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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By Redhook98
We had our boat parade in Colonial Beach, VA (on...

We had our boat parade in Colonial Beach, VA (on the Potomac) on the 7th of December. Here is Tatoosh, our 49-ft MT PH. We got 2nd place for this effort. Only 7 boats this year.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-05-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Redhook98
May be the most common boat light made. They are...

May be the most common boat light made. They are all over Ebay, Amazon and most marine online store (West and Defender) I have 27 of them on my boat. No joke. The PO went nuts with them.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Redhook98
I concur. My original tanks in my 1979 49-ft MT...

I concur. My original tanks in my 1979 49-ft MT were removed. They had alot of rust, sludge, etc inside. Brand new Stainless Steel barrel type tanks were installed in their place. Big rig tanks. Fuel...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,345
Posted By Redhook98
I would buy a new machine and go for it. After...

I would buy a new machine and go for it. After paying $6k for an entire new enclosure, windshield cover, bimini and skylight cover, I decided to do my own from that point on. Could have done it all...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,140
Posted By Redhook98
My 49ft MT came with an 11-ft Gloucester Yacht...

My 49ft MT came with an 11-ft Gloucester Yacht Sailboat/tender. 5 ft beam and 200lbs without a motor. Not sure if I will keep that or ?? Does this make an effective dinghy? Not trying to hijack the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,037
Posted By Redhook98
I used Flagship varnish and the additive was an...

I used Flagship varnish and the additive was an off the shelf Rustoleum non-skid paint additive. When it comes time to strip it again, I will just use heat.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,037
Posted By Redhook98
On the second to last coat on my steps, I dusted...

On the second to last coat on my steps, I dusted them with the non-skid additive you add to paint. After that dried, I coated the steps only with one more coat of varnish. Turned out great and non...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,037
Posted By Redhook98
Been using Flagship for 20+ years now. Always...

Been using Flagship for 20+ years now. Always worked great for me, and very easy to repair. If kept covered and properly cleaned, its a 10 year varnish with maybe a refresher coat every other year....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By Redhook98
Or just deviate from the whole bonding system....

Or just deviate from the whole bonding system. Mine was removed during the resto, and no issues seen. No bonding at all from thru-hull to thru-hull. Zincs on the shafts and rudders, and that's about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,024
Posted By Redhook98
When the previous owner of my boat bought it in...

When the previous owner of my boat bought it in 2001, it was supposed to be a fuel tank replacement and easy resto. It is a 1979 49-ft Marine Trader Pilothouse. The end result is it took many many...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 08-14-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Redhook98
Still have the anchor rode for sale?

Still have the anchor rode for sale?
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 08-08-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,337
Posted By Redhook98
This is incredible! Great work! I love the pics....

This is incredible! Great work! I love the pics. My 1979 49-ft MT PH went thru a similar resto. The only original bulkhead is the 1ft long wall next to the rear sliding door. Every deck, bulkhead,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,806
Posted By Redhook98
Any benefit to towing over using the...

Any benefit to towing over using the mast/boom/davit to lift it onto the roof? My 11-ft Gloucester Yachts sailboat is on the aft roof of my 49-ft MT. Using the boom and mast to lift on/off. Or that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By Redhook98
With the water tanks full (both all the way aft,...

With the water tanks full (both all the way aft, about 150 gallons each also) and both fuel tanks full, the bow raises about an inch or so. I have a mystery stainless steel tank under my V-berth that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By Redhook98
I had 1 400-gallon and 4 175-gallon tanks on my...

I had 1 400-gallon and 4 175-gallon tanks on my 79 49-ft MT PH. They were all rotted so bad that they had gaping holes in the tops. (Rotted out decks). They were replaced with 2 150-gallon barrel SS...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Redhook98
Advice sought for new windlass on 49ft MT

I bought a restored/refitted 1979 Marine trader Pilothouse recently. It has an older Good rope windlass with 1/2 inch of rotting anchor line. No chain, just line. Looking to replace the entire...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Redhook98
My last boat (for sale by the way ) was a Carver...

My last boat (for sale by the way ) was a Carver 3807. Great boat, but theis one fell into my lap. Survey should be easy. Decks, windows, stringers, etc have all been gone thru. Boat was actually...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Redhook98
new guy with a MT49PH

Good morning! New to the site. Just made a deal on a 1979 Marine Trader 49-ft Pilothouse. It was a total resto and refit with 135 Lehmans. Everything stripped, removed, rebuilt, rebedded, replaced,...
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