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Old 10-12-2013, 06:12   #2566
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I used the foam rollers from Home Depot (don't know the brand) for the topsides paint (Pettit Easypoxy) and the bottom (ABC3). All worked well except for the bottom paint the roller had to be changed a few times, they got really full.
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Old 10-12-2013, 19:18   #2567
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Do you know how much that Searunner 34 sold for?

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I met the new owner of Glenn's Searunner 34 at Chula Vista Marina in San Diego, today. He was getting ready to take the boat north to Ventura and was asking me a lot of questions about the boat and sailing it. I have suggested he contact Mark Johnson for details. It's a nice boat, built in 1977 with West System. I recommended he drop the stick and do an overhaul, but I'm not sure the message took root. It's original and has never been overhauled. The new owner is a pilot, so I tried to use the metaphor of checking one's wings before a flight. We'll see.......
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:12   #2568
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Sorry, no, I didn't ask. I haven't heard anything from him since, but the boat is still in Chula Vista, at the south end of San Diego Bay. The new owner has little experience, but wants to get the boat north to Ventura or Oxnard ASAP.
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Old 11-12-2013, 19:25   #2569
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Okay thanks. Does anyone remember what the *asking price* was for that Searunner 34?

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Sorry, no, I didn't ask. I haven't heard anything from him since, but the boat is still in Chula Vista, at the south end of San Diego Bay. The new owner has little experience, but wants to get the boat north to Ventura or Oxnard ASAP.
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Old 11-12-2013, 19:38   #2570
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There was one for $20,000 in San Diego with an outboard. Was the boat that is featured in Case for Cruising Trimaran. Looked as though it had never left the bay.
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Old 11-12-2013, 21:43   #2571
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Sounds like this one.
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Old 13-12-2013, 09:44   #2572
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Bought a bunch of 4" and 6" foam mini rollers from paintstore.com
Best price I found for the Arrow Worthy brand

Rolled about 1 quart of LP this morning and roller held up great.
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Old 22-12-2013, 09:39   #2573
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Hello All,

I finally got my centerboard out. It was not easy, and, that thing probably weighs more than my engine. My main halyard winch didn't have the umph to lift it so I had to lead the halyard to my primary winch. However, it is now out and the new one is in the build process. Pictures are on my site, link below.
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Old 22-12-2013, 10:02   #2574
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No joy, couldn't access the site. Congratulations on getting out the CB. What materials will you use on the new one?
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Old 22-12-2013, 10:07   #2575
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Funny about the link, it works on my other computer, but not on this one.

I plan on using a wood frame, foam core, carbon/glass shell, and internal carbon reinforcements.
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That's kind of like what I did. I used clear heart redwood (straight grained, very high strength to weight ratio) for the central core and leading edge, where the load is transmitted from the top to where it bears on the bottom of the minikeel. Then high density foam for the balance of the foil, then shaping of the foil. I made a mistake with my measurements, so the top section is too tight for my comfort in the trunk. I will be trimming that after I finish with this refrigeration project. Then 12 inch carbon fiber along the main strength axis, followed by glass and Kevlar on the leading edge. The whole thing now weighs just over a hundred pounds, as opposed to the three hundred before. Here are some shots (I know, I shown some of these before, but what the heck); Bob Dixon is holding up the final structure:
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Old 22-12-2013, 11:17   #2577
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There is a good article in a past epoxyworks by gougeon about making a 37 board from edge glues cedar. I still would us pressure treated ply, but cedar would be cost effective way to save weight?

Carbon on a plywood boat!!! Anyway going to get myself in trouble again.

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Old 22-12-2013, 11:27   #2578
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Yea like i thought. These Searunner owners are clever types. Building advanced with a slightly new motive and change for these Searunners. Im impressed. The boats are worth it.
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Old 22-12-2013, 11:28   #2579
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There is a good article in a past epoxyworks by gougeon about making a 37 board from edge glues cedar. I still would us pressure treated ply, but cedar would be cost effective way to save weight?

Carbon on a plywood boat!!! Anyway going to get myself in trouble again.

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Boats are made out of plywood because it is light, so, why build a very heavy centerboard when you can build a light one? For every pound I save I can load another pound of beer, I mean food.
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Old 22-12-2013, 15:09   #2580
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Boats are made out of plywood because it is light, so, why build a very heavy centerboard when you can build a light one? For every pound I save I can load another pound of beer, I mean food.
I thought beer was food....
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