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Old 06-15-2020, 12:00 AM   #61
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Yesterday I unscrewed the purely decorative 3 x 1 ft teak strips adjacent to the nav light backing plate(also teak). They do nothing except sit there deteriorating. Eventually I`ll remove them entirely when I have to do some painting.
Stbd side unscrewed ok. Port side the top 2 unscrewed ok, but the 3rd/bottom one, water drained from the screw holes. Uh oh. The screws go into a backing panel I can see from inside the locker with doors under the FB helm area. I think the cause is a leak at the horn attachment to the side of the FB which the Surveyor noted,but obviously it`s been leaking long enough to cause the equivalent of a wet core.Next job is to pull the horns off and do some sealing. Not sure how to dry it out, if I remove the horns and leave the holes to air I`ll get more water in from rain. Ah, the joys of boats.
It's quite alarming drilling into what you think is solid GRP and find water squirting out at you.
I did the same recently extending the space around the aft sundeck mooring bollards, drilled into the (mostly GRP) vertical windbreak/privacy panels, didn't realise the moulded edges had wood inside, water had ingressed over the years via cracks in the upper section turning the wood into wet mush. All still structurally very sound, but the shock of a small gush of water around the drill bit initially has you wondering if you have breached a water pipe
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:49 AM   #62
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I suppose that only the lowest of three pairs of screwholes yielding a stream of water is a comfort. The 3 a side teak strips are as useful as the Irish pole sign reading "Do not lean bicycles against this sign".
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Old 06-15-2020, 04:42 AM   #63
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I suppose that only the lowest of three pairs of screwholes yielding a stream of water is a comfort. The 3 a side teak strips are as useful as the Irish pole sign reading "Do not lean bicycles against this sign".
Yeah, not as useful Bruce, as the sign saying, "If you're looking for the Lansdowne Road Stadium, it's 3 miles back that way..!"

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Well friends, I really have left the ranks of the IG owners. Doriana has sold, the new owner lives at Whale Beach, so I hope to see her around. After over 10 years, there is a little sadness, she was a good boat, we have good memories of times onboard.
Because of the IG/Halvorsen/Integrity common design origins I still feel part of the group.
FYI, the Broker was Andrew Storey of Cottage Point Boatshed. He is essentially a busy shipwright, I expect much of his work comes from KMYC members, but enjoys a little broking as well. I would happily recommend him, both as a broker and a shipwright.
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Congrats Bruce. Always sadness mixed with relief when one sells a boat. Usually the relief somewhat greater than the sadness though. Ask me how I know...
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Thanks Peter. The surprise is, boats are selling. It`s probably a "make your own holiday" thing,when there is still much we can`t do. The share market is inexplicably high too, I hope the confidence is well placed.
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That was a quick transaction, well done. I've been hearing it's still hard to find good boats on the market these days.
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Bruce, I was up at Smith's creek on the weekend for a couple of nights, and we popped into the Cottage Point Kiosk for a paper,coffee and breaky, only to see a sold sign on Doriana in the agents window. Bitter sweet indeed.

I took a slow motor around the mighty IG as a mark of respect. She looked a little lonely.

I don't know about Andrew Storey's broking skills but he is a tip top shipwright. he did extensive work on Sarawana just before we bought her 12 years ago. Excellent workmanship.
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I`ve heard several positive references for Andrew`s shipwrighting, including Paul(Annabelle). He worked on Doriana 18 months ago, booked out months ahead, you have to wait, patiently, but he gets there. A rule I learnt in a brief post retirement time in Real Estate: if you like the agent the buyers probably will too.
I hope Doriana has a good home. The buyers know boats and apparently really liked her, a good start. Let me know if you see her about, we`ll be looking too.
SB, as to boats selling, the Riviera 40 Sundeck on our marina had its first looker pay a deposit. Nice boat, stairs moulded into the usual "climbing wall" transom.I heard detailers are busy too. I figure they`re buying boats because of no cruising, no flying overseas, even issues going interstate. Buy a boat, do your own thing.
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.............SB, as to boats selling, the Riviera 40 Sundeck on our marina had its first looker pay a deposit. Nice boat, stairs moulded into the usual "climbing wall" transom.I heard detailers are busy too. I figure they`re buying boats because of no cruising, no flying overseas, even issues going interstate. Buy a boat, do your own thing.
I liked the look and concept of them, and if I hadnt found a trawler style, I would have pursued them further. My biggest issue (maybe) would be the typical Riviera lack of headroom and short bunks, as my son and I are 66.

Hope you have many pleasant cruises on the Integrity Bruce, Id like to have a look one day, once the borders open up again.
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I liked the look and concept of them, and if I hadnt found a trawler style, I would have pursued them further. My biggest issue (maybe) would be the typical Riviera lack of headroom and short bunks, as my son and I are 66.

Hope you have many pleasant cruises on the Integrity Bruce, Id like to have a look one day, once the borders open up again.
The Riv 40 aft cabin is spacious in the saloon, I didn`t check the fwd cabins but the aft was generous. A well cared for boat with(ahem) older, very nice owners we`ll miss.
We`ve had several good weekends on board, but still have to fix some issues, like storing the dinghy somewhere usable, and it has work we knew about pending. It`s biggest plus is noticeably better handling in a seaway or wake.
Freed up border crossings are looking less likely everyday. Parts of Melbourne are "off limits" as Covid spikes, although not actually locked down. Opening up northerly Queensland for winter warmth relief for southern state residents looks further away. But one day, yes, it will be better.
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