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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: planning to buy: steel hull / wooden deck

No doubt. Marine ply that has been glassed doesn't move. Teak that has cured well prior to installation doesn't move either. Butyl works great as does good old fashioned tar. More horsecrap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: 1969 Mariner 31 rebuild

It's coming along rapidly now seeing as we did five large layups yesterday (three of us) and look to lay the last glass up Saturday.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Skipper wanted Seattle to Portland

Nope, certainly not a trip for an unknown boat with issues. Not a trip for this time of year at all unless ya have a death wish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: 1969 Mariner 31 rebuild

Thanks Paul. We vacuum bagged the upper corner tabs on the forward house yesterday and will do the lowers today.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By CharlieCobra
1969 Mariner 31 rebuild

Ok, some of you folks remember the Mariner 31 we started working on last year and put to the side. We sold it as a restoration boat package and boy, did we bite off a big one.

It turns out that...
Forum: Endeavour   01-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,970
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Leak near main cabin port lights on E32

We recently had to replace the teak side panels inside a E34 because of leaking ports and handrails. Was not fun because of the way the fabric headliner is laid in. We had to replace a section of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

I tried to put an East Coast trip together but there wasn't enough interest.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

The end game was rough but we got there. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

No machines were harmed on this project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

Actually, we're back down to one building for now as it's been slow. Yeah, it was more than a mouthful for sure.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By CharlieCobra
Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

We finally wrapped up the Fisher 46 restoration we were doing. After nineteen months, she rolled out of the shop.


Hull before:

...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-08-2013
Replies: 2,154
Views: 229,644
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It's been my experience that hull shape has a helluva lot to do with comfort. Where Oh Joy would slice through the waves with no noise or pounding to windward, other newer designs would pound and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2013
Replies: 3,075
Views: 394,616
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Nice vid Steve. Good to see the Boys out sailing with their "Pops".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?

Fun conversation. Boat estimates on large jobs, what a mess. None of the other contractors in the yard we work in will touch large projects because of the hassles and exposure to issues involved. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

Yeah, all of the contractors that work in the yard we are located in are require to carry a one million dollar liability policy and be licensed. The clean up rules are rigorously enforced.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Tanker Dismasts Sailboat

After a close encounter with a fast container ship when delivering a 50' yacht this Summer, I am amazed with just how fast this stuff can happen. I was crossing a channel junction at 12 knots in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

We have no set destination as yet. Still defining what boats are where and need what done to them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

If I had some jobs lined up, we'd apply for a visa and show up on your dock.:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

Is there a DIY yard anywhere close with buildings? More than one way to skin a cat..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

That too. It has put the boat that was the initial target of this trip on hold.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

The first three questions are without a doubt true. Just frustrated lately I guess. We can do just about anything remote that we ca do in our current location, provided we can find a building to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

After three years of hearing "If only you were out here..." I put this up and nada.... I'm not really surprised though. It is the internet after all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By CharlieCobra
Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip

We have one boat in the DC area we are talking to. If we are going to come out and see you Right Coast folks, we need than one boat to play with..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,488
Posted By CharlieCobra
Re: $95.00 an hour. phew

Thanks. A lot of people out there just don't care. I have a local painter/competitor that tells me I am too anal about my work. We've lost money on jobs because the finished product didn't meet my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,488
Posted By CharlieCobra
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