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Old 11-29-2016, 06:41 AM   #241
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Touchdown! Terrific, Larry. What an awe-inspiring account this has been. Thanks so much for letting us [virtually] share the experience.

Figured something out after the fact. It just so happened that, on Sunday, September 11, I was having lunch at the Sand Dollar Restaurant on Ft. George Is., and spotted a salty-looking KK-42 easing in to the St. Johns Boat Co. Nudging my companion, I said, now there's a very fine cruising trawler.

She's one heck of a lot finer now! Saludos!
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:46 AM   #242
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Congrats, and a quick turnaround all things considered!
Thanks Scott. We did lose 5 days with Hurricane Matthew, six days on the port tank and Greg's heart issues did slow us down a bit but we had great weather for us anyway.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:57 AM   #243
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...3 days is enough for the new mounts to settle, alignment after splash? Any time for her to regain her "in the water" shape?

Very nicely done,

Thanks.

St John's Boat Company doesn't have a place for Hobo to get her shape back when we splash unfortunately. Todays plan is to see how the alignment is, get it as close as possible and then take Hobo to OLM, about 20 miles up the river. Then we can sit for a week or so before we do the final. It's not ideal but .....
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:59 AM   #244
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Damn Larry! You guys don't mess around. Congrats!

I'm not posting my stupid little projects (that take longer than your major project) anymore.
Thanks. Cardude: Post your projects. The little ones count to. Those are the ones that can eat you down the road later.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:06 AM   #245
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Sweet! Congratulations!
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Awesome acomplishment, and timely compared to most tank replacements I know of, not to mention all the other work included in making Hobo's ER the sexiest of all 42's. Sincere congrats!
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Thanks for the kind words and support. There were a couple of times, well maybe more, when I was wondering, WTF I was doing and you guys plus many others, helped keep us going.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:15 AM   #246
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Nice job. It took me 2.5 years of long weekends to do what you did. I riped all the old copper out and went with 1/2 PEX. Cheap and easy to work with. It will out last me and I doubt it will leak. Go for it in the afternoon!
Thanks. I may be getting a hold of you when we get ready to install the PEX. I've never worked with the stuff but it seems like the way to go. You've confirmed what we've been hearing.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:30 AM   #248
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Thanks. I may be getting a hold of you when we get ready to install the PEX. I've never worked with the stuff but it seems like the way to go. You've confirmed what we've been hearing.
I will be down in early Jan, you can borrow my crimp toolunless planning to get started earlier.

RickB convinced me to go to the stainless crimp route for connections not likely needing to be changed frequently.

They are way cheaper than the push on connections, and when I redid MY WHOLE BOAT, fresh, salt and now I wish I did the Air conditioners both supply and drains too, it would have added up.

Not one ever leaked after crimping, even the one handed crimps way back behind things....it has been 2 years living aboard since the job.

There are a few connections that I may rethink and go push on as time goes along....just for convenience.

I bought bulk from a place called supplyhouse.com. very inexpensive and I went with the slightly more expensive but more flexible pex. Great service and pricing.

http://www.supplyhouse.com/

I did not use a manifold, just in line valves to shut down pumps, or boat sectors for maintenance. The manifold idea is nice if you have a lot of sectors or individual items....but it may mean much bigger access holes through bulkheads, etc.
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Larry... Besides the obvious great looking ER now I was amazed that when I went back to the start of this thread to see when you started is was just 2months ago. Then if you back out Matthew and stuff you did this whole project in basically 6 weeks. That is pretty amazing. I'm glad it worked out for you.
Almost time to put her back to work!
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:35 AM   #250
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Larry, congratulations on being done close to on schedule! I was only off by a year or so. Everything looks great!

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A big well done! It has been an amazing project. Thanks for letting us tag along.
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Larry.... What's your schedule for the rest of the winter? Going to be anywhere near SW Florida?
I'd love to have a first hand peek?

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A big well done! It has been an amazing project. Thanks for letting us tag along.
You guys kept the pressure up. Particularly Don when he set the dates for the TF gathering in Fort Pierce. Maybe we can have a TF demonstration on installing PEX.
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Larry... Besides the obvious great looking ER now I was amazed that when I went back to the start of this thread to see when you started is was just 2months ago. Then if you back out Matthew and stuff you did this whole project in basically 6 weeks. That is pretty amazing. I'm glad it worked out for you.
Almost time to put her back to work!
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Larry, congratulations on being done close to on schedule! I was only off by a year or so. Everything looks great!

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Old 11-30-2016, 06:53 AM   #256
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Larry.... What's your schedule for the rest of the winter? Going to be anywhere near SW Florida?
I'd love to have a first hand peek?

Mark
Plans? We have no plans. If all goes well, we'll be leaving JAX in January for the 2nd annual TF gathering in Fort Pierce. After that probably, the Bahamas till June. But first we have to go in the water. We splash this afternoon.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:55 AM   #257
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Great project Larry, smooth steady pace even with a hurricane in the middle . Careful planning was obvious .Hobo is feeling the love . Hats off to you two .
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Larry and Lena. So proud of you two!! Awesome job of documenting a challenging project. A real benefit to the community!!!! I can't wait to see you.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:33 AM   #259
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Great project Larry, smooth steady pace even with a hurricane in the middle . Careful planning was obvious .Hobo is feeling the love . Hats off to you two .
Thanks Marty!
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #260
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Larry and Lena. So proud of you two!! Awesome job of documenting a challenging project. A real benefit to the community!!!! I can't wait to see you.
Thanks John. We'll catch up with you in the end of February early March for sure.
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