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Old 10-21-2014, 11:14 AM   #21
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It could have been one of the Coot's, I can't remember.
Both inside and outside.
I Googled and Mark was talking about having work down on his Coot, Diesel Duck colors - Topic

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The Carquinez Coot is now at KKMI in Pt. Richmond for bottom painting, zinc replacement, repair of delaminated paint in lazarette, rust under forward cabin floor, installation of blowback oil recovery system, and routine engine maintenance.
Hopefully, Mark will tell us if the rust was from wear and tear or poor surface preparation.

The only rust I noticed on the Shearwater's interior hull was from specs of metal dropped here and there in the engine room.

Having condensation around port hulls is going to be a problem in cold weather and high humidity. We have very good quality, energy efficient, wood windows in our house but we still get condensation in some rooms due to cooler temperatures and humidity. Drives me nuts. I have seen people build boxes around their portholes to stop condensation.

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Old 10-21-2014, 07:02 PM   #22
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Isn't rust a problem for steel boats? They tend to rust primarily from the inside out.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:58 PM   #23
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Isn't rust a problem for steel boats? They tend to rust primarily from the inside out.
Once upon a time is was a terminal problem. Today with modern coatings, if properly cleaned, primed, and applied, there is no problem. Rust only appears where the coating has failed. All wear points like rub rails, cleats & bitts, hawse pipes, cabin edges, etc. should be stainless steel and radiused.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:04 PM   #24
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Two Coots (hulls 5 and 6) in China (not the red-hulled boats) nearing completion in early 2011:

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Old 11-07-2014, 08:08 AM   #25
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Since everyone likes photos I thought I'd post a few from my recent visit to the Seahorse Marine shipyard in China.

This is a DD462 Sedan model nearing completion and waiting for a buyer.



This is a highly modified DD462 Sedan.



This is a DD462 getting close (Note: The stern thruster protection cage. This was an "owner specified" modification).



This is the first DD542 with mast down waiting for owner to take delivery (mast are down due to low bridge further down the Pearl River): LOA - 55', LWL - 53' 4", Beam - 15' 1"



This is DD462-14 (with optional ketch rig) at the commissioning dock waiting for sea trials.

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Old 11-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #26
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Thanks for sharing! Looks like lots of action!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #27
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Neato jet!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:29 PM   #28
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I Googled and Mark was talking about having work down on his Coot, Diesel Duck colors - Topic ...
Hopefully, Mark will tell us if the rust was from wear and tear or poor surface preparation.


At speeds over 6 knots, the sea's salt water spouted from the anchor compartment's drain, and probably with the help of steel dust, caused rust in the interior forward hull. Solution was to build a raised tray to increase the distance from the water to the drain's inlet.

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Old 11-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #29
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At speeds over 6 knots, the sea's salt water spouted from the anchor compartment's drain, and probably with the help of steel dust, caused rust in the interior forward hull. Solution was to build a raised tray to increase the distance from the water to the drain's inlet.
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Mark,

Thanks for the photos and explanation.

We just got back from The Duck Nest aka Dou Men, China, where we had a great time. I took over 500 photos, wish I had taken more, which I will start posting after I have time to process some of them. This will be a few days since I have to catch up at work and home.

Stella and Bill are great hosts and we had a great trip which solidified our opinions about various issues.

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Not sure if this photo will be clear/sharp enough to view all the details but I'll give it a try anyhow.

This is the interior and deck layout of my new DD492. Note: Some of the other interior layouts you may have seen, like that on George Buehler's DieselDuck.com site, have two settee's in the saloon (mine has one settee along with two Ekornes style chairs) along with some other minor differences.

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Looking forward to the pics

BTW my wife and I will be in Medellin sometime mid 2015 it is a beautiful city
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BTW my wife and I will be in Medellin sometime mid 2015 it is a beautiful city
Yes, Medellin is a very beautiful city with people to match. Truth be told, I used to live in Medellin but after a year I realized that I'm not a city dweller so six years ago I moved about an hour away from the city to a rural area where I live in a finca (Country house). I love it here and I'm going to miss it very much when I sail away from Doumen, China in my new DD492 in about two years. In the mean time I'm enjoying the incredible weather which is perfect for my lifestyle which includes golf, mountain biking and flying my RC airplanes and gliders.

*Be sure to give me a shout out when you come to Colombia.
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