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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 07:35:28 AM »
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2020, 04:28:44 PM »
I have a jealous one in the yard pissed because I am spending so much time on this build.
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 10:15:43 PM »
I have a jealous one in the yard pissed because I am spending so much time on this build.

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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2020, 10:32:46 PM »
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2020, 07:00:08 AM »
Shoot, Frankeh, with that much of an interior already in place you'll be done sometime next week, probably... ;D
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2020, 10:49:49 PM »
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2020, 08:10:31 PM »
Yikes that *is* tight! You have lots of great 'new' boating ahead of you next year.
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2021, 08:11:23 AM »
Hauled the ole girl out a couple of weeks ago and started at it.
-Had 4 opening ports in the shop to cut them in
2 at the settee
Head and aft cabin
These should make a big difference in moving air and be really nice when seated at the settee to look out without having to stand up.
-Had to cut away part of a bulkhead to fitthe fridge-freezer in. This is a nice unit that has 2 separate compartments so it’s possible to freeze separately.
-added 2 additional water bladders to basically triple tankage
-will be adding 2 forward bulkheads to create more storage for cloths etc
-will tackle a new holding tank next with Y to gravity discharge or pump out
-will hit the wiring soon too...
Lots to do!
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2021, 08:14:26 AM »
Water tanks and fridge-freezer are low and center... right where you’d want the added weight
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2021, 08:22:11 AM »
I’m sure everyone else that tackled a major refit knows the feeling, typically well past the point of no return, where ya wonder WTF have I gotten into...
Then as things start coming together a bit it feels so rewarding.
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2021, 08:35:00 PM »
So...
It’s been a 5 day run of very hot humid weather and it’s stifling working below.
I’m at that point where you’re connecting 1-1/2 hose to water fills and tanks as well as the head, through hull and holding tank.
I’ve had this white “head and drinking water” hose for several years.
Well...
In this heat and humidity below, hunched over in positions this arthritic body no longer can do without pain, I’ve come to realize either the hose shrunk OR the barbed fitting have expanded.
No problem I say...
I’ll boil water to soak the ends and soften them I say
Nope!
After a long soak, barely able to grab the hose, it only went 1/8th inch further.
Well...
Let me think...
Ah hah.... a hairdryer...
20,000 mega watts later, still a no go...
All this done in contorted positions..
Bottom line:
Between the water system and head overboard, pump out Y and thru hulls... I have 13 of these darn things to connect.
So, even tho it’s hot out, ends literally cooked in boiling water and hit with a hairdryer to boot...it’s not happening... does anyone have any magical ways of getting tight 1-1/2 hose over 1-1/2 barbed fittings?

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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2021, 11:03:23 PM »
Perhaps if you have had it for awhile, old age (like us) makes things less pliable.
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2021, 11:06:09 PM »
Cool design, Frank...

Has that certain Jeanneau sais quoi...  ;)

Good one!
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2021, 11:09:39 PM »
That’s possible Tim....
It’s probably 12-15 yrs old...
Think I’ll soak the hose in a hot tub, then try driving a tapered wooden plug in to expand the ends...
Such a simple job turning into a frustrating one..

Hope all is well in your world!
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Re: An old girlfriend just called.....
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2021, 07:12:15 AM »
All is well here, but only have been able to get the Welsford's oar/sail build in the water once. Been making multiple trips to Colorado. Going to take the Cape Dory up to Washington to sail in September, waiting for you Canuks to let me come back into your country.
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"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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