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In Topic: Lightweight funky interior ideas wanted

18 October 2016 - 02:40 PM

My tartan 30 had cork flooring from new, 40 years later still looked pretty good.  The prior owner did coat it with a clear finish that made it slick, but it kept it well preserved.

In Topic: Metal Boats

16 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

Two of my favourite bits on Panope:
The first because it makes me smile and because it shows your work is a labour of love :). The second because it shows extraordinary attention to detail.

Raw water strainer Support.  Possibly, a little overkill.





I agree, but get rid of that plastic thing and bolt on a bronze perko strainer.

In Topic: Engine raw water intake path on late model Js...

11 October 2016 - 12:44 AM

My 109 with the volvo saildrive has a bronze seacock for the intake at the top of the drive leg but no strainer.  Although there are multiple small intake ports on the drive leg I still want to add a strainer to avoid stuff damaging the impeller or clogging up the heat exchanger.  


For those of you with my set up what, where is your strainer?  Space beside the motor is very tight.

In Topic: Selling a boat - Hypothetically

08 October 2016 - 05:00 PM

Take a look at what used parts are going for on CR or eBay, not what they listed at but what they actually sold for.  I have been looking for an anchor so peruse CR often and see hundreds of lisitings for parts that sit for months.  The few things that I have sold I list low, and usually take an even lower offer just to get them out of the house after a week or two.  When I buy stuff I offer about 2/3 off what the seller wants and get it most of the time.


Also, keep in mind that a new to you boat will most likely come with all the stuff you need, and as mentioned above the gear off the old boat may not fit.

In Topic: The cruising boats that make you dream thread...

03 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

One option is to be patient and wait for that boat that meets your needs and is almost new.  Like cars, a few year old boat should sell well below it's replacement value.  In my case I had a good old boat to sail and enjoy while I watched the market for a year or two.  A good broker might have shortened that time, but I was not in a hurry.  The new to me boat was three years old fitted out with sails, full canvas, ground tackle, everything I wanted accept heat.  The spinnaker had never been taken out of the bag and it had 34 hours on the motor when purchased for 1/2 of new.