Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2011, 05:06 AM   #41
Guru
 
Forkliftt's Avatar
 
City: Biloxi Mississippi
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Patricia Louise II
Vessel Model: 1983 42' Present Sundeck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,433
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Erik,
I am envious! Wouldn't I love to remove everything and start back after all was painted like you are doing!
One trick I learned from a Paint and Body fellow that we use on reconditioned forklifts is to use aluminum foil to cover chains , hoses, etc. to avoid overspray. This might work for you in some areas.
__________________
Advertisement

Forkliftt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Hi Carl,
Decided on FlowCoat ..... it's described by Peter earlier in the thread. It's applied with a small little roller ... and the corners with a brush. It's actually a light grey ..... very close to white.We decided on abbertanks ..... a local manufacturer of polypropylene tanks.
not sure if we make the right decisions .... but you know you have to make decisions somewhere along the road ... and if it's wrong ... then I learned the hard way ... and replace afterwards...*
The supports of the engine are in steel and showing a little bit of surface rust, should we replace them with stainless, or paint them maybe with epoxy paint?.
Yep the bilge will look great ... the sad thing is that when you close the hatches nobody will see it .... someone suggested to replace one timber floor hatch with a glass see thru one ... hey what a great idea*
__________________

shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 01:17 AM   #43
Guru
 
Tidahapah's Avatar
 
City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tidahapah
Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,779
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Erik,
With the engine supports , probably 2 ways to go.
1 Clean them up and a coat of rust preswerver (phosphoric acid based) and then prime and paint, may be epoxy but not really necessary
2 send them out and have them galvanised, quick and easy and last a long time.

Benn
Tidahapah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 01:53 AM   #44
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,669
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Quote:
shipshape wrote:"Yep the bilge will look great ... the sad thing is that when you close the hatches nobody will see it .... someone suggested to replace one timber floor hatch with a glass see thru one ... hey what a great idea"
Erik, that last statement of yours was what I use to justify not going to all the trouble you have gone to and are going through with your bilge.* However, I must say if I had to have the ER totally gutted like you, I'd be tempted to do exactly what you are doing.* Hopefully it won't come to that, as I've spent enough on her for now, with another $4k coming up for heat exchanger and oil-cooler repacement.* Best of luck with all that.* I'd love to have a look over her when you feel she is ready, and vice versa with Lotus.* We are at the same marina, so shouldn't be too hard.

*
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:38 AM   #45
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Ok. This is a real problem. We really need to BAN people from post pictures like this. These super clean engines and super clean engine rooms are simply NOT fair!

Seriously...I have engine room envy right now. I fear I will be doing the same thing to our boat in another winter or two. Last night I was down there scrubbing away at the bilge with degreaser trying to get her a little cleaner. It's an uphill battle though- so much stuff in the way everywhere I go!
Woodsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #46
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Actually, part of that engine room really looks a lot like mine and really reminds me of my engine room. *Here are some arrows explaining what I mean.....I am not sure though if overall our engine rooms are similar enough for me to be able to accurately state that "my engine room looks just like that." *I think the % of area that is similar is disproportionate too much to allow me to make that claim.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc01950.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	139.2 KB
ID:	4633  
Woodsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

I'll be working on the arrows part today ..... so not to disappoint you anymore ....Sorry to have done this to all of you ..... but it all started with a small leak in the diesel tank ....
but if I can explain I have not much else todo ....


photo of what my wife is doing with the timber railings .....




-- Edited by shipshape on Monday 7th of February 2011 12:01:35 AM
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc01892.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	114.7 KB
ID:	4636  
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Peter,Re the paint of the engine,
its done in*Linear Poly-Urethane awlgrip
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 03:29 AM   #49
Guru
 
Tidahapah's Avatar
 
City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tidahapah
Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,779
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Erik,
I take it that the Awlgrip is high temp rated.
Wouldn't want to see it peel of when the engines are running.
Benn
Tidahapah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 05:09 AM   #50
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,669
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Thanks Erik, and good luck with all that. I really like what your wife is doing with those rails, but please stop putting any more of those sort of teak rail/engine room type pics up....it's too cruel........

