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post #121 of 140 Old 07-14-2006
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Please make sure you are a member of Vessel Assist before you leave your slip, it will save you a lot of money! Also before you leave the harbor entrance make sure you have a working VHF radio (I can't RDF a cell phone) and a GPS (make sure you can find your current lat & long). You can sign up for Vessel Assist at West Marine. I think there is one on A basin by the boat yard.
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Talking Ok.

Hi Nathan, thanks for the great advice! A neighbor of mine recommended the same thing - so I think I will go for it. Oddly enough you share the name of my oldest brother, who also likes to offer relevant advice, so there you have it.

On a different note, today has proved that men can in fact lift a finger at times. As I sit here in the AC "working", darling Beefcake is at the boat tearing out the dog-pee-saturated-and-flea-infested carpeting and cutting a replacement piece with a tired old blade.

Will have to update my old rant!


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Either Vessel Assist or TowBoat US are good deals, and like AAA for a car, a good fallback option when you get into trouble.

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Marine Flooring

Ok - tow assist - got it

Now, onto another question:

What is the deal with putting a wood floor in a boat? I have heard that you need a special product or installation or both. Otherwise the extra moisture will cause warping and other problems that can ultimately affect the integrity of the vessel.

Has anyone done this before? Any tips/tricks?

I would like to do mahogany to match the wood paneling on the interior - anyone?

Also, as to the order of projects - assuming everything needs to be redone (vinyl, windows, etc - it does) where would this fall in making a (somewhat) logical order of renovations?


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Not a really big deal. Any good hardwood will do. Wood does swell as it aquires moisture. I had a teak and Holly sole added to my old S/S sloop.

Don't use too heavy a stuff on your upper decks as you have a relativly shallow draft. The Uni Yacht home has a better hull than most houseboats, however: you wouldnt want to affect the stability adversely.

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By the way Dewey...thats a nice looking dog.
PBootay...What you need to find is a local marine supplier that specializes in wood products. They sell veneers that are particularly made for cabin soles. You put it down with a glue that they will sell you with the flooring.
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By the way Dewey...thats a nice looking dog.
Thanks! I love that little sucker! He's my best buddy! He loves to sail too!

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Ok - will check it out. I saw an ad in a mag for a product by LonSeal - has anyone had experience with this one? Any products that you like better than others?

Especially looking for something that would be easy to apply.

For now, better fix the bilge first, or the flooring will soon be a slippery coat of sea weed!


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Pbooty your onboard pet may prefer those conditions!
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Thanks, man - will keep that in mind when I start the crab farm!


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