Fly bridge removal

captainlarry84

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Nice clean look with the bridge removed I bet you can add 1" of pitch to your wheel.
 

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Boat looks good, a bit of compound and she will be a gem
 

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2013-10-20_16-31-09_849.jpg 2013-11-22_16-36-44_987.jpg looks awsome must be the year of jc31s going topless i took mine off within 2days of owning mine which i bought this fall

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I also discovered a few wet spots in the roof, mostly where there was a hole for the controls to go through but who knows how far the water extends. At some point in the future that will get replaced, and I want to cut the house back so theres a few more hundred pounds to shed. My 20kt goal is looking better all the time. I bet that Bridge weighs about 300 lbs, 2 of us picked it up, but just barely.
Fly Bridge is for sale, 108" long by 108" across front, 101" wide at aft end. I have pics if anybodys interested, any offer takes it away.
 

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You did some masterful job on the removal. Your vessel is the Cat of the walk. I was at the yard several times looking at her. What is your wheel size. The bottom and tapered keel is a work of art. Also I notice your 1000 watt transducer with no fairing block. Does the finder rear good bottom at speed? Also is she geared 2:0?

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That looks nice! I just posted a question in the builders forum - what does it take to remove a flybridge and relocate controls and instruments to a lower helm. The Duffy I'm considering doesn't have inside steering. How big a project is this? What was your experience?
 

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It came off really easily actually. I had a stack of sawzall blades ready, but it wasn't necessary. Mine was actually screwed down with stainless about every 8" inside and out. The steering lines were copper tubing, and the engine controls pulled down through the chase. With some help from a friend we had it on the ground in about 3 hours, that was after half hour of moving snow and ice. I think cost wise if you were to relocate your controls it wouldn't be too bad, you already have the expensive parts, (the helm, and controls, ect). After that its just materials and time. Like anything on a boat it will take twice as long as you think and cost 3 times as much as you figured.
 

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bestfish, looks great,and the lady m. also, Is that a round chine Harris? I swear I am the only one who has fished on a hard chine version.
 

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bestfish, looks great,and the lady m. also, Is that a round chine Harris? I swear I am the only one who has fished on a hard chine version.

It's a soft chine. 'Harris Cuttyhunk' not a Harris. Two totally different boats
 

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It's a soft chine. 'Harris Cuttyhunk' not a Harris. Two totally different boats
I did not know that, thanks, I thought they did two different models. my bad (by the way if I saw your boat without the bridge I would have bought it) looks great!
 

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No worries, Did you look at it to buy? It was for sale a whole back but I decided to keep it and turn it into a project.
 

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I was interested but had way to many tire/stand kickers on my old boat did not want to waste your time.
 

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When was it for sale when i bought mine i was looking all over never saw it. But turned out i found mine by stumbling into a yard the was 3 miles from my house that i had been in 100 times and never saw the boat it that day
 
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