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Old 27-02-2013, 08:20   #256
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

No way, the yard would never let us. Boats are blocked three deep here already, they dread the domino effect. This boat weighs 65000 lbs, not getting creative on the stands. It's easy to fair in block spots, but it would be nice not to have to work around them.
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Old 27-02-2013, 11:22   #257
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Da secret weapon. This is the ultimate longboard system. Expensive and worth every penny.
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Old 27-02-2013, 11:26   #258
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This is the 33" Flexicat. They make up to two man stock and four man custom. If you fair for a living rush out and buy one right now.
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Old 27-02-2013, 11:30   #259
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These will fair a compound curve like nothing else. Totally different technique required. They make awesome slicking knives with the same system. Together=ultimate fairing system.


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Old 27-02-2013, 17:21   #260
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Other than the highly ergonomic handgrips and it being lightweight (probably a magnesium platen) which would feature a good amount of flexion with a quick change feature I don't see a significant difference from what any woodworker with moderate ability could build. What am I missing? Are there extension springs on that?
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:17   #261
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I'll post some vid later.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:19   #262
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:29   #263
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Sweetest dinghy I ever saw, and I've been looking at some really nice one. This thing is brilliant!
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:28   #264
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I'm likin' that one! Will it go on davits or up on the foredeck -- w/a cradle?
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A real sea going dinghy, real Swee'pea. It's beautiful. I remain a fan of the deep forefoot and plumb stem.

I see a need for some sennet on the tiller where the sheet padeye rubs. Might as well keep going and dress the tiller in sennet finished with turksheads. Might as well add a turkhead on each oar to avoid slipping an oar. (like that's never happened) Hang a daisychain 'round the rubrail stem to stern. Gotta do something on those long passage.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:46   #266
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I'll post some vid later.
Isn't it weird to think I can't wait to see a vid of a guy at work on a boat inna yard? Anyway, I can't wait.
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:00   #267
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There ya go Minaret, Make those work Vidios, and Market them as self Help Vidios!! They will sell like hot cakes !! What a way to earn cruiseing money ! doing something ya really know how to do !! Just a thought !! Hell I would buy one just to have your pic LOL
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Incredible !!!! Is all I can say. I'm on year 4 rebuilding a previously sunk Irwin 37 MKV but could never meet your quality of workmanship. I sit on-board many a day and ask what was I thinking, hope to put it in the water this year .. we will see. These posts do make me want to keep going, besides I'm in so deep now I could not get out if I wanted to.
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:43   #269
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Funny story there- it was going to go on chocks on the foredeck. But then I realized you can't see a damn thing out the pilothouse windows with a dinghy on the foredeck-duh! So we are keeping the stern davits after all. It'll go upside down on the foredeck when passage making. Too bad, really wanted to get rid of the davits, even though they are a nice setup which makes good use of the power winches.
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A real sea going dinghy, real Swee'pea. It's beautiful. I remain a fan of the deep forefoot and plumb stem.

I see a need for some sennet on the tiller where the sheet padeye rubs. Might as well keep going and dress the tiller in sennet finished with turksheads. Might as well add a turkhead on each oar to avoid slipping an oar. (like that's never happened) Hang a daisychain 'round the rubrail stem to stern. Gotta do something on those long passage.


Lol, we are so on the same page there. This thing will be a floating gallery of decorative ropework before I'm done, I'll hang a Chinese Lantern Knot off the head of the gaff if I can get away with it! Search the forum to find some of my previous posts on decorative ropework, and pics of my awesome Marlin Spike.
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