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    Yep, seen that one in the flesh. Very pretty. Owner was nice enough to allow me a look.
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    Been busy flying overtime to make some extra $$, getting out daughter ready for her trip to Italy and planning the new house. Oh and picking up Catnapper and bringer her home!

    Finally got back in the shop to start the forward seats.

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    Looking great Reynard! Love all the details and curves.

    Can't wait to see your new shop!

    Kent

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    Hey Mark, did that trailer work out OK for you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Hey Mark, did that trailer work out OK for you ?

    Rick
    Worked great! I added a ventilated disc surge brake kit and several keel rollers. Boat fit very well and towed perfectly.
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    Good progress on the last big parts I've gotta make, the seats.





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    Nice! I like the flip design on the backrests.
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    Thanks. Figured it'd be better for socializing, and with the small distance between the seats and engine box it makes for better access to the cabin.

    Still a bit of trim to add. I don't want to leave that raw edge of the MDO exposed. Then paint and a bit of varnish for the cherry.
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    those seats are a clever solution, will they be bolted down? Have you considered an anti-racking element, maybe a stretcher up under the seat, seems like there might be some tendency to sway otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skegemog View Post
    those seats are a clever solution, will they be bolted down? Have you considered an anti-racking element, maybe a stretcher up under the seat, seems like there might be some tendency to sway otherwise.
    I agree, nice job Mark. I would be tempted to put a shelf in there too, so maybe a panel on the back face below the seat and a shelf with a fiddle to hold small stuff or keep the seat cushions out of the weather when not in use?

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    I like those ideas, and a boat can always use more storage. Raining today, a good day to be in the shop.
    Last edited by Reynard38; 06-04-2017 at 09:01 AM.
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    Nice

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    Nice seats Mark. I should have worked out a pivoting back like that myself for the PC23. Mine would have had to be bigger, with the fuel tank under, but the back looks nice. I could always alter mine down the road.

    When's the launch?

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    Oh, yes. When I redo the Sneakeasy, I definitely need seats like that in front! Most excellent.

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    Very nice. They look beautiful and appear very much in the spirit of the boat.

    I am going to put on my salty curmudgeon's cap, but please know its in the interest of fostering positive discussion.

    Most flip flop seatbacks have some way to restrain the seat back in any position. "Lift and lock," seems to be most common. The reason is, that people will expect that those seatbacks are fixed. Even after you show them your fine workmanship, in a lurch, when you are in rough water, crossing a wake, or they simply lose their footing, they will instinctively grab for a what a lifetime of experience has taught them is a solid and fixed object.

    Curmudgeon hat is now off.

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    Curmudgeon or not - a very good point!
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    Hmmm. Good point. A wood or metal pin would do it.

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    A nice stainless steel hitch pin would look nice and be more than strong enough. One with a pivot lock requires no hair pin to loose and it unlocks simpley by rotating the end straight. Less chances of it slipping out.

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    All good ideas and a valid concern. I will incorporate before I apply finish.
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    Well it appears my pics (botophucket) are still here. The seats are done with the exception of the mounting hardware. Been finish sanding and oiling the tow/rub rails. Also need to paint the cabin ceiling.
    Closing in on completion of this project and looking forward to splashing!
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    Cabin ceiling painted. I used the same color that we will use on the porch ceilings of our new home. It's a tradition in the low country to paint such ceilings light or "haint" blue. Haints were spirits and the blue supposedly kept them from entering the home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Cabin ceiling painted. I used the same color that we will use on the porch ceilings of our new home. It's a tradition in the low country to paint such ceilings light or "haint" blue. Haints were spirits and the blue supposedly kept them from entering the home.



    Beautiful work! This boat is great.


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    Just beautiful Mark! I like the light blue overhead.

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    Excellent choice.
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    The light-blue ceiling in the porch is also traditional in New England and very common in the Victorian homes (and the NH Statehouse!), I wonder if it is/was for the same reason?

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    Been working on the windshield frames as well. 3rd coat of varnish so far, 5 to go.


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    Wow! Just got done reading the entire thread. What a beautiful boat you have built! Looks like we will be almost neighbors in a few years, I am planning to retire to Bluffton with the Simmons Sea Skiff I just started last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo View Post
    Wow! Just got done reading the entire thread. What a beautiful boat you have built! Looks like we will be almost neighbors in a few years, I am planning to retire to Bluffton with the Simmons Sea Skiff I just started last month.
    Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you there.
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    Mark, in post #966, it looks like the hatch hardware (bolts ?) are sticking down. If you have not trimmed them off, would you consider
    putting a plastic cap (as used on ventilated closet shelving ends) on them to protect your scalp? - I have had unfortunate experience
    with things like this.

    Rick

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    They will get cut off. I can't permanently install the windshield until she's out of the shop. The door isn't tall enough.


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    It's been slow progress lately. Been flying a lot, and preoccupied with this;




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