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Old 11-01-2018, 10:33 AM   #6261
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:40 AM   #6262
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Yea, disappointed about the lack of ER pictures.

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Roplene is LDPE plastic (low density polyethylene) The boats are roto-molded as one piece with no hull/deck joint. The hulls are more flexible than fiberglass and they absorb shock well. They are kind of a pain to attach things like accessories and applying bottom paint so that it doesn't peel off is challenging.
Nother item on Roplene. That material interests me.

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Nother item on Roplene. That material interests me.

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I have a 15 foot tri-hull (15' Boston Whaler clone) made of the Roplene material. I love it but mine isn't finished all smooth and fancy like the Triumph in your link. Mine was an unfinished hull from a builder that went bust not long after getting started. Kind of a rough industrial finish that I complimented with galvanized cleats and hardware when I finished her. Thick material, reported to be at least 1/2 inch thick minimum. I believe it. Smooth ride, reportedly due to flex similar to a wood hull. Doesn't have the loud slap from waves like GRP and aluminum. Did I say mine is an EXACT duplicate of an early 15' Boston Whaler. Obviously used one for a plug for the mold.
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I have a 15 foot tri-hull (15' Boston Whaler clone) made of the Roplene material. I love it but mine isn't finished all smooth and fancy like the Triumph in your link. Mine was an unfinished hull from a builder that went bust not long after getting started. Kind of a rough industrial finish that I complimented with galvanized cleats and hardware when I finished her. Thick material, reported to be at least 1/2 inch thick minimum. I believe it. Smooth ride, reportedly due to flex similar to a wood hull. Doesn't have the loud slap from waves like GRP and aluminum. Did I say mine is an EXACT duplicate of an early 15' Boston Whaler. Obviously used one for a plug for the mold.
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Looking forward to more information on this newly listed 53' Seaton steel trawler. Love the understated, all business look from the outside.

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That one has been on the market for a number of years, but apparently has a new broker. The last listing I saw of it was around $100K more and had no interior to speak of.
The Leishman version of Voyaging Under Power featured this model, complete with plans etc. There is at least one other completed version of it out there somewhere, called Sluggo. Or at least that was its name in the past.
This one has an aluminum house.
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Sea Biscuit is now ours, and insured:

She is lying at Horizon Shores Marina, Queensland, and we will be driving her back here to Greenwell Point some time in December. She is 39'6", and displaces 15 tons.

The next step is antifoul, Propspeed, new anodes (she is fully bonded) and the fitting of essential instruments (VHF, radar, GPS). We will be servicing the engine and generator. We will work on her at the marina, and set off only when she's ready.

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Old 11-01-2018, 06:58 PM   #6268
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Kit_L Welcome to the wonderful world of boating.
".... when it is ready." Make a list of 'must do' so you know when it is ready.
The next layer of 'things to do', you can do next year or when it is convenient.
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Mr RTF: thank you!
OldDan: most definitely; the list is already started. The present list is safety and function only, ahead of the 500-odd NM return journey. Next year is a sabbatical for us (why academics use "sabbatical" instead of "break" I will never know) but 2019 is the year of the fit-out, where we will fit the boat to us.
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sabbatical (adj.)

1640s, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath). Noun meaning "a year's absence granted to researchers" (originally one year in seven, to university professors) is from 1934, short for sabbatical year, etc., first recorded 1886 (the thing itself is attested from 1880, at Harvard), related to sabbatical year (1590s) in Mosaic law, the seventh year, in which land was to remain untilled and debtors and slaves released.
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sabbatical (adj.)

1640s, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath). Noun meaning "a year's absence granted to researchers" (originally one year in seven, to university professors) is from 1934, short for sabbatical year, etc., first recorded 1886 (the thing itself is attested from 1880, at Harvard), related to sabbatical year (1590s) in Mosaic law, the seventh year, in which land was to remain untilled and debtors and slaves released.
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What a way to get a free boat. Pay on it for 7 years and then, get your loan "forgiven".
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Greetings,
Mr. A. Thread drift alert!!! Well, Mr. KL's query about the origins of the word sabbatical piqued my interest. Sounds a bit like sabotage.
As well, the Admiral is starting a sabbatical next June so somewhat apropos. The sabbatical NOT the sabotage.






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An outboard powered one for the commoners: 36' DRIFTER - Houseboat for Inland Waterways
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Get two 40 feet boxes (or 52 high cube if you think you will need more space), bolt them together, add 3 floaters beneath and you will get the frame to let all your building imagination goes wild

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Here is a sweet setup (Port Madison on Bainbridge Island):
In Madeira Park, BC, some shorefront homes have cradles on train tracks which get winched into above high tide boathouses bigger than the house pictured. They must have a wee bit more disposable income than I.
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We spent some time there in late August.
Glad to find Maderia Park as before that I didn’t care for Pender Harbour.
Went to dinner w some Canadian friends in their dink .. super.
Not much swinging room at anchor though. My almost all line rode wasn’t the best there. The closest boat was a Nordhavn and it looked as if most everybody else was on chain too.
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