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Old 26 July 2015, 09:30   #51
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Mollers you are of course right, but if Mac hadn't have bought it, I would have. Glad I didn't, as I had got a quote for a new modern core deck. And that wasn't cheap. But it never would have got to sea in a non seaworthy state, as I would have stripped it all myself and paid the significant sum for a pro underdeck and deck rebuild. Glad someone who can do it all themself got it before me though, seeing how bad it all was.
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Whatever about the deck etc., being rotten - I was a little surprised/shocked to see just how little strengthening was under there! More like the job now

It's a fascinating thread - MAC1010 is patently a very experienced professional - is not every day you see the results of one pouring time and money into a personal project.
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Old 26 July 2015, 10:45   #53
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But it never would have got to sea in a non seaworthy state.
Not in your's or MAC's hands, but the likelihood was, that most others would've given her a cursory tart-up at best and set to sea.
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Not in your's or MAC's hands, but the likelihood was, that most others would've given her a cursory tart-up at best and set to sea.
The sad thing is, if MAC comes to sell it he'll struggle to recoup his money, let alone make a profit. Most punters don't give a toss what's under the deck, let alone want to pay for it. As long as it's got stripey seats & some bling on the transom they're happy. It's a cracking project & one of the very few project threads I can be 4rsed to follow, keep it up
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[QUOTE=Pikey Dave;687658 As long as it's got stripey seats & some bling on the transom Nos is happy. [/QUOTE]

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Not in your's or MAC's hands, but the likelihood was, that most others would've given her a cursory tart-up at best and set to sea.
I dunno what this lad is up to... ...he seems to be chucking all this fibreglass about the place and is now waiting for more of the stuff to be delivered. Surely he could just have had a delivery of DuckTape(TM) instead




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I won't be selling it anytime soon and am not doing it to make a profit on this particular rib but I expect my total cost including buying it will be in the region of 10k (obviously my time is not included in this) and I really can't see me spending more than that. There is lots more to come with this project and some very interesting prototype systems we have designed will be fitted to be tested on her.

As an example of just how bad the original hull strengthening was it turns out that the half round longitudinal hull strengtheners are just in fact the cardboard tubes that the fibreglass mat came on when they laid up the hull !!!! and instead of throwing them in the bin like anyone with half a brain would do they used to cut them in half, stick them to the hull and then glass over them !!! you couldn't make this S**T up !!!!!!!
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As an example of just how bad the original hull strengthening was it turns out that the half round longitudinal hull strengtheners are just in fact the cardboard tubes that the fibreglass mat came on when they laid up the hull !!!! and instead of throwing them in the bin like anyone with half a brain would do they used to cut them in half, stick them to the hull and then glass over them !!! you couldn't make this S**T up !!!!!!!
Oh man - there's gonna be a few unhappy Ocean owners out there reading this....
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I can't imagine that they were all built like this surely? otherwise there would have been more horror stories than just this by now?
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