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Re: Let the fun begin!

#16 Post by bansil » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:07 pm

TWB wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:49 am
bansil wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:09 am
:nono
Silly Floridians....try working on an aluminum boat outside when its mid 20s...every time you touch it...the heat gets sucked out of your soul :evil:

:mrgreen:
OR -- Working on it when it's 85 or more and that aluminum burning through your bones. 'Course you've never done that! :lol3 :lol3
:nono
I am at 2750' elevation :-P so I am closer to the sun :lala

Just glad I dont have the humidity you do ours says 90% and feels like 90%
Ya'lls math is #@×÷% up...FL 90% humidity feels like the heated drying cycle of a commercial dishwashing machine :mrgreen:

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#17 Post by TWB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:18 pm

bansil wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:07 pm

Just glad I dont have the humidity you do ours says 90% and feels like 90%
Ya'lls math is #@×÷% up...FL 90% humidity feels like the heated drying cycle of a commercial dishwashing machine :mrgreen:
Now that's the dang truth! BUT - fortunately 99.9% of us have full AC. :alright
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#18 Post by TWB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:30 pm

So I'm taking measurements and double-checking this and that. I find my toon is actually 24' 6" (X 8'). What??! I don't think I've heard of that.
The transom end of the deck has a 20" board, then four 48" boards, then a 36" piece, and an approx 46" front board. What the hell? So 6 sheets of 4X8 goes to 7 - AND flooring goes from 24' to 28' (another $150!). :nutkick

Is this normal and I am too unknowing? :donno

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#19 Post by bansil » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:36 pm

Left over drops from other models :donno so they could have a different model for moar profit?

Would 8 inches shy at aft hurt usable floor space?

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#20 Post by TWB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:52 pm

bansil wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Left over drops from other models :donno so they could have a different model for moar profit?

Would 8 inches shy at aft hurt usable floor space?
It seems like it may have been a "luxury" model for Landau in 2003. Extended deck, sculpted design carpet... who knows.

I actually looked at laying the deck boards differently, but the frame rails underneath are set at those measurements. Don't really want to get into re-laying all the framing. I'll just do it their way. Fuggers.
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#21 Post by bansil » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:34 am

All this talk and no new pictures :coffee

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#22 Post by TWB » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:16 am

bansil wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:34 am

All this talk and no new pictures :coffee
I'll get some new pics up soon. I'm still having to work, even though most everything else is closed. That means the boat work is in the afternoons after I get home. Got about half the deck off yesterday. As so many already know, old bolts and screws don't give up easily. And some SOB was apparently paid by the number of screws used! :x

Found that some of the strange deck boards sizes are due to the way they installed them. There are 2 separate pieces on the frame on either side of the transom cut. Then the 4X8s started. I thought it a bit out of the ordinary, but it won't be hard to replicate for the new floor. :| Famous last words...

Moving along. The tedious console wiring removal, frame cleaning/ prep, etc. is still to come.

BUT - it's been beautiful for the week so far, so work can happen. :nana
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#23 Post by TWB » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:09 am

Continued removing deck boards yesterday. Now down to carefully disconnecting and labeling all wiring from the console to get it gone. Hoping this afternoon will lead to a fully naked, clean frame.

Gonna devote a bit of time to cleaning up the wire runs while it's laid open. I'm not sure what the thought was with the way some of it is just piled together. I like neat and organized.
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#24 Post by curtiscapk » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:13 am

nice work!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#25 Post by bansil » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:19 am

:thumbsup

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#26 Post by TWB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:33 pm

Got the deck laid (finally). Starting to look a bit more like a boat again. Getting excited to move on the flooring soon. :alright
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#27 Post by TWB » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:24 pm

Got the deck laid and sanded all the putty and paste... much thanks to my wife for pitching in. :nana
Flooring went down and (if it's still there in the morning) I'm tickled to death. That REALLY feels like progress! :alright :alright
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#28 Post by bansil » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:59 am

:smoke

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Re: Let the fun begin!

#29 Post by TWB » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:49 pm

Advice time ---- I have a Humminbird Helix 5. Power and transducer - no external antenna. I want to flush mount it in the console. I don't know how worried I need to be about it finding the GPS signal. :donno

Any help? Help a brother out.
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Re: Let the fun begin!

#30 Post by steve1313 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 am

My Simrad (no external antenna) is flush mounted in my dash and the only time it has a problem getting a signal is when I'm under the metal roof on my slip.

I think almost all of the smaller GPS capable, dash mountable devices rely only on an internal antenna and they seem to work fine.
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