Project "Tri Fly"

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by jimbo36 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Barrie, Looks like you are progressing well on your project. Question, I plan on refinishing the flybridge teak sole on my F36 and was curious weather the helm seat base nuts would fall down onto my headliner when I remove them or are they secured to the back up board? Also, do you have a good exhaust manifold "right bank" off one of your engines you will not need? One of the manifolds on my 440 replacements has a hairline crack. Thanks, Jim.

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:17 am

jimbo36 wrote:Hi Barrie, Looks like you are progressing well on your project. Question, I plan on refinishing the flybridge teak sole on my F36 and was curious weather the helm seat base nuts would fall down onto my headliner when I remove them or are they secured to the back up board? Also, do you have a good exhaust manifold "right bank" off one of your engines you will not need? One of the manifolds on my 440 replacements has a hairline crack. Thanks, Jim.
Hi Jim, the nuts (tee nuts I guess they're call) have stayed in place, they are stuck pretty good.
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I will take some pictures of the right bank manifolds I have, and give them a close inspection. You can have anything that will work for you.
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by jimbo36 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks Barrie. I thought this would be the case. Good to know. Look forward to what you have in Manifolds. Regards Jim.

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by captainmaniac » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Barrie wrote:Hi Jim, the nuts (tee nuts I guess they're call) have stayed in place, they are stuck pretty good.
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As long as the wood around them is not rotted... then they just spin and you can't get the fastener out! I have an armrest from one of the bridge seats that needs the wood replaced and appears to use similar blind nuts, and I will be using a chisel to try to chip away at the old wood to 'dig' it out.

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:41 pm

Oh you're right Mr Maniac, they can be real trouble when they come lose. They put those things where you'll never get at them.
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:54 am

I have some progress to report 
I’ve been slowly working my way across the salon with the ash hardwood that’s been acclimatizing for a year in the boat.
I have the counter tops all in and grouted and the backsplash also done.
Check out my hatch of doom!

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Post by Paul - SW Ontario » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:19 am

Wow, nice....really seeing progress now!
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by prowlersfish » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:56 am

Really looking good
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by WayWeGo » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Very nice! Did you add the hydraulic dampers for the hatch or were they already there?
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by P-Dogg » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Holy ship! Can you do my house next?
I needed a less expensive hobby, so I bought a boat!

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:07 pm

WayWeGo wrote:Very nice! Did you add the hydraulic dampers for the hatch or were they already there?
Those hinges are from a Volkswagon Passat trunk lid. $20 at the wreckers :)
The hatch is practically weightless with them.
The best part is they lift straight up about 1" before the hatch hinges back.
I added some support to the hatch in the hinge area and they actually fit easily.
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:19 pm

Thanks a lot for the comments, it's appreciated.

Everyone is invited for drinks when it hits the water, of course you have to come to Ontario, Lake Erie..... might not be worth the drinks!
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by WayWeGo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:08 am

Barrie wrote:Those hinges are from a Volkswagon Passat trunk lid. $20 at the wreckers :)
The hatch is practically weightless with them.
The best part is they lift straight up about 1" before the hatch hinges back.
I added some support to the hatch in the hinge area and they actually fit easily.
Tres elegante! You are very creative!
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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Misty » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Caught the annual flu here in Seattle or I'd have followed every photo! That hatch was a real head scratcher and your solution is awesome,suited for an imperial battle cruiser (sorry, new Star Wars movie. C-minus grade by the way.) especially since mine is still just a klunky old "lid" which we dropped into the bilge while hoisting (and heaving) the Onan. No smashed fingers for you!!
The wood floor is a nice color and your backsplash came out great! The yachts ($250,000 is "cheap" again according to some brokers) at the Seattle Boat show got NOTHING on your fit and finish details Mister Barrie. Oh... KEEP GOING!!! And thanks for the reply on the FB bolts. Pesky leakers.

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Re: Project "Tri Fly"

Post by Barrie » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:08 am

Thanks Misty for the comments and the Star wars review LOL.
Hope your disease passes quickly!
I have yet to finish (stain and seal) the cut raw edges on the floor but at least you can see where I'm going with this.
That hatch was a real head scratcher, I actually misplace it for a few months and had to jump the hole for a while.
I want to add an electric actuator to it so I can lift it with the push of a button. :lol:
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