Up Grades

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Are you doing upgrades this year ? pick up to 4

Doing a repower
4
7%
Upgrade electronics
20
34%
Canvas
17
29%
Paint ( change - upgrade )
8
14%
no I am broke
4
7%
No my boats perfect
2
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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Up Grades

Post by prowlersfish » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Tell us more I am planning some
TROJAN F36 Conv.
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Post by P-Dogg » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:55 pm

Holey Moley! 100% of us are doing re-powers!!!!

(OK, so it's only 1 vote)

In addition to repowering, I'm:

Installing a new (to me closed-cooled) generator
Installing new carpet throughout
Installing a dinette
Painting the engine room
Installing a new water heater
Installing two vacuflush heads
Installing hard railing all-around (formerly just had hard pipe on the pulpit and aft deck. Thanks Aaron)

How-to (or how-not-to) threads on each to follow.....
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Post by P-Dogg » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:02 pm

I mean "Thanks Aaron :( "

One day I happened to mouth-off to my wife that Aaron said that if he were to do a refit, he would replace the cable lifelines with hard railing all the way around. She said "That sounds like a great idea!" After that there was pretty much no turning back......

Everything has been purchased, the existing stanchions have had their bulbous tops cut off, and I merely await somewhat warmer weather.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Stripermann2 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:04 pm

Putting boat on hard in couple weeks. Repowering both engines, painting bilge, adding a new radar and chartplotter. Bottom paint, rebed struts. Sand and re do inside woodwork.
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Post by alexander38 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:13 pm

Painting topside..Carver muddling white
Refitting the whole galley and settee
Replacing all 3 a/c units (aft berth AC/dc system
Replace all canvas
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Post by prowlersfish » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:14 pm

New GPS (Garmin 70 )

New ( to me 1 year old ) Chain / rode windlass pro 1000


Last year or 2 it was transom door and hawse pipes or you can call it 3 large holes ( aka Paul went nuts with a sawsall )
new carpet
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Post by 44Ydnar88 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:27 pm

Does this count? Pretty excited about rock in these out at the chicago boat show.
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Post by prowlersfish » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:37 pm

Why not ? Up grading the crew is a upgrade ,
TROJAN F36 Conv.
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Post by mikeandanne » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:41 pm

Only one thing left for 2015 and that is new carbs,as already done
---new aft gas tanks,fill hose etc
---new holding tank
---new waste lines (that was fun)
---re and re water tank to glass up a hole in it (that is what started it all)
---props re-pitched and tuned

Planning a month away thru the Trent so I am hoping I got everything and we can enjoy the boat...Mike
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Barrie » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:49 pm

I'm planning to dismantle, refit, upgrade, repaint, re-carpet and whatever else is necessary to make this thing like new again.
An 18 month project, I hope :0
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Re: Up Grades

Post by adrewoh » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:23 am

"Does this count? Pretty excited about rock in these out at the chicago boat show."

That's great!! What a good idea!

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Re: Up Grades

Post by The Dog House » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:36 am

I'll be buying new canvas in the Spring. The canvas that came with the boat was old when I got it, and I finally have the money to replace it.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by bjanakos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:33 am

Replacing carpet / Flooring in the salon and galley.
Refinishing inside woodwork.
New SIMRAD electronics, 2xNSS7, AP, RS35.
New AM/FM radio.
Buff and polish hull sides and top sides.
New Lettering.

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Re: Up Grades

Post by Lou » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:45 pm

After taking possession in August, I have managed to get both 351's to run and idle, did short haul to clean bottom & running gear, touched up bottom paint and barnical blocker to running gear, replaced refrigerator, mad cleaned boat, (scrub-x), kill and remove 15 wasps nest, repair steering shaft rod, installed new three bank battery tender, installed three marine batteries, hung canvass in cockpit, minor screw re-tightening, replace starboard shift cable on lower helm and installed loud a$$ horn.

Now to the upgrades and the "to do's" this spring;
Installing current/up-to-date electronics (upper & lower helm
Rewire upper helm to factory (hoping to resolve RPM issue)
Tune up engines & oil changes
Add blue LED lights to lower deck gunnel & spot lights.

And most importantly to use the boat as much and the summer budget allows.
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Re: Up Grades

Post by Bubbabuda » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:38 pm

Re-coat bottom paint
Extend swimplatform from 20" to 34", just put together and looks great
Underwater lights (LED's)
Anchor Windlass and rode

a little more than 100 days till splash!!!!!!!!!!!

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