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Old 07-11-2016, 09:23 PM   #81
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So below is roughly what we have accomplished over the past six weeks not very productive but that was my fault for not having my ducks in a row.
Where we are hauled out has just been sold so I don't know what will become of it. It is very cheap compared to a lot of places in Lauderdale and you can do your own work or have others come and go no problem or fees.
On the other side of that I did get another quote for haul out and bottom job from Vinny at Yacht Management, just East of Bradfords, and I thought it was a very good price. So that was my backup plan if I couldn't get out at my present location.
One of the fuel injection pumps had a leak hence the rebuilds. Expensive - hell yes but I wont have to worry about them for another 30 years or so!
CAV Fuel pumps removed and rebuilt
Replace fuel lines to Racors as needed
Stidd Helm chair strip and re-upholster
Tender and outboard purchase
Install 2 x Era conversion kits for heads
Sand and spray head seats
Purchase Raritran Electro Scan

Up haul vessel at Art Marine
Bottom pressure washed
Stern glands repacked
Running gear cleaned and checked
Replace Anodes
Though hulls checked and cleaned
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:31 PM   #82
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The main job I needed done and really the reason for a trip to the US was the railings. A and R marine is fabricating these and they will be welded as a single piece. Very strong and will be over the toe-rail so as to keep the whole walkway clear.
Only the one picture at the moment and just the Port side nearly finished..
Can't wait to go pick her up in August!!
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:48 PM   #83
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How much was the custom rail bid? I am in need of new railing and would like to pick up the Three inches lost to my walkway by using the toe rail to anchor the railing to.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:41 AM   #84
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How much was the custom rail bid? I am in need of new railing and would like to pick up the Three inches lost to my walkway by using the toe rail to anchor the railing to.
Hi Bob,
It's not straight forward but I can tell you that if he were to quote for this boat, same size, same job it would be approx. $13,000
The amount of time is mainly taken up with the polishing. So if you don't want finished product the price would be significantly lower.
Also the yards in Lauderdale make contractors carry huge insurance etc.
My boat is right next to his workshop, which makes a huge difference, and this yard only charges a daily fee so there are no extras for contractors.
Not sure what is happening at the yard as I believe it was sold at the beginning of this month so I am sure changes are a coming!
A and R Marine is a small outfit but there work is very, very good.
They do a lot of S/S cabinetry on the Mega yachts which is where I 1st employed them. They built the underwater VW for Shark week and so on.
Andre is extremely good at solving a problem before it becomes an issue.
For instance:
the transom was to incorporate the ladder to the swim platform and he "suggested" to make the ladder independent and out of oval Aluminium (Yes I'm Australian and we mine the stuff so we know the correct spelling) so in the unlikely/unlucky event of being run into or backing into something/someone the damage would only be confined to the ladder not the rest of the railing - being twisted, ripping the bases out and so on.
I did a rough calculation a few months ago & for me to have bought the materials, 1" S/S tube, stanchion bases, railing/stanchion connectors, which is just to do a screw together S/S version, would have been around $2,000 that is before any bending, cutting, removal of overheads, base plates, bits and pieces and transom ladder made!
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:39 AM   #85
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Some more photos.
I am told the bottom was worse than it looked coming out of the water. The boys had to do some serious sanding. I don't believe any glass repair was needed but they did do quite a bit of filling. Lots of coats had been put on over the years with little removal.
Also cleaned all the through hole fittings internally. Good guys!!
These were all painted with the left over "Prop Flow" after the all running gear and props were coated. Apparently a great product and much cheaper than the "Prop speed."
The boot stripe has been completed. Anyone know where "Boot Stripe" comes from?
If it doesn't rain too much today they will complete Barrier coats and 1 of the antifoul coats!
Pics are from yesterday morning.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:47 AM   #86
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OK I know I have been very quiet but it took a while to get the boat out of the water. Finally it came out this morning. Will get to see it this afternoon.
Anyone know a reasonable priced surveyor? I just need an insurance inspection.


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Old 07-14-2016, 07:24 PM   #87
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Thanks Bill,
It looks like I have someone already. But if anything changes I will check them out.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:00 PM   #88
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Apparently the bottom is completed and looks really good.
Hopefully some side profiles and stern pictures early next week.
Railings and ladder should be completed by end of week.
Last photo is of applied barrier paint.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:31 AM   #89
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Shafts have been checked and the stbd was pitted and burnt. So will find out today what the new one will cost.
Port side is fine
It is really the 1st "unexpected" repair of substantial cost during the project, so far.
Obviously bearing will be changed and both repacked.
You can see in one of the photos the shaft is out. No pics of shaft yet.
Latest pics of bottom.
Railing should be completed by end of week.
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There is something about that boat that just looks right.
I got a first hand look at it when I made a deliver to Capstan in Ft. Lauderdale.

