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Old 30-08-2010, 14:47   #1
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Hello All,

I've been enjoying and learning from this forum for some time now and look forward to joining in. If nothing else I can start thanking contributers for the great information that I continually find on this site.

I'm on the North Carolina coast restoring a Pearson 28-1 that definitely needed it. I'll probably stay in this area for a little while after I launch the boat but may cruise further afield in the future.

See ya'll in the forums,

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Old 30-08-2010, 15:30   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jonatha.

Don't be shy about sharing your experiences on the re-fit.
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Old 30-08-2010, 15:51   #3
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Thanks for the Welcome

Hey Gord,

You are one of the folks I would have thanked as I've read lots of great posts from you. Thanks for the welcome and for all of your sharing in the past. Folks that share like you make it so much easier for those of us who have lots to learn about the sailing world.

I'm not sure what would be relevant for sharing on my re-fit/rebuild. I seem to be slowly working my way through all parts of my boat, with each project spawning plenty of unexpected tasks. This makes it a typical refit right? ha ha.. I do occasionally post a bit of information on a blog:

Poolio.net

This is largely to keep enough of a record to prevent my future self from taking on the restoration of a project boat like this again. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy working on boats, but I'd rather be making improvements or personalized modifications than rebuilding structural elements etc. It's been a great learning process though and I don't know of a better way to learn about sailing boats than to take on a full restoration in a boat yard full of cool boaters and boats,, with forums like this close at hand.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you here and I enjoy seeing your photos of progress.
Have you replaced the old floors with new tabbing or built new floors? Just a question.
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Hey John,

Thanks for the welcome.

I'm still working through the keel stub restructuring but am getting close. I've laid down 5 layers of 18oz biax from the back to the front/side to side of the bilge. This is around a 8 feet by 4 feet area if I recall correctly. The first layer was full size with each top layer being smaller so that only the lower bilge got all five layers. This was probably overkill but seemed a good way to add some strength and get a very good primary bond on the hull. I've cut new floors but haven't installed them yet. I've been prepping to lay them in, and cleaning the keel bolt areas in prep for the installation of stainless plates (instead of the old washers) on the keel bolts.

Overall I'm overdoing the repair a bit but I figured that if I was going to go through the hassle of fixing it that I might as well try to do it right. After the interior work is done I'll move to grinding out/repairing the cracks from the outside etc. and hope to end up with a boat that is stronger than it was when it was new. Luckily the decks are sound and the rest of the boat (bulkheads, hull deck joint etc.) is solid so I should be ready to go run aground and bang into things when I get finished

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