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Old 09-03-2014, 22:07   #16
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Re: Something to watch...

Hers is aluminium. She is having problems with it at the moment. She is a bit tough battling on, but it may defeat her yet.

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Old 10-03-2014, 01:37   #17
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Re: Something to watch...

Just finished watching #25, feel bad for her. I saw it was aluminium from #2 or #3 and had been envying her its (I assume) better ballast ratio than my steel hulled fin keel version. Don't remember her saying the bilges were filling but those holes look like they should have been leaking noticeably.

Replating an aluminium hull - can that be done economically? Didn't look like the hull had thinned much, even next to the holes, but I'm not familiar with corrosion in aluminium hulls.
Welding up the holes and sheathing below the waterline might keep it dry but would it be insurable?

Anyone else spot the rusting wire cup brushes in video #1 at 3:07? Bottom left one looked heavy gauge, grinder fitting - which makes me think maybe the PO knew the condition of the hull.

Very sad thing if her dream is over. She seems like a nice, brave young woman.
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Old 18-03-2014, 06:07   #18
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Re: Something to watch...

Yup, I've been watching her take on one challenge after the other for quite a while now, she's like a little Pit Bull just never lets go once she starts something and see's it through to the end.
She got a little depressed for a while there....who wouldn't with all the surprises she's had on that Boat....but, she's bouncing back and I think she'll make it through to realize her dreams....
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Old 18-03-2014, 06:34   #19
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Re: Something to watch...

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I forgot all about this! Thanks for the bump!
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Firstly, I love how she appears to be prepared to give nearly anything unknown and new a go, good on her She is proving the often made comment of "fixing boats in exotic locations".

The dripping diesel is a worry, from what she explained it sounded like she lightly prodded the bottom of the fuel tank trying to find how deep the bilge was under it and it holed !

If so, ouch, the tank could be a bugger to repair / replace. Would cutting a hole in the hull and dropping it out while already repairing it be almost easier than rebuilding probably the entire interior ?

As to an epoxy fix to the holes, aaahhh, i played once mixing metal with epoxy and I wouldn't voluntarily do that again ! Personally I'd be betting on learning aluminium welding before that
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Watched her YouTube videos. Great show.
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Waiting impatiently for episode number 29. I hope she perseveres...
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I would say she is persevering... Just watched episode 38.
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Greg is the most happy mechnic I've seen. Nobody has a smile that big working on an engine at the bottom of a boat.
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She has done very well to have battled this far.

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Re: Something to watch...

Just finished #40 - Thanks God for her that she is finally out there.

Incredible perseverance and such a can do and will do attitude. Her videography and editing is great. Some of the best internet cruising video out there.

But on the other hand isn't this a masters degree in how not to buy a boat? I did some mental math - 11 months and a whole bunch of boat bucks to get Karl sailing.

How much different would her year have been if she had paid for and shown up for a survey? In the first episodes I was cringing that this lady was going to take that boat cruising with her total lack of awareness of what was going on with the boat.

The good news is she now knows her boat from mast to keel, as every cruiser should. Every newbie that has this dream should be forced to watch the episodes through 39...

Thanks for the link Boatman!
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