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Old 23-08-2018, 11:12   #571
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

Whatever you do make sure and have 24 cubic inches of ducting!
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Old 24-08-2018, 07:39   #572
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There are two 4" ducts coming off the MSI plenum that I bought at Flagship Marine.

With the ducts, wiring, and plumbing installed, the last step was to install the final mahogany panels in the V-berth. I have to say...I think they turned out pretty good!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Installing the Final V-Berth Mahogany Panels

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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

Q. your effort is better than chris craft family put out and millions of times better than the purchasors of chris family business.
i love it. will be awesome watching this project complete and you finally running around in htis beautiful work of art. err Q.
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Old 30-08-2018, 07:15   #574
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Thanks ZH!

I got the wiring and plugs in the V-berth cubby cabinet installed, so that section of the boat is close to being done. There's one more coat of ICA clear coat to be sprayed, and the headliner has to be installed. But all of the woodwork there is done. Booyah

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Final Install of the V-Berth Forward Bunk Cabinet

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Old 12-09-2018, 07:33   #575
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I was getting sick of spending every single weekend in the boatyard, so I took the Labor Day weekend off and spent time on other hobbies of mine. It turns out that many of the same skills and abilities used in cabinetmaking also come in handy gunsmithing!

Anyway, after a long weekend away I got busy in the aft stateroom laundry closet next, which had the benefit of being lower in the boat and, therefore, much cooler while summer winds down. I did some woodworking, then installed 8/4 cable to a breaker sub-panel that will power the big appliances back here--the washer, dryer, and AC unit.

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1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Back Into the Aft Stateroom

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Old 14-09-2018, 07:48   #576
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

I got the laundry closet ceiling panel fitted and the backside insulated. There was a bit of a hitch along the way, but everything turned out OK.

This is coming along nicely!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Fitting the Laundry Closet Ceiling

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Old 19-09-2018, 19:06   #577
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After making the box for the dryer vent that will fit into the back wall, I mixed up some white-tinted epoxy and coated the visible surfaces. They turned out pretty good!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: More Progress in the Laundry Closet

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Old 21-09-2018, 07:27   #578
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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

I got the vent box and ceiling panel installed in the laundry closet.

"Progress"

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Installing Panels in the Laundry Closet

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Old 26-09-2018, 07:13   #579
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I got the walls in the laundry closet coated. The missus wanted a brown side wall and floor but a white back wall. Who am I to question why? Either way, it turned out pretty well.

I'm also thinking about changing the platform away from the Wordpress photo journal blog and starting a Youtube channel. Anybody know anything about that?

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Painting Panels in the Laundry Closet

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Re: Future Brown Water Cruiser: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit

I tried to respond to your wordpress blog but couldnít post. Iíll post it here:

Iíve been following your blog for the last 3 or so years and very much enjoy watching the progress and trying to learn from your skills. Clearly, youíre already putting a huge amount of work into the blog (as well as the project itself).

Why not put a paypal link up on this site [wordpress] for people who want to buy you a beer? I agree with the others that a vlog would be a huge amount of work. If you really want to try YouTube, one option that may minimize the amount of work would be to simply show the pictures and narrate over the top. YouTube would likely get your project in front of more eyes. If you set up a patreon account, you may get beer money from that.

Keep up the great work!!
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Thanks excess_risk. I appreciate the input and ideas. I'm gonna ponder on this for a bit.
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I got the last panel in the laundry closet made (twice, in fact!), and hit it and the aft wall with a base coat of spar urethane. It's kind of nice working in small spaces...things get done faster!

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: The Final Panel In the Laundry Closet

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Old 02-10-2018, 16:00   #583
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I did some wiring last weekend in the aft stateroom laundry closet. Unlike domestic wiring, feeding wires out of the circuit breaker box and back through the bulkhead on this boat and into the empty space behind the closet back panel involved many trips back and forth to the engine room. It doesn't look like much was done, but my achin' back says otherwise! LOL

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Wiring the Laundry Closet

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I've been swamped getting ready for a trip to the far side of the planet for my son's wedding...haven't had time to blog. I'll probably be taking the next few weeks off.

But I did get the rear panel cut and insulated on the storage closet next to the laundry closet.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: The Aft Storage/HVAC Closet

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The trip to Japan was big fun. The wedding was just about perfect, and we got in lots of travel around the country after the wedding. It was a really good trip.

Now...back to real life.

I got the back panel for the air conditioning closet epoxy coated and installed, and the air conditioning enclosure shelves are ready to install. Slowly but surely, it's getting done.

1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: The Aft Storage/HVAC Closet Back Panel

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