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4 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

Latest update from this weekend, and the big news is that Mrs Wife actually came to help out. Apart from making the tea she did the rolling whilst I tipped. I asked if she fancied a dirty weekend and when she said "Yes" I gave her the anti-foul to do. She's done a cracking job though. The pic below shows the boat with 3 coats of white gloss above the mid-way point, three coats of sky-blue and 2 coats of anti-foul. Weather permitting this weekend will see white gloss between the blue and anti-foul (Currently its just in primer) and then the water pump changed.  That should just leave the artwork (Currently in progress), swim-platform (Being repaired and due back this weekend) ahead of screwing everything back on, testing and getting back in the water. I miss my weekends on the river.

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She is coming along nicely, looking good.  Denny.

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5 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

Latest update from this weekend, and the big news is that Mrs Wife actually came to help out. Apart from making the tea she did the rolling whilst I tipped. I asked if she fancied a dirty weekend and when she said "Yes" I gave her the anti-foul to do. She's done a cracking job though.

Hahaha, between making tea and fancying a dirty weekend and doing a cracking job, it doesn't get any more British than that! :D Now I have to ask, what premier league team are you a fan of?  I've followed Liverpool since I was a little kid all the way back to the early 70s when they had a banging team and they've always been on top one way or the other, but these days especially since Mo Salah is from the old country.  That makes that team even more special to yours truly. What a great player he turned out to be and to top it all off, the owner of the Boston Red Sox bought Liverpool a few years ago if I'm not mistaken.  John Henry (you should see the yacht that guy has lol) and we're huge Red Sox fans up this way so there's this very cool bond/connection going on between all those things.  Interestingly enough, my nephew who studied in London is a huge Arsenal fan.  So when those two teams go at it, it's a great brawl!  So who's your team?

5 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

The pic below shows the boat with 3 coats of white gloss above the mid-way point, three coats of sky-blue and 2 coats of anti-foul. Weather permitting this weekend will see white gloss between the blue and anti-foul (Currently its just in primer) and then the water pump changed.  That should just leave the artwork (Currently in progress), swim-platform (Being repaired and due back this weekend) ahead of screwing everything back on, testing and getting back in the water. I miss my weekends on the river.

Outstanding job.  Looks like the prep work was done very well.  The primer looks like the finish coat already.  Looking forward to seeing the finish paint and the decals on to complete the whole look.  Now if we could possibly find a way to boat somewhere where we can get above 6mph, wow wouldn't that be something?    

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9 hours ago, Hatem said:

Hahaha, between making tea and fancying a dirty weekend and doing a cracking job, it doesn't get any more British than that! :D Now I have to ask, what premier league team are you a fan of?  I've followed Liverpool since I was a little kid all the way back to the early 70s when they had a banging team and they've always been on top one way or the other, but these days especially since Mo Salah is from the old country.  That makes that team even more special to yours truly. What a great player he turned out to be and to top it all off, the owner of the Boston Red Sox bought Liverpool a few years ago if I'm not mistaken.  John Henry (you should see the yacht that guy has lol) and we're huge Red Sox fans up this way so there's this very cool bond/connection going on between all those things.  Interestingly enough, my nephew who studied in London is a huge Arsenal fan.  So when those two teams go at it, it's a great brawl!  So who's your team?

Outstanding job.  Looks like the prep work was done very well.  The primer looks like the finish coat already.  Looking forward to seeing the finish paint and the decals on to complete the whole look.  Now if we could possibly find a way to boat somewhere where we can get above 6mph, wow wouldn't that be something?    

Thank you for your kind words. I'm the only person ever to be born in Liverpool that doesn't like football. My Granddad took me to Anfield once when I was younger and I'm afraid that I was just bored. :P

When it comes to speed limits I'm blessed to live in Tewkesbury which is where the River's Avon and Severn meet. So far we've only explored the Avon but for a couple of hundred quid I can get a River Severn licence which opens up 42 miles of waterways from Stourport to Bristol. The speed limit on the Severn is 6 upstream and 8 down. If I go down to Sharpness (South of Bristol) then the Bristol channel awaits me with no speed limits at all.  Its on my list of things to do in the future :D

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13 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

Thank you for your kind words. I'm the only person ever to be born in Liverpool that doesn't like football. My Granddad took me to Anfield once when I was younger and I'm afraid that I was just bored. :P

When it comes to speed limits I'm blessed to live in Tewkesbury which is where the River's Avon and Severn meet. So far we've only explored the Avon but for a couple of hundred quid I can get a River Severn licence which opens up 42 miles of waterways from Stourport to Bristol. The speed limit on the Severn is 6 upstream and 8 down. If I go down to Sharpness (South of Bristol) then the Bristol channel awaits me with no speed limits at all.  Its on my list of things to do in the future :D

  When you go, be sure to take lots of pictures to share.  Denny.

