Hike, Bitches!

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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, As I think you know, I finally ditched my Princess and love my eBay Origo 3000..no oven though..just the stove.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hey, Grrr..something to be said for that. I am burning somewhere between 3 and 4 liters per hour of fuel. Thanks for the link. I do not plan in the near future to replace my A4, but you never know what will happen down the road.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Oh,,gotcha..yeah...unfortunately, the 5411 was the WORST motor they ever tried in the C-30. My step-dad has the (basically a 5411) M-15 11HP Universal in his Tartan 3000 that only weighs 7,800 lbs, and it is not enough motor in that boat. If you had the 5411, a Beta is probably a good replacement. If I have my engine blocks right, the M-15/5411 was also Kubota based, but not enough HP for our #10500 4KSB's. Does that Beta fit (I hope) without jamming up into the dinette cushion like the bigger Universal diesels they tried to get under the galley in later boats?
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    What motors are we talking about? I can't remember...was the old one an Atomic4?
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    boatbuilding

    Go the Zeyang..I wasn't sure it would actually happen!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grr..The galley to port comes out with removal of several sheet metal screws...it does come out. There is a seam that runs between the sinks and the stove. A lot of rigidity comes from the fiddles..once you remove those things move around a bit..There are cleats on inside of the cabinet, (like under the sink), that like to hide screws holding the cabinet to the port settee, and a few more screws jamming up the assembly in the bulkhead between the aft and middle window...the structure here varies based on hull number..my buddy Spence's hull #355 is a little different than my #511. I've fully removed all the teak furniture in the boat from the ice box forward, at least once..except the main port bulkhead & compression post. That is a jack up the deck and sawzall job on my boat. I can't get the screws in the compression post to move with regular screwdrivers and stuff. I might have some more pics from back in the day...let me know what areas you are looking for more detail.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I used info on Ronco's site for some of my tanks since they made all the tanks for Catalina as far as I know. Unfortunately for all you weirdos, the port tank was always a fresh install and never had black water in it. Does that mean I never posted the pics of pulling 50% of the motor out to jam that bitch in there from like 2012? This install turned into a blessing in disguise..I discovered a manifold stud leak, which explained why I was losing antifreeze after my FWC conversion..I pulled the manifold to get the water tank in, and then repaired the stud issue and put the motor back together after the fresh water tank went in. Ish, you must have hung out with the French more than I did...but that was back in like 1998 when I was there, so who knows???
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Yeah...gel coat still lasts longer than paint, even the two part epoxy kind, which I am impressed with its durability. So, this holding tank is in the bow..the typical holding tank in a C-30 is port settee.. (17 gals) and the bow tank usually is water and gravity feeds to the stbd settee (17 gal) water tank. I put the holding tank in the bow, and made the two settee tanks water. Partially because the water tanks always start full and the bow tank always starts empty in the configuration I have for better sailing/performance. I am losing out on about 7 gals. of fresh water capacity, but we also do not have refrigeration, so we are coming into port for ice and provisions (beer!) before the water tanks are empty and before the holding tank is full. BTW - I never posted any new cushion pics. A few weeks ago, I ripped the head out for pump rebuild and cleaning up the head area, so ignore the head in the saloon, but it does show some cushions..
