Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
Newbie
 
vessels7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
From Sails to Power

Made the jump today from a 42ft Catalina to a 58ft Roughwater. Let the learning begin.
__________________
Advertisement

vessels7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,171
That's a huge leap! Welcome to the forum and the trawler lifestyle!
__________________

FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
Learn to dock it in a breeze and your 90% home.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
Guru
 
Phil Fill's Avatar
 
City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,919
We own a 58 RW, Eagle, and been a live aboard for 15 years. So where are you located and what was the name of the boat.
Phil Fill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #5
Newbie
 
vessels7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
We are located in Hawaii, boat name is Sentience. Lived aboard our Catalina 42 since 2008.
vessels7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
Newbie
 
vessels7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Starting on the massive amounts teak tomorrow.
vessels7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 06:48 AM   #7
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
Starting on the massive amounts teak tomorrow.

Teak is a great hobby!
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by FF View Post
Teak is a great hobby!
No it's not. It's a chore like cutting the grass; it's seems like you are never far from doing it again and you know that will never change.

Ted
O C Diver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 08:51 AM   #9
Guru
 
City: Georgia
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 952
Right. And you can cut your own grass, or hire it out. Your dime.
Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 05:35 AM   #10
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
In the Carib , the chant is .

Da coat de month mon!

Not a hobby of mine.

For folks that prefer cruising to being just a varnish hand there are choices.

Slather varnish on till you have 3 or 4 fresh coats and are out of varnish, dont bother with super fine sanding between coats, , then prime and paint 2 coats of marine paint.

If it becomes time for varnish again (probably to sell the boat) the paint will only be stuck to the varnish , not into the pores of the wood.

MUCH easier to remove. Works below too for the Coffin decore of many boats.

Second exterior choice , big with the yachtie set, is a fitted cover to cover all the varnish.

Have fun with your new hobby!
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
Guru
 
Phil Fill's Avatar
 
City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,919

If you are a live aboard maintaining the boat and the teak becomes part of your daily routine no matter where you are moored. It no not an either or situation, cruise or varnish, I find it relaxing and pride of ownership as people to notice the bright teak work. I do know if the Eagle was in the sunny climates, I would change the decks/roof/canvas to a lighter color. The front teak dark deck which is sealed in the direct sun light does get hot/warm.

Since you have lived on a sail boat, there should not be to big of a learning curve as the 58 hull is full displacement with a full length deep keel, so it sort of resembles and handles like a sail boat. Might have a bigger prop walk than you are use to?

I agree wtih FF, to do the varnishing before you paint as the paint can be wipped off easy from the varnish rather than bing absorbed into the wood. First thing each years is the varnish then paint.
__________________

Phil Fill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012