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Thread: 81 28' Long Cabin work in progress

  1. #161
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    Looks awesome! Interesting set up where the anchor feeds to the pulpit, some PVC? Is that to hold a cover since I don't see an anchor? Also, we've had lots of conversations over the years of why some of the late model LC's are lighter and sit a little higher out of the water than some of the pre 80's. I think we've decided the deck/bridge super structure's on the later models are balsa core and you basically confirmed it.

  2. #162
    My fly bridge deck is balsa core as well... I've never been afraid to make holes in the name of progress! I get the idea it's strong and light when dry but a nightmare if wetted...

    Correct on the pvc, all of my "tent" poles connect to rails or cleats with slotted pvc tees. Didn't want to risk chafe on gelcoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theremikegoes View Post
    My fly bridge deck is balsa core as well... I've never been afraid to make holes in the name of progress! I get the idea it's strong and light when dry but a nightmare if wetted...

    Correct on the pvc, all of my "tent" poles connect to rails or cleats with slotted pvc tees. Didn't want to risk chafe on gelcoat.
    That's a brilliant idea, I was wondering how to do the same. So if you just "slot" the pvc T it will spread enough to go around the cleat/railing?

  4. #164
    I think I cut about 1/2" out? It was eyeball cutting on the band saw to make them a light snap fit over the rails.

  5. #165
    This kind of “wiring” drives me nuts:Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes that is a butt connector immediately next to an end.

    Safety updgrade, had 2 antennas that were both busted so that’s getting fixed as well. Eventually getting a remote mic for the radio for the upper helm.
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  6. #166
    Hope you're not using T-Taps. Those things suck.
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  7. #167
    Quote Originally Posted by nova7163 View Post
    Hope you're not using T-Taps. Those things suck.
    Worst "invention" ever developed
    "Joint Venture" 1978 28' twin 2017 Vortec roller cam 383/6.3L 350hp engines - You name it, I've either replaced it, restored it, rebuilt it or repaired it. That's my job now that I'm retired.

  8. #168
    Quote Originally Posted by nova7163 View Post
    Hope you're not using T-Taps. Those things suck.
    Ha! No, they’re my example of what people who shouldn’t be allowed to do wiring use. The tape on the other “thing” covers a bolt that I believe was a makeshift junction connection.

    Pulled about 500’ of cable/wire/nonsense out of the boat today prepping for new electronics.

  9. #169
    Just wanted to share a picture of what’s left of a fastener holding a mess of a downrigger mount on the deck. I basically sneezed on the screw head and broke the top off.
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  10. #170
    good catch, would have sucked to loose a rigger
    1980 2400 Cuddy I/O, 2017 Cummins 4BT coupled to a Volvo DP-SM with F9 Props, and a 2014 Mercury 15HP Pro-Kicker "LOOSE CHANGE"

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