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Old 09-13-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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78 MK1 Total redo documentary thread w/ pics!

Hey Y'all, so the journey begins.New to the forum and we just purchased a 78 MK1 from a neighboring boat club (up in Boston area) and it's an upgrade from our 26 Sundancer style boat that was just not us but we had a good 8 years with her.

Going to make this a thread to show all the work that will be getting done in the next year (or more )

Tons of soft decks, rewiring, painting,plumbing, flooring, and gene/engine work ahead hopefully some can find it useful and the rest can get a kick out of my Tom Hanks money pit boat
We plan on keeping her for a long time..It's our second to last boat..maybe last! Love it and the potential she has. Anybody in the Boston area always welcome for a stop by to give advice I would happily trade for a beer. -Dave
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard and good luck with your work ahead!

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:45 PM   #3
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start of plumbing..

Started pulling plumbing.. Had every possible type of fitting and hose in here!!
Redoing with Pex, new deck fill, everything. Old water heater was dead had an old spare 6 gallon I'm putting in. Also going to add on the port side a 20 gallon to add to the main tank.
Decided this was a good time to clean up and paint the inside. Mostly plywood so I primed with gripper and I'm trying a Ben Moore deck and patio paint I had. Interested how it holds up in the area where the rudder hatch is. Rest should be fine as its never getting stepped on etc.
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Good start.

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Old 09-14-2017, 07:06 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on the new boat. I'm already interested in reading about your redo adventures.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:23 AM   #6
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Dave,

Great boat. We had an '82, put a couple thousand hours on her from Delaware to Key West. If during the refit you need a pick me up (as I did), take a look at my last refit:
https://caribbeansealife.com/about-our-boat/refit/

It will make you feel better

Good luck and enjoy
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:43 AM   #7
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Dave,

Great boat. We had an '82, put a couple thousand hours on her from Delaware to Key West. If during the refit you need a pick me up (as I did), take a look at my last refit:
https://caribbeansealife.com/about-our-boat/refit/

It will make you feel better

Good luck and enjoy

OHHH.. that seacock and thru hull work is on my off season list just like you did..Your pictures got me worried. I'm dreaming that they will all just unscrew, rebed and new ones right back in..Thanks for the link! Aprreciate seeing it all.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:49 AM   #8
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New carb and distributor 454

Tackling a new carb and distributor tonight.. (Yes it was switched over to gas 454 years ago, will be switching back to diesel when the time comes.) Got the boat on the cheap so i can live with it for a few years.
Will update this post tonight with the likely boring photos of engine work. some carb drilling for PCV valve port etc.
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