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Old 02-03-2015, 05:17   #3016
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Nice job. How are you keeping the ice away from your hull?
The ice doesn't bother my boat because it is on land. My problem is that the boat is at the end of the road so the plows put all the snow under my boat. Aarrrrrrghhhhhhh!!!!
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:44   #3017
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We too are interested in a group buy on Dynex. I sent you a private message about this, Dan. Let me know if you are going ahead with the re-rigging.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:49   #3018
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thanks Cavalier for the drawing. I like it especially because once up there is good control of the spinnaker. Easy to Jibe and ideal on its own.

blewett john that is one hell of an unnatural location for a Searunner. What on earth are you doing there where ever that is. One place I wish to never go to if you dont mind me saying so. Nice wheels though!
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:57   #3019
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thanks Cavalier for the drawing. I like it especially because once up there is good control of the spinnaker. Easy to Jibe and ideal on its own.

blewett john that is one hell of an unnatural location for a Searunner. What on earth are you doing there where ever that is. One place I wish to never go to if you dont mind me saying so. Nice wheels though!
My boat is in Rhode Island, in the Hinckley yard amongst the $1,000,000 picnic boats. It is a great yard and they give me breaks on the price all the time. I think they like to see a classic being reborn. I get positive comments from the crew all the time.

We have had a harsh winter this year but it is the last for this Searummer. I am bringing it to Florida some time this summer. Tampa Bay will be its new permanent home.

Thanks about the wheels. They are a result of my wife not liking the climb around the binnacle to get to the forward cabin. A happy wife is a happy life. It does make the cockpit feel huge. I am also going to like it. That side cutout in the cockpit will make a comfortable place to sit when steering.
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Old 05-03-2015, 14:33   #3020
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This is one of the hardest posts I have made. The realization that I cannot complete the refit of my beloved Searunner 34 TAK has hit me. I am now 73, living almost 1,000 miles away from her, and there is not much chance I would be able to finish the refurb job I started years ago. ETAK is in a slip in the greater Los Angeles, Long Beach area (that's right, a slip, fingers on both sides!). She is a sound hull and I have just about everything for her except electronics. I plan to list her on the classified section of this forum and with other sources, but first wanted to advise all the Searunner and other trimaran folks here about my desire to turn the dream over to someone younger and able to finish her up to cruising standards. I have discussed this decision with Roy M and Mark Johnson, and I appreciate their suggestions and comments. I checked with the Marina office and there is no problem for someone else to take over the slip rental. It is among the lowest priced marinas in Southern California, in a very industrial area of the harbor. I have done a great amount of work on her right there in the slip and that work could continue. All the wet lockers have been redone and have no rot. I will have to bring parts south from Oregon for the next owner, but I can arrange the logistics for that.

I have not settled on a price yet. I realize that as a project boat, it will be pennies on the dollar for what I have put into her, but I would like to see someone take over the job and get her out there sailing where she belongs. If you want more info, you can email me directly at rannmillar at gmail dot com. I don't really want to part out all the goodies I have for her, but sell her with the new mainsail, and other near-new sails, custom cushions and bunk mattresses,, anchors and chain, rebuilt diesel engine,etc., etc. as a package so she can be completed, all at very fair price to someone who will finish the job.
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Old 05-03-2015, 16:11   #3021
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This is one of the hardest posts I have made. The realization that I cannot complete the refit of my beloved Searunner 34 TAK has hit me. I am now 73, living almost 1,000 miles away from her, and there is not much chance I would be able to finish the refurb job I started years ago. ETAK is in a slip in the greater Los Angeles, Long Beach area (that's right, a slip, fingers on both sides!). She is a sound hull and I have just about everything for her except electronics. I plan to list her on the classified section of this forum and with other sources, but first wanted to advise all the Searunner and other trimaran folks here about my desire to turn the dream over to someone younger and able to finish her up to cruising standards. I have discussed this decision with Roy M and Mark Johnson, and I appreciate their suggestions and comments. I checked with the Marina office and there is no problem for someone else to take over the slip rental. It is among the lowest priced marinas in Southern California, in a very industrial area of the harbor. I have done a great amount of work on her right there in the slip and that work could continue. All the wet lockers have been redone and have no rot. I will have to bring parts south from Oregon for the next owner, but I can arrange the logistics for that.

I have not settled on a price yet. I realize that as a project boat, it will be pennies on the dollar for what I have put into her, but I would like to see someone take over the job and get her out there sailing where she belongs. If you want more info, you can email me directly at rannmillar at gmail dot com. I don't really want to part out all the goodies I have for her, but sell her with the new mainsail, and other near-new sails, custom cushions and bunk mattresses,, anchors and chain, rebuilt diesel engine,etc., etc. as a package so she can be completed, all at very fair price to someone who will finish the job.
It has to be a heart breaker. Sorry, I've been there.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:15   #3022
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GOSH! Rann your first post was 8 years ago

My name is Rann Millar, and I live in Harrisburg, Oregon (between Eugene and Corvallis) with my wife Doreen. We both retired from teaching in the public school system in the greater Los Angeles area and moved from our home in Anaheim about a year and a half ago.

