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Old 29-04-2013, 19:50   #31
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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

Glad to see that boat getting rebuilt. She had a for sale sign for a long time, due to her poor condition. Still a good looking boat!
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:15   #32
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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

good going. must be a labor of love.

best wishes on the refit.
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:38   #33
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I lived on the next dock from her and heard lots of rumors about her. Good to know she's getting the attention she needed. Love to take a look at her and see how the refit is going. Where are you keeping her?
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Old 01-05-2013, 19:18   #34
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That is too cool. Absolutely favorite movie of all time. And a beautiful ship I might add. Congratulations that is awesome.......
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:34   #35
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Thanks!
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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

Does "wanderer" really rock that much at the dock as it did early in the movie when the family first sees the boat?
I hope your misses doesn't wear high heels.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:39   #37
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At 68,000lbs empty, she doesn't rock a whole lot...the movie had a powerboat pulling it...
And yes, she does wear high heels!
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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

I'm glad to see somebody fixing her up. I love the movie and saw when she was for sale.

Keep us informed. We can't wait to see her fitted out and ready to cruise.

"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there."
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Does "wanderer" really rock that much at the dock as it did early in the movie when the family first sees the boat?
I hope your misses doesn't wear high heels.
Look carefully, you will see two lines running out from the port side, and also lines running from the port side underneath the boat to the dock (you can tell because the starboard lines are slack). That is how the heel was induced I think...
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Look carefully, you will see two lines running out from the port side, and also lines running from the port side underneath the boat to the dock (you can tell because the starboard lines are slack). That is how the heel was induced I think...
Well, that's the point in the movie where I started laughing untill the end.
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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

welcome.
it is about time. thankyou fro restoring her--she is a character.

please also post refit in leaky teaky yacht club, as we would love to follow there as well..many good folks with ideas and info and repair pix...awesome you are with this awesome boat.
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Will set up a website to track progress soon.
Happy to be able to restore this Formosa beauty!
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Would be great to get a update on the project hope it's still going well!
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Just curious, but does yours have the CG + CL carved in the master cabin like in the movie? That would be cool. Good on you for bringing her back. Deep within every neglected boat lies a weeping soul.

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Re: Captain Ron's Wanderer in Refit!

Ah!
It's been a busy year...
Let me see if i can recall the updates so far...
1. Installed an isolation transformer on the main input, and fixed a bit of odd wiring. the 50a line coming into the boat was split to two 30a connections...all normal...but then re-combined on the inside of the input to a single 50a service to the panel. Ran a single 30a 6ga triplex to a breaker inside the main stateroom, to the iso, and then a shore/gen breaker and then to the panel.
2. Installed a really nice dometic human sized head fwd with macerator and a 65 gal holding tank made by jim at fiberglass tac.
3. Replaced all 110v lines of varying sizes to outlets and both ac systems.
4. Replacing the two archaic ac systems with two new systems from flagship marine. A 18k unit for the aft half and a 12k unit fwd. both look bullet proof and currently ready for install on my next trip, with a pump control relay box. Also replaced the multiple ducts running to each cabin.
5. Got the floor reinstalled in the galley and fwd salon.
6. Replaced the ac raw water setup to a better flowing design.
7. Started removing sections of the teak near the mainmast to get to the first layer of teak to repair a void visible from inside that is about 3" around...a really efficient water ingress point....
8. Started the repair of the coach roof, interior core completely rotted away, so larry campbell at superior marine services is expertly handling that.
9. Removed the acid soaked flooring under the settee and replaced with marine ply.
10. Reinstalled the primary water lines with pex and sharkbite connections...working flawlessly and love how the connections swivel taking any torque out of the lines.

Working on a bimini setup...my original poles disappeared somewhere...
Next major project is to remove the failed second teak deck installation and find the original deck to look for softspots, of which i am certain are extensive...
Also seriously contemplating an aqua drive when the engine gets finished rebuilding.
Will take pics as soon as i get back on the boat. The army life gets demanding at times...
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Thanks for the update! I get down to Kemah a good bit and kept hoping to see a charter sign for it. The amount of work your doing on her just makes me shutter but you will have a great boat when done.
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