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Old 01-21-2015, 03:45 PM   #21
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I'm now reading...

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS...

In between engines...

Go Figure!
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:50 PM   #22
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This site keepx crashing on me, so I haven't been able to upload all the images...BUT that's okay.

I'm still here and will come back later as the conversion goes forward.

What I couldn't show you was that they had to change my throttle, but I had the choice to keep it the same, true to her pedigree, but it was SO EXPENSIVE, so I opted for changing it to the modern, but I asked the yard to keep her original throttle so I could still display it on her helm...

More later...
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #23
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Looks like a Hooper Island Draketail in the shed with you.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:01 PM   #24
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Looks like a Hooper Island Draketail in the shed with you.
Classics hang together, YES?

NOTE the lack of water line. I learned this after I saw this boat next to mine. The water line costs me $1k -- but the bottom paint isn't that expensive.

LESSON LEARNED: paint the bottom the waterline color, but without the extra cost! Just have them expand the bottom paint up by 4 inches.

IS THAT WEIRD? I'm still reading the Willows...just seems like what Rat would do...
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Swallows & Amazons are fun also,

Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1) by Arthur Ransome — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:25 PM   #26
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Oh I haven't read that one. Thank you! I'll look that one up.

The Wind in the Willows is charming. My first time reading it...
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How long do you expect the whole restoration to take?

It is on-going but she will be in good shape this Spring. I then have to address her varnishing but I can do that while she's in the water.

My goal is to enjoy her for the next year or two before having to haul her out again. She's mostly been on the hard since I got her over a year ago, so I want to cruise her for a bit before tackling anything else. I do think I've done the pressing stuff - she's in decent shape now.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:28 PM   #28
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Here is her Diesel engine before it was removed.

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The piece in the upper right corner of this pic is the wooden model they created at the yard. I'll get a better pic of that soon.

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I wanted to actually remove the name panels on her transom but the cost was too high. The different shades is in the wood so the yard recommended I keep the panels. To save money, I am doing my own varnishing & renaming. Wish me well.

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The white stripe in that last photo is me not being able to afford the waterline. Not sure why they painted it here but during the next bottom paint, I'll include a blue waterline.

I'm thinking about going into the yard one day & painting that white line black. Any thoughts?

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A close up of her shaft, universal gear & stuffing box. Will be interesting to see how the conversion plays this out. I'm not sure if the universal gear will be needed. ???

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Another close up of that shaft & brace.

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Here's that original throttle I'll be losing but intend to keep it near the helm as part of her restoration history.

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This ignition panel will be replaced. The Elco motor comes with a LED panel that will be moved to the helm.

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Here's the electrical panel that will also be replaced, in addition to getting a shore line Quick Charge. Right now, she has no shore line hook up.

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This is Staside being towed from Jacksonville. Note her rudder. There will be an issue with her propeller speed & off-alignment. Elco has a slightly off center prop. We have yet to see how this will play out. I'll get better pics later as we get to this part of her conversion.

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Okay, last one for now...in case you are missing cruising!

Here's a pic from my stern during my maiden voyage from Galesville to St. Michaels for the classic boat show last year.

The boats behind me were kind enough to convoy with me into the harbor, as they knew I was a novice & needed an escort. One is the Jubilee, which I believe is a Matthews. The other is Mary Katherine (sp?) which I believe is a Trumpy.

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Starside, the conversion and other work is looking great! I am looking forward to seeing Starside again at St. Michaels this year.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #40
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Fantastic thread! Thanks for sharing your process. A vessel worthy of saving!
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