23 Crowley Beal freshen up

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  1. CapeCodNorton

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    Started on some projects on my list To get her finished up for when the bass arrive here on Cape. My main objective is to fill some old holes, ensure there was no rot to the balsa under the window trim, enlarge the cabin entry and paint the hull, cabin and non-skid. Also going the paint the leanpost, roof stanchions, radar mount and add a ginpole. Also purchased a Garmin 7610 to accompany an existing 7607. Also deleting and relocating gauges/switches for an overall streamlined look.

    I was happy to see no rot beneath the window trim as the balsa had been decored and backfilled to seal it off. This is pretty much a cosmetic project which is nice, the structure of the boat is in amazing shape and has been really well cared for. Every screw hole and rod holder had been sealed off properly and the coring is in like new condition.
     

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    Haha thanks, appreciate it. Glad to have gotten my hands on one, it’s a great boat.
     
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    23 Crowley's are nice rigs.
    I feel your happy/pain in the sanding/grinding/ all the work !
     
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    Are the window seals and all that a pain to take off and re seal?
    I'm afraid to "break the seal" on mine even though I need a paint job bad
     
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    They’re not too bad if you warm them up first. I cracked the big window on the enclosed side trying to remove it cold. Starting at the corners seemed to work the best. There’s a bead you have to remove first which applies pressure to the seal. I’ve never put them in before so don’t know how that’s going to go.
     
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    I absolutely love these boats. It's nice to know that someone took the time to back fill and seal any holes in the core, and now it's paying off for both the builder's reputation and the new owner. :)
     
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    Looks real good.How much head room or just room to move area did you gain when you reconfigured the entry to down below? Very cool.
     
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    I gained about 6 inches, it makes it a bit easier to enter as I can step inward before descending as opposed to crouching down and entering which was difficult when it was rough out. I just spent 2 hours putting a layer of 4oz glass over the wood, what a pain getting the cloth bent around all of the corners of the frame. I wanted to have a lip behind the door to make it a bit more water proof for wash downs but I was cursing that decision while chasing bubbles.
     
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    What HP do you run?
     
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    135 Honda, 16kt cruise @ 6gph, 23kt WOT @ 12gph. I was considering a 200 Suzuki this season but I’m going to put it off until next year, new baby at home and I won’t have the time to get the deck up and add an additional fuel tank in and be ready for the season. I am going to add lifting rails this season so I’m anxious to see what effect that has on my numbers, if at all. They made a huge improvement on my 19 Norton after adding them the second season.
     
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    Finished up sanding the glass on the cabin entry and hole plugs and got a coat of epoxy primer on. Finely feels like I’m making some headway after all the tedious work.
     

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    Been chipping away at a gew things over the past week. Fixed up a soaked piece of plywood core on the stern and decored a couple of small spots on the cabin edges which had cracks and water penatration. Replaced with Divinycel I had laying around. Also sanded the deck and today got the cockpit and inner hull painted with Quantum 99 Snow White.
     

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    Beautiful boat beautiful work well done
     
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    The pressure is on! Tic, toc, tic, toc! ;) Looking good so far.
     
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    Haha, don’t remind me, the weekly migration map is doing a good job of that. I’m feeling like I’m in a good spot so far to be in by first week of May. Hopefully the wet weather next week will break and give me a chance to uncover her and get to painting the outside.
     
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    Added a couple more coats of paint to the cockpit, mounted switches, gauges and helm and removed all wiring and painted the back of the helm bulkhead then tried to organize wiring best I could.

    Tomorrow I will clean out cabin and finish painting inside, also mount electronics and possibly paint the nonskid.

    Next two days will get me to a point where I can’t do much more until I get a break in the rain and can take to shrink wrap off.
     

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    Skipped painting down below to spend time with family on this nice day but did get to mount and wire electronics and paint nonskid. Used Jamestown TotalTread white and added a bit of tan I had from a leftover can and some coarse nonskid additive from quantum.

    Question: is nmea 2000 cable as simple as connecting the cable between the two units?

    Also is the same thing achieved by connecting the various colored wires to each other? It looks like there are corresponding wires from the 7610 harness and my flowscan leading me to believe I can connect them but I’m not an electronics person by any means so don’t know for sure.
     

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    What do you think of the consistency and overall finish of the TotalTread. Looks good.
     
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    I like it, used it on my last project and found it to cover well with a 3/8” nap roller and doesn’t leave roll marks. 2 coats is optimal. It’s pretty durable overall. I was going to use the quantum paint but it’s too glossy and expensive honestly so the Jamestown Is sufficient for my uses.
     

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