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Jim, sorry, I forgot to reply to your question about the status of the boat. She's still at the marina. They hope to have an estimate of the cost to disassemble (and thus determine whether there is an insurance claim here) by next week. Of course, that's what they said last week, too. But at least they aren't charging me storage fees! And I know they are busy; it's frustrating, but understandable. The marina has said many times that I am welcome to come down and make myself at home while the boat is there. I'm leery to do too much, though; if she's going to be totaled, I don't want to expend any additional energy or cost on her. So, for now I'm focusing on further rehabbing the Albacore that's in my driveway.
A couple of thoughts come to mind. If she's totaled, nothing says you can't buy her back from the insurance company after you're paid off and do the work yourself. She appears to be a solid boat worth saving.

Also you're a bit north of Annapolis if I remember correctly (though not sure how far north). There have got to be some local fabricators there who could give you an estimate on something like this. I can't imagine you'd be the first to ask.
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As for keeping the boys in their seats - you've never heard of duct tape?

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We're currently in Rock Hall. There probably will be places in that area where I could get an estimate. I think I want to wait and play with the boat first, though, before I sink any more money into her.

To your point about totaling, yes, I agree. My wife and I will have to discuss how to proceed.

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Canvas shops have the equip to bend ss piping. You may check there for comparative pricing to an ss fabricator. Something tells me the canvas shop would be less expensive, since they deal with piping every day, but don't know that.

From the looks of the pic, however, I don't really see much advantage to do this. Unless you bump out the pushpit, you're just elevating the passenger a few inches above the current cockpit seat. Will the boom come into play? I think fabricating good cushions and backrests is the way to go. JMO.


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Canvas shops have the equip to bend ss piping.
Excellent recommendation, thank you! There's one at the new marina, if we ever get there; I'll start with them if I go forward.

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From the looks of the pic, however, I don't really see much advantage to do this. Unless you bump out the pushpit, you're just elevating the passenger a few inches above the current cockpit seat. Will the boom come into play? I think fabricating good cushions and backrests is the way to go. JMO.
That's why I want to spend more time aboard before I make any commitments. I think the seat would wind up being at least 8" above the cockpit seats, and probably closer to a foot. But I need to get back aboard to figure that out.

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