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Does anyone else do this while refitting?

Whenever my never ending refit gets me down. Which is usually whenever I get in a fight with the person who lives on the other settee over who got the sawdust/fiberglass or paint chips in the other's bed/clothes..

I browse yachtworld and look at other boats. 90% of the time I see boats with more worn out parts, or spot a dozen things I'd have to fix and console myself that at least I'm not fixing that boat.
If that fails I'll open the cabinets and look at my sink drain, which I'm very proud of right now.

Took me 6 tries to get my sink drain just right, but now it's RIGHT. Maybe not on par with building a boat from scratch, but probably fairly close.
Whoever thought a 1 1/2" sink drain 9" above a 1 1/4" throughhull was a good idea should be keelhauled.
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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

I do the same thing, jg....it is amazing how satisfying it is to look at other boats on Yachtworld in the same general category and price range as mine and see that they have as many or more opportunities for improvement as my boat does. Just have to avoid bumping the price range scale too high and looking at temptations that are beyond my reach.......

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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

gosh, no - I'd never look at another boat just because I'm frustrated with the one I have.

That would be cheating with my eyes.
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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

Yes looking at production boats, makes all of our hard work really show.

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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

Yachtworld is poison in our house. We removed all the deck hardware and toe rail and repainted the deck this winter-spring-summer. We still haven't gotten everything put back together from b/f painting. If I show my wife a picture of some nice boat on YW, and say, "gee wouldn't this be nice...", I am likely to get a shoe upside the cranium.

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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

Whatever it takes to get you through a refit is fair (I also get great satisfaction looking at how I ingeniously solved our sink drain problem). If it takes looking at disasters on YW, or walking down the dock daily to look at the sad, abandoned, and "at least ours isn't that bad" example, just do it. It's a bit of a one day at a time type of experience where you learn to dig deep and pull up reserves that you never knew you had to get through it:-))

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Whatever it takes to get you through a refit is fair (I also get great satisfaction looking at how I ingeniously solved our sink drain problem). If it takes looking at disasters on YW, or walking down the dock daily to look at the sad, abandoned, and "at least ours isn't that bad" example, just do it. It's a bit of a one day at a time type of experience where you learn to dig deep and pull up reserves that you never knew you had to get through it:-))
Indeed it is:-) What was your sink drain problem? Mine was "solved" by the previous owner by using home depot grade drain hose complete with glued on ends and a short plastic washer in the end and by wrapping the seacock pipe in electrical tape to make up for it's lack of diameter. My sink drain is below waterline.
Went to double clamp it and got a rude surprise.
Tried everything from 100$ in bronze fittings from west marine(right idea, wouldn't leave a good angle for drain hose, or in the end actually fit under there.) to trying to locate a sink with a 1 1/4" drain or to use a extender that would shrink the size at the top of hoze instead of the bottom.
in the end I replaced the drain part of the sink with a 1 1/4" abs fitting, and the hose keeps the sea out even without hose clamps(left it for 8 hrs to check while I was fussing with other stuff in the same area).
Double clamped with opposite facing non perforated clamps now of course :-)
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It was minor really, just a question of finding flexible connectors that would connect two different sized pipes. Double sink and a custom made stainless drain pipe/manifold trying to connect to standard sink drains. It took some research and trying several things before I stumbled across something that worked perfectly.

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Re: Does anyone else do this while refitting?

Every time I ran into that kind of issue, I'd pause for a moment, then justify why I had rip it all out and replace it completely from top to bottom.

In bronze of course....
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Every time I ran into that kind of issue, I'd pause for a moment, then justify why I had rip it all out and replace it completely from top to bottom.

In bronze of course....
Did that. Didn't fit. Tore it out again. ABS fittings at the top made for the neatest job short of tearing out the counter and making it taller.
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