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Old 31-07-2014, 03:37   #1066
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Echoing every one above.
We are devastated.

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Old 31-07-2014, 03:47   #1067
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Hi, minaret,

It's the end of the month here on the other side of the date line. I'm wondering if you're still waiting for input, or just how things are with you and your good lady--and the boat, of course. Not nagging. I'm sure you'll let us know when there's something to say, just did not want you to think we'd forgotten you.

All the best to all of you, family and boat.

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Thanks Ann. Your support is much appreciated. Things aren't great, but they could certainly be much worse. Let's just say that couch hopping with a family of four and a dog is less than ideal. But we'll soon have the boat back in the water and live able. It will probably be quite some time before she's sailable, and even longer before our finances recover. C'est la vie...
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Old 31-07-2014, 10:19   #1068
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Thanks Ann. Your support is much appreciated. Things aren't great, but they could certainly be much worse. Let's just say that couch hopping with a family of four and a dog is less than ideal. But we'll soon have the boat back in the water and live able. It will probably be quite some time before she's sailable, and even longer before our finances recover. C'est la vie...
Thanks for the update Min...

You are definitely right about "could be worse"...

The timetable is screwed up... Not the destination...
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Old 31-07-2014, 10:42   #1069
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I've been checking in on this thread every day to see if there was any news. Glad to hear that things are not as bad as was feared. I also did not want to pester you, but wanted to see you back on your feet (on the water).
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Minaret,
My fiance and I are still wishing you guys the best. I really hope everything works out.
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Well, it seems you have found a path forward. Glad to hear it. If you need to vent while fixing the damage I'm sure we will be glad to listen. Your an inspiration to all of us. If it had been my boat nothing would be left but several tons of lead.
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Old 31-07-2014, 16:30   #1072
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Thanks Ann. Your support is much appreciated. Things aren't great, but they could certainly be much worse. Let's just say that couch hopping with a family of four and a dog is less than ideal. But we'll soon have the boat back in the water and live able. It will probably be quite some time before she's sailable, and even longer before our finances recover. C'est la vie...
Hi, minaret, et al,

Couch hopping with a family of four and a dog cements friendships, they get to feel good for "helping", you get somewhere to crash, so that one's mostly pluses. Yes, less than ideal, for sure, but good to hear you'll be able to move back aboard *soon.*

Sorry to hear it will be some time before she's sailable; and about the finances. Surely the insurance will come through eventually????........ Your thread here bears testimony to all the painstaking labor you put into the boat. Too bad most insurance adjusters know little about boats!

Just wishing you the best during this difficult time.

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Thanks for all the support you guys.
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Non toasty side.
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Looks pretty good on this side, eh?
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

She looks LOTS better minus the soot, minaret. Of course you know that. What I am unable to tell from the picture is is the gelcoat all bubbled up, or is it okay?

in any event, we're on your side; still hoping it all works out to a good ending for you and your family.

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She looks LOTS better minus the soot, minaret. Of course you know that. What I am unable to tell from the picture is is the gelcoat all bubbled up, or is it okay?

in any event, we're on your side; still hoping it all works out to a good ending for you and your family.

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Gel, paint, and varnish are bubbled on transom and port quarter forward about fifteen feet. Transom is the worst, pretty bad Gelcoat damage.

The davits are Kato Marine Offshore Voyagers. They came off John Travolta's boat. They were installed the evening before the fire. Crew speculates they are cursed.
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So that must mean that the gelcoat must be ground off till you get to non-bubbled, the timber under the varnish is maybe okay! (good); the transom will be very damned hard, and you may decide to sell off the davits.

So much hard work, such a labor of love, and now to have to do it again. Good luck with it, and I hope some of the guys in your area come by to offer a hand, when you're ready.

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Gel, paint, and varnish are bubbled on transom and port quarter forward about fifteen feet. Transom is the worst, pretty bad Gelcoat damage.

The davits are Kato Marine Offshore Voyagers. They came off John Travolta's boat. They were installed the evening before the fire. Crew speculates they are cursed.
It was all a downhill spiral after Grease man....
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It was all a downhill spiral after Grease man....



I dunno, you sure it wasn't Xenu or all those crazy Thetans that were responsible? Maybe the Travolta davits were all that saved the boat...
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