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4 Days Ago 09:15 PM
Faster
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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Originally Posted by jbanderson50 View Post
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Now I'm looking forward to more cruising and eventually circumnavigating earth.
Well you've got the right boat for it!

We'll keep an eye out for the stinkpot Homer
4 Days Ago 09:07 PM
jbanderson50 Hi everyone. Just got my new to me Fraser 41, Homers' Odyssey. Great boat that I found in the Rio Dulce Guatemala. The boat is in great condition and was a pleasure to sail almost 1200 miles to Seabrook, Texas. I arrived here at the end of March and will be spending the hurricane season here. During the whole purchase process I have become friends with the original owners as well. They are Stan and Lynn Homer. They now have a nice trawler in the Vancouver area named Homers' Odyssey 2.
Now I'm looking forward to more cruising and eventually circumnavigating earth.
05-08-2016 11:55 PM
erps It's not been too bad Ron, but it's not finished yet either. The Beta43 is almost made to fit the footprint of the old Volvo. I may have some interference issues with the transmission linkage, but nothing a little duct tape and bailing wire can't over come.
05-08-2016 11:47 PM
Faster
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Hey Ray! Great to see the renewal.. Bigger job than expected??
05-08-2016 11:13 PM
erps
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Nikko is getting her new motor. We pulled out the MD17 and we're putting in a Beta Marine 43. Probably the hardest part was getting the engine cover off. The galley double sink cabinet covered the motor and was screwed into the floor. Several of the screws were not accessible and had to be cut off by inserting a jitter saw blade between the cabinet and the floor from inside the cover.

Loading additional tools into the boat, a milk crate at a time:



Old motor exposed:
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Gantry assembled in boat, getting ready to lift the old motor out.


Hooking the new motor up to the forklift stinger for the lift into the boat.


New motor being lowered to the companion way:


Pulling the new motor into the boat onto some blocks so gantry and can be assembled again for final lift and locating new motor mount holes.


There she sits, nice and shiny!
03-17-2016 12:42 PM
sproatlake
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Maybe... but not until you're well south of the California/Oregon border, even in summer. We left Victoria in July of '86, wore everything I brought - even the Mustang Cruiser suit until we got to Eureka.

For a taste go do a Swiftsure race in sparkling sunshine....
that's true. On days like today I forget it can be cold up here
03-17-2016 09:23 AM
Faster
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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But I guess I can save room with the lack of clothes I need... Just a couple pairs of shorts, a few t shirts and my third world work boots (flipflops)
Maybe... but not until you're well south of the California/Oregon border, even in summer. We left Victoria in July of '86, wore everything I brought - even the Mustang Cruiser suit until we got to Eureka.

For a taste go do a Swiftsure race in sparkling sunshine....
03-17-2016 01:39 AM
sproatlake
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
Leave the gear behind, you wont need it!
Shortboard, longboard, paddle board, climbing gear, freedive equipment, kiteboard kite, camping gear, spares, food, fishing equipment, dinghy, shotgun, outboard, spares, spares, spares, spares... I get your point but still...

If I'm not bringing the stuff to enjoy the places I go, as well as the sailing, is it really worth going?

I'm a massive gearwhore by the way...

But I guess I can save room with the lack of clothes I need... Just a couple pairs of shorts, a few t shirts and my third world work boots (flipflops)
03-16-2016 03:45 PM
miatapaul
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

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Appreciate it! I forgot about bimini fabrics and the like, that being said, I think I have a 400 yd roll of ultrasuede in the basement here somewhere. Leftovers from the clothing empire...

maybe I should consider selling it off?

I've been looking at 30-36 footers for cruising, it just seemed that they were a little bit small for all my stuff (I have a lot of gear)
Leave the gear behind, you wont need it!
03-16-2016 01:32 PM
sproatlake
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Appreciate it! I forgot about bimini fabrics and the like, that being said, I think I have a 400 yd roll of ultrasuede in the basement here somewhere. Leftovers from the clothing empire...

maybe I should consider selling it off?

I've been looking at 30-36 footers for cruising, it just seemed that they were a little bit small for all my stuff (I have a lot of gear)
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