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Old 07-25-2016, 09:04 AM   #21
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What a beauty, love your spa . I wish you two many, many lovely miles.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:16 AM   #22
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That's a big boat! Congrats!
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:56 AM   #23
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Welcome and congratulations. Beautiful boat.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:54 AM   #24
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Holy cow. Love it.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:29 PM   #25
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Interior
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She was a party boat, mainly attached to a Marina.
Big 2 door fridge freezer with icemaker, another bar fridge and freezer of same size on this level
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:36 PM   #26
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Comfortable helm, chartplotter, radar, autopilot, basic sounder and fridge.
New Koden fishfinder going back in before splash

There is a white leather lounge out of picture to the right facing forward
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:41 PM   #27
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Apparently this is her in original form
60 ft Millkraft Trawler working North Queensland and the Gulf.

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Old 07-25-2016, 02:43 PM   #28
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Original builder plate which is not onboard.
I did find this picture online and the guy who has it made a post offering to give it back.
Unfortunately for all he died in 2014, so hold little hope of seeing it.

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Old 07-25-2016, 02:46 PM   #29
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She was purchased, brought 1000nm down the coast to Brisbane and between 2000-2005 had approx $800k thrown at her so the previous owner said.

A couple of them done at the same time, Santa Barbara to the left was a 55ft Mclaren with a 6lxb Gardner in her.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:50 PM   #30
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"She was purchased, brought 1000nm down the coast to Brisbane and between 2000-2005 had approx $800k thrown at her so the previous owner said."

Perfect! I'd say you picked a good time to retire Simi! Congratulations.
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:05 PM   #31
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She has issues
But this is in the added on ply bulwarks and while looking ugly, is a simple cut out a big section, swim it in epoxy and fungicide and replace.

This, new paint from the rail down, new anodes, bottom paint, recaulking where required and a mechanical and electrical once over will be done over the next two weeks





The exterior timberwork is all in sad condition, but white paint with timber coloured paint accents will work wonders and last a hell of a lot longer.

This can be done bit by bit while we live aboard.



And that seems to be the extent of the bad stuff.
May need new house battery bank, getting checked today, may need new smaller more efficient HWS but we'll address that when the need arises.

Time to head on down and start attacking
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:00 AM   #32
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Wasn't pushing much water on the way across, this at 8.5 knots and a dirty bum

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Old 07-27-2016, 05:03 AM   #33
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Bottom, prop and nozzle has had a good sand ready for spot recaulk, new anodes and antifoul



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Old 07-27-2016, 05:04 AM   #34
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Let there be light.
Amazing how much difference lights in an engine room make

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Old 07-27-2016, 05:14 AM   #35
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While the sparky was there it was deemed the houshold 140L HWS which I had concerns about has a 1.8kw element, he reckons give it a run, should be fine,

Unfortunately the 3500 watt yum cha "Military Grade" inverter is cactus.
Will most likely sell off the 24v 60 amp Victron Skylla charger and put in a 4500w 100 amp Victron Inverter charger in its place.

Would love to put Selectronics gear in, but its more than twice the price.
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Great looking boat! The kort nozzle is a great way of improving efficiency, but can suck up any loose debris. Up on the Great Lakes we had a ship in the fleet with twin screws and kort nozzles. Old tires sucked up can stop a 5000/HP EMD! The ship carried a hydraulic chainsaw just for cutting away stuff caught in the wheel.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #37
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And the battery bank is rooted.
PO had apparently wired it incorrectly with all charge going to first two in line and all draw from last two batteries.

New 4500w inverter/120amp charger is in, now to source batteries from slack bstards who refuse to call back and return emails.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:19 AM   #38
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For anyone in QLD I was surprised by Bainbridge Tech on Lytton Rd.
Thought they'd be one of the most expensive but I got the Victron 24v 4500w/120a inverter charger cheaper there than anyone and same with the 220ah agm's.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:50 AM   #39
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Great looking boat...& good choice of inverter/charger IMHO. Look forward to posts over coming years about the various projects...and hopefully, cruising experiences too!
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:12 AM   #40
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Good God Millie - It's a freaking ship!

Kidding aside - WOW... Great Boat! Congrats! Enjoy!!
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