Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2018, 01:42 AM   #1
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
On the hard for two weeks

And it begins.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FB_IMG_15325001746783251~01.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	128.3 KB
ID:	78988  
__________________
Advertisement

Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 02:21 AM   #2
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,621
What are you having done?
__________________

Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 06:34 AM   #3
Veteran Member
 
City: Little River, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Memory Lane
Vessel Model: Pacemaker 40 Motor Yacht
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 57
Wow a ducted propeller!
Cliff Meima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 02:34 PM   #4
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comodave View Post
What are you having done?
Main things are bottom job, replace timber rub rails (and leave the s/s flatbar off this time ) remove windlass and replace 8 x 4 sheet of 18mm ply under (and get additional 12 sheets onboard for the rest) try and get the gearbox leak fixed and new chain.

Plus about 100 other smaller jobs.
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 02:36 PM   #5
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,621
A never ending story isnít it?
Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 04:20 PM   #6
Guru
 
City: Northport
Country: USA
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,365
That's a lot of work - where is the haul out? Who is the preferred marina?
smitty477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 05:34 PM   #7
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty477 View Post
That's a lot of work - where is the haul out? Who is the preferred marina?
1) Not really
2) The Yard Brisbane.
3) I don't stay in marinas
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 09:24 PM   #8
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
Inside the belly of the beast. Twin disc 516.

Had an oil leak , about 2 litres a year from a 35 litre sump.

Had a retired ex twin disc guy check it over and he reckons its coming from top plate and filler cap.
Filler cap was very loose,new o ring and now its tight.
Took top plate off and no gasket, but evidence of some sealant that's long gone.

He feels confident that'll be it.
Fingers crossed
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FB_IMG_15326568926619626.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	89.1 KB
ID:	79030  
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 02:18 AM   #9
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
And the shitfight continues.
Supposed to be going in tonight, sparky with earth plate turns up this morning, two days late, drops it off to me to fit, will be back down later to check current when boat is in.

Bloody bolts are 2 inches long
Hull planks are 2 inches thick
Silicon bronze bolts on short notice are rare as rocking horse shit
Couldn't even get a pair machined in time.
Half a day running around like an idiot while trying to organise last minute jobs and ended up having to airfreight 2 in effectively costing me $100/ bolt. (Extra night hardstand, airfreight for a $4 bolt)
Then, to top the day off my wife's mother passed away. (Long illness, was expected)

Hopefully they will arrive in time for tomorrow afternoons slot.
Then shitfight 2 begins.
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 04:37 AM   #10
Veteran Member
 
Rhinoc's Avatar
 
City: Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Serenity 2.0
Vessel Model: Mimosa 40
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 47
Seems to always play out like that. No matter how much planning is undertaken, something always throws things out resulting in the mad dash at in the last few hours. Condolences on the passing of your mother-in-law.

Hope everything works out for you tomorrow.
Rhinoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 08:42 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
MV Wanderlust's Avatar
 
City: Lakeland
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Wanderlust
Vessel Model: 1999 Jefferson Rivanna 52'
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 399
Sucks about the last minute bolt issue.


Condolences for the passing of your mother-in-law.
MV Wanderlust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 08:49 AM   #12
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3,422
Sorry for your mother in law, wish you the best.

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 10:35 PM   #13
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
Thanks guys

Mostly all done, we are next in line so should be floating in an hour or so.
Thank f for that.
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 03:35 AM   #14
Guru
 
Simi 60's Avatar
 
City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted timber trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,034
Several hours later, in, quick run up the river to make sure all feels ok and anchored for the evening.
No more sandblasting, saws, welders, trucks, toxic fumes.
Relative bliss
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180807_182701.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	54.3 KB
ID:	79468  
Simi 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #15
Guru
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Radio Flyer
Vessel Model: Wilderness Systems Aspire 105
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simi 60 View Post
Silicon bronze bolts on short notice are rare as rocking horse shit
Hahaha, I've never heard that before.

Sorry about your Mum in law :/ Glad you made it back into the water!
__________________
Dave
Just be nice to each other, dammit.
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 05:22 AM   #16
Veteran Member
 
Rhinoc's Avatar
 
City: Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Serenity 2.0
Vessel Model: Mimosa 40
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 47
Great stuff. Good to see you back in the water living the dream.

Ryan
__________________

Rhinoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 12:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012