13 meter upgrades

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by rickalan35 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:37 am

My words exactly!
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:01 am

gardnersf wrote:Hi Doug. Any Updates?
Yes I have made some good progress

I will load up some pictures tonight

Thanks for reaching out
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:42 pm

Hey folks, I'm back, sorry for the delay.

I have been on the boat every weekend and in the evenings during the week trying to get in the water, good thing my house is only 4 blocks away

Ok lets get going

all new fuel lines and new racors, I think I spent almost $1000 on the fuel lines and another few hundred and all the fittings
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:43 pm

I upgraded the fuel and oil filters to the spin-on type
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:45 pm

Starting to put the dash back together

I have all new switch panels and new gauges
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:51 pm

This shows my new starboard battery bracket
its a perfect fit for 3 8D's
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wired up the batteries, each outside battery is connected to one motor for starting only, all house, electronics etc is connected to middle "house " battery
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:59 pm

All fuel lines connected, motors are filled with fresh oil and coolant, motors are wired up, raw water is connected

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:05 pm

I finally took the shrink wrap off the boat and the next day I had new 40 gauge glass and new stamoid canvas installed on 3 sides
I put 3 zippered windows in the front and 1 big zippered window on each side so in the warmer months there will be plenty of cross ventilation
I am really happy with the canvas and how it looks

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:12 pm

I installed 3 new Rule 2000 bilge pumps connected to new Ultra Switches

so now that the pumps are in..... drum roll please

Memorial Day weekend the boat was splashed !

Still lots and lots of wiring to do, but I'm in the water !

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:18 pm

Look what I found while running wires through the bilge

THIS IS SO DISGUSTING!!!

The is a vent that was installed between the macerator and the thru-hull fitting

Why?

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:23 pm

SHakedown cruise revealed a big exhaust leak on one side of the starboard motor right at the head and manifold, so I figured I just had to replace the gasket.

Not quite that simple

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Welded closed
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by prowlersfish » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:47 pm

Nice work
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by rickalan35 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:24 pm

Great photos, Doug. Thanks for the update.

The hull shape on a 13 meter (hanging in the slings) is a beautiful thing

One of the greatest, most patient and workmanlike restorations of all time, let alone the issue of the steep cost (even when doing most of the work yourself)

Having also had to weather a rip-off artist on the engines repairs a while back, would have seen most people just simply give up and pack the whole project in.

There may be some among us who would like to see this boat operate in person, I know I would.

Great restoration, Doug. Boat needs a champagne launch.
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by RWS » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:00 pm

The BLACKJACK of Punta Gorda fame is BACK !

YOU HAVE PERSAVERED AND W O N !!!!!!!


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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by gardnersf » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:47 pm

Hi Doug, How did she run? Any updates?

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