Just kidding.......
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 02:53 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Getting there ... started sanding the aft deck ... , they filled up the cracks and black chalk with putty , then *painted it white first, then painted it brown ... if I ever meet the guy who decided to paint the nice teak deck ....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc01988.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	147.8 KB
ID:	4810  
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:44 AM   #52
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,707
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Tony,
Don't worry. Boats are supposed to have oily bilges. The only boat I know of that has a chance it the 25' Albin. That boat has relatively sound proof engine compartment that is like a suitcase the size of the engine. There is a hole about the size of ones fist to let the air in for engine combustion and that hole leads through a rectangular FG tube along the hull bottom and up to a propper vent on the after deck. There are other small holes for hoses and control cables ect. The eng compartment's upper part (75%) is hinged and lifts up like a car hood for excellent access for engine maint. The seam has a grove on both halves w a rubber seal. The lower part of the engine compartment collects ALL things that drip off or fall off the engine. Every now and then one just wipes out the gel coated bottom of the engine compartment to keep things very tidy. That's the way they build Swedish boats***** .......at least the one I had.
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 12:38 AM   #53
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Ok guys .... some more photos of the work in progress ..... cause you guys need motivation* ....Still in the bilge, the new skin fittings are in, the corner with the hoses in the process of being cleaned up, the electricity cables been cleaned up, the tanks are in place, the plumbing almost finished, the hot water system in, ready to connect, the exhaust goes in on Monday, cause we putting the engine back in on Tuesday ..... painted the steel brackets for the engine supports, now a final cleanup on Monday ....it will be a lot of praying that they don't damage anything with the crane .... and we decided to change the anchorwinch setup at the front as well ... don't know if it was a good idea ....


-- Edited by shipshape on Friday 18th of February 2011 03:51:58 AM
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0169.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	169.6 KB
ID:	4876   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0168.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	280.5 KB
ID:	4877   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0163.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	135.0 KB
ID:	4878   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0162.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	166.7 KB
ID:	4879   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0160.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	177.6 KB
ID:	4880  

Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0161.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	160.2 KB
ID:	4881  
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #54
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

I, for one, find this engine room disgusting! *







(ok, I am really jealous of your engine room!!)


-- Edited by Woodsong on Friday 18th of February 2011 07:50:35 AM

-- Edited by Woodsong on Friday 18th of February 2011 08:11:32 AM
Woodsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 02:53 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

OK guys ... I can help you ... you pay my travel and all accomodation and expenses and I'll come and do yours ...
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #56
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Quote:
shipshape wrote:

OK guys ... I can help you ... you pay my travel and all accomodation and expenses and I'll come and do yours ...
Ok. *As I read your proposal, that means I pay for your airplane ticket here, food and lodging while here, and you'll redo my tanks and all engine room work and make her look all pretty like you did yours. *I'd almost go for that, ASSUMING you will live on plain oatmeal and white rice and water for the duration of your stay and if you are small enough to fit into a UPS shipping box! *

*
Woodsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 03:43 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Delia Rosa's Avatar
 
City: St. Catharines
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Delia Rosa
Vessel Model: C & L Sea Ranger 47 Raised Pilothouse
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 378
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Tony, you took the words right out of my mouth!!!
Delia Rosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #58
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Ok ... let's come to an agreement ... first of all I am a Belgian living in Australia .... so I love my Belgian Beer, and the french wines ... a good cab sav ... MMMMMmmm, food ??? lets replace the oatmeal by a good steak on the BBQ ....So airfare (Business) free accommodation (not fussy, just a double bed, because my right hand is coming with me , she does a fantastic job on the timber, food and drinks paid for the duration of the project ... and of course all tools and materials and extra labour if required paid for by the host ... the good news is that my right hand doesn't drink ... What do you think?????
shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #59
Senior Member
 
shipshape's Avatar
 
City: Hope Harbour, Gold Coast
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Shipshape
Vessel Model: Clipper 30ft
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 104
The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Engine install .....

Crane arriving
Slowly moving towards the boat
Getting aligned
Looks like it fits
It's in the boat
Closer ....
Lower it now
Last checks
Get out of there ... you're too big
IT"S IN ... I am out of here having a beer ......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02021.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	184.3 KB
ID:	4993   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02029.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	179.9 KB
ID:	4994   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02033.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	200.9 KB
ID:	4995   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02036.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	145.8 KB
ID:	4996   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02038.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	171.6 KB
ID:	4997  

Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02042.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	200.3 KB
ID:	4998   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02045.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	208.7 KB
ID:	4999   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02051.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	215.6 KB
ID:	5000   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02052.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	185.0 KB
ID:	5001   Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc02056.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	179.3 KB
ID:	5002  

shipshape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 03:41 AM   #60
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,669
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
RE: The start of a nice project (clipper 30ft)

Well done Eric, (and helpers). Having looked over Shipshape last weekend, when we had a mutual, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours", exercise, I can vouch for the fact he and wife Bridget (hope spelling ok), have done a huge amount to get 'Shipshape' shipshape. Sure, there's still a bit to do, but they'll be out there before too long, and it will all have been worth it.
__________________

Peter B 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nice Day KJ Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 11 03-05-2012 11:13 PM
Nice northwest boats Marin General Discussion 22 10-06-2011 11:46 AM
Where to start? Badger General Discussion 39 08-22-2011 08:34 AM
32' Monterey Clipper Pleasure Trawler phishown Classifieds 2 05-19-2011 06:53 AM
Bertram 25 flybridge cruiser - Very Nice Shape 7tiger7 Classifieds 11 04-17-2011 04:03 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 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