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Old 01-04-2016, 06:20 AM   #321
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Ted, the HP18 looks good! How is it on glare? I will also be redoing the panel and installing a computer in a cradle much like you did.

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It's good, not great like the Garmin on glare. Direct Sunlight makes it tougher, but certainly doable. Fortunately it's pretty tough for the Sun to hit it. Have one skylight / hatch that's going to get a cover, that is the only real problem. Other than that, because it's mounted higher up, only early morning and late afternoon Sun can hit it in my pilothouse.

Here are a couple of pics from yesterday with the sun hitting the display. The camera makes the one look worse than it was.

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Old 01-04-2016, 01:44 PM   #322
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Ill try and find the company in Ga. that can take a laptop and redo the display portion with 3M's transflexive layers and make it daylight bright. I've done it to 2 laptops running as depth finders and the results are remarkable.

Direct sunlight makes it brighter.
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Ted, it's not bad, but certainly not as crisp as your other displays. I sure could live with it.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:34 PM   #324
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Ted, it's not bad, but certainly not as crisp as your other displays. I sure could live with it.
Think much of that is the resolution of the NOAA charts. Looks much crisper when running other programs.

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Old 01-05-2016, 10:56 PM   #325
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Ted,
I can ask the city of Ft. Myers about setting up your welcome with the fire boat salutes...just give me a few days notice.
The helm looks great.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:10 AM   #326
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Henry, I appreciate the thought. I'm not much on large welcoming committees. Very happy with how everything came out in the pilothouse. Was out last night till 7pm mixing water and bleach to commission the water tanks. 20 degrees outside, ice forming on the deck as I fill the tanks and mix the solution. Kept thinking, I need to get to Fort Myers.

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Old 01-07-2016, 10:21 PM   #327
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Spent the last couple of days seatrialing, fixing stuff, and recommisioning the water tanks. New propeller should be here by Wednesday. Some of you may not realize how arduous the conditions on Chesapeake Bay can be in January, so here are some pics from yesterday:

Leaving Crisfield.

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Getting pretty rough.

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Back home after a nice day.

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Old 01-07-2016, 10:35 PM   #328
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Yep, I'd say that sure looks like treacherous conditions there!
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Did the stabilizer help?

Spectacular sunset shot!
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Ill try and find the company in Ga. that can take a laptop and redo the display portion with 3M's transflexive layers and make it daylight bright. I've done it to 2 laptops running as depth finders and the results are remarkable.

Direct sunlight makes it brighter.
Don't want to steal the thread or anything but did you ever find that company's info? I would be interested in getting something something like this done.

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Old 01-08-2016, 06:52 AM   #331
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Did the stabilizer help?

Spectacular sunset shot!
I never thought to turn them on. But since I don't have any, it probably wouldn't have made a difference anyway.

Thanks, looking forward to many more sunsets on the boat.

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Old 01-12-2016, 08:12 AM   #332
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Couple of updates:

Have always had a port list with the boat do to the galley and second stateroom being on the port side. In addition, one 50 gallon water tank and the 80 gallon holding tank are also on the port side. While one can ballast with fuel to offset the list, depending on fluid loads, it doesn't all go away. Thanks to a buddy who processes scrap coming out of Cape Canaveral and the shuttle program, I was able to procure some mil-spec lead counter weight plates. Each is about 10" x 11" x 1"; weighs 35 pounds, and comes with a serial number and recertification of actual weight. Government waste at it's finest. Mounted 13 of them on the inside of the hull behind the built in furniture and cabinets. Happy to report that most of the list is gone and probably only need 6 more plates to be level. I appreciate you all contributing your tax dollars to these mil-spec weights.

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Glad we could contribute to the refit. And a great way of adding weight.
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This refit has been top notch all the way . Now even with adding the lead plates for ballast. Thanks for posting this refit . It has motivated me to spend more time thinking projects through instead of just jumping in feet first .Nice work Ted . Now go enjoy a great boat .
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I appreciate you all contributing your tax dollars to these mil-spec weights.

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Don't be too hard on yourself, lad. You won't be old until you use the dinghy crane to board the kayak.
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Ted,

One thing I noticed was the zip ties were clipped with dikes which leave sharp edges... If you'll use big toe nail clippers, it will trim them flush with no sharp edges. Those sharp edges can cut a hose or strip insulation, or skin...

Once I had our crew at Scientific Atlanta switch to toe nail clippers, our re-work volume dropped due to cut / marked insulation on wiring racks, not to mention skinned knuckles.

Are you going to be around trawlerfest in Riviera Beach? I'd love a chance to see your masterpiece.
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Are you going to be around trawlerfest in Riviera Beach? I'd love a chance to see your masterpiece.
Ted is much too gracious of a person to contribute such a provocative, embarrassing element (his boat) to Trawler Fest. Just imagine the humiliation experienced by new boat dealers when Ted's refit puts them to shame.
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You know your getting old when you see nothing wrong with using a dinghy crane to launch and recover your kayak as opposed to man handling it on to the boat

That is not old it is being intelligent enough to use the tools at your disposal to their greatest advantage!

Great thread - many thanks for sharing your journey

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I really want to thank you for sharing your project over the last months. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and reading as your dream took shape.

You have given us the vicarious pleasure of watching a monumental project come to fruition. And not once did we have to pull out a big wad of boat bucks. Not once were we really tormented over project delays and frustrations. Although we felt your anguish at times. Nor did any of us wake up in the middle of the night wondering if the whole project would grind to a halt and end up with a heap of fiberglass, buckets of used paint, scraps of wire and rust.

Who knows? Maybe your success may even tempt some of us to consider such a project for ourselves. Not that most of us have anywhere near your skill, vision and where-with-all (nor your support team in Sean), but the results you have achieved must provide you with a near life-changing satisfaction. You should be very proud.
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