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Old 11-05-2015, 11:06 PM   #221
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I probably have the only Nick Jackson dingy crane painted with Awlgrip.

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It now has a very nice pad eye to secure it when not in use.

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The old mounting of the stern light was tacky and kept getting whacked by the outboard motor. The new stern light is now recessed into the roof line and will get a Starboard plate over it.

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Stairs to the boat deck being taped off before sanding in preparation of Kiwigrip non skid.

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The winch station up front is back together. The winch has one marked chain already installed. Below to the left and right are 2 faucets. The left one is fresh water for misting off the salt before going into the chain locker. The right faucet is raw water for blasting the mud and sand off the chain and anchor as itís being retrieved. At the bottom on both sides are stainless screens covering the ventilation holes for the chain locker and provide air to the engine room.

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375í of 3/8Ē freshly marked and regalvanized chain waiting to be loaded into the anchor locker.

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Old 11-05-2015, 11:09 PM   #222
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Oh man, I got some serious wood over those pics! Kinda like a really good bowel movement! Jeeezzzz, am I getting old or what!
I gotta find a Sean in my neck of the woods.
Ted, you are a lucky guy. It's to damn purty to put in the water!
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Ted, that is some kind of pretty!!!
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:44 PM   #224
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Simply awesome Ted. She's a work of functional art.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:39 AM   #225
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Yes, you'll have to build a big pool and fill it full of bottled water so you don't get it dirty. You certainly can't put that boat in the ocean!!
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:50 AM   #226
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Oh man, I got some serious wood over those pics! Kinda like a really good bowel movement! Jeeezzzz, am I getting old or what!
I gotta find a Sean in my neck of the woods.
Ted, you are a lucky guy. It's to damn purty to put in the water!
Yes, I know I'm very lucky to have Sean. Constantly amazed at the effort he makes on the different projects.

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Ted, that is some kind of pretty!!!
One day real soon the work will be done and maybe a year from then I might be able to stop grinning.

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Yes, and I can't wait to start the functioning part.

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Old 11-06-2015, 07:44 AM   #227
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You are going to get tired of all the TF boat groupies when she finally hits the docks. I bet you cant wipe that smile off your face. I hope to see her no later than June. If not in Ft Meyers then Crisfield on the way back home.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:55 AM   #228
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There's a moment as an artist when you step back from the piece you've been toiling over and it would be ruined if one thing was taken away, or something was added that it didn't need. That's how you're going to feel when you cast an eye over every inch of your boat.

Then again, Sean might say, "Hey, I've got this idea..."
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #229
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The attention to detail and the level of work is really great, but sometimes I wonder is this about making a great boat to go cruising, or just the enjoyment of creating a great boat if that makes sense.
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the attention to detail and the level of work is really great, .
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:53 AM   #231
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Ya know, watching this work of art take shape, I realize I'm just not the kind of guy that could have something that nice. I'd be worried every minute that something or someone, especially me, would damage it. Once, after completing a 1500 hour restoration of a one-off semi-truck design, I towed it to the first show, only to find some kid standing on the 5000 dollar, clear-coated fender so he could look through the windshield. I just don't have what it takes. The only thing you could have done to put more of yourself into this boat would have been to build it from scratch. Hats off to ya, Ted.
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Ya know, watching this work of art take shape, I realize I'm just not the kind of guy that could have something that nice. I'd be worried every minute that something or someone, especially me, would damage it. Once, after completing a 1500 hour restoration of a one-off semi-truck design, I towed it to the first show, only to find some kid standing on the 5000 dollar, clear-coated fender so he could look through the windshield. I just don't have what it takes. The only thing you could have done to put more of yourself into this boat would have been to build it from scratch. Hats off to ya, Ted.
Larry, I think we should ban Ted from attending the TF South Florida winter gathering in Ft. Pierce.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:11 PM   #233
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I wonder is this about making a great boat to go cruising, or just the enjoyment of creating a great boat if that makes sense.
I've had bikes and boats that were just that; bikes and boats. I've also owned bikes and boats that were an extension of me. Ones that were responsive to me like no others; close to having a personality and knowing exactly what I was asking of them and expected from them.

Anyone who has had horses knows what I'm talking about.

I never neglected them but, the bikes and boats that were a part of me got special attention, stood out at the dock or outside the truck stop. Those were the ones that got the money thrown at them; had parts replaced just because they didn't shine like new. Those were the ones that returned the biggest grins and produced no regrets.

I'm pretty sure I know how/what Ted is feeling.
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Larry, I think we should ban Ted from attending the TF South Florida winter gathering in Ft. Pierce.
Yeah, that's easy for you to say, Don. You're probably running a close 2nd place to Ted when it comes to paint jobs. While both of you could commission high-buck oil paintings of your boats, they still insist I do mine in chalk.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:07 PM   #235
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That is SO fine. Two thumbs up to Sean. And three thumbs to OC Diver- this started as your dream and Sean is just living with you as he does his daily unbelievable work. Awesome...


