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Old 09-19-2015, 03:46 PM   #2221
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She looking great! I'm enjoying watching the voyage.

Hello mate.
She's been a bumpy ride and far from smooth sailing but where getting there.

Thanks for joining in on my 3rd Birthday celebration :-)


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Old 09-19-2015, 03:47 PM   #2222
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Meh, I liked the old one better.



No, not really.



Are those two boats even related anymore??

Haha yeah by Keel only mate.



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Old 09-19-2015, 07:43 PM   #2223
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Thank You!!!

Just started the 17th month on my refit project. I'm only about 10 months behind schedule. Thanks for the perspective and reality check. Back at it on Monday.

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Old 09-19-2015, 11:48 PM   #2224
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Now that's a major improvement! Thanks for posting!


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Old 04-07-2016, 11:31 PM   #2225
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Hi all,
How is everyone Hope y'all well. So i was talking to a couple of mates and with their help decided to start posting here again.

There's a bit to catch up on over the last 7 months so ive created an album for ya'll to see and will be open to any questions pertaining to the build.

Suffice to say progress didn't stop when my posting did.

There's been a couple of changes and i'll start with her name. She is now called "SOLSTICE"... long story but Flic and i sponsored an Orca called Solstice as part of a project protecting Orcas from being put into captivity. We figured we'd name the boat after him for a number of reasons

So basically the hull below the rub rail has been faired from bow to stern and then a couple of barrier coats of epoxy resin has been applied to seal it all off.

Im in the process now of moving up a level and begining the same process from stern to bow from the rub rail to the roof frieze.

On the electrics front, the dash is now completed and i purchased a Lowrance 1Kw bronze thru-hull transducer (which im yet to fit)

by doing work on a mates charter boat i swapped my labour and picked up a cummins/onan GenSet that i may/may not rebuild and fit into SOLSTICE. Engine is fine but the charger bit needs to be rebaked(?) ... havent looked into it yet but it does run and charge so we'll see. I havent allowed for it so i will need to modify the floor to fit it etc etc etc but i'll do the math first. Might just clean it up and sell it yet.

As for the rest of the build its going good. Still don't have a timeline of when it will be finished but i'm getting there.

Ok well as usual it good to get feedback and if you see something that im doing wrong please let me know

Here is a link to my library (241 pics) to get you all up to speed ... Matt Henderson's Library | Photobucket
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:36 PM   #2226
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Still looking good mate
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:38 PM   #2227
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Hey mate so glad you are back! You actually inspired the transformation of our boat! Please take a look.

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Old 04-07-2016, 11:43 PM   #2228
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Hey mate so glad you are back! You actually inspired the transformation of our boat! Please take a look.

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Post up some pics mate. Would love to see them
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:45 PM   #2229
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Yo Bro!!!! Felt you'd return.

Second half of show should be kick ass!!

Get it on... Matt me Mate!

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Old 04-07-2016, 11:58 PM   #2230
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:02 AM   #2231
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Nice work mate..! Looks great


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Solstice is a great name by the way! 👍🏻👍🏻
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:42 AM   #2233
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Solstice is a great name by the way! 👍🏻👍🏻

Thanks mate. I like it too. I was watching JAWS a little while ago and saw some similarities. They are on a timber boat, ours is a timber boat, their boat is named 'ORCA' mine is named after an orca ... Let's hope the similarities stop there and no big arse shark tries to eat our boat lol


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Old 04-08-2016, 02:41 AM   #2236
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Welcome back Matt. Hope you get to splash Solstice on schedule, whenever that is!
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:09 AM   #2237
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Thanks mate. Not sure when that will be either lol


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Welcome back and thanks for sharing. Our boat, The Promise is with a mechanic now having some engine issues sorted. In a few weeks we relocate her from Seattle to here:
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Matt, glad your back man. I've been working on the Rose full time the last 4 months. Like Bob said, your determination kinda kept me going when I didn't have a dime to pay a bill much less pay slip rent and work on a boat. Things are going good and I hope to be crusing this summer. Paul
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