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Old 27-11-2014, 07:14   #1096
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

I have been travelling around Europe so missed out on the happenings.

I dont think there is need for words regarding the situation. All of us are dismayed and feeling the pain.

You will pick up and sort it. I once spent a year rebuilding a car and some kind person took it for a ride straight into a set of bollards. Took me another year to straighten out.

Keep the faith Min. This too will be sorted.
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Old 27-11-2014, 11:44   #1097
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YES!!! And perhaps a shot or two of our fav lil' sailing dinghy should you have the time, Min!

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.




Happy Thanksgiving to all of you as well! Much to be thankful for, despite all.
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Old 27-11-2014, 12:13   #1098
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Re: Nauticat 52 Refit

Yes,

Happy Thanksgiving, and what a lovely picture of the girls in the dinghy!

Our thoughts are with you, too.

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Awesome little boat, makes me remember what sailing and boats are all about
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That sailing dinghy of yours always puts a smile on my face. Looks like it has a similar effect on your kids. Thanks for posting the pics. Dan
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Old 30-11-2014, 09:19   #1101
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That sailing dinghy of yours always puts a smile on my face. Looks like it has a similar effect on your kids. Thanks for posting the pics. Dan


That thing puts a smile on the face of everyone who sees it. It's pure magic.


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I'd be really happy if they just made things right, like grown men. But they are a megacorp, so they will behave like children instead. It looks like it will be a long time before we are made whole, if ever. Wish I could fill you guys in on the details, but I'm sure the lawyers would advise against that.
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I've been reading your entire string for awhile and get the feeling your not one to give up easily. The level of skill and quality of workmanship put into your labor of love is superb, I don't think your the type who gives up easily, just the waste tank work proves that. It's a definite kick in the crotch so close to the finish.
My first wife was an executive for one of the world's largest fire and casualty insurance companies so I've seen how they operate internally. They deny every claim until it is proven valid to the most extreme, they then try to wear people down by constantly delaying, denying and finding new excuses in hopes of getting the claimant to give in and negotiate a lower payout. Perseverance is key in dealing with the insurance companies, oh, and a good lawyer who specializes in dealing with insurance claims.
I'm sorry for the loss after so much hard work, I hope you eventually get what is coming to you.
Having suffered some huge setbacks myself in the past (I've actually been on fire myself, not recommended) I know the feeling, it takes a bit of effort and a lot of motivation to get up, shake it off and get back to it.
I hope all works out in your favor, good luck, and please keep us posted on further developments.
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Just read the news.
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yes, thanks for sharing; Really enjoying the great pictures; I was wondering if it was possible to refinish teak decking without ripping it out.....
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Aww man, just read the thread. Was away for a while and figured you have here finished by mow. Never expected to hear this. Sorry you had to go through all this. Any news on the proceedings?
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Aww man, just read the thread. Was away for a while and figured you have here finished by mow. Never expected to hear this. Sorry you had to go through all this. Any news on the proceedings?



Not really. Very busy working crazy hours to refill the kitty right now.
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Minaret,

I came across your post as I was Googling for info on doing a bottom job on my own boat. I'm going to follow your strip, two coat neat west, 407 slick, sand until it hurts too much then sand some more, 2000e, etc.

I jumped to the last page to post a Thank You and just saw all the offerings of sympathy and had to go back to find out what had happened. All I can say is I am truly sorry and hope whatever needs to happen to make things right happens for you. Well, Thanks and your shared knowledge really helps make me think that I can get through my own project.

I'm rebuilding a 1965 Allied Seabreeze. The boat is totally gutted and has been on the hard for over a decade. I'll be stripping the gel coat off both the bottom and topsides and painting for starters. If there is any interest I'll start a new thread here.

Thanks again Minaret.

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Minaret,

I came across your post as I was Googling for info on doing a bottom job on my own boat. I'm going to follow your strip, two coat neat west, 407 slick, sand until it hurts too much then sand some more, 2000e, etc.

I jumped to the last page to post a Thank You and just saw all the offerings of sympathy and had to go back to find out what had happened. All I can say is I am truly sorry and hope whatever needs to happen to make things right happens for you. Well, Thanks and your shared knowledge really helps make me think that I can get through my own project.

I'm rebuilding a 1965 Allied Seabreeze. The boat is totally gutted and has been on the hard for over a decade. I'll be stripping the gel coat off both the bottom and topsides and painting for starters. If there is any interest I'll start a new thread here.

Thanks again Minaret.

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Good luck on your project, MB! And welcome to the CF. You should definitely start a thread that's more recent than this one, others may benefit from your experience if you do. Have fun sanding!
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I think I'm done for tonight (it takes forever to upload all these pics), and it may be awhile before I'm not working in the evening and am able to update this thread again. But I just wanted to say here on CF, thanks James! It was awesome having "The Gentle Giant", as some in the yard have taken to calling you, around for the heavy lifting. And your refusal to accept any serious form of compensation is touching. Congrats on getting back to work, we miss you already!

I actually had a great time helping out on this. I learned A LOT. Looking at these photos brings back a lot of memories and makes me a little bummed out I couldn't see this project through to completion. But you are welcome, I mostly watched everyone work asked tons of questions like an annoying 5 year old lol. I could never accept payment when you buy lunch and taught me so much! I'm even blown away at how well you are able to post chronologically with the madness this project was. Talk about multi tasking!! Sorry I missed putting her back in the water too


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I actually had a great time helping out on this. I learned A LOT. Looking at these photos brings back a lot of memories and makes me a little bummed out I couldn't see this project through to completion. But you are welcome, I mostly watched everyone work asked tons of questions like an annoying 5 year old lol. I could never accept payment when you buy lunch and taught me so much! I'm even blown away at how well you are able to post chronologically with the madness this project was. Talk about multi tasking!! Sorry I missed putting her back in the water too


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Good to hear from you, James. Hope you are enjoying your boat and sailing lots!

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