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Old 05-19-2020, 07:57 PM   #161
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All I can say WOW, I looked at your boat way back when it was for sale under the name uno mas. Passed on it and decided on a larger boat that was closer to home (FL) Have been following your trip south and the rebuild these past years. You are doing a great job bringing her back to the shape she deserves.


Look forwarded to seeing her back in the water, again I say WOW.


Thanks for the compliment. We are hustling to get it in the water this year to do under power inspections and to tweak things that I didnít repair correctly or maybe the implemented design wasnít the best. Overall I think weíre okay but I will have it inspected as Iím still learning every system on the boat.
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:59 PM   #162
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This evening I installed the bead board on the port side where the galley will be. Itís also the backside of the head.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:02 PM   #163
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Yesterday evening I did a job I was procrastinating on doing. I installed the toilet and connected the hoses.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:05 PM   #164
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Today two of my sons came over and we installed the vinyl name on the transom of the boat.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:22 PM   #165
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:46 PM   #166
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We want to mount a Windlass. However, when I removed the old hardware I could tell the deck was very soft. So I did the Dremel tool cut.
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After we peeled back the top fiberglass there was a mess of rotted mushy wood. It didnít require much effort to remove.
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After sanding, cutting new pieces of 3/4Ē plywood and epoxying in place we have this result.
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More to follow depending on how the weather cooperates.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:53 PM   #167
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:27 PM   #168
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Looking great, keep up the good work. Love the photos.
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:25 PM   #169
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Today two of my sons came over and we installed the vinyl name on the transom of the boat.
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Transom looks awesome can they wrap my teak so i don't have o keep coating it lol
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:29 PM   #170
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We want to mount a Windlass. However, when I removed the old hardware I could tell the deck was very soft. So I did the Dremel tool cut.
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After we peeled back the top fiberglass there was a mess of rotted mushy wood. It didnít require much effort to remove.
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After sanding, cutting new pieces of 3/4Ē plywood and epoxying in place we have this result.
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More to follow depending on how the weather cooperates.



why didn't you just make one big piece?
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:37 AM   #171
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The pie shaped arc is 4 feet in length and width. Since we're on the hard with no scaffolding the size of the cutout seemed reasonable for repair access and reach. By the time we had repair materials on the deck, shop vac, epoxy containers, tools, rags, etc. it is a limited workspace. I realize it takes longer but maybe if I was twenty years younger...
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I know all about the being older thing. What used to take just a day to do, now takes me several days to remember what I was going to do...
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:14 PM   #173
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:22 AM   #174
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We completed the repair of the bow deck. Then we reinstalled the repaired pulpit and installed the windlass with new chain and rope to match the gypsy.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:26 AM   #175
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With the repaired bow and windlass we were confident enough to launch the boat.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:30 AM   #176
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When we launched we had a tough time starting the engine. We discovered that three years of using the top of the battery box as a step platform doesnít help maintain battery contacts.
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They were all replaced with new marine grade terminal clamps. Now the engine starts every time.
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And it floats!!! Good job. Yes the battery cables needed cleaning up. Now you get to enjoy it a bit while you finish up odds and ends. Have fun.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:51 AM   #178
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:17 AM   #179
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TRULY good congratulations Proud Mary!

Much hard work!

She looks wonderful. And she will last another 40 years!

There is always something to do. But take some time and enjoy taking her out, just sitting on her in the slip!

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Old 07-01-2020, 08:51 PM   #180
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