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Old 11-06-2015, 06:40 PM   #236
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Long day in the boatyard. Sean and I kiwigripped the forward deck, steps to the pilothouse, and steps up to the upper deck. No pics as the color changes as it dries, but looks like it came out really well.

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Watch me! I like my boats to look great, but they're to be used, not tied to the dock.

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You are going to get tired of all the TF boat groupies when she finally hits the docks. I bet you cant wipe that smile off your face. I hope to see her no later than June. If not in Ft Meyers then Crisfield on the way back home.
I have a plan for the groupies at the dock, go cruising. Smile every morning now when I walk into the building. Look forward to getting together in one place or another.

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The attention to detail and the level of work is really great, but sometimes I wonder is this about making a great boat to go cruising, or just the enjoyment of creating a great boat if that makes sense.
I understand what you're saying. I definitely enjoyed the project and have no regrets for the extra time and money. That being said and to answer your question, I'll never do it again. That's what I keep telling my wife anyway.

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Ya know, watching this work of art take shape, I realize I'm just not the kind of guy that could have something that nice. I'd be worried every minute that something or someone, especially me, would damage it. Once, after completing a 1500 hour restoration of a one-off semi-truck design, I towed it to the first show, only to find some kid standing on the 5000 dollar, clear-coated fender so he could look through the windshield. I just don't have what it takes. The only thing you could have done to put more of yourself into this boat would have been to build it from scratch. Hats off to ya, Ted.
Funny, I actually considered building a Diesel Duck 10+ years ago. Decided it was more than I could realistically accomplish. To me, I prefer what I'm doing. Found a boat that ticked off the boxes. Played with it for six months to really get a feel for it and a better idea of what I really wanted to change. Then started the refit process knowing what the boat would be (because I had already used it). Think part of my ultimate reservation of building from scratch was not knowing how well I would like the boat once it was done. Throughout the whole process, I have always known that I will like this boat when it's finished.

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Larry, I think we should ban Ted from attending the TF South Florida winter gathering in Ft. Pierce.
Do to not leaving by November 1st, and family and business commitments in November / December, I can't start heading South now till after the first of the year. So, there isn't a guarantee at this point that the boat will go South this winter. It's going to depend on the weather. But I'll be there with or without the boat.

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I've had bikes and boats that were just that; bikes and boats. I've also owned bikes and boats that were an extension of me. Ones that were responsive to me like no others; close to having a personality and knowing exactly what I was asking of them and expected from them.

Anyone who has had horses knows what I'm talking about.

I never neglected them but, the bikes and boats that were a part of me got special attention, stood out at the dock or outside the truck stop. Those were the ones that got the money thrown at them; had parts replaced just because they didn't shine like new. Those were the ones that returned the biggest grins and produced no regrets.

I'm pretty sure I know how/what Ted is feeling.
Yup, that pretty much describes it. Credit card bill for last months load of boat toys is really ugly. Spent over $300 alone on 316 stainless steel screws so that none of the exterior fasteners would rust. Good thing this project is coming to an end!


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Thanks! Just another day leaving the dream as I scrape the Kiwigrip from under my finger nails.

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #237
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Some more progress pics:

For the last couple of days Iíve been doing antenna installation work. Several items either required installations over the headliner in the pilothouse or running wires above the headliner. This meant that the port side headliner needed to come down and the starboard one needed to flex enough to access hardware for the radar mount. So I pulled the trim around the skylights, trim around the walls, ceiling lights, and the grab handle. The ceiling panel is over 9í long and when we dropped it we realized we couldnít get it out of the pilothouse with the helm chair in place. So it had to be left resting on the helm chair and back rest of the bench seat. Talk about a pain in the butt! Needless to say everything is a mess, wires are running everywhere, and crossing from port to starboard requires the limbo dance to get under the ceiling panel.

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Installing the new radar mount was lots of fun working under the starboard headliner for half the hardware, drilling holes and sealing the core material with West System.

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Pulling wires in every direction.

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Really happy with how everything is coming together on the roof.

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More pics in a minute.

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The front deck and the steps on either side of the pilothouse have been Kiwigripped. Sean brushed and I rolled. Looks to be a very nice barefoot friendly surface. The florescent lights donít show the color well. The Kiwigrip is grey and the painted surfaces are Matterhorn white which has some grey in it. There is a noticeable difference in the colors, but not a sharp contrast.

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Boat will be coming out of the building on or before next Wednesday.

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:29 PM   #239
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Ted,
I am watching each photograph and feeling like I have so much work today, just to be reasonable, but never come close to the beauty you have created. I do have to shake my head thinking about a weightbelt or tank being dropped on the deck.
You have an amazing yacht.
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As a public service, to remind folks what is NORMAL on many boats I present my recently hauled hull. Ted's not helping us common men at the dock with the launch of this shining example of perfection.



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