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Old 07-26-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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Sandpiper gets a facelift

Sandpiper is a 2006 Ocean Alexander 42 Sedan powered by twin 6LY2A-STP Yanmars. (440 hp) Although the boat was in pretty good condition when I bought her, I have been trying to get her to like new condition for the last year. I'm almost done as we have decided to change out the carpeting on the fly bridge and throughout the salon & Staterooms. She also is sporting a new suite of electronics. Plotters, AP, fish finders with "down vision", radar & much more. I'll never recoup the money I've spent but this is the boat my wife & I want.


I recently had the cockpit teak cleaned for the first time in the boat's life. I can't believe the difference!
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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you must be neater than I, that teak that close to my grill would look like the BP Deep Water Horizon spill in no time...

Looks great!
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'd say well done Walt but we've come to expect perfection with your boats. Maintained with an open checkbook is a phrase thrown around far to easily. It does however describe you and Mark Pierce's maintenance programs to a T.

Sandpiper is one pampered princess!
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:18 AM   #4
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Capt Walt getting it done! Looks great
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:32 PM   #5
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Sandpiper gets a facelift

Maybe a dumb question but is there a special boat carpet? Different than residential carpet?
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:34 PM   #7
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you must be neater than I, that teak that close to my grill would look like the BP Deep Water Horizon spill in no time...
psneeld, It's all for looks....we never use it! Seriously, the new Magma grilles are great! Everything is directed to the drip pan and we use aluminum foil in the areas of possible drips. The "angle" of the barbecue housing does 99% of the work, however.
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Walt,
Whadda try'in ta do fill up the hole in the water w money?
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Walt,
Whadda try'in ta do fill up the hole in the water w money?
Eric,

I'm fast approaching my 76th year and I've never had a new electronic suite. My kids have been informed that my plan is to spend my last $100 30 minutes before my death. I realize that someday someone is going to get a great boat when they BUY Sandpiper and that the money I'm spending will never be recouped. Besides, the direction that the country is going in will provide everything they need for free!
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Maybe a dumb question but is there a special boat carpet? Different than residential carpet?
Not that I know of but a good commercial grade for the interior and bridge is what others in my marina are doing. Now, if I could only get Larry to photoshop some darker carpet in the photo, I would be ecstatic!
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That leather/leatherette looks fantastic! Great contemporary look there!

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Eric,I'm fast approaching my 76th year and I've never had a new electronic suite. My kids have been informed that my plan is to spend my last $100 30 minutes before my death.
What better place to spend the kids inheritance but on the boat.
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