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grrr..I had a custom tank built by Triple M Plastics in Maine..their main business seems to be building various poly tanks for fire trucks = my Triple M tank does not leak. I have had a holding tank fail in a boat....not a pretty site, and not something I ever plan on happening again. I have had two different tanks for two different boats built for me by Triple M.. highly recommended. The real key is to not have a fixture at the bottom of the tank. I am not sure what you call it, but both tanks have a "pick-up tube" for extraction and all fittings are on the top of the tank. They built each to my specs and they have performed great.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Not that I know of. I borrowed some of the ideas from the Olson 30 and Evelyn 32 crowd. Now, keep in mind that if the chainplates were sealed and water didn't rot the main bulkheads, everything should have been OK. My bulkheads have/had a lot of water damage. I am hoping that the main bulkhead to port has enough spread under the deck plus the jock strap to keep everything sound, and I've also sistered another 1/2" piece of teak with epoxy where the port chainplate is, and throughbolted everything . I decided to replace the stbd bulkhead since it was a little easier task. There was a "fix" for the lowers, with additional and larger bracing, and beefier angle under the deck, which I have installed partially (85%). I haven't put the bolts & angle thru the deck yet that anchor the v-berth bulkhead..Maybe after I paint the deck...that part of my boat isn't moving and the sheet metal screws are holding.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    here is a pic of the front side....with veneer above the hanging locker shelf and jockstrap anchored down to the settee. The SS angle I added holds the load and is bolted thru the settee. On the port side, I bumped up the SS angle to be both thicker and wider, however, even this modest piece seems to be holding up fine on the stbd side. The distortion in the cable in the 2nd pic is the camera angle I think..it is not there in reality. There are nylon stop nuts & washers on the bottom of the piece of SS and also a ring ding just in case things move around as a safety. When I was a kid, the boat creaked a lot and little pieces of teak were always flying around the bottom of the boat near the main bulkheads..I finally learned why when I peered behind the hanging locker. The jockstrap installation has eliminated the pieces of flying teak, and all of the creaking and shifting.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grrrr..it just takes time and that is not a fair representation of the boat. It seems you are focusing on the outside, and I have been working on the inside. Every piece of exterior boat I touch leaves a powder on my gear/shorts/clothes, and I wish it didn't. One thing at a time. That bulkhead in the first pic in the background that I repaired with epoxy in 2009 lasted for several years but I finally I replaced in 2014 as it was hopelessly failing..the replacement one-sided teak 4x8 sheet was $250(!!). To save $$ I bought a sticky 1/16" veneer for the exposed sides on the forward side that wasn't hidden by the hanging locker. Here are some more pics of that procedure...I have one somewhere of nothing from the bow to the nav station.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Slick, This clamp likes to stick to wood and stay still better than SS, that is for sure. On SS, it slides down from the leverage created by the weight of the cradle/LifeProof case/iPad I've also found the mounting it down below allows me to keep the backlight at not 100% and also the chart table is directly below, so I am not running a charge cable across the boat. This is in storage mode..When I add the iPad, I move it up and aft to face the companionway.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Slick, This clamp likes to stick to wood and stays still better than clamped to SS, that is for sure. On SS, it slides down from the leverage created by the weight of the cradle/LifeProof case/iPad I've also found the mounting it down below allows me to not keep the backlight at 100% and also the chart table with 12v sockets is directly below, so I am not running a charge cable across the boat.
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    Fucking TeamWork Video

    KD!!! Welcome back! Except for SA being a big-fucking-shit-hole, not much else has changed. Keep filling your KeelDragger youtube channel with fresh new videos, even you still own a 4KSB. Go the ressurection of an 11-year old thread! -HB
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    My newest project