On the subject of the worn shaft, isn't there a process where the metal is built back up and then machined round? I think propeller shops often offer the service. I may be wrong about that, but you guys will know.
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HopCar wrote: "There is something about that boat that just looks right."

It does. And when it comes to boats, that matters. When it looks right (to an experienced eye), it often turns out to be right.

In any case, Bad Monkey is already looking ten times better than the best looking 43' Gulfstar I've ever seen. Very nice, Stan!
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There is something about that boat that just looks right.
I got a first hand look at it when I made a deliver to Capstan in Ft. Lauderdale.

On the subject of the worn shaft, isn't there a process where the metal is built back up and then machined round? I think propeller shops often offer the service. I may be wrong about that, but you guys will know.
Hi Parks,
Thanks for the nice words and of course your service!
As for the shaft they can be welded and again machined however this one has also been burnt. Stainless is not great when this has happened and it's not worth the risk. By the time you get it welded, then back on the lathe you're probably looking at $400 and my new one is approx. $650.
Also putting in 2 new stuffing boxes and be done with it.
Calling you later.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:31 PM   #93
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HopCar wrote: "There is something about that boat that just looks right."

It does. And when it comes to boats, that matters. When it looks right (to an experienced eye), it often turns out to be right.

In any case, Bad Monkey is already looking ten times better than the best looking 43' Gulfstar I've ever seen. Very nice, Stan!
Thanks Blissboat.
Still needs some love (a lot) on the inside but we'll get there!
Have some oysters for me. One day we will come back through your area. Love the fishing around there.

I think I will be moving the thread to Builds and refits. I only just found that post area. It's been a year and I never saw it! So if this disappears it will be over there.
Thanks again for the positive comments.

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Old 07-26-2016, 08:05 PM   #94
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Thanks Bill,
Spoke with DJ today and the survey will be done Monday morning.
Told them you gave the referral.
Monday works well as I will be in town. Hopefully the Monkey will splash Tuesday morning.
Will be able to get a cover-note from insurance to get her back to the Bahamas.
Hopefully all will come together over the next 7 days!
Looking into tenting for pest as well. Has anyone done this?
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:38 PM   #95
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Railings nearly completed. should be finished today.
Tender and outboard arrive Monday.
Survey for insurance Monday.
New Stbd shaft and new stuffing boxes should be completed today.
electronics should be finished by Monday.
Hoping to launch Wednesday morning.
Looking forward to seeing the Monkey in real life rather then through pictures.

Hope the weather stays nice so I can cross later next week.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:07 AM   #97
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A big thumbs up to you Stan, you and your crew have taken on quite the project and have seen it thru in bristol fashion. I commend you and admire your drive, wish I had a quarter of it. A beautiful boat with outstanding results!
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A big thumbs up to you Stan, you and your crew have taken on quite the project and have seen it thru in bristol fashion. I commend you and admire your drive, wish I had a quarter of it. A beautiful boat with outstanding results!
Thanks Rogue,
This heat is certainly playing havoc with drive!
But we have come a long way and things have really jumped ahead in the last few weeks.
Replaced one drive shaft due to being burnt and when we splashed we found the stern tube housing was leaking so back out and shaft out and housing removed. It seems that the only things stopping them from leaking before was the barnacles and the corrosion build up. So both removed cleaned reinstalled and we will go back in the water Monday with fingers crossed.
AIS installed, chart system, wifi airiel for chart system so we can use iPad on fly bridge
2nd bilge pump with manual operation as well.
Gas detector and solenoid, replaced raw water intake hoses.
Installed and wired 24v alternator. Tensioner will arrive Monday and so will install then before running stbd eng.
Railing is completed and swim platform to main deck ladder.
Also today we installed frame for Bimini, which took a little cutting and welding.
New cushions and bedding are in with curtains, and two new chairs(a surprise birthday pressIe From my girl) arriving Monday.
Photos will follow at a later time.
Hoping to leave Lauderdale heading back to the Islands on Tuesday.
Must rest now!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:38 PM   #99
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Installed a Lowrance WiFi go free system today and now with iPad connected can operate from fly bridge with IPhone or iPad.
The sales man tried to sell me a second Lowrance unit at 1st but once he saw I wasn't going to buy he mentioned this unit. Easy to install and only $200. Very happy.
Will see how it works over the coming week and give some feed back.
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Nice work, Capstan!

Some folks find the phone and tablet screens tough to view in the brightness of the flybridge.
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