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Offline brackish

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Well, I'm essentially done....
« on: September 09, 2017, 12:17:57 PM »
....with the haulout from hades.

The primary reason for the haulout is to do the bottom job.  Done with three coats of Blue Water Marine copper shield 45 SCX.  Hopefully that will last another three years with occasional in water cleanings.  Also done is complete replacement of all the striping, cleaning and waxing the hull, cleaning and woody waxing the top sides, stripping and refinishing all the exterior teak, sanding, priming and painting the aluminum rudder components, replacing all the mast lighting with LED and about a hundred other small projects.  The only thing I did not get to was to tear out the Hidem Binding (hate that stuff) and trim it out right with teak molding.  However, I was planning to launch tomorrow but now will probably wait till Thursday to see what impact Whirly Girl Irma has on my lake.  Rather have her here than bumping around the marina, so maybe the trim out job will get done.  She is in like new condition:




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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 08:54:15 PM »
Nice job! Your boat is a beauty! I have the same trailer on my 23 except I built a platform for the keel as it was a regular trailer. I need dome nice keel rollers as you have. Have fun sailing!

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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 02:42:30 PM »
Looks great Brack!
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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 04:49:36 PM »
Looking Great!!!!!  She truly has stunning lines and she will definitely turn a few heads, maybe even break a few hearts!
Døyr fe, døyr frender
Døyr sjølv det sama
men ordet om deg aldreg døyr
vinn du et gjetord gjevt

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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 05:12:02 PM »
That is the ugliest 23 I've ever seen!!! Not!! Very nice attention to detail!! Is that a wood rudder blade? Did you build it?

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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
That is the ugliest 23 I've ever seen!!! Not!! Very nice attention to detail!! Is that a wood rudder blade? Did you build it?

Neither insults nor compliments will get me to pay my initiation extortion, err fee!

The rudder is fiberglass over something and  is actually current Compac stock for 23's.  Not sure when they went to it but once I modified the lift handle locking tab so that I didn't get any more nuisance kick ups, it has been great. 

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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 08:28:06 PM »
Brackish
She's immaculate - nice work.
What was your solution for preventing the unintended rudder rising?
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Re: Well, I'm essentially done....
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 02:40:31 AM »
Brackish
She's immaculate - nice work.
What was your solution for preventing the unintended rudder rising?

Thanks.  My kick ups were usually from side slip between the locking tabs on the handle and the delrin piece on the rudder post.  I designed a new piece for that with a slot in it to prevent lateral movement.  There is a thread on the site about it but the pics were old Photobucket and are no longer there.  Traveling now, will update with the pics replaced when I get home and link on this thread.