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tunaorlater

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So what does everyone have going on this winter?

I got 2 projects to complete on my 36 NB before march. One is new fuel tanks. Had a sweet winter cover made so I can work under it. The old tanks were glass and the finisher of the hull before I bought it never put drains from the cockpit bildge to the engine room bildge, so ice must have built up and cracked both tanks. After 3 years of trying to figure out where the fuel was coming from(only happened on long trips when it was rough out) I have decided to replace the tanks. So new aluminum tanks have been bent up and welding starts monday. 2nd project for this boat is an anchor tree if I have the time.

Then I got a 22ft Sisu that needs decks, paint, little motor work and alot of rigging. So it should be a productive winter.....

Whats everyone else have up there sleeve?

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I really like the Sisu. Keep the boat porn coming!:)
 

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Tuna, what size pipe is that on your gin pole? One of our projects is a new gin pole and I really wanted to do a swiveling arm like you have for your davit. My concern is that in our mounting situation it will be to much torque lifting a tuna from the end of an arm vs off the top of a straight pole. Also is that powder coated?
 

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CaptDave

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Busy Winter

Tuna,

You are going to be some busy with all of these projects but after watching your projects over the years I think if everything was done you would go crazy. Looking forward to all the projects on here including my own.

Thanks,

Dave
 

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Always so many things to improve on my Duffy but my spring list when I get back to the states is to replace the front hinged window by Wynne windows that have always leaked though not because of the quality or workmanship of Wynne windows, but due to the fact that there is no straight edges on a Duffy. The curves of a Duffy are what give them their unique look and though it seemed like a great idea to get ventilation at the time, you cannot seal a hinged window when it is curved. Only way is to pad out the window edges to compensate but that would look bad. Will just have Wynne make me a one piece window and let the A/C handle the heat plus I am offshore 90% of the time anyhow where it’s not so hot except at the canyons. Refinish the interior teak trim and dash since the sun and the little leaks really did a number on it. Adjust the valves, change out raw water impeller on the engine and last but not easiest project, add new radar so all the wiring will have to come out to run the bigger fixed cable ends first or it will not go thru the alum tubes. Of course got to leave a little time for the inevitable unforeseen issues that always seem to make any project exceed time and money hence the break out another two thousand rule.:rolleyes:
 

tunaorlater

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LOL can't wait till the day things are done!! BUT then it will be time to move on I'm sure.

That picture is a few days old, the tanks have been cut out and mock up tanks were put in place. I believe the bottom of the tanks is where the leak came from. I'm guessing when the boat twisted a little when it was rough out the hairline crack would seperate a bit and let fuel out?

The gin pole is 5 inch aluminum. The arm is not for lifting fish. The arm swivels out and pins in place when I haul off the haukler, the block hangs on the end. I think it would bind pr at the very least destroy the powder coating if I tried to hang a fish off it. I'll try to dig up a better picture.

El mar, I have a great powder coat guy here on LI if you need one.
 

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Thanks for the pic. I wanted to do an arm because of having to mount the pole a few feet in board, pilot house location, but I think it may just cause to many issues and we should keep it simple. I do like that powder coated white so it blends in to our house though.
 

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Wynne Windows

My center window out of three front on the Relentless (31 Eastern) was an opening window. It leaked like hell and caused damage to electrical systems. Getting fed up tryinig everything, I pulled all three replaced AC/DC panel, ordered a new center fixed window and new gaskets for the port and starboard window. Taking them apart was a challenge but we got them apart, cleaned out all glazing, installed new gaskets and put them back in with a very liberal amount of silicone. We tightened them hand tight and let the silicone set up a few days. We tightened them down harder and the entire season not a single leak. I intend on doing the side windows this winter when we get the boat inside.

I highly recommend any templates be made out of laun plywood as the first template was a piece of card board and it did not fit. The plywood template was perfect and it takes a while to get a single window made up. If I had my choice I would use Diamond Sea Glaze

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When installing the windows try that 3M foam tape 1/8 or 1/4 inch and silocone. The tape will fill any viods between the house and the window.
 

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Hi Tuna,

I like the cockpit cover on your new boat. How is the cover fastened to the bridge and rub rail. i am trying to figure out a way to avoid shrink wraping the entire boat every year. My boat has fly bridge with hard top so I have extra issue of keeping instruments in the bridge dry. There are no forwad windows and side windows are fixed so water is not an issue.

I am tyring to find a way without adding a lot of snaps to stern
 

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The bridge has a seperate cover that I hade made 2 years ago. The cockpit cover has a few snaps under the roof and 2 on each side. Then all the snaps for the side of the cockpit are on the under side of the rub rail so you don't see them and the stern ties off to my flat line clips. Originally i had it tied from one side to the other but was worried it would destroy the hull sides so aded the snaps.
 

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With the sun coming in the pilot house windows acts like a heater and its hot as hell under the cover during the day. I'm sure that will change with the weather but I should have the decks back in in another 2 weeks. Not gonna try to fair anything out or paint untill the spring. I'll hold 182.5 gallons per side when done, thats 20 more per side then I had so I'm happy with that.
 

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winter project:

my personal rig - potter built sea craft - it's gettin' a "down east" look - fabricating a pilot house around the console - replacing the deck too - it's currently in the shop - gathering dust,from other jobs - the forward deck's been cut out,and replaced - penske board was the core material i used.

pilot house will be fab'd using divinycell - i have a hard top mold - core material will be the same...
 

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Blacktide

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I have three projects to tackle this winter.

In time order I need to start my laptop intergration project. I have the new laptop , but no software to run gps and maybe interagrate sounder and radar. I also need to have some sort of mount set up on my dash board.

Next is I need some new cushions for the bench seat and the front berth. After sleeping on it this year tuna fishing was enough for me.

Last when it gets warm enough I need to build a new fishhold/ice box. I think I will end up glassing in an above deck box in my cockpit.
 

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I have three projects to tackle this winter.

In time order I need to start my laptop intergration project. I have the new laptop , but no software to run gps and maybe interagrate sounder and radar. I also need to have some sort of mount set up on my dash board.
If you want to play with a freebie nav program for your GPS,try Seaclear. I have used it onboard for several years on a Dell mini 9 netbook. It works very well for a simple basic program and doesn't use a lot of resources. It utilizes the free raster charts downloadable from NOAA

SeaClear GPS Navigation Software

 
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tunaorlater

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I would be interested to hear what you think of the laptop setup. I've considered going that way in the future. Right now I have 2 6100i units and love them but it's just a matter of time before they break.

Blacktide, I installed my fish box 1ft under the deck and around 3ft above. I use a diaphram pump to a y valve that pumps out the box and the holding tank. Let me know if you want to see pictures.
 

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