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CharlieCobra 04-25-2013 11:39 AM

Fat Boat update
Well folks, we've been very busy so not much time to post. This last project turned out to be much more than just paint. We discovered that all seams around the pilothouse and various storage boxes were sealed with silicon.

Once we got permission to remove it, we discovered that none of these silicon areas were actually tabbed in with glass. We also found the inside of the bulwarks on the Portuguese bridge were delaminated. It turns out that the Mfg just glued on a thin sheet of glass with construction adhesive to fair the walls. We filled and faired with epoxy.

We designed and built a stern thruster assembly. We built it with epoxy and glass using vacuum bagging.




Of course we also painted her up.


Here's a slideshow for those who would like to see the rest.

Hopefully, I'll have more time to post instead of speed lurking..

miatapaul 04-25-2013 01:13 PM

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I am not a power boater (well it has been 20 years or so) why would you need a stern thruster on a twin screw boat? I could see a bow thruster, but seems you should be able to just about spin in place with twin screws. I must admit the last powerboat I had was a house boat (40 foot steel) and even with twin screws it was never fun to maneuver in the marina. I just waited till friends with express cruisers were going out. Saved on fuel as well!

jimgo 04-25-2013 01:25 PM

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Wow, she's pretty! I need to look at this tonight so I can see the interior shots, too!

smackdaddy 04-25-2013 10:16 PM

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Freakin' awesome usual.

jimgo 04-25-2013 10:34 PM

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Yeah, that is an amazing boat! Great job cleaning her up!

I'm curious...what did the PO say had put those paw prints on the hull? Mutant giant squid?

bljones 04-25-2013 10:50 PM

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Nice work, CC.

Faster 04-26-2013 12:45 AM

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Good to hear from you Charlie.. been wonderin' what you'd been up to... Looks great!

Minnewaska 04-26-2013 04:45 AM

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Looks terrific. Great to hear from you again.

capecodda 04-26-2013 07:07 AM

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Looks like you could shave in the topside reflection. Fabulous, another long board job before paint?

sd1953 04-26-2013 08:18 AM

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I love looking at the photos in Charlie posts. His shop does such good work! Way to go Charlie.

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