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 5:30 AM, Stuart Adair said:

Thank you for your kind words. I'm the only person ever to be born in Liverpool that doesn't like football. My Granddad took me to Anfield once when I was younger and I'm afraid that I was just bored. :P

What?!?!?  I never thought there would be such a person in the UK LOL! :haha-7383: That's amazing, Stuart. Hey, maybe you're better off.  Being diehard sports fans of certain teams only brings you more of the agony of defeat, than the thrill of victories.  :) 

On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 5:30 AM, Stuart Adair said:

When it comes to speed limits I'm blessed to live in Tewkesbury which is where the River's Avon and Severn meet. So far we've only explored the Avon but for a couple of hundred quid I can get a River Severn licence which opens up 42 miles of waterways from Stourport to Bristol. The speed limit on the Severn is 6 upstream and 8 down. If I go down to Sharpness (South of Bristol) then the Bristol channel awaits me with no speed limits at all.  Its on my list of things to do in the future :D

Excellent.  I second Denny's post.  Lots of pics and YouTube videos we shall need!  At some point (if you have any money left over :D) you can get a drone and take footage of yourself cruising.  Not sure if you've seen the Drone thread?  There's some great videos posted from a couple of members and it's a lot of fun to see your own boat from that perspective.  Well worth it.

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I popped down to the boat today and have found that I left the ignition turned on for 2 days :slap:  I must have forgotten to turn it off at the weekend. Its got shore-power plugged in whilst on the hard standing so the batteries are ok but what have I broken I wonder ?   Can't start the boat yet until I put the muffs/hosepipe on but I'm really worried now.

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2 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

I popped down to the boat today and have found that I left the ignition turned on for 2 days :slap:  I must have forgotten to turn it off at the weekend. Its got shore-power plugged in whilst on the hard standing so the batteries are ok but what have I broken I wonder ?   Can't start the boat yet until I put the muffs/hosepipe on but I'm really worried now.

Hey, @#$%@# happens to the best of us.  You said the batteries are ok and you were connected to shorepower for those 2 days also?  Did you check the voltage on the batteries to know they're ok?  I wouldn't worry about it, I think you'll be just fine.  If anything, I think the worst thing is you'd drain out the batteries and that's about it, but even that is debatable if you only had the ignition on the first click?  So you powered up only the items that would be connected on that first click which you should find out what they are on your boat (depending on how it's wired) and be sure those items are still ok which I'm betting they're just fine. 

Make yourself a nice cup of tea and what's the favorite pastry or whatever edible that goes along with tea in the UK? :) Have the tea and pastry and don't worry about anything.  It'll be just fine and like nothing happened, especially if your batteries are ok.  They're the first in line but your shorepower should take care of that. 

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5 hours ago, Hatem said:

Hey, @#$%@# happens to the best of us.  You said the batteries are ok and you were connected to shorepower for those 2 days also?  Did you check the voltage on the batteries to know they're ok?  I wouldn't worry about it, I think you'll be just fine.  If anything, I think the worst thing is you'd drain out the batteries and that's about it, but even that is debatable if you only had the ignition on the first click?  So you powered up only the items that would be connected on that first click which you should find out what they are on your boat (depending on how it's wired) and be sure those items are still ok which I'm betting they're just fine. 

Make yourself a nice cup of tea and what's the favorite pastry or whatever edible that goes along with tea in the UK? :) Have the tea and pastry and don't worry about anything.  It'll be just fine and like nothing happened, especially if your batteries are ok.  They're the first in line but your shorepower should take care of that. 

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Thank you for the the reassurance :D. Small point though, I live in the South West of England so were more likely to have a pasty than a pastry. Google it and you'll see the difference. :D

Stu

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7 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

Thank you for the the reassurance :D. Small point though, I live in the South West of England so were more likely to have a pasty than a pastry. Google it and you'll see the difference. :D

Stu

I looked it up since this is very interesting to learn and know.

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A pasty (/ˈpɑːsti/ or /ˈpæsti/, Cornish: Pasti)[1] is a baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is made by placing an uncooked filling, typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimping the curved edge to form a seal before baking.