Its worrying to see this kind of post you have just made. Time catches up on us doesnt it. It was 2008 when you decided to be part of this Searunner forum. It must have been a strong dream of your life. The Searunner and the the travel. Cadence clearly see's the picture your presented and so do I.

It was a while back that i wished for a Searunner and trimaran meet. And meeting somebody like yourself would have been a highlight.

Cheers for you posts on this forum. All the best.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:19   #3023
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Rann, you will be missed. Let's stay in touch and perhaps do some sailing.

On another note, I just received an email from Mark Johnson, who had been seriously injured in an accident, some time ago. He will be back with us, but in the meantime is in serious rehab and strength-building so that he and his wife can get back to cruising.

I may be going on an adventure in a Searunner 37 in late May, helping to bring it south from Eureka, CA, to Ensenada, Baja California. Details need to be worked out, but it would be a great trip, and make it possible for the owner to get some serious work done on his boat in a warmer climate.

I promised pictures, but I'm holding out for getting the deck more finished. All non-skid is complete, both on the decks and the refinished wet and deck hatches. I'm polishing stainless hinges, bownet tangs, pulpits, stanchions and all the other assorted deck hardware, prior to final installation. Things look pretty good, if you are into the appreciation of construction chaos, remaining scraps of blue tape, isolated patches of loose non-skid sand, and crap piled on the cabintop. But if you can see through all that, well, it's starting to come together nicely. But I don't want to introduce the chaos to the permanent record of the CF archives, so you'll have to bear with my delay to sending pics. The launch/retrieval system for the RIB has been an unqualified success, which is an enormous relief, since so much time, sweat, money and terror were invested in making it happen. I need to get the rest of the hardware (pad eyes, securing straps, chaps and cover, PropGuard and other mods) installed to do it justice. When I'm done with (literally) screwing around with all this hardware I will submit a series of pics, or maybe a very short video, showing the process pf launching and retrieving the RIB, singlehanded. It is VERY cool, and makes having this dink an extremely valuable addition to the mothership. There's still a lot of work to do: repainting the cabintop and cockpit, building the hard dodger, pulling and overhauling the stick, and of course, getting the cabinets and interior details completed. I, obviously, won't be heading off over the horizon this summer, but it would be very nice to get back to sailing. In the meantime, I've got to get back to the polishing...
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:24   #3024
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Roy,

Another great post! Keep on truckin' on that project of yours. I am envious.

Tell us how you are polishing the stainless. I have some I would like to bring up to a respectable shine.

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Old 11-03-2015, 17:08   #3025
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Rann, for most of the flat stock (chainplates, tangs, anchor roller, etc.) I use a conventional buffing wheel and some rouge, then I clean off any of the wax base with some lacquer thinner (doesn't evaporate as quickly as acetone) on some old towels, then to finish off I use some 3M Metal Restorer to finish it. I also use a Fein tool with the felt polishing pads if the work threatens to wear off my fingertips ().

Polishing tubing, such as my bow and stern pulpits, takes more effort if they are badly scratched, as mine are from transporting them on my old rusty roof rack. If I knew someone who had one for me to rent, I'd get a Metabo () tubing polisher. At any rate, I'll post how I get mine shiny again. I'm lucky to have a number of friends who are car enthusiasts and play with making metal REALLY shiny all the time.
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Making some big progress on my boat this week. 99.9% of all the hardware is installed on the boat. Looking forward today for dry calk so I can give it a wash.
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A few more photos, I found out I really enjoy sewing
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Nice detail work, especially that notch for the frame on the sterncastle bench cushion. Are you using an ordinary machine or something heavier?
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Nice detail work, especially that notch for the frame on the sterncastle bench cushion. Are you using an ordinary machine or something heavier?
I'm using a Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 & 135X17 needles. Fantastic machine except the retaining ring cap spring for the bobbin gets bent easily. It is good to have a few on hand (part number 1603*1)

All fabric is hot knife cut Sunbrella with Dabond Polyester V92 thread. I coated all of the material with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof.

Piping for the cockpit cushions was a real pain in the a**! But I'm happy I did it.

The sail in the photo is a anchor riding sail to keep the boat into the wind and reducing/eliminating unwanted tacking.
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Great work Slowbat. Impressive for me. Sure is worth learning that skill as its expensive to get somebody else to do it... there is just so much to do with a sewing machine on a boat. The material can be sourced and then your away. The top right pic may I ask are the covers for the windows .. strip colours and 4 loops each corner.
Im convinced a good sewing machine is worth investing like a Sailrite
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