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Old 02-12-2016, 02:27   #841
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Both wonderful foods....
I might have to splash out on some cuppa soup and toast for Christmas dinner
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I might have to splash out on some cuppa soup and toast for Christmas dinner
I found some green shield stamp books.... will it help?

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Old 02-12-2016, 03:00   #843
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I found some green shield stamp books.... will it help?

not sure if you can still swap them for a coffee mug at your local service station.......will have to get back to you on that one

meanwhile,i have to get back to my Christmas dinner menu for under a £1 a head.........

so far have roast turkey cuppa soup for starters...

deep fried stuffing balls ,brussel sprouts and spam for a main with lashings of gravey

bread pudding for afters.

I also have some milk in the fridge that is just starting to sour.....do you think if I leave it outside ,it will be cheese by XMAS?

PS started saving the Bog Roll tubes to make Christmas crackers
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Are you sure that you can afford the brussel sprouts?
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:42   #845
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had a busy week of sourcing aluminium and insulated ducting for the air intake and the heater blowers in the cabins which arrived yesterday and fairly inexpensive.

also have a new, automatic 65-70 celcius fuel cut off valve from ebay which was £22 arriving soon ,which are normally £60 from Kurunda stoves ,the uk dealer for Dickerson and sig marine stoves,so happy with that.

not so happy to find that Dickerson recommend an "inline blower" for the combustion intake air which is about £100 with the speed controler

I also had flanges and tubes cut to make up the through deck fittings for the chimney and air intake,just got to get the holes drilled and aligned with the stove and deck,then my son can tig weld them at work.

photo of the stove in place,ready for heat shielding and ducting to be fabricated
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Old 13-12-2016, 09:29   #846
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the stove flue and air intake deck fittings fabricated,ready for polishing!

they were all TIG welded by my son,........so finally after nearly 20 years of nurture, its payback time.......lots more welding projects for him!
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She sure is coming along nicely Alex! Thanks for sharing it all with us. It is good to see the build quality, well at least how well the bare hulls have aged so well.
A friend was looking at a Gemini, mid 90's, granted not the most well maintained but wow talk about poor build quality in many areas and horrible aging.

However, as you mentioned in your initial design plans, you were considering some mods like the Gem pilothouse.
That being said, the lack of molded steps in the medium to smaller older Prouts is a drawback.
Have you considered adding a swim platform or some kind or fold down steps to give you benefits that come with molded steps like the modern cats?
If I were to go Prout, it's something I would need, for a couple of reasons. A 31 Quest, Bombaldi, added a platform. I have an idea that would be steps, not one swim platform.

What has been your plan for the stern, if anything?
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She sure is coming along nicely Alex! Thanks for sharing it all with us. It is good to see the build quality, well at least how well the bare hulls have aged so well.
A friend was looking at a Gemini, mid 90's, granted not the most well maintained but wow talk about poor build quality in many areas and horrible aging.

However, as you mentioned in your initial design plans, you were considering some mods like the Gem pilothouse.
That being said, the lack of molded steps in the medium to smaller older Prouts is a drawback.
Have you considered adding a swim platform or some kind or fold down steps to give you benefits that come with molded steps like the modern cats?
If I were to go Prout, it's something I would need, for a couple of reasons. A 31 Quest, Bombaldi, added a platform. I have an idea that would be steps, not one swim platform.

What has been your plan for the stern, if anything?
hi ,I have never been on a Gemini or seen one,so cant really comment on the build quality.

with my prout elite I shall probably have a centrally mounted fold down ladder.
this makes access from the rib easier for the less nimble and smaller children,it also should protect the dinghy/rib from hitting the outdrive prop leg and allow some ability to clear the prop at sea if it gets fouled.

as for a swimming platform,we will use the rib either tied longways between the hulls or on a painter astern.

as to making a substantial custom swimming platform I belive this would add quite a bit of weight astern.

weight wise i would prefer to have a good solar panel arch aft with a system to be able to easily lift the rib onto the aft deck on passage.

however I will probably be building some sort of passarelle as this is nessacary in many marinas in the med,this could probably be suspended aft,betwwen the hulls, when at anchor as a makeshift swimming platform.

here are a few photos of the now installed and tested diesel heater,complete with the automatic overtemp shutoff valve.

I also decided to put in all the saloon seating framing so I can run the galley water piping and heat ducting once that is complete,then commence building the inboard side of the galley and nav station areas.

the window and ceiling battoning and finish panels can wait until last
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Well we have been on a few now. 90's models and a 2004. Not good. All had delam to dofferent degrees. One a friend thought he would fall thru the deck if he jumped up and down.

I suppose a dinghy could do the job for most. Speaking of the aft deck. What's the width of her?
It's uncommon to find a Prout in a US marina, nearly unheard in California!

It's all looking sharp! Please keep us posted with pictures.
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Any updates to help the misery of our own renovation?
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hi geoff
progress coming along quite nicely,with the galley worktop and shelves in place,plumbing and water pump system fitted for the galley.
just need to fit the sinks and taps once the heating ducting is in.

diesel heater and venting to the shower and aft cabins completed apart from the ducting behind the saloon seats.

on the port side the nav table structure and shelving are all glassed in ready for the work top.
which which is what i'm working on currently, i glued on the formica yesterday so will be trimming with the router next,then making up trim and hinge for the desk top opening in the chart locker.

i had a month in hungary looking after my mother as she ended up in hospital with a burst ulcer/peritonitis,last month,quite a shock for her as she was unaware that she even had a stomach ulcer!

otherwise work progressing well now the weather is better,should soon be finished with all the interiour furniture and floors etc done,just headliners and general fit out after that inside which i will probably leave till later and concentrate on getting a fuel tank built,the steering installed,and the new drive leg fitted outside whilst the weather is good.

a few photos
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Going to be too nice to use..
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Very impressive. Keep the photos coming.
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Thanks for the update.
Looks nice!
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