Thanks for your input and feedback.
Good points on the POR-15.It is fairly costly but my gut feeling is it is a fairly substantial product.Heard a bit about International paints also.At this stage as I haver picked up my industrial compressor
and Clemco blaster/paint units etc for a song ( $3,000 all up ) the paint cost is not as important as it was when I was looking at having to hire in a blaster contractor.Now I have then I can do it at my leisure and save some bucks.
Are you sure that I should reconsider the 40 hp Lister ??.As motors are not my thing I will look/listen very carefully but at approx 10 tonne finished weight and them being a good torquey motor
I am told was hoping this would suffice.At $4,000 all up with everything it seems like a good deal.
Haven't actually taken up the deal yet but was going to.
Hey, you must have been on the same wave length as me to a point.Because I am thinking hard about the motor
set up and am going to design a new pilot house( centre cab similar to what was on it before I chopped it's head
off ) I am looking at going for some sort of rooftop that can come off if I ever have to remove the motor.Bolted on at each of 4 corners of pilot house and at aft end a sliding s/s bar inside a bar that actually slides out and becomes a " now you see it now you don't" bimini
frame.Out there I know but I am going to toss it up in the air and see what comes of it.Bit like an umbrella.?
Your idea seems to have heaps of merit.Engineering wise it makes perfect sense but would it work on the angles it would need sitting up on a frame too ?.Would love to hear more about your idea and others opinions on that beauty.You have a budget
of $300 K.??
Wow!! you should find or build a grand boat for that
Hi,good to hear from you again.Will send another pm and hope it gets through this time.Do have a few gremlins in my computer now and then.
You could be my long lost
brother with your scavenging phsyche.All my life I have used the trading post ( guitar collector/House renovations ).Actually had a company registered called" Bower Bird Second Hand building materials" back a decade or so ago.This boat and most everything for it so far has been collected from ebay.
I'm a scavenger from way back and am a dedicated recycler.The old abbatoir my boat is sitting in has steel/stainless everywhere.
FREE.The old bloke who owns it wonders why I am walking around with a gleam in my eye and a dribble on my chin.Like Alladins cave this place I swear.Love to hear some more about your project
Catch up soon.
PS What paint did you use.?
Sounds like you have a really great project going.My boat didnt go through a hurricane
but it looks like it should have. The $152.50 I paid for it on ebay is still something my partner and I joke about.Best part about it was it was floating when I bought it,with a good Yanmar
motor and lots of other goodies to boot.It should come together fairy well in the end.
I am really curious about the mast
set up for yachts.
Everyone seems to agree in the building in of tanks
The timber mast
I was given is 39-40 ft and very good condition with no rot
at all and quite solid.Agree it would save me a lot of money up front if everyone thinks it will suffice for a while.Happy to spend the time sanding
it/epoxy coating etc if this gives me some time to save up for an alloy one.
Will this length mast suit a 40 motor sailer and should I seek professional advice on the set up I need to actually install. ?
Perfectly put in every way.
I agree.Have never been a golfer and the thought of chasing a bloody pockmarked ball over the fields is not my idea of stress relief.
However wenches with winches is a new ballgame I could get into.
Not in the pub getting pissed and not on drugs-another good thing.!
mikereed100 and mobetah.
What can I say.?Classic comebacks.
You two are funny
Cheers to all.