Modifications, repairs and improvements, 28TE

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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:34 pm

Hi from Fort Lauderdale.
We purchased this 2001 cream puff 28TE fall 2017:
Great boat but I did not like the separate shifter and throttle.
Instead I converted to a single lever, but same brand: Seastar Solutions, or Morse, MT-3.a few days ago.
Had to put some elbow grease into it and change the innards of the control around, the default was opposite of what was needed.
Also made a new spacer, teak with 5 coats of varnish.
Love it.
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Very nice!
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:58 pm

Garmin 1040xs plotter.
(And aging hippie owner)
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:03 am

Changed name to Odin.

The entire boat was wet-sanded, compounded and waxed/polished.
Had the best guy in Fort Lauderdale do the job.
9 Days and 73 hours, great job.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:15 am

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33 lbs Rocna anchor on the bow and aluminum poles in the back for the Bimini top. (Should be done next week, the canvas girl took off Thanksgiving weekend)
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:35 am

Very nice. Mind if I ask how much the wet sanding cost?
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:23 pm

Sisu22 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:35 am
Very nice. Mind if I ask how much the wet sanding cost?
Don’t mind at all.
I paid him $2k for the 73 hrs, materials included.
He billed me $1,600 but I paid $400 more as he worked hard and did an outstanding job, sometimes working until 11PM with lights rigged and platforms and floats in use.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:28 pm

Compounding and wet sanding going on.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:38 pm

Replaced all 6 grommets, $9 each.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:43 pm

Need to replace the leaning cushions (or whatever they are called)
Anybody know a source?
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:29 pm

They're called bolsters, and they're custom. Check with your canvas person as a first step.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:18 am

Nancy wrote:
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They're called bolsters, and they're custom. Check with your canvas person as a first step.
Ouch, I was hoping bolsters could be bought rather than custom made. Oh well, canvas shop next.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:27 am

Added a 33 lbs Rocna recently, also 100’ of 1/4” HT chain. Had to have a new roller bail made to accommodate the bigger anchor.
Previous owner added the shiny windlass 3 years ago.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:20 am

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One of the first projects on this 28TE was the wipers and wiper arms.
Did a previous posting on the project, but to get it all in one thread, I will repeat it here:
Original wiper and arms. Everything still worked, but the springs had lost their oomph and corrosion was evident.
Used a hacksaw to cut the arms off the shafts, then reinstalled new arms using Tef-Get. All 3 arms and wipers were available at West Marine, same stuff as the factory mounted 16 years ago.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:38 am

Air intakes:
I find it fascinating that these engine/bilge Air inlets are pointing forward, as in towards the bow.
It seems a recipe for scooping saltwater into the boat, rather than keeping water out.
Are these mounted the wrong way from the factory....?
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