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CharlieCobra 10-21-2009 09:03 PM

Oh Joy refit 10/21/09
We finally tracked down all of the hidden screws that attached the bulkheads to the house. It wasn't easy....

Here you can see the house sitting on it's rods.

Here's a picture of the bare foredeck.

The house front.

Here are some shots of bulkhead attachment points.

A hollow header used for a wire run.

My Sonicrafter threw it's washer and bolt so we had to go ahead and pull the tank early to find it. The tank had a pipe leading into it that had been repaired with a giant glob of JB Weld or something and had been leaking.

Tank bed.

Rot on the lower hanging locker bulkhead from the water.

The house is a disaster now and will look worse before she's done.

Now I've gotta figure out how to get the house on the ground without tearing it up.

NICHOLSON58 10-21-2009 09:26 PM

And I thought we had a 'project'. Hearts out to you and may you persevere!

artbyjody 10-21-2009 10:15 PM

Wow Charlie - when I had been last there topside looked well and so did below... Sorry your having to go through the expense and effort. Glad you did though - historic and I know you love owning a one of a kind...

CharlieCobra 10-21-2009 11:38 PM

You are right Jody. Only 5 built, Yawls that is, and this is the only one built as she was. She's worth the effort.

tdw 10-22-2009 06:08 PM

Charlie Charlie Charlie.......all I can say is wow. Man that is dedication to a cause.....and in this case I'd reckon a good one.

I doffs me Akubra to you mate.

CharlieCobra 10-26-2009 06:09 PM

Somebody's gotta do it...

Stillraining 10-26-2009 06:43 PM

Any leaks in the roof?.... or are you staying nice and dry?..2.3" in last 72 hours here...ugg!

GaryHLucas 10-26-2009 07:12 PM

Just when you really begin to hate fiberglass, you see something like this. Thanks, I needed that!

Gary H. Lucas

CharlieCobra 10-26-2009 09:39 PM

One leak off of the boat to the side. No issues there.

Gary, wood is cool. You can fix anything on a wood boat.

A wood boat is just several thousand little jobs done well.

Fixing one is just figuring out which ones to undo... and how.

JohnRPollard 10-27-2009 08:31 AM


I'm glad to see you've got a roof over your head.

I agree, I'd rather be working with wood if I'm going to be tearing apart a boat. (But, I'd much rather be out sailing!;) )

Hang in there, Charlie. I'm sure she'll be a beauty again when you're done. :) Keep us posted.

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