Hike, Bitches!

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    My newest project

    That operation is pretty damn amazing. Nice prod, Bob! And, boomer, great pics! My garage is 22' x 26' and I can't keep it that fucking clean.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Boat splashed..I am going cruising this weekend, Bitches. That is all..(for now).
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax, I chatted with the yard foreman briefly, and I need to confirm with the yard queen tomorrow, but i did get the 'spots' sanded & painted this evening before all the storms and she is ready to launch. Hopefully tomorrow.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, based on the discussion, I think monsoon's got it..you could even use a boat hook in the back.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Paint. Splash on Wednesday..time to go do some damn sailing on my own 4KSB.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    The cat is attacking an alien that has invaded its personal spaces.. Burn it!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Wow...lots of work..your stuff is much darker than mine...nice work though. Is there any mechanical link between the compression post and the port bulkhead?? Also, interesting how your hanging locker drawers are reversed from mine..but makes sense..the hanging locker on my boat is not deep enough..so you get more depth aft, and probably better access to the chainplate without all the damn drawer bullshit in the way. I hauling the good ship "T.A." on Wednesday for much needed bottom paint. Hope to get her back in the water in a week or so.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    +1 what Ajax said...Rustoleum Topsides Gloss White paint (about $15/quart) plus the non-skid additive. It really brightens up the interior of the boat. The only issue is it is hard to clean compared to the slippery OEM floor. I've found you need to use a bristle brush and soap/water, and then let it head to the the bilge and clean out the soapy residue/pump bilge for best results. I also recommend based on my experience that you apply two coats of paint (I used a foam roller)....apply coat #1 and then evenly/carefully sprinkle the non-skid additive onto the tacky paint (timing & placement here is critical related to keeping access to various parts of the floor and how well you can climb around the boat and stay off the floor!!) and then apply a second coat of paint a couple days later. Mixing the non-skid in with the paint did not produce consistent results for me although that is certainly an option. Sprinkle the non-skid sand double in the head & along the stbd side near the hanging locker (any C-30 owner will understand why you need to do this). The Rustoleum non-skid additive is not real aggressive, and nice under bare feet. Ajax, time to update your signature, Commodore..
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, I don't know if you can get it anymore, but I've been happy with my RayMarine ST-40 series instruments. I have depth/speed (+water temp) & compass. They use Airmar transducers. I even think the newer (very fancy, color LCD $$$) ST-60s will work with the same, but I cannot confirm that. The ST-40s will do Seatalk, but I have nothing for them to talk to. Glad you got the new boat up the Bay.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ha...except for the wrinkles near the fiddle (probably from the slightly overstuffed foam), and the piping fading around the corner over the outboard outboard corner. I knew those compound angles along the hull shape outboard would be the bane of my existence. , but I notice all the little details, and the outboard edge of piping will be covered when I get the seatback done. This is probably the best (and latest) cushion. The first one I took apart again and re-did it after I'd sewn the 2nd one...I am improving as I go along.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    grr...yes...I think the port bulkhead is about 53" wide (without me actually measuring it!) The seam is to port of the chainplate under the window..(you can see I have another 1/2" piece of teak which I epoxied to the main bulkhead to sister it and give it some more strength.) I replaced the stbd bulkhead in 2014, but I have not replaced the port bulkhead for the reasons you mention. "Exotic Lumber" in Annapolis is where I got mine..they were $250/sheet for ONE-SIDED 1/2" teak years ago when I rebuilt the chart table. I had enough left over for the stbd bulkhead, and used a veneer on the part that shows forward outside of the hanging locker. I just got the 2nd coat of polyurathane on the bulkheads this weekend..this pic is after the 1st coat. So, I've owned this dumb boat for almost 8 years now, and the black iron hot section which I replaced way back in 2009, failed again..Got that all done, and got the motor running again today..I am up to 5 of the 6 main salon cushions/seatbacks done.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Tom, Nimble under power depends on the motor. Tartan put the same anemic Universal diesels in their boats in the early 80s just like Catalina. My step-father's Tartan 3000 has an 11HP 5411 (M-15) in his, and that boat only weighs 8,000 lbs and it is barely adequate, but not enough IMO for cruising..We found that you pretty much put the main up and short tacked in and out of upwind channels with the motor.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, nice. Time to update your profile as you add to your fleet, Commodore.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ok, the engine runs, but the tach is not working. This is not a big deal but gives me an excuse to maybe do some gauge upgrades. I am also making new cushions because Mrs. Bitches said she would not go cruising with me anymore with the 1977 plaid anymore. Here is cushion #1 that I am test fitting to see how my sail loft skillz are holding up after 20+ years with an office job. Of course, Mrs. B picked striped fabric, so I have fucking keep everything all lined up as I sew it too!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Might be time to de-winterize this weekend!!!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ish, yes, a little bit. It only shows up on the 1977 original teak which has not been urethaned. I have lotsa Damp-rid in the boat, and a 4" solar fan in the v-berth that actually sees sun all winter and runs 24/7. (my boat is moored on the North side of a 15' tall boat house, so most of it is in shade in the winter.) I think the mold growth happens about this time of year (March-ish) when the extreme temperature swings in spring from day to night allow condensation on the cabin liner inside the boat. Usually one afternoon of scrubbing per season is sufficient. I am working on getting all the interior teak re-finished. I have done all of the stuff I can remove from the boat and re-finish in the garage, now i gotta do that last pieces, which is the large structural main bulkhead and the stuff enclosing the head. They will probably be done in place, because I don't plan to remove them unless I need to replace them!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ish, we saw mini hail/frozen precip yesterday. but I did the same as you today in 45°F ..scrubbed all the green stuff off the interior teak. Better than mowing the lawn!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ugh...Nice Ajax. Snow forecast tomorrow afternoon for SMSA opening day!!! Global Warming, my ass..
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hello..is Spring here, yet?
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    I understand..I hope to see it at some point but I don't blame him. Folks like ND are often smart to get out of the States..and Maryland is a heavy (taxes) one.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Mr. Perry, Thanks for the update. I am still waiting to see this boat come up the Chesapeake Bay when complete..I am only 45-ish miles from Catari's home port, and it would be great to welcome it home as it slides by.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax..thanks a bunch for the house of foam link. I'll check them out. I have a 'sample' of 5" foam coming from Amazon at what seems like a reasonable price, and then I'll decide what width to make the side bands, and extra on the tops for added hull flare. They are relatively local for me too, and a day trip could offset shipping, especially since I got my trailer back!
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Exactly...any news on Catari??!?!?!?!? We can read about Kim's boat in his thread!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Nice, IB. Nothing exciting here..The stepped style hatch boards I had were letting water in the boat, so I made some new ones with PVC board and a wedge style. I know water can work its way uphill in the weirdest places, but let's hope the water does not work its way uphill in the new hatchboards and greet me at the bottom of the stairs next weekend like the water migrated along the stepped hatchboards. Big interior cushion project going on right now. (it is not exciting, lots of geometry and shit)..but I will comment that FOAM is fucking expensive...I am currently pricing out various options and thickness. I am sewing the cushions, but I can't make urethane foam, so I have to buy it. Trying to decide if 5" foam is worth the cost over 1977 original 4" for durability and comfort. Might do 5" in the V-berth where we sleep and 4" everywhere else.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    FC, As you know, sleet this past Sunday..but dammit it is Spring time! I wish it was Summer.