Project "Dry Feet"

Raider Ronnie

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Hauled out today.
Spent a bit of time once we backed into shelter setting on blocks & stands getting the boat absolutely as it sits in the water both level port to stb and level bow to stern at water line. Digital level reads 1.7 degrees pitch on the deck fore to aft as it does sitting in the water with full fuel.
Tomorrow will be finishing emptying out boat, storing gear away then pressure washing & winterizing.
After that project "Dry Feet" will begin :rolleyes:
 
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Hauled out today.
Spent a bit if time once we backed into shelter setting on blocks & stands getting the boat absolutely as it sits in the water both level port to stb and level bow to stern at water line. Digital level reads 1.7 degrees pitch as it does sitting in the water with full fuel.
Tomorrow will be finishing emptying out boat, storing gear away then pressure washing & winterizing.
After that project "Dry Feet" will begin :rolleyes:

Ronnie,

Enjoy the project!! The end of the tunnel will be dry feet!:D
 

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Geez Ronnie,

Did you copy the lighting plan from down the street at Gillette for the shelter, that is awesome.

How do you heat the shelter in the winter, propane?

Why were you consistently listing to Stbd?
 

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Geez Ronnie,

Did you copy the lighting plan from down the street at Gillette for the shelter, that is awesome.

How do you heat the shelter in the winter, propane?

Why were you consistently listing to Stbd?




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stb tie up & prevailing wind. Sits level off dock (no list) other than if fuel tank levels differ.
The lighting is 10 lamp pre wired string work lights from Home Depot.
Bulbs are flourescent bulbs that draw next to nothing.50 ft. 5-Bulb Lighting String-LS-002A at The Home Depot

Think I've got 30 up now but plan to add another 20 as they draw so little.
As for heat, with doors closed and shelter sealed up good it's typically 20 degrees warmer inside than outside. If need be to work I've got both propane heaters as well as a few big kerosene torpedo heaters.
 

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Got started on some demo.
Cutting back the width of the wash rails both port & stb as well as the stern.
I removed all the rod holders the other day and was very fearful of wet balsa as all rod holders and livewell lid were just drilled and sealed up with 5200, no de-coring, edges or wet out with resin or gelcoat.
Much to my delight some water & rot but not what I was expecting and isolated to just small areas. Livewell lid was the worse.
Will cut out top glass areas around rod holders larger areas, de core, fill with epoxy and re glass when putting back together.

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Some more demo done and shot a laser line for the finished floor height @ 1 degree pitch.
Will remove the winterback doors & frame and cut the port side fixed section up to the finished deck height.

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Tuna door cut in and port side fold down seats dry fitted.
Same fold down seat will be mounted stb aft of the wheelhouse and comfy helm seat (donated to me from my buddy Tomy ) will be mounted to a bulkhead swing mount.
Work on washrails, narrowing them, new gussets, and redoing (moving & adding more) all the rod holders & decoring where all were and will now be mounted), reinforcing & gusseting transom door getting done before I cut up the deck as to keep the mess & clean up in the bilge to a minimum.

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Making some progress.
Filled in and glassed in old scupper holes along with old overflow holes in transom from livewell.
Tuna door is about 90% done.
Face framed inner sides glassed in with laid up 2 inch wide strips of glass.
Outer lower overhang glassed in . Just a bit of finish filler work left to do.
Couldn't come up with a source for the latch I was looking for so I did what has worked for me before & made my own. Won't rust, wear out & cost was next to nothing :rolleyes: Got to make 1 more for the top hatch.
Did a bunch of decoring to the wash rails. Ripped a bunch of Coosa to reinforce under outer edges of washrails that will get glued & screwed and give more surface to attach & glass in comings.
Made up & fitted a bunch of washrail knees/supports out of Coosa.

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Lookin' Good Ron!!

I take it the door toggles just pivot on the carriage bolt??




Basically yes.
Final assembly will be 3/8 stainless hex bolt epoxied in door so it doesn't spin.
Inside nylon lock nut to keep the correct tension.
I did the same on the stb flip up doo locking up & down positions.
Bifold winterback doors same way also.
 

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Ronnie great progress on your project. I love the shed. Can you let me know were you purchased it or the manufacturer.
 

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Ronnie,Nice work.....its gunna feel like your fishing a new boat....What kind of helm chair is that?..Beautiful
 

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Ron, where do the fold down sets come from?


I made them.
Pretty simple to make.
I had some left over Okume plywood when I did my winterback bifold doors.
Plywood glassed over & gelcoated.
Some good quality hinges to mount & a few mounts under that an aluminum pipe slips into and has rubber bumpers on the bottom to not scratch deck.
I can get more specific details if you need.
Biggest thing was locating the parts the poles slip into. I'm sure I can dig up where I located them.
 

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Wow I missed all your recent pics. You are kickin ass on this job! Looks great.
 

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Ronnie,Nice work.....its gunna feel like your fishing a new boat....What kind of helm chair is that?..Beautiful



Not sure the brand. Yes it is a beautiful seat. I just have to take it apart a bit and repair the pivot for one of the armrest.
My good bud Tomy from this site actually gave me the chair :wink:
It came out of his 36 Wayne Beal when he upgraded to an even nicer one.
 


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