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20 hours ago, Redreuben said:

This thread reminds me of talking to this guy at a hot rod show about his rebuild, in his words,

” I jacked up the petrol cap, replaced everything underneath it and bought a new petrol cap”

Respect on your perseverance !

it was almost like that...

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Well, it worked exactly like that. So now, instead of being a boatless couple, the Admiral and me are the happy owners of a 1985 28' SeaClipper trimaran. Let the joys of boat ownership begin

Yesterday!

I have no idea yet. I'll surely know  when I take it down and put it on a scale. Meanwhile, we (me, the admiral and my 84 y.o. old man) finally managed to deliver the boat the 62 nm from where it

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7 hours ago, TryGuy said:

Wow, no kidding!  Boat looks really good.

Thanks!

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There is light at the end of the tunnel (hope is not a freight train at full steam...)!

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6 hours ago, mundt said:

That looks great!

Thanks. It will be even greater the day I manage to splash her back in the water...

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One day someone (me, in case) has to catch up on all the deferred maintenance by previous owners... C'est la vie!

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36 minutes ago, Trovão said:

One day someone (me, in case) has to catch up on all the deferred maintenance by previous owners... C'est la vie!

yep!

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4 hours ago, Trovão said:

One day someone (me, in case) has to catch up on all the deferred maintenance by previous owners... C'est la vie!

Yes, and you will know every inch of your tri....That's always a good thing.

You'll be back in the water before you know it.

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some new pics. things are improving. i'm hoping to get her re-splashed before the 1-year anniversary of the haul-out (september 23rd).

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My old man apreciating his engineering ideas becoming reality while the stainless steel "artist" contemplates his latest "masterpiece". Pics by yours truly...

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22 hours ago, cyclone said:

More shiny! Nice work Dad!

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I'll give him the compliments...

Yes, outboard support. Another piece of "boat jewelry"...

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22 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Your efforts on the SeaClipper are awesome! 

Thanks, Rasps! It is becoming a very nice boat...

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On 8/16/2021 at 3:17 PM, Trovão said:

some new pics. things are improving. i'm hoping to get her re-splashed before the 1-year anniversary of the haul-out (september 23rd).

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My old man apreciating his engineering ideas becoming reality while the stainless steel "artist" contemplates his latest "masterpiece". Pics by yours truly...

My engineering eye got a lot of satisfaction out of that work

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Just waiting for the trampoline nets...

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According to my calculations, one could almost lift the whole boat by the mast-base ball...

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Thanks Trovao, he's only been doing this type of work for about 9-10 months and has worked hard at refurbishing this boat.  Quite a learning curve. My wife and I originally built it over a 2 year period and a launched in July of 1984.

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On 10/21/2021 at 4:44 PM, cyclone said:

Now that is one fancy rudder mount. Does the blade slide vertically?

 

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No, but it might do so in the future...

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Things are starting to improve at a slightly faster rate - the goal is to splash her back in the water some time over the next two weeks (fingers crossed)...

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Oh, the nerve-wrecking anticipation...

Re-splashing scheduled for next week (IF the mast builder finishes his work on the forestay/jibfurler...:unsure:)

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Dang T, that is beautiful.  Great job!

I am concerned about the gap between the net and ama.  Maybe its not that big but I've put my leg through such a gap and landed with full weight on my hip against the aka of an F28.  I got a painful bruise that took weeks to go away.  Many fboaters do not fully lace up their nets after folding out the boat.  This leaves a gap between the beam/aka and the net, right where you step out of the cockpit and onto the nets. 

But go sailing now, you deserve it!   Change that later if you like.

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11 hours ago, eric1207 said:

Dang T, that is beautiful.  Great job!

I am concerned about the gap between the net and ama.  Maybe its not that big but I've put my leg through such a gap and landed with full weight on my hip against the aka of an F28.  I got a painful bruise that took weeks to go away.  Many fboaters do not fully lace up their nets after folding out the boat.  This leaves a gap between the beam/aka and the net, right where you step out of the cockpit and onto the nets. 

But go sailing now, you deserve it!   Change that later if you like.

Thanks. I believe that what is worth doing should be done in the best way possible. My budget for this reconstruction... never mind, let's forget about it.

I haven't completely set on the net arrangement. I leave it as is until we resplash, than we'll see how it goes, but thanks for the concern, I was already aware of the danger posed by this gap.

Eager to go sailing...

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ready to take off...

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almost back in her natural environment..

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floating at last... after 14 months

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and finally at her original spot

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now there are only lacking the mast, outboard and electric instalation...

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New mast in place, time to think about the new sails...

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What do you guys think: more traditional roachy look or square-top? I'm discussing the pros and cons of each choice with my sailmaker.

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The main will be 30 or 32 m² (depending on the choice), with a 24m² 130% genoa (limited by the penalty under the MOCRA rule for genoas bigger than 130%), a 36m² screecher and a 64m² assym.

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I think the leach of your jib is going to hang up on that forward facing diamond spreader when tacking.  I suppose you already thought of that and have specified for a reinforcement patch on the jib leach at that particular height?

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15 hours ago, unShirley said:

I think the leach of your jib is going to hang up on that forward facing diamond spreader when tacking.  I suppose you already thought of that and have specified for a reinforcement patch on the jib leach at that particular height?

Surely did, thanks.

P.S. - love your signature.

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