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Tortoise is indeed under my care in mid-coast Maine. She has been sadly neglected for some years, and is now stripped of all "soft stuff" and is being cleaned and de-mildewed while I begin a 2 or 3 year restoration. Engine(VP MD-17 C or D) is out, form built for pilothouse F/G rebuild, and a "list" is forming. Will post progress in new thread.
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LydiaS wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:48 am Tortoise is indeed under my care in mid-coast Maine. She has been sadly neglected for some years, and is now stripped of all "soft stuff" and is being cleaned and de-mildewed while I begin a 2 or 3 year restoration. Engine(VP MD-17 C or D) is out, form built for pilothouse F/G rebuild, and a "list" is forming. Will post progress in new thread.
That is just awesome! That boat deserves a second chance. Its the first thing you find on the internet if you search on Albin 25. I reached out to Ocean 7 to see if there is a way we can preserve the /Tortoise post. So many people have seen that post.

I will upload a drawing of the pilot house lamination. It would be great if you could create a Tortoise thread!
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Here is the pilot house drawing. Prickfärg is "dotted paint" if anyone wondered.. note 5.5mm +- 0.5 around windows Just between 3/16" and 1/4" Probably make sense to carefully sand down to 3/16 when replacing window seals.
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This is the beginning of the pilot-house rebuild.
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LydiaS wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:19 pm This is the beginning of the pilot-house rebuild.
I was just going to reach out to see how things were going! You've made some progress. Did you find any gold doubloons during deconstruction so far? I look forward to watching progress! -Mark
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Looks good! I have a similar task at hand. A 18’ centerconsole a tree fell on and crushed the gunwhale. The way i would have approached that damage would have been to get the top skin lined up and with the right curvature, then cut in from the bottom and do most of the repair from underneath using 1708 biax, sheat back with divinycell and then cover, just like it was done at factory. The more you can do from the back the easier it is to get it nice and flat and you can build out and thicken the laminate that way. After back is nice and set, i grind in as little as possible from outside to remove what damage is left and then i cover that with polyester and CSM, grind then a filler.

Mertons Fiberglass in Springfield MA is a great source for material. Very high quality and low prices. He drives to Maine where he have his boat most weekends.
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Quite the undertaking, good luck with it. I'm watching with interest as adding some strength to my 'arch' is on my long term list, just to have it reinforced and more durable.

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A great start. It looks exciting! I'll also be following along. Please share some detail photos of the inside of the arch material if you have a convenient opportunity to take them.
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