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    looks great. i would like to do something similar. i was wondering why glass in stead of all aluminium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27 sportfisher View Post
    looks great. i would like to do something similar. i was wondering why glass in stead of all aluminium?
    Assume you mean just the pulpit and not the whole project....! If not.... well that's another subject.

    The starboard we used for the pulpit is strong and easy to work with, and can be adapted to odd shapes, It would have been more difficult (for me anyway) to make it out of aluminum as I dont have the welder or skill to connect the parts together. I could shape them and get them ready for a welder, but hard to work that way. I could have bought a pulpit and a anchor roller, but they are expensive and I would have had to adapt something to make it work. I used the aluminum plate to reinforce and tie the deck to the pulpit.

    If it was aluminum boat then welding one in place would have been the way to go...
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    Wow, amazing project. Beautiful boat.

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    yes just the pulpit. your work is top notch. i am afraid i dont have the skill to get the same results with glass. i guess i will have to pick up some of that starboard and experiment. how did you choose the roller size?

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    We bought the rollers and axles from these folks, they make some nice stuff.
    https://www.anchorliftdirect.com/bow-roller-parts-kit


    These were for the bottom rollers, I maybe could have used something else but I wanted a roller that was hard enough it wouldnt "take a set" from the anchor shank resting on it 24/7. I dont know what they are made of but they are milled and very solid. The top roller wasn't so critical IMO, I bought a inexpensive one of the shelf locally and massaged it on a disc grinder to get the shape/size I wanted. I could have used a SS bail to capture the shank, but decided to use a roller. In the attached link you will see these rollers are parts for their bow rollers, there are only two different sizes of rollers. https://www.anchorliftdirect.com/hw/...dimensions.pdf.

    I think I used the smaller of the two, but would have to verify. They make a very cool anchor turner, I think it will be very handy if using a winch.

    https://www.anchorlift.com/anchor-tu...ts-1454648750/
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    glad to see you decored where you drilled holes in the core.

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    yes, I had to fix the hardtop coring where some holes had leaked, it had turned to mush over 30 years. That's the bad part of coring, same reason I am not a fan of coring below the waterline.

    The hardtop was 1/4" balsa core and relatively small area, glad it was discovered before it was all back together.
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    Mostly done with the repair
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    Helm mostly done, just have to mount the seat. The compass started to leak (my fault), need to replace or send it out. Have to place the mic hook somewhere
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    Almost done....
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    A few more
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    Finally, out in the sunlight, I even stuck the antenna up for the pic, hoping to get it wet this coming week, its been a journey..

    Before and after, yup same boat, well almost.
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    A few more of the exterior
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    Holy cow she looks amazing! Beautiful boat, congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Holy cow she looks amazing! Beautiful boat, congrats.
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    Thanks, BK, its been a process, i will probably go down as the first boat owner EVER... to say "Im glad its not any bigger"....!
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    Nicely done, looks really good


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    Beautiful piece of work right there! Now go enjoy it!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK2AZ View Post
    Beautiful piece of work right there! Now go enjoy it!!
    I second that😊

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    Valdez to Cordova, not bad for a maiden voyage.
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    Pretty dang classy...I've really enjoyed following this thread! I, too, have said I was glad mine wasn't any bigger. Working outside sans shop seems like a forever deal to me.

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