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Old 30-08-2012, 14:23   #301
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Re: Refurbing / Refitting an Older boat - Advice and Ideas

Just came across nautical themed fittings.....furniture made from old mines (yes, bang-type sea mines). The fireplaces and fishtanks look particularly cool:

Marinemine - The Mine furniture
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please at least use epoxy housepaint....you have wood boat??? 1959=either way , wood or heavy fg....please post pix.
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2012-07-30 | Slideshow
18mm edge glued Kauri with 660gm triaxial/epoxy both sides with extra inside in keel area.

It will be 2pack pu. (Sigh!)
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wow!!!
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[I]I just can't see spending $10,000 (especially in one go) to have a 31 year old boat painted.

Mines 47yro! I pulled my boat for a 3mnth cheap & dirty fix.
Stopped counting at 100k later. Hard space rent = 30k.
But this summer it is going to splash even if it is painted in house paint!
There's not much left thats 47yro looks like a new boat

You must be joking there is no way you would put all that work into it to just a crap paint job?
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wow!!!
Yes, WOW!!
I'm looking for a fixer-upper but don't plan to go that far.

Nice Work!
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There's not much left thats 47yro looks like a new boat

You must be joking there is no way you would put all that work into it to just a crap paint job?
I hear you. I always talk cheap then take the long route.
It will be 2 pac PU either International perfection or Altex E-949.
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I havn't read this entire thread - but here is a piece of advice given to me by a 2 time circumnavigator.

Take everything in the boat apart (completely! down to the atoms) and put it back together again before you sail. Better yet - take it all apart twice. You can be damn sure that somewhere on a circumnavigation, almost everything will fail once. And you can be sure it will happen somewhere where there is no boatyard. You just have to be able to fix it yourself.

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Did you think I had forgotten all of you? I didn't. I have been busy with my little boat project. You will be very proud of me, I am anyway. With no experience at any of this I have taken my little boat project, which turned into a trailer project first, and we are now on the water.

First, the trailer. Whoever worked on it last was even less a mechanic than I am. They put the wrong size bearing in, which totally chewed up the race. When all said and done I ended up replacing the bearings, hub, wheels, new tires, marine grease instead of the automotive grease they were using, and put on buddy bearings. And I did it myself! Yeah me. Then there was the title issue... there wasn't any, and the previous owner lived 5 hours away. Well, I got that taken care of too.

Then I went to work on the boat. Again another proud moment for me, this time with pictures. I took some sage advice and opted to oil the wood instead of varnishing it. I am not done, but the worst is looking much better.
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Great job! Is that a Thistle?
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Great job! Is that a Thistle?
Thanks Jaxxiam! Yes it is a thistle.
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What great boats and fast when the wind picks up, I have one in the garage just waiting for me.
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I agree, they are fun little boats. I am still learning all about mine.
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With no experience at any of this I have taken my little boat project, which turned into a trailer project first, and we are now on the water.
Looking good .

To honest, I wish I had got something like that a few years back - as well as my boat.

or instead of .
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Hi Nia,

Just think of all the fun you'll have giving everything a new coat of varnish (or 2 or 3 or 4) every year!

All kidding aside - looks nice. good new pic of you also
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