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Old 12-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #121
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What kind of flooring did you use?
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:23 PM   #122
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What kind of flooring did you use?
It was some old paneling from a coastal trader out of Valparaiso in the late 1800's!

Or,

It could be Allure Vintage Oak Grey vinyl plank flooring.
I'm thinking the latter but wishing the other.


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It was some old paneling from a coastal trader out of Valparaiso in the late 1800's!

Or,

It could be Allure Vintage Oak Grey vinyl plank flooring.
I'm thinking the latter but wishing the other.

Yes I think I saw the gold nails forged by the conquistadors in your antic panels
As I want to change the carpet florring I have I was wondering for some time if vinyl or even engeneering flooring would stand in a boat, not because of water but more concerned about heat when I leave her closed under the sun for 1 week.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:02 PM   #124
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Head is in!
Next is the Electro Scan.
Anybody have tips on installing the Electro Scan?
Mine is a 24v salt water. No tank.
I have a push button for the toilet already installed but I am thinking of using the controller that comes with the unit.
The sea era conversion kit is a 12v and that is not a problem as I just have to make an adjustment in the wiring for the Electro Scan.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:23 PM   #125
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I can't help with any tips, but that is a nice spacious head. I have only installed a couple RV heads in boats with a black water tank only set up.

I'm a bit inland, and the boating around me is on small to medium size lakes. No overboard dumping of waste into the lakes allowed. Something about the quality of drink water. They also banned two-stroke OBs, unless they meet these newer stringent emissions requirements in the US.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:29 PM   #126
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Head is in!
Next is the Electro Scan.
Anybody have tips on installing the Electro Scan?
Mount it where you can get at it for service. And acid flush it from time to time.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:33 PM   #127
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Make sure your wiring is sufficient as per the installation instructions. Low voltage/current will harm the electrode pack and they are expensive to replace. Our head is a Raritan PHEII that you hold the button while the motor pumps the toilet. I used the button to initiate the treatment cycle on the Lectra San.


We have replaced the Lectra San with a Purisan because our cruising gounds are not salty enough to avoid adding salt and the cost to rebuild the Lectra San was high enough to get me looking into other options. This past spring, the toilet was having trouble priming itself, so I disable the motor and we are now hand flushing, which requires starting the treatment unit separately. If you are having frequent guests on the boat, I think it is worthwhile having a single flush button to make things easier to explain to landlubbers.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:53 PM   #128
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OK well it's been a while. Once again it is Summer and hot hot hot!. Not too much has been going on - but I do have the Parquet flooring out and the re-used Mahogany down. This is only for the galley, seating area and forward. The timber I reclaimed off some yard gates. Cut the rot out and put the ones I could save through the thicknesser. One of the jobs I loved doing.
Water tank leak fixed. It was a job I was dreading. Thankfully Mikey was here so I had him do it! he has longer arms so was able get right down in there!! Someone before had smeared a lot of marinetex around the supply pipe coming from the tank. Obviously to stop the leak. Once the marinetex was ground away the locknut was tightened and there was no more leak! Happy days! The boat is happy on a mooring in Exuma Park for another week. Then I have a few small jobs to finish. In 3 weeks we will take her for our first real little holiday! Just 4 or 5 days in the Exumas. Very excited about that!
Even old Patience is excited!
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Love all the work you've done. Searching now for my "next boat," and the Gulfstar 43 is definitely on my short list.
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Love all the work you've done. Searching now for my "next boat," and the Gulfstar 43 is definitely on my short list.
If it happens to be a GS 43 that Stan has restored, you can't go wrong!
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If it happens to be a GS 43 that Stan has restored, you can't go wrong!
Thanks B but let's assume this will be the 1st and last shall we!
Some more photos of the Mahogany floor with caulking and different stage of finishing.
Not sure if I used the right finish on it. But it feels good underfoot. And not slippery when wet.
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Nice floors. I like the blue theme you have going on in there.
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For those that saw it here my questions on my problem with the Shaft Logs and the shower drain have been removed from here and are under "Galvanic Corrosion" in the General Maintenance thread due to a double posting issue.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:58 AM   #134
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Have now installed the 50amp breaker and got the ElectraScan unit operating. With this found a leak in the head. Sooo - Looking for a part number or even the name of this seal? Haven't been able to locate on Raritrans website or on the usual chandlery sites?
Sending me a little crazy!


2nd head back in and operating.
Remote for Victron inverter now installed. Very happy about that one.
Also the Fresh water system is now cleaned and operating. Hot water system not checked yet but who needs hot water out here????

Now to find a replacement for the shower sump pump. (Pics to follow)
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I think the correct name for that is "bowl spud". Just tell Mac McCoy at Raritan in Ft. Lauderdale that you need a bowl spud. They are all the same as far as I know. Even different brands of toilets use the same fitting.
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Here you go, it's a 1236AW Spud Assembly
http://raritaneng.com/raritan-produc...rts/spud-assy/
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Here you go, it's a 1236AW Spud Assembly
http://raritaneng.com/raritan-produc...rts/spud-assy/
Thanks Hop,
Should be arriving today on the plane.
I looked again on their website and could not find it. I guess I should ask a nephew or someone younger to look next time!
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Yesterday I decided since we are taking the boat on a 5 day run that it was time to remove the floor in the Bilge and clean it properly. It was the worst job I have had to do on this project. The floor timber was infused with oil and fuel. The underneath was completely covered in slime. 45 years worth I suppose.
Checked this morning and the bilge is dry. 95% of that old boat smell is gone.
While on the trip I will put some more cleaner in to wash around then when we get back I will clean it out, dry it and paint.
I wont put another floor in as since it's dry it will be easy to keep clean. I will just keep some Bilge shoes in there in case some water.
I didn't get a pic of the slime etc. as my hands were black so I wasn't going near my phone!
If you are doing a refit my advice is after the engines and area is done strip that bilge. Ssooo much better without that odor.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:44 PM   #139
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As we move towards our 1st trip on the "Monkey" together a few jobs getting finished.
Installation of Solar Vent in forward hatch.
Get the Outboard, battery and fuel tank on the tender for it's 1st outing with us.
And don't you just love it when you fix something you thought you were going to have to replace (spend money). The oil transfer pump is now fixed and will at some stage after the trip sand, paint and re-install.
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:23 AM   #140
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Do you remember the brand of the solar vent you chose? Just wondering if they are all about the same quality wise. Enjoy your trip!
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