Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 10-03-2013, 18:26   #466
Registered User
 
Exile's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Land of Disenchantment
Boat: Bristol 47.7
Posts: 2,961
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by minaret View Post
Aah, Exile hasn't read from the beginning! These are solid glass decks, no core. But the teak was inset in the fiberglass. So I removed the teak and replaced it with hi density foam glassed over and non skidded. Less heat, better insulation, stronger deck, less maintenance, etc. etc. Glad you're interested Exile!
No, I've been with you from the start & (now!) remember the foam part. I don't think I understood what was going on at the time. In fact, I'm not sure there's enough bandwith out there to handle my questions everytime I don't know what's going on! (Like what the heck is that power tool??!).

My Bristol has a solid glass hull & cockpit combing, but cored decks. Haven't heard of too many boats like yours that also have solid decks. Is there a downside (for me, wgt. is NOT a downside on a big cruising boat). I thought the coring was used to stiffen the decks & provide insulation. Must be nice never having to worry about your decking getting soft!
__________________

__________________
Exile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 19:22   #467
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exile View Post
No, I've been with you from the start & (now!) remember the foam part. I don't think I understood what was going on at the time. In fact, I'm not sure there's enough bandwith out there to handle my questions everytime I don't know what's going on! (Like what the heck is that power tool??!).

My Bristol has a solid glass hull & cockpit combing, but cored decks. Haven't heard of too many boats like yours that also have solid decks. Is there a downside (for me, wgt. is NOT a downside on a big cruising boat). I thought the coring was used to stiffen the decks & provide insulation. Must be nice never having to worry about your decking getting soft!


Lol! We sure do think alike on the weight front, it's not about total weight as much as weight distribution. Gotta put it in the right places. Can't get away with it in a smaller boat, but it makes sense in a boat this size, solid decks that is. I've replaced and repaired so many countless acres of deck core that a non cored boat was one of my prerequisites. And now here I am laminating a foam core on the deck to replace the teak! At least I know it won't rot...
__________________

__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 22:29   #468
Registered User
 
SVTatia's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Boat: Luders 33 - hull 23
Posts: 815
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by minaret View Post
Came out pretty nice.
The tank has indeed come out very nice. Great work.
Now - I am sure you'll be the first one to "use" it, and you'll be thinking all that nice paint is now covered with....
__________________
SVTatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 22:40   #469
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVTatia View Post
The tank has indeed come out very nice. Great work.
Now - I am sure you'll be the first one to "use" it, and you'll be thinking all that nice paint is now covered with....


Believe me, many jokes have been cracked about this! I think there is a betting pool as to whether I'll ever allow anyone to use it...
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 23:09   #470
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Hell that tank is better then some cruiseing food containers ive seen !! LOL almost seems nasty for it to be used for it's real use !!
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 08:25   #471
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Actually, I am wondering whyno high pressure water jet nozzles were installed...


__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 08:44   #472
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Oooohhh...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	425.6 KB
ID:	56732  
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 08:47   #473
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Sticker dried. Now that's what I call boat porn...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	163
Size:	429.9 KB
ID:	56733  
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 10:02   #474
Registered User
 
Exile's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Land of Disenchantment
Boat: Bristol 47.7
Posts: 2,961
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

What type of wood are we lookin' at here? The suspense is killin' me . . . .
__________________
Exile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 10:57   #475
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exile View Post
What type of wood are we lookin' at here? The suspense is killin' me . . . .
Looks like cherry to me but that might be because I like cherry so much
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 20:44   #476
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exile View Post
What type of wood are we lookin' at here? The suspense is killin' me . . . .


Mahogany.
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 20:45   #477
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

For sheer clamps and carlins.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	435.3 KB
ID:	56805  
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 20:47   #478
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

How to turn a big pile of rot into a boat in a hurry.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	429.9 KB
ID:	56806  
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 20:48   #479
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

When all is said and done there will be very little original material left here. Frames are white oak.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	168
Size:	413.3 KB
ID:	56807  
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 20:54   #480
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Glass cutting table set up.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	426.8 KB
ID:	56808  
__________________

__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refit

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:19.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.