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Old 04-17-2018, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by outonsafari
all the big glass work done and now on the details ?
you gotta have someone on hand taking pics of flipping and re-setting the deck back on, that's gonna be a big day !
Looks like itís going to be a little while on that. Iíve gotta get some headliner material and install it before the deck goes back on.
At this point Iím getting the 30 footer ready for a big trip to Staniel Cay in June. I will be using the 30 footer this summer, so I wonít be able to rob parts off it til after boating season.

Realistically, the 38 will likely be completed as late as next spring. Dan McNamara was nice enough to send me some transom mounted water pickups which I appreciate. Rik is refurbing the arneson drives and installing the newer thrust tubes with the better shafts that will accept the mercury #6 style props. Brianís supposed to come out Thursday and we should be able to get the deck finished up. So thereís work being done, jus slow go right now.

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:16 AM
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Your slow go is still pretty fast! At leat compared to me!
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There was quite a bit of talk and experimentation with bonding the deck to the hull over in the formula section. Plexus (not sure of the spelling) seemed to be the product of choice. The fiberglass and wood would tear before the bond would come apart.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:30 PM
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Any progress lately Heath?
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:57 PM
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I havenít been working on it lately, Iíve been getting the 30í ready for the big trip to staniel in June. I spent 12 hours in the bilge Saturday putting the left motor back together. I prolly wonít be working on the 38í much during the summer.
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It's nice that you have a another boat while you are working on the 38. I'm hoping to have mine ready to paint in the fall, we will see it that is realistic.

Good luck on the 30!
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:06 PM
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Well Iím getting geared up to get back to working on the 38. Spent a little time grinding the fromt of the deck fir some glass work (had it ground in may but was going back over it) I should be able to Glass the rest of the deck by Wednesday.

I got the extension boxes from Rik a few weeks ago. Heís reworking the drives and adding the newer housings with the bigger rudder skegs and the shafts that accept the better Mercury style props. They also refurbed and polished the trim cylinders and steering cylinders. Iím pretty jazzed about having the arnesons looking good and being very durable.

My buddy Gary in Sarasota has some great interior iideas and is rocking with a new sewing machine. He also has a 38 and we plan on painting them both and doing upholstery on both at the same time. Looking forward to that.

I finally got the boat registered in my name. Wasnít simple (understatement) as the boat hasnít been registered in years. BTW The boats actually a 1980, not a 1981. I felt like having a party walking out of the courthouse Friday with the stickers and registration in hand.





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Old 09-22-2018, 09:12 PM
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Season over with the 30? Keep up the good work always fun to follow your progress!
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:22 PM
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I havenít had the 30 out since the weekend following the 4th of July. Been very busy and Iíve got an axle problem on that trailer that I donít have time to address now. I told myself that boat isnít going down the highway again til I replace those Dayton axles with modern ones with modern tires. Iíve blistered and popped my last 14.5Ē tire on the interstate. 😝
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Originally Posted by jeff32
Season over with the 30? Keep up the good work always fun to follow your progress!
I know! Ive been checking on this thread all summer long!
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