(Your beer bottle has a strange angle here)

Why is that guy disc-sanding with a...a...a...canada hatt on instead of a Union Jack?

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Thats all v-ery interesting Atoll, but...

Who are those two yummies sun-bathing in the upper left quadrant of pic #1?



(Your beer bottle has a strange angle here)

Why is that guy disc-sanding with a...a...a...canada hatt on instead of a Union Jack?

the eye candy was some of the 50 or so Danish "peace corps" girls that lived next door to us.......trying to save the world or something

the Canada hat guy was working towards a UK cap,once he had lost his "training wheels"

the beer came from the beach bar just past the girls,and at 50cents a bottle required plenty of refilling
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

I started re assembling the galley after doing all the trim,cut outs and varnishing up in the workshop......work in progress.......
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I started re assembling the galley after doing all the trim,cut outs and varnishing up in the workshop......work in progress.......
WOWZ!!! That is nice cabinetttree!
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Great seems like very exiting plan. Please keep us informed of these India, Burma adventures.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

it's been a rainy,stormy few weeks since I last posted,we had waves up to 65 ft and a breezy 60-80 knots in the western approaches,which is my back door,here in Falmouth, so not much work on the cat.

instead I decided it was high time that I needed a bigger table saw and router table in the work shop to be able to make up trim mouldings and edge banding for the doors and other interior facings.

so with the aid of a few youtube videos ,my small 13x20' saw table now has a 2ft by 3ft table with an adjustable fence,and is still light enough to be easily moved when not in use in my tiny workshop.

the router table clamps to the work bench,so that is easily moved as well

as well as that I mounted a jigsaw under a bit of board to be used as a wannabee bandsaw to cut out curved trim,though there is room for improvement by fitting upper guides/bearings.

the great news is after 2 years of searching i found and bought an extended leg ,steerable sillette sonic outdrive unit,in great condition,that has had very little use (>100hrs.)

it cost a boat dollar,but a new one is 6K,and has the same upper gearbox as the one i fitted on an extention,with but with a short leg to get the hull down to cornwall from London by sea.
it also has the same couplings as the existing unit, so fitting it will be easy with the minimum amount of modification to the engine bearers.

the very old ,shorter sterndrive i will probably strip for spares (yoke,universal joint,prop drive shaft and prop hub),since the parts are the same and gives me a choice of 3 propellors of varying pitch as well.

i also found a pair of brand new custom sinks for the galley and a new 8ft section of sail track for the inner jib traveller at a fraction of the new price whilst picking up the outdrive in Plymouth which has some good second hand yacht chandlery shops.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Im not a lover of the drives but to get one at all is an achievement...

Well done that lad.
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going to be a great vessel when completed.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

WHOOHOOO!!! IM SOOOO HAPPY!! AN OutDRiVE!!

ummm...whats an outdrive. OH HOO CARES! PARTAY!!!! PARTAY!!!!



Actually, I'm exxcited. Worth the wait for this bit of newz. Sawz adn everything.

Love that cabinet work. Looks almost Bene.

Happy for Atoll, knowing no windz or Cornishly waves will stop his progress. Atoll is the Duek of Wellington IMHO.
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