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    Quote Originally Posted by jfm View Post
    Ellesar and mikef will be along in a minute to advise you to get some brightly coloured cushions
    I just ordered 2 plastic sofa's, (grey black)
    such a shame they were not available in pink, with yellow flowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartW View Post
    have been thinking about underwater exhausts while re arranging stuff in the e/r recently,
    but thats all new to me, not sure about how and where, etc...
    might consider that again in future.
    Yup its not an essential upgrade but these people are worth talking to for advice http://www.halyard.eu.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikef View Post
    Yup its not an essential upgrade but these people are worth talking to for advice http://www.halyard.eu.com/
    yes thank you Mike,
    I believe this link was already posted in this thread, regarding the genny exhausts.
    Will defo look at that when preparing these mods.

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    Here an update from the works, pictures from my visit last week;
    The workers were sanding the gunwale, lots of dust, no pictures from that,

    Here a few details from the finishing, they put a glass tissue on the wood, to make it more resistant for damage, and more resistant for moisture, they cover this with a layer of GRP , sanding and ready for final painting






    All deckfloor has been recaulked, sanding will be done really at the last moment, let the caulking stick and dry as long as possible.



    Here you can see the edge of the upper step,
    I have seen the other steps, these were finished, but not yet in position, but they look fantastic !




    I had them make removeable tables above the generators, to be used as tools storage, work bench, and later for the scuba tank compressor (s) to sit on.





    These shelves are made above the side fuel tanks, extra space for parts and stuff (used to be on the previous work bench in the util room, which is gone now.)






    Look at that clean and shiny engine, and look who’s polishing



    The desalinator in its new position in the util room, previously old fridge compressors were here



    90° turning right,
    Interesting detail of the glass fibre fabric on the new construction, and on the internal wooden door frame



    One more 90° turn , the washing machine in its new position. she could use some new paint aswell...




    We visited the yard where we will do the liftout this year,
    How come I like these nice old boats ?



    BA will go out the old fashion way, on a sledge…
    We choose that yard, as here we can do the work for installing the hilo platform,



    And now fitting the new transom door: (temporarily before she goes to the painters)





    That’s a piece of art if you asc me






    And then we had to choose new fabrics,
    We need cushions on the new cockpit bench, and we didn’t like the blue white triped cushions on the old cockpit bench nor on the bow sun bed,
    Moreover we don’t like the yellow saloon bench covering, so we decided to go for some new sunbrella fabrics.

    Here are the examples we considered for the saloon:



    1- fondant chocolate, only enhances the massive brown-ish teint from all that wood
    2- blue-ish grey, we don’t like blue in there
    3- charcoal grey, that’s the one we had in mind, and we finanally gave this a go
    4- olive grey, not bad, but might be boaring grey after some time

    did I say that we don’t like yellow, and both swmbo and myself have something with black
    yes I know, no discussion about taste

    also last week we had 4 Italian friends visiting us on the boat, including one famous forum mate, who shared some of his wealth of knowledge ao about my Auto Pilote problem (more about that in another tread)
    but conclusion was that he has to come back to do further investigation while navigating
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    Amai, she is rapidly becoming just what you want isn't she?

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    BA will go out the old fashion way, on a sledge…
    We choose that yard, as here we can do the work for installing the hilo platform,
    How does this work with the props sticking out so far?
    I'd be really worried that the sledge's chocks were high enough to protect the shafts amd props.

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    You're right, Bart, that door is a work of art. Beautiful job. Ref the interior, green is a no no for most boaters as it is supposed to bring bad luck, agree brown is too much brown, blue is OK by me but best IMHO is the grey so I think you've done right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    How does this work with the props sticking out so far?
    I'd be really worried that the sledge's chocks were high enough to protect the shafts amd props.
    actually I don't really know, but I thrust that they know how to do it,
    inside the yard was Canados 85, also on a sledge,

    here this pic shows a C70 on a sledge (sorry for the quality)

    they say, gettin her out takes one full day,
    so I guess they do it carefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by WouldbeSailor View Post
    Amai, she is rapidly becoming just what you want isn't she?
    yes we are very satisfied with the result until now,
    especially as this was a completely unknown world for us

    I think that this world of old craftsmen; making things completely manually and to measure
    will disappear in the future, unable to afford in a modern world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartW View Post
    I think that this world of old craftsmen; making things completely manually and to measure
    will disappear in the future, unable to afford in a modern world.
    +1 unfortunately...

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