    Speaking of metal boats, whatever happened to the "sailing the farm" guy, Zeyang??? At least he was building something and had pictures and stuff. I went fishing this weekend too, off my boat...but didn't catch shit. Probably better that way..then I'd have a stinky fish in my boat. Mrs. Bitches already says I stink, not sure she'd like a really stinky fish in the cockpit..I'll just keep using those dehydrated fake shrimps and worms and be happy.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hey HB - do you have an adjustable backstay? Grrr...yes. I moved the split up from 6' to 12' feet when I replaced all the standing rigging..Mostly, because I am "med moored" so i climb off and on via the transom and kept scraping my head. It is still split, but up a lot higher so the transition is less dramatic than a normal shorter squeezy style backstay. On the T-3000, we eliminated the squeezy and added multi-part purchases for I think a final 32:1, which worked great. For my boat, the squeezy is fine for getting some headstay tension in a blow. Oh, I even have a pic of that. The hardware is Garhaurer. Slick - I ended up piece mealing the parts thru mostly Amazon. the mount is on the boat..i'll try to remember a pic so you can see the individual parts. RAM makes a specific cradle for the iPad LifeProof case, and I screwed on their 'standard' 1" ball to that. Then I attached that to one of their 'arms' that accepted the 1" ball and it has a small clamp on the other end. The clamp and articulating arm do not have enough friction to hold the iPad in its case in midair (probably double the weight with the case) attached to a stainless handrail without slipping down. It does better on the vertically mounted hand rails inside the companionway where it can rest on the companionway and sorta be propped up. I have had pretty good success also mounting it to the teak handrails down below..this exposes it to less sunlight and I can keep the brightness somewhere below 100%..this is my current preferred configuration..I can see it with an easy head poke thru the companionway. Again, I'll try to remember some pics. Here is the clamp that their standard 1" ball fits into on one end - https://amzn.com/B00LFNC1FS Here is the cradle I bought..it has "AMP" standard hole pattern that the 1" ball and lots of their other stuff conforms too: https://amzn.com/B00DUU2MLM
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    It is nice to see my thread carrying on with another C-30 owner. Grr..is much more dedicated than me. I did visit the boat today in anticipation of Hermine passing thru. If she goes by quickly, we could be out on the boat on Sunday!!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Yep...there are a few things about my boat that trip that trigger..but in my case when I was a kid this was my family's boat. I can't even count the miles/hours, but as an adult I am learning it was a lot..so, for that I am grateful, even if my family was a little screwed up..Boat life was always normal in our 4KSB. Every upgrade I've made also helps me enjoy some things I did not like to endure as a kid. And otherwise, my wife and kid (now 25) would never get the experience I did growing up. As weird and elusive and selfish as my father is, the one great gift he's "given" me is this 4KSB, so, like you, I keep working on it. We might go sailing tomorrow!!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    GRR..Puttin' me to shame..but carry on..I am getting inspired. We took the ol' girl on the one "race" we do each year this past weekend. We were 2nd fleet to our Wednesday night ride, Easy Button...and we beat a J/111.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grrrr...coming along nicely..I see you have upgraded to the Lewmar ports up forward..a minimal amount of grinding for a much better port. I would also recommend getting away from the wire lifelines and go to dyneema. Not the best pic, but recent with dyneema life lines using CSJohnson hardware..this pic was really about keeping the sun out of the cockpit in 95°F heat this weekend. Your work is top notch work, dude.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I have a new head pump coming tomorrow from Defender..yay! (not..) This will update my Jabsco to the newer twist-lock style. It was only a few $$ more than rebuilding my existing pump (now ~8 seasons old I think) and I can just bolt the whole thing on and not fuss around with little parts.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax, I will be interested to hear about your real AIS plan. I am using the mAIS apps, but I have to remember to turn it on, it burns battery on the phone so I have to plug the phone in now too, and it needs a cell connection to send position reports to marinetraffic.com, which I realize is not real AIS, but it did help yesterday when a ship was coming down the Bay at 12.9 knots and I could easily adjust my position to slide behind him as I crossed the Bay between Taylors Island and Cove Point.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    iPad (This is my first iProduct) with iSailor running. Lifeproof case and RAM Mount on the companionway hatch handrail. Need to take a pic of the mount...much more impressive than the iProduct.. (can you tell I am an Android guy?) Got the iPad for free, so with all the accessories, I am up to a $200 chartplotter...but my $$ laptop is now no longer being drug down to the boat. This iPad does NOT have the cell chip (if I understand correctly, the iPads without a cell chip also don't have a GPS antenna), so I had to buy a Dual Bluetooth GPS 'puck' which works great hanging out on the chart table. I am actually impressed with iSailor..recommended by Ajax and a few other SA people..it is easy to use, easy to create waypoints (and edit mid-route when you realize you don't need to give excessive room to a shoal), so it works great. The software is free, and you buy the charts..I think it was about $10 for the Chesapeake Bay. Might need to update my sig since I am doing 5.6k in my 4KSB...
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Went cruising. Came home a day early because the forecast suxors for the 4th here in the mid-Atlantic. Everything on the boat worked great. Check out my new chartplotter.