Up Grades

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Are you doing upgrades this year ? pick up to 4

Doing a repower
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7%
Upgrade electronics
20
34%
Canvas
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29%
Paint ( change - upgrade )
8
14%
no I am broke
4
7%
No my boats perfect
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3%
If I ever get this #%%#$%% boat running that will be a upgrade .
2
3%
Does a for sale sigh count ?
2
3%
 
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Re: Up Grades

Post by EM63 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:47 am

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Re: Up Grades

Post by Lean Wolf » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:18 am

Last year I got 4/5 of the way through my refit. This year I plan to complete a lot of the cosmetic work I couldn't get to. I am going to paint the decks, refinish the teak railings, strip and refinish the mahogany in the forward head, finish the teak work on the bridge, install LED strip lighting on dimmers above the cabinets in the salon on the sides, install an inverter for the fridge, refinish the bar on the aft deck and I would like to put a really nice stereo in the boat however I don't know if I'm going to get there this year. In addition my brother is making me a mahogany cabinet with glass doors and shelving that will go where the old TV used to fit in the salon. I will also like this up with LED lights on a dimmer.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Flyboy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:09 pm

Spent most of my money last year updating and repairing too many things to list. This year, repair black water holding tank top, it is sagging and leaks. replace holding tank level indicator. New anchor rode and install a spot light. Hopfully that will be it for this year.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:16 pm

I like the Green up Grade :mrgreen: ( Green supporter label ) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Up Grades

Post by 44Ydnar88 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:53 am

Put together a tender for the summer, keeping our two Boston's over the weekend was creating some problems. Came across this particular model at the Chicago boat show. after months of research, I settled on this one. It is a Silver marine 240 Nemo AD, and a Honda 2hp long shaft out board, not a lot of posts on here about tenders, maybe a new thread, discussion on what others are using?
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Re: Up Grades

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:22 pm

That's a great up grade ! I added a small inflatable to ours years ago It was a lot of fun then I moved up to a Rib . Its great when anchored out or even when going to marinas you can do a lot of exploring . You'll really enjoy having it . I won't cruse with out mine . Mine is 9' with a 9.9 pretty quick
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Re: Up Grades

Post by mikeandanne » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:45 pm

This is what we are using, just tow it around, easy.... almost a necessity up here....Mike
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Re: Up Grades

Post by bjanakos » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:56 am

There are quite a few harbor rats in my marina that have these... They just cruise around the marina on the weekends... Usually with a chardonay in the other hand :D They actually have a poker run every year... They go from boat to boat.

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Re: Up Grades

Post by Flyboy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:29 pm

Here are some pictures of the Shaw Vinyl flooring. One picture has the refrig removed for install and a couple of pieces of masking tape marking hatch location.
The flooring on the hatches is held down with carpet tape and the edges are held down with carpet tape. the rest of the floor is floating.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by jhalb » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:16 pm

Flyboy wrote:Here are some pictures of the Shaw Vinyl flooring. One picture has the refrig removed for install and a couple of pieces of masking tape marking hatch location.
The flooring on the hatches is held down with carpet tape and the edges are held down with carpet tape. the rest of the floor is floating.
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It looks just as good in person.

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Re: Up Grades

Post by Flyboy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:42 pm

Thanks John.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Paul » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:53 pm

44Ydnar88 wrote:Put together a tender for the summer, keeping our two Boston's over the weekend was creating some problems. Came across this particular model at the Chicago boat show. after months of research, I settled on this one. It is a Silver marine 240 Nemo AD, and a Honda 2hp long shaft out board, not a lot of posts on here about tenders, maybe a new thread, discussion on what others are using?

I like the way you have it set up in your living room. I'd be sitting in it and having a beer while watching hockey games all winter. :D

Hey, I wonder what my wife would think about this idea??? :wink: :roll:
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Re: Up Grades

Post by yorklyn » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:14 pm

Flyboy,
Your floor looks great. is your vinyl flooring sheet vinyl or vinyl strips/ planks . I have a few boxes of Teak vinyl flooring (like pergo but heavy vinyl instead of laminate). it has adhesive strips that glue it together. thought of trying it out but was concerned about it being loose laid.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by LandVF36 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:06 pm

Finally, I think this year is a light work year in the spring.
1) prep and paint forward deck (wish I would have used a 2 part paint years ago... but I guess touch-up is easy.
2) strip failed epoxy coating on toe rail.
3) Pull water tanks I put in late last summer and prime and paint the frames the new tanks sit on in the aft bilge.

If I get super energetic, I'll pull the 3 blade props, and take them to a shop with spare set of 4 blade props and have them tuned. I've had the 4 blade props for 6+ years, it might be time to try them....
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Flyboy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:30 pm

Todd,
Mine is vinyl plank strips. I almost used the flooring that has the glue strips, but opted for the Shaw, it snaps together. The floor is floating except I used carpet tape at the edges and on the hatches. I also ran a bead of caulk around the edges so sand would not make its way under the flooring.
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