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Old 12-29-2015, 03:49 AM   #1
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Hell of a cruiser for someone

41 Ft Cruiser 41 foot Aluminum cruiser/liveaboard - $90000 (VanAnda BC Canada)

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Old 12-29-2015, 07:38 AM   #2
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Especially if its priced in shrunken Canadian bucks!
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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Unfortunately that 90K is priced in $US. With tax & exchange the true price is 130,000 for canuck buyers.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:29 AM   #4
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I like a aluminium boat that isn't painted, it's a sturdy no frills work boat look.


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Old 12-29-2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yea but ugly.
Have you ever seen an aluminum canoe .... and then a painted aluminum canoe?
But I'll admit in ten or so years the aluminum canoe may look better.
Haha .. I have an unpainted canoe. Just bought it a month ago though.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #6
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I've had a Grumman canoe for 25+ years it's bare aluminium for what it's been through I'am sure it looks better now than if it had been painted.


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Old 12-30-2015, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'd need a cleaner bow wave and less wake. Talk about "a bone in her teeth"; she's got a whole elephant skeleton.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:46 PM   #8
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I'd need a cleaner bow wave and less wake. Talk about "a bone in her teeth"; she's got a whole elephant skeleton.
That's probably a full throttle hero shot...not unlike the photographer in a helicopter overhead photo of a fully on plane cabin cruiser with some pudgy, balding, middle aged guy with two hot babes in bikinis lounging around him that you see in magazines.

I like the boat
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:26 PM   #9
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I also really like the looks of unpainted aluminum boats. About 10 yrs ago I went to BC to look at Lifetimer 27' pilothouse cruisers. Ended up getting a Parker though based on transportation costs though. They were great looking and very well built boats.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:13 AM   #10
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Doesn't unpainted aluminum get very hot in direct sun?
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What sun we are talking PNW. That is where most of these boats are found. The sun just came out in Seattle after a long wet period and the temperature dropped into the mid 30's a sun heated deck would be real nice.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:38 AM   #12
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A huge number of Euro cruising sail boats are bare aluminum..

In a 2 ,3, 4 year voyage some dock rash or piling polish is the norm.

With a scotch brite pad on a buffer the hull looks new again.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:14 AM   #13
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My Shearwater Yawl had a seductive bow wave, shown here at about 6 mph. Our Albin-25 falls short of that standard, but she's certainly acceptable in the wake dept.
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Hell of a cruiser for someone

Possibly a former water taxi. Might have the #•\£Ä}+ kicked out of her. Devil is in the details. The twin disc would be nice tho'.

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Doesn't unpainted aluminum get very hot in direct sun?
Yes! Yes, it does! Like fry an egg hot. I'm a big fan of aluminum, and also originally from the PNW and love the utilitarian unpainted aluminum look. But... I've often wondered how the Dashew FPB ( SetSail ) get around this? Can't imagine spending a few million $ on a boat only to have blisters on my feet and unable to maintain comfortable cabin temperature in the tropics.
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Yes! Yes, it does! Like fry an egg hot. I'm a big fan of aluminum, and also originally from the PNW and love the utilitarian unpainted aluminum look. But... I've often wondered how the Dashew FPB ( SetSail ) get around this? Can't imagine spending a few million $ on a boat only to have blisters on my feet and unable to maintain comfortable cabin temperature in the tropics.
Color white is for cooling... color black for warmth a drooling

Metals be they silver, dark or a hue there-under seem to take a time for tooling so that sunshine brings that warmth a drooling when off a cold shore

Toes and soles and heals be measures to as if warmth or cool are treasures

Therein setting human measures of the temps we can adore!



You have a "cool" white Boat in Avatar. Correctorama for the shores you ply!
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:07 AM   #17
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This thing would clean up nice, but I think it needs help in the window department.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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Here ya go. I spent a whole three minutes plugging in these windows. I like reverse raked windshields but I'm not a fan of forward leaning, trapezoid windows (with both forward and aft edges leaning the same way). Here, the original aft border of the pilothouse window is straightened and two rectangular saloon windows added. The port hole may not be a perfect solution, but you get the idea. Of course, limitations in the interior might make the whole idea ridiculous.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:46 AM   #19
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During the many years of Panope's Modification/re-fit, the pilot house lid was un-painted. The aluminum was just as it left the mill - no sanding, no brushing, no blasting. It would get VERY hot in Summer sunshine (too hot to touch). About 2 inches of foam insulation was very effective booking this heat. Pilot house interior did not get hot.

At some point in the project, I hit a large area of this lid with a 60 grit sanding disk. This transformed the dull gray aluminum into a highly reflective (blinding actually) surface that no longer became nearly as hot.

The plan all along was for the pilothouse lid to be painted/non-skidded and that's what I did on completion of the project. I chose a very light grey and it does not get hot at all.

I believe that excessive temperature of raw, exterior aluminum can be controlled by occasional "refreshing" of a mechanically obtained (sanded, brushed) surface. The resulting glare could be an issue in some areas.

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Larry, I think your window mods are just what that boat needs. If it were mine, I would try very hard to make something like what you drew work-out. Even if it meant some significant changes inside.

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