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  1. #91
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    Thumbs up Second time's a charm!

    The recored, re-glassed starboard side deck.

    More details and pictures ad nauseam on "the blog"...

    PS. Ebb, I'm using Corecell for the core material - shown earlier in this thread (#66).
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    Mike

    looks good, glad it set up for you on the second try. while I haven't had to start over with a mix problem, I have hit both extremes of tempurature problems (too thick a layup schedule = a small fire) and ('glassing in the snow without a heat gun = a big mess).

    hope you don't encounter these two event first hand ...

    cheers,
    bill

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    Port Side Deck Recore

    This time, instead of sawing up the whole side deck, I'm going to try and minimize the sawing (and thus the grinding!) this time around...
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    Smile Stern Rail Arrives!

    This arrived Monday and has been sitting in my office. I finally brought it home last night. After work today, I just had to see how it would look - plus, I wanted to make sure the measurements weren't off.
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    that's a nice looking stern rail. who was your vendor?

    Bill

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    After doing some checking around, I finally decided on Tops in Quality. Nobody could match or come close to their price, and a number of others have recommended them as well. (I'll be happy to fill in the gory details if anyone wants them.)

    I had them add an arch, which they did for an additional $25. Here's a snippet of an email to them:
    Additional considerations:
    1. Please make it look as much like the attached picture of Sirocco as possible (i.e. slight arch/bend going up to AND over taff rail - following the lines of the transom)
    I don't know that they actually read the emails, but when all was said and done, I'm pretty pleased.
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    curves

    How to say? An attention to detail that turns a plain guard rail into elegant, eye-pleasing sensation!

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    Hi MDB and Thank You

    I see from your post that you wanted the rail to look like Sirocco's. I am now the very, very proud owner of Sirocco. Too bad neither one of my modeling ex-wives never looked as good as her LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe
    I see from your post that you wanted the rail to look like Sirocco's.
    Yes indeed, imitation is the highest form of flattery.

    Congrats again on your new boat!
    Mike
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    Port Side Deck

    Got the port side deck gutted and recored. Same process as before, yadda yadda yadda...

    You can see where an expoxy plug was done under one of the stanchion bases. I didn't even take pictures post grinding, etc. I'm just ready to be done.
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    Project update

    The port side deck is recored and glassed just in time for the cold weather. Here's a picture of it glued and ground. It was too dark for pictures last night when we finished glassing, but I'll post one at some point.

    I'm done opening up the decks until next year. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to do if any more nice days happen to fall on weekends when I don't have family obligations or leaves to rake.
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    Re Recore

    Great Befor and Afters!
    You can really see from the darker areas how they relate to the stanchion bases. The darker areas must be the oldest rot radiating out from the fastenings in the bases from fresh water invasion. Good forensics. Good job! You make it look like a piece of cake.

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    Unhappy End of season

    Doesn't look like much to show for an entire season out of the water...
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    I feel your pain, brother.

    There is alot more to it than meets the eye. Anyone that has done it knows for certain. I guess you just try not to let it go on for too many seasons.

    Sometimes it's hard to discern if it's a blessing or a curse to have your boat at home where you can take your time...and one project runs into another. The rent is just so darn reasonable!

    She'll be better than ever when you're done so keep that thought in mind when you get to beat'n yourself up.

    I keep thinking of stuff like this....(thanks Nathan)
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    Thanks, Tony. That is one great picture from Dasein and crew. A little bittersweet though - he's dippin' his rails in the same bay I was/would/will be...

    Ps. BTW, how's 113 coming along and where are your latest photos, Mister?
    Last edited by mbd; 10-10-2006 at 10:26 AM.
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