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cardude01 06-03-2017 08:33 AM

The cool story of Panope
 
Ran across this video on YouTube about the refurbishing project of the motorsailer Panope. Such a cool boat, and the owner has some mad metal fan AND woodworking skills.

https://youtu.be/riXNSA7m-bk

Video was public so I hope the owner doesn't mind me reposting.

JLD 06-03-2017 11:33 AM

Thanks for sharing this video, I'm sure the OP of the video wouldn't mind!

She is a beautiful boat and it's fascinating that she is homebuilt and the modifications that the son has made to the boat! :dance:

It'd been a long time since I enjoyed a video this much. :)

Jim

cardude01 06-03-2017 11:39 AM

The owner is a TF member.

This is also a cool video.

https://youtu.be/77h6xj5BJ9Y

Nomad Willy 06-03-2017 12:05 PM

Wonderful presentation and wonderful boat. Loved the engineering dialog and especially the steering system. Gained much respect for Steve and the boat. So much so the boat that she almost makes me wish I had a sailboat. Better read that again before I delete it.

Steve has been incredibly busy this winter .. I should have known. Great job Steve!

dhays 06-03-2017 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Nomad Willy (Post 560240)
Wonderful presentation and wonderful boat. Loved the engineering dialog and especially the steering system. Gained much respect for Steve and the boat. So much so the boat that she almost makes me wish I had a sailboat. Better read that again before I delete it.

Steve has been incredibly busy this winter .. I should have known. Great job Steve!

I agree. Very impressive, both Steve's father's work and then his own. I am very impressed by the imagination and skill it takes to tackle such a task, not to mention the perseverance to see it through.

Comodave 06-03-2017 06:21 PM

Very nice work. I didn't know anyone kept a boat that long...

janice142 06-03-2017 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by cardude01 (Post 560181)
Ran across this video on YouTube about the refurbishing project of the motorsailer Panope. Such a cool boat, and the owner has some mad metal fan AND woodworking skills.

https://youtu.be/riXNSA7m-bk

Thanks for the link cardude. What a wonderful video. Truly fabulous!

His dinghy davit system is noteworthy. Thank you for posting the link.

healhustler 06-03-2017 10:46 PM

Fascinating video. I recall seeing a photo of the boat somewhere here on TF a couple of years ago. Always loved the look and balance, especially with the new rig and pilothouse.

cardude01 06-05-2017 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by janice142 (Post 560379)
Thanks for the link cardude. What a wonderful video. Truly fabulous!



His dinghy davit system is noteworthy. Thank you for posting the link.



Hey good to hear from you! How is the new water maker working?

cardude01 06-07-2017 09:50 AM

Part two. Steve has some serious energy!

https://youtu.be/iL6ZKkeSwaQ

Pack Mule 06-07-2017 11:56 AM

Thanks for posting cardude. Man, Steve is something else . Great videos and build of a really cool boat . We have a steel Colvin at our Marina . The boat has been sitting in the same spot for over twenty years . The owner changes the plastic tarp about every 3 or 4 years. If I see it coming off, I'll walk over and tie it back down . A lot of folks have tried to buy it including me . Thanks again for a great thread .

Larry M 06-07-2017 12:51 PM

Thanks CD. What a job. Steve's good with that camera but great with the vision and tools.

AusCan 06-07-2017 04:22 PM

I've always admired Steve's boat. Even more so, now that I've seen some of the details of the work he has put into it. It has so much extra value having been built by his father. This boat is priceless.

Great video, I really appreciate the how & why technical explanations.

Moonfish 06-07-2017 06:33 PM

For the last three years I've been dropping off my daughter and picking her up at a private school (in a home) that turns out to be next door to Steve's house. Had no idea until earlier this year I happened to notice through the trees and behind a fence the starboard fore quarter of a boat that looked a lot like Panope. Sure enough!

Met Steve one morning and he was kind enough to give me a tour. Very cool boat! But I can't decide if I was more impressed with his skills and workmanship, or the fact that he even tackled it all in the first place. Suffice to say I'm very impressed with he and his boat!

janice142 06-07-2017 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by cardude01 (Post 560823)
Hey good to hear from you! How is the new water maker working?

To perfection. I was sure I wrote you!

The days of dragging a hose out to the dock or hauling jugs from shore are over. Now I do have to flip the breaker every day and rinse/switch filters every couple days. I'm not sure if that pre-filter swap part is necessary but I do it anyway. A katadyn40 gives 1.5 gallons per hour costing four amp hours. Solar more than provides all I need.

Seaweed had some fuel return line issues (my fault entirely) that I believe are resolved. I have been tinkering with that. The last few trips have been short and uneventful. I was planning on going to a nearby cove this afternoon and laid down to read another chapter in a new book. Four hours later.... Well I guess I'll go out tomorrow. Or the next day.

The afternoon thunder boomer season has arrived so not much fancy stuff going on. Finding new leaks is not a favorite activity however it is becoming a job with all too frequent regularity. Today around the starboard pilothouse door window a drip developed. I will fix that this week but first I want to repaint the window frames with flat black Rustoleum.

Yes the water maker is perfection. This was a big step in long term life afloat. Because I prefer remote places having the ability to make a spot of water is truly wonderful. Heck, back when I was a kidlet I had to smash my own hydrogen and oxygen atoms together if I wanted water. This is much easier!

Every time I use it I remember the kindness that enabled me to jump on that offer and seal the deal. There are some wonderful people in the world and the timing was perfection. Saying thank you seems so trivial when the change was so massive.

If I decide to head west or you head south I'd love to show my girl to you. I'll probably putter around the Tampa Bay area for a bit before going east. I've got friends on the east coast I'd like to see again too. Until I am SURE I have the fuel line switches right I'm being conservative.


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