The traditional Cornish pasty, which since 2011 has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe,[2] is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (also known as yellow turnip or rutabaga – referred to in Devon and Cornwall as turnip) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked. Today, the pasty is the food most associated with Cornwall. It is regarded as the national dish and accounts for 6% of the Cornish food economy. Pasties with many different fillings are made and some shops specialise in selling all sorts of pasties.

 

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Sounds and looks amazing!  That'll work with a cup of tea, for sure!  Hey, and not only is a pasty better than a pastry, but it's certainly better than a patsy!

Pastry, pasty and here's a patsy! LOL! :haha-7383:

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Hi guys, latest update.

Big weekend of work just completed. I replaced the water pump and am glad that I did as the impeller was badly worn. Then it was on with the testing. I used a water supply muff on the out-drive and fired the engine up. Things never went quite to plan as I had no forward drive but could get reverse ok. After a bit of an adjustment on the lower shift cable I realised where I went wrong with the adjustment.  I had No3 Son turn the prop anti-clockwise whilst I pushed the cable end in until the prop locked and then measured the 6 inches between the mounting hole and the centre of the brass adjuster. Then when I refitted the cable all was well and I can now engage forward and reverse gear. My mistake was trying to adjust the cable before I actually fitted the out-drive, but that's why we test these things.  So that's it with the mechanical work.

On the body I touched up the last bits of paint and have put the new vinyls on, and I'm really pleased with the results. All I need to do now is refit the swim platform (Due back this week) and new fenders and then we're back in the water.

Some update pics below, and this is the link to the  Engine Test Video. I've also done a quick Walk Around Video

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Well that's it folks, all work is completed and she's ready to back in the water. There's high winds forecast for this week and as I'm working away for most of this and next week, we've selected Friday 14th for the crane-in. Valentines day seems appropriate somehow :wub:

The total cost of all the works was £1,327 (Around $1,752) and I'm proud to say that I did all the works myself.  I've pasted a link below to the list of parts I fitted with each price and ebay item reference where applicable as this might help others out.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8hBskbPRBe2f0onrYiQtR6u18mVZpoh/view?usp=sharing

 

A huge thank you to all of you for your advice, particularly Wingnut for the guidance with the engine mounting procedure.

Here's looking forward to a fun 2020 back afloat 

 

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8 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

Well that's it folks, all work is completed and she's ready to back in the water. There's high winds forecast for this week and as I'm working away for most of this and next week, we've selected Friday 14th for the crane-in. Valentines day seems appropriate somehow :wub:

The total cost of all the works was £1,327 (Around $1,752) and I'm proud to say that I did all the works myself.  I've pasted a link below to the list of parts I fitted with each price and ebay item reference where applicable as this might help others out.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8hBskbPRBe2f0onrYiQtR6u18mVZpoh/view?usp=sharing

 

A huge thank you to all of you for your advice, particularly Wingnut for the guidance with the engine mounting procedure.

Here's looking forward to a fun 2020 back afloat 

 

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Thumbs up to you, great job!

May you have many hours at her helm.  Denny.

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10 hours ago, Denny said:

Thumbs up to you, great job!

May you have many hours at her helm.  Denny.

+1.  I've been inspired to give my girl (as you call it) her first ever full compounding and buffing.  She doesn't really need it except for a couple of spots on portside where there's a bit of the black gelcoat fading from fenders and a few minor dings and minute scratches.  Along with the 9 million other things I need to do that are more of a  priority.

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13 hours ago, Hatem said:

+1.  I've been inspired to give my girl (as you call it) her first ever full compounding and buffing.  She doesn't really need it except for a couple of spots on portside where there's a bit of the black gelcoat fading from fenders and a few minor dings and minute scratches.  Along with the 9 million other things I need to do that are more of a  priority.

It is not fading, those are real fine scratches, and they will rub out, if not then a little 2000 grit and soapy water first.

After 27 years the passion is gone, now I do what needs to be done to make her mechanically sound, and just buy her new gadgets now and then. However I still love taking her out for a ride, and would never trade her in.  Denny. 

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Would you believe it !!! 

All that time, work and effort and we come to the big launch tomorrow;  only to be beaten with a 3.8m tide flooding the crane gantry and high winds forecast.

Oh well, hopefully next Friday she'll be back in the water and I can share some pics with you of the finished touches :D

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Congrats on the boats Return To Service [RTS]. Doing this kind of work really can make you very Zen with the boat especially when you're in the water. It will also make it much more difficult to sell if that ever needs to happen. Look at Denny....27 years! 

