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Old 18-11-2012, 18:52   #121
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Looks like it's in a cocoon. Maybe in the spring it will emerge anew. New decks, new couch, new floors, refreshed sails, squared away electrics. Maybe,...if I win the lottery!

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Old 18-11-2012, 21:13   #122
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

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Looks like it's in a cocoon. Maybe in the spring it will emerge anew. New decks, new couch, new floors, refreshed sails, squared away electrics. Maybe,...if I win the lottery!

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Not tight enough. The first heavy rain will school you as to where all the lows are. Buy tarp clips and install them around the sheerline, then suck it down tight to the railing. It'll work most likely, but it needs some tuning. Play a hose on it to find out how it will do in the rain. A fine effort for a first winter tent though. Note that Max Katz or shrink wrap are both clear, so you don't need so much lighting inside and it's less dungeon-y. They both last much longer too. I like these tarp clips, they are much cheaper than most and work great.


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I like the cocoon analogy. Very appropriate.
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Old 19-11-2012, 04:44   #123
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I took some 10000 lb straps and went all the way round the boat under the cap rail. then ran a rope under boat from one side to other to hold it down in the middle. then took the tarp and wrapped it around the strap back up into the boat. It's 12 mil tarp they use for hay bales so very heavy. I still need to go back and tighten it up some more. The prevailing wind blows in from the bow so I hope that little hole will act as vent, there is also one on the stern. I figured I would let it work for a few days then go back out and see how it's going and adjust from there...learning is hard.
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Old 19-11-2012, 10:10   #124
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Yep. Boat tenting often involves some hard lessons. There's a big learning curve to building a tent that won't fail, and won't damage the boat.
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Old 14-12-2012, 13:14   #125
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

So neat to run across your journey, I hope to someday going through the same thing with a project boat...
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I little update on the tarp. I had built it for down force, rain, snow, and had taped the inside frame to the tarp after I had gotten it fairly tight. Well along comes sustained 40 knot winds with gusts to 49 and guess what the pilot didn't think about. That big ol, concurve shape becomes a wing. The low pressure created on top just pulled everything forward of the mast apart! The tarp didn't shred however and the marina master called me and said hey you got a flapper! So went back out reassembled all my pvc tinker toys and secured all the pieces, put another hold down line under the hull and really tied the tarp down. I think she will hold now....just more lessons learned. Now I'm ready for wind or snow
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Man do I hate winter! I managed to get out to the boat and put power on and charge the Batteries. Looked around a bit while there and decided that I needed to buy a few things for the boat. I tried to find some good LED navigation lights at the boat show but failed so I'm back on that.

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Here is a picture of the originals, German made in 1978, and I guess I would want the same mounting type. But I'm open to good inexpensive options, led preferable. I would like to have an entire matching set to include a Mast head light.
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Man do I hate winter! I managed to get out to the boat and put power on and charge the Batteries. Looked around a bit while there and decided that I needed to buy a few things for the boat. I tried to find some good LED navigation lights at the boat show but failed so I'm back on that.

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Here is a picture of the originals, German made in 1978, and I guess I would want the same mounting type. But I'm open to good inexpensive options, led preferable. I would like to have an entire matching set to include a Mast head light.
Have a look at the West Marine catalogue and if there are any there that would suit let me know. I have access to trade discounts

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Old 20-01-2013, 09:20   #129
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I went with Hella Navipro? LED, top notch stuff. The masthead tri was pricey but its commenly the brightest in the anchorage. Other brands have a photo cell and strobe light built it. The hella lacks these features but I wanted to stick with one brand for all the nav lights.
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I have the same ones and lost the starboard and stern in hurricane Sandy.

let me know what you want for them if you're willing to sell.

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After a few cold and wintery months...the grinding has begun. This is just removing the old non skid and a layer of gel coat. going to put a new later of fiberglass down and repaint. The PO had removed the teak decks but did not refiberglass so the gel coat had started to crack up under the nonskid from all the tiny holes in it.

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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

Good luck! Looks like a big shred session...
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Started bright and early this mo

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rning at 0800...and I grinded all day. Boy does that kill the back. ground through all the anti skid, the gel coat and the "dead" layer of fiberglass underneath. 88% done with the cabin top.
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Re: 60 ft on the Chesapeake - It Begins !

DSD, please go get yourself some Tyvek suits and a fullface. That makes me itchy just looking. Believe me, it's worth every penny. When the level of comfort goes up so does the quality of work. Also it helps to be able to see. I'm sanding my bottom this week, so I fully commiserate. Been long boarding overhead for days now, I'm totally debilitated. Wish I could figure out how to post pics to my thread from the iPad...
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How does this longboarding thing work? I think I'm going to have to do that to get my decks flat as well. Do you think I should gel coat over the fiberglass I put down our just paint it? Uv protection? Any suggestions for a home made long board? Sometimes I really wish I knew what hell I was doing! Man I got parts that itch that I forgot I had ; )
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