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Old 05-19-2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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Hi!

I've been lurking for the better part of a year before finally joining. I'm restoring a 1979 44" Marine Trader with twin Lehman 120 engines.

I bought this boat as a kit (the pieces were there, I just had to figure out where they went). I have been slowly bringing this boat back to life.

Task 1 was removing a spiderweb of rotten electrical wiring to nowhere and replacing enough to make the DC system functional and safe. Task 2 was getting the engines running after replacing all the fuel lines, battery cables and starters. Task 3 was removing and sealing window leaks and repairing rot around the frames. I'm now finishing task 3 and embarking on task 4 which is attention to the running gear, namely replacement of shafts and shaft bearings. Final task will be a bottom job starting with a barrier coat.

While the boat probably has another 2 years of projects, with luck I launch in July.

Thank you in advance for your answers to the questions I'm going to ask.

Mike
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:50 AM   #2
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Greetings,
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:59 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Trawler Forum Mike. Please post pictures of your boat and projects (which you seem to be handling well!).
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like a good project.

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I'll post pictures as I return to this project in a week or so.
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