I will likely do one more big compounding/waxing this coming season.  I also have to repair the huge scratch/gouge from last year. I'm going to get an estimate and maybe have somebody else do it.

BTW, how popular is the TV program Coronation Street?  

I live near the Canadian/US border and my cable provider has 2 Canadian channels. A few years ago, Canada was broadcasting the Olympics and I watched them more because I preferred the events that they were broadcasting. I'm not usually suckered into commercials but over a period of time my eye starts catching a long haired brunette on the screen [turns out to be Allison King]. Eventually I start paying attention to the commercial and see this is an ad for Coronation Street. I start watching it. At first I thought it was to crazy and stopped watching it. But eventually I went back and now I'm hooked! I maybe the only fan of Coronation Street from the USA!  

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On 2/15/2020 at 3:35 PM, SST said:

Congrats on the boats Return To Service [RTS]. Doing this kind of work really can make you very Zen with the boat especially when you're in the water. It will also make it much more difficult to sell if that ever needs to happen. Look at Denny....27 years! 

I will likely do one more big compounding/waxing this coming season.  I also have to repair the huge scratch/gouge from last year. I'm going to get an estimate and maybe have somebody else do it.

BTW, how popular is the TV program Coronation Street?  

I live near the Canadian/US border and my cable provider has 2 Canadian channels. A few years ago, Canada was broadcasting the Olympics and I watched them more because I preferred the events that they were broadcasting. I'm not usually suckered into commercials but over a period of time my eye starts catching a long haired brunette on the screen [turns out to be Allison King]. Eventually I start paying attention to the commercial and see this is an ad for Coronation Street. I start watching it. At first I thought it was to crazy and stopped watching it. But eventually I went back and now I'm hooked! I maybe the only fan of Coronation Street from the USA!  

SST - I'm a combination of shocked / saddened and stunned that someone who is refined and quality driven as to own a Chaparral would consider lowering themselves to watching Coronation Street ;)  I can't begin to describe how I detest that ****** program. As a child I was forced (Yes, I do mean forced) to endure hours of Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner, and when I was once again forced to endure the painful experience in recent years I found it almost exactly the same. I was born and raised in Liverpool, only a few miles away from where Coronation St is meant to be based and its truly a land where time stood still. Whippets, flat caps, racing pigeons, black-pudding and cobbled streets everywhere.   I shall pray a special prayer to the Lord tonight that he rescues you from your fate, before you know it you'll be saying things like "Eh-up" and "I'll go to the foot of our stairs". You're doomed unless you escape now.

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On 2/17/2020 at 9:43 AM, Stuart Adair said:

SST - I'm a combination of shocked / saddened and stunned that someone who is refined and quality driven as to own a Chaparral would consider lowering themselves to watching Coronation Street ;)  I can't begin to describe how I detest that ****** program. As a child I was forced (Yes, I do mean forced) to endure hours of Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner, and when I was once again forced to endure the painful experience in recent years I found it almost exactly the same. I was born and raised in Liverpool, only a few miles away from where Coronation St is meant to be based and its truly a land where time stood still. Whippets, flat caps, racing pigeons, black-pudding and cobbled streets everywhere.   I shall pray a special prayer to the Lord tonight that he rescues you from your fate, before you know it you'll be saying things like "Eh-up" and "I'll go to the foot of our stairs". You're doomed unless you escape now.

Fear not my friendly Chap. I shall endeavor to remain outside the bounds of the soap opera black hole. While I admit I watch this program [and one other] I will always have control to simply, change the channel if needed.

As for your flooding, that looks nasty. Good luck launching when the time comes.   It will be interesting to see how our Great Lakes behave this coming season. High water levels stopped me from trailering into Canada last season because the destination was underwater. We'll see.   

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In a scene reminiscent of Genesis 8.3 the waters receded and once again the Good Lord smiled upon me for long enough to get Miss Magoo back in the water. So, for the sake of completeness I've attached some pics as my final update. 

Thanks once again for all your help and advice. You guys have been absolutely invaluable.  

Now, if we can just get rid of Corona-disease I can finally let the gin start flowing again.

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5 hours ago, Stuart Adair said:

In a scene reminiscent of Genesis 8.3 the waters receded and once again the Good Lord smiled upon me for long enough to get Miss Magoo back in the water. So, for the sake of completeness I've attached some pics as my final update. 

Thanks once again for all your help and advice. You guys have been absolutely invaluable.  

Now, if we can just get rid of Corona-disease I can finally let the gin start flowing again.

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She's standing tall, and looking good!!!

And may the wind always be at your back. (sailor talk)  Denny.

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