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Old 05-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #21
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Hey Lil Toot
Looks beautiful! Love the window coverings too.
They look like twin sisters!
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:37 AM   #22
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Hi Murry,
Been awhile to contact with you. A fellow employee of my retired from company just purchased the apparently somewhat rare 30 foot pilot house only version. He likes the open aft deck space. Even with that, the remaining pilot house and forward accommodations are adequate for he and his wife. I have pointed him in the TF direction and now will re-enforce that point.

Too, there is currently a 30 for sale in Juneau.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #23
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Hi Al,

Your buddy has the 'Chatterbox Falls' model...definitely roomy enough for two who like to snuggle up
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:13 PM   #24
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Hello. I bough my sundowner last year I am really happy with it. I was wonder if anybody has had to replace the teak walls in there's? At one time the Windows had leaked and the teak started turning black. I want to replace it if anybody has any feedback I would appreciate it. Thank you
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:21 PM   #25
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Why not re-skin the walls with teak veneer?
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:43 PM   #26
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That's what I have been looking at I was wondering if anybody has done anything different before I ordered the veneer thank you for writing back
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:47 PM   #27
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Hello. I bough my sundowner last year I am really happy with it. I was wonder if anybody has had to replace the teak walls in there's? At one time the Windows had leaked and the teak started turning black. I want to replace it if anybody has any feedback I would appreciate it. Thank you
Hi,
I too had that problem. I had the teak vaneer replaced by some craftsmen in Maine this winter. They did a good job but here are the problems.
1. New teak is much darker than the somewhat faded original teak.
2. It is very expensive, requiring very skilled craftsmen, to replace and it stands out markedly from the original because of the dark color.
3. They and the other shops I talked with all recommended that instead of replacing the vaneer I should just paint all the vaneer white, as is done in some other quality boats, using a fill in to cover any loose or rippled Vaneer. If I had it to do over I would have done this and saved 2/3s of the cost of replacement and varnish. All the solid teak, cabinet frames etc., would still be left varnished so you wouldn't give up the total teak look. White paint would also brighten up the interior.

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Old 01-07-2015, 02:41 PM   #28
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My wife brought our teak cap rails back from black to golden brown. Uses a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and something else maybe turpentine. PM me and I'll get her to tell all.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:09 PM   #29
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I'll have to look into painting it I could try a little spot to see what it would look like because we don't have many people that do boat work like that thank you for your help sahockey

Yes I would be interested in what you wife uses on your teak rail thank you manyboats
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:24 PM   #30
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In one year all the teak will look the same.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:01 PM   #31
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Just a head's up: I posted a free book about a cruise of a 36' sundowner over in the classified section. Is anyone here on Trawler Forum interested?
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:08 PM   #32
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Just a head's up: I posted a free book about a cruise of a 36' sundowner over in the classified section. Is anyone here on Trawler Forum interested?
Thanks, but I'll pass.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:22 PM   #33
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There was a fellow who bought a 36' Sundowner Tug about three or four years ago and lived on it for awhile on our dock. However last year sometime he decided to move over to John Wayne Marina on the Olympic Peninsula as the moorage is considerably less expensive.

His name is Joe and the name of his boat is Sunshine. Unfortunately I don't know his last name or how to contact him. Perhaps someone from this area might see this post and know who I'm talking about and how to contact him......
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:31 PM   #34
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thanks Fellas... I'll give it a couple days here because not everyone is addicted to Trawler Forum like me. This is a surplus copy from the Library of Congress or at least that's the stamps on the inside.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:56 AM   #35
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There was a member who hasn.'t been heard from for a while who literally tore his apart and was in the process of rebuilding/restoring it.

His moniker was ANODE.


I have no idea if he still has it.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:40 PM   #36
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Link to a 30' Sundowner Tug in San Francisco for $17,500 that "needs work";

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:37 PM   #37
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Link to a 30' Sundowner Tug in San Francisco for $17,500 that "needs work";

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Hi Murray, Really sounds like there is room to make this a living doll! Wish it were or I, a bit closer together. Somebody is going to score.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:52 AM   #38
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I'll have to look into painting it I could try a little spot to see what it would look like because we don't have many people that do boat work like that thank you for your help sahockey

Yes I would be interested in what you wife uses on your teak rail thank you manyboats
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:19 PM   #39
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I have a 36-foot Sundowner tug Po Tolo that I bought in Poulsbo last summer. Love her and live on board in Benicia, Ca. Put some work in on her but nothing huge. The last owner kept her up nicely.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:26 PM   #40
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Purchased a 30' Sundowner in Bellingham, Washington last February, trucked her down to Biloxi on the Ms. Gulf Coast. She's a sweet lady! Just came in from the Blessing of the Fleet, a century old tradition where dozens of decorated shrimp boats and personal craft line up and cruise down the channel to get blessed by a local priest. We took our Mojo for her first blessing. Great fun and the after party!Click image for larger version

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