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Old 26-10-2015, 17:41   #256
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

We're making good progress on the salon. We sanded then sprayed the last coats of ICA base coat, so it's great to compare the salon wood as we found it with how it is now. Next, I'll get the steps done, then get the port engine installed before Old Man Winter rears his ugly head.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Wrapping up the Base Coat Varnish in the Salon

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Old 30-10-2015, 05:38   #257
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In other news, since we've been doing stain and clear in the salon, it made sense to do something about the steps. They were looking seriously ratty, so I was prepared to have to make a new set with the African mahogany I've got in stock. But after sanding, destapling, filling, and staining, it looks like the old set will turn out pretty nice.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Making the Salon Steps Pretty

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Old 02-11-2015, 17:05   #258
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

After getting all of the staples out of the aft stateroom steps and applying stain, I put a couple of heavy coats of West System epoxy and 207 clear hardener on. Considering what I started with, I think it turned out pretty good.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Making the Aft Stateroom Steps Pretty

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Old 06-11-2015, 06:36   #259
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

There's one board in the galley that I thought was worth highlighting. It went from pretty ugly to just plain pretty.


1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46
Refit: A Mahogany Board Gets Pretty

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Old 09-11-2015, 19:59   #260
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

I wrapped up some more interior panels in the galley, but only had time to install one before things changed and I've got to switch gears. Either way, it's nice to get one more thing done.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: New Galley Plywood Panels

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Old 10-11-2015, 16:04   #261
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

Great work Q! Thanks for the posts!
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Old 13-11-2015, 05:55   #262
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Thanks Warby!

With the salon wood sanded, stained, and coated with varnish, I jumped back on the helm windshield and got 'er installed. It's kind of strange, but when the install was done and I was admiring how it turned out, it occurred to me that the only reason I have a welded windshield frame painted metallic black is because many extrusions of the original windshield frame were stolen in the May 2014 break-in. It took a while to recover, but the expression "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" really applies.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Installing the New Helm Windshield Frame

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Old 16-11-2015, 13:50   #263
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I'm (once again) planning on splashing the boat next year, and it's a great thing when shiny stuff that's been sitting in my basement for years finally gets installed back on the boat.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Shiny Gauges Installed in the Dashboard

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Old 25-11-2015, 07:40   #264
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There are times when I hate this project. This is one of them.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: The Curse of the #&*%^)! Helm Windshield

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Old 27-11-2015, 06:52   #266
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

Big ouch...but enough of that for now.

While I'm waiting to hear back from Motion Windows, I got busy installing the port engine. Having learned what works and what doesn't when I installed the starboard engine, things are going a lot faster this time around. It's nice when things go smoothly. :-)

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Installing the Port Engine

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Old 30-11-2015, 14:05   #267
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The port Cummins 6CTA installation is sure easier than the first time around with the starboard engine. I've got all the tools, parts, and supplies, and so far there haven't been any serious surprises. Another couple of days on the boat and this engine will be installed. If only I didn't have my day job getting in the way...

1969 Chris Craft Roamer Refit: Installing the Port Engine II

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Old 03-12-2015, 05:41   #268
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The port engine is installed! It's amazing how smoothly things go the second time around, when you've got all of the supplies, you know what modifications to expect, and you've got the right parts to replace the wrong parts that certain manufacturers send out with very expensive upgrade kits. booya

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That must be a really nice feeling

Hey what camera setup do you use? Your images come out really well in those close and badly lit situation.
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Thanks, Warby!

It is feeling nice, but that problem with Motion Windows oversizing my helm windshields is always looming over me....can't wait until I no longer have to rely on others to do things for me...

On the camera, it's a Fujifilm super ccd exr. Pretty much like this: Amazon.com : Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR 12MP Super CCD Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Optical Zoom : Point And Shoot Digital Cameras : Camera & Photo

Ancient tech by today's standards, but I find it takes far better pix than my stupid phone even though by-the-numbers the Samsung Galaxy should be better. I also tend to take multiple pix of the same shot, then through a process of elimination toss out everything but the best pix. Good thing we're not talking film, or I'd be dead broke!! lol
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