34’ webbers cove

Thoughts and suggestions?

  • Stick build

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Prefab top

    Votes: 7 58.3%

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Fishnjess

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And the port frames are in. Maybe this week for the starboard. Then the stern. Then the blue acrylic for the windows.

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But, with all good plans, the occasional snag occurs……
The starboard helm door will not open. All is not lost. A simple jam rebuild will have to happen.
 
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Enclosure looks just right! And of course I have to build out this door jam as well!!! C’est la vie!

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Did a little building out on the helm door jam. What a PIA!!!!! Got half a sheet of black hdpe left for exterior trim to match the windows.

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But like klinger said: “to grow a beautiful rose, ya have to shovel a lot of manure!” Not bad for an amateur!

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Looks real nice with the windows, really brought it to life !!
 

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Hate to say it sanding sucks, but it is time to start fairing!!
 

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Doing a bottom by hand with a grinder is a one time thing for me. I did it. But, I will find the money in the future if it ever needs to be done again!!!! It is a will zapper.
 

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Hot day to do plastic trim. But, looks like that is it for the stern door.

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Webber’s Cove 34
I found one of the originals. I have been searching for a webbers cove from the late 60’s and early 70’s. But like most finding a downeast on a budget and raising a family at the same time is tricky. This one is a ‘71. The hull is good but the cabin was done without much thought to downeast flare. I think it will need some time, material and effort. Spend less and work more on it. She has a 3116 for power.
Well the good first:
Use her for the nice part of the season. Enjoy the time and work on a little clean up.
The bad:
She will need to undergo a little transformation during the off season. I figure block her up on the hard and do the bottom. New thru hulls and bottom paint.
Hopefully the good weather in the fall is consistent and lasts into November.
Here is a question for the gurus of this forum?
Stick build a cabin or I believe there is a top in blue hill Maine that might be available. Simple or build my own?

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I found one of the originals. I have been searching for a webbers cove from the late 60’s and early 70’s. But like most finding a downeast on a budget and raising a family at the same time is tricky. This one is a ‘71. The hull is good but the cabin was done without much thought to downeast flare. I think it will need some time, material and effort. Spend less and work more on it. She has a 3116 for power.
Well the good first:
Use her for the nice part of the season. Enjoy the time and work on a little clean up.
The bad:
She will need to undergo a little transformation during the off season. I figure block her up on the hard and do the bottom. New thru hulls and bottom paint.
Hopefully the good weather in the fall is consistent and lasts into November.
Here is a question for the gurus of this forum?
Stick build a cabin or I believe there is a top in blue hill Maine that might be available. Simple or build my own?

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Congrats. I bought my 1968 WC34 a year ago and spent 10 months getting her back in shape. After sea trail I hauled her, pulled the engine, the shaft, prop and and removed all the thru-hulls. I replaced all the thru-hulls, new cutlass bearing, replaced packing type shaft seal with a PSS and installed new seacocks. The engine (1990 Cummins BTA) ran well overall, so I only did the 1000hr major maintenance (new hoses, belt, new water pump, acid washed and rifled the coolers, had injectors rebuilt, etc).

As for the hull and cabin house, hull is in good shape, house is a stick frame, and appears was then covered with a layer of glass, resin and gelcoat. The bond between the gelcoat and glass is failing and have chosen to repair. Replacement is an option, I contacted Webbers Cove...the grandson is still in business, and there is a mold for making a new cabin house. My interior has beautiful mahogany cabinetry and a caned headliner that probably couldn't be replaced, so I am going the repair route.

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Congrats. I bought my 1968 WC34 a year ago and spent 10 months getting her back in shape. After sea trail I hauled her, pulled the engine, the shaft, prop and and removed all the thru-hulls. I replaced all the thru-hulls, new cutlass bearing, replaced packing type shaft seal with a PSS and installed new seacocks. The engine (1990 Cummins BTA) ran well overall, so I only did the 1000hr major maintenance (new hoses, belt, new water pump, acid washed and rifled the coolers, had injectors rebuilt, etc).

As for the hull and cabin house, hull is in good shape, house is a stick frame, and appears was then covered with a layer of glass, resin and gelcoat. The bond between the gelcoat and glass is failing and have chosen to repair. Replacement is an option, I contacted Webbers Cove...the grandson is still in business, and there is a mold for making a new cabin house. My interior has beautiful mahogany cabinetry and a caned headliner that probably couldn't be replaced, so I am going the repair route.

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Doug; She's a beauty! I have a 65 WC34 that was rebuilt in 2004 and still in good shape. Been doing electrical, electronics upgrades as well as new exhaust manifold and turbo on Perkins 185. Next year hope to paint topside, would like hull to be light, pale green. Trying to decide which 2-part poly is best for roll only application. I have fly bridge and get a little "station wagon" effect at low speeds - trying to figure out solution to that.

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I like the older hulls. They are built well. Thanks for posting.
Doug h- is the hull color on yours flag blue?
 

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