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Kim Brown
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For Sale
After much heartbreaking consideration I have decided to put this vessel up for sale. Last year I purchased a 34' Hunter and have decided to cruise with it instead of the Cheoy Lee. I am asking 35k for the boat, trailer and all the extra parts I have for th...
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Details Details
With most of the big things done it is time to tie it all together. With the electrical on top installed I added a headliner. It makes the inside look more finished. Teak trim was added where the mast passes through and I made a bow to support the liner bet...
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Tanks, deck hardware and elictrical
The mast now has ten coats of varnish and I am working on building up to that point with the house and varnished parts outside. As there were no decks on this boat I relied on old photos and my own preferences for much of location for these parts. The follo...
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Rub Rails
While waiting for parts from the machine shop I decided to build the rub rails. I ripped down some teak and attached it just below the toe rails on the outside of the hull. I then attached a small trim piece over the screws. I painted the trim white and the...
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Update
It has been a while since my last post. I sold my home in Mississippi and relocated to Florida. I spent months after my arrival working on the bottom of  the boat. Here are some photos. This is a photo of the boat upon arrival in Florida. I spent several we...
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Finishing the deck
This was the most difficult part so far but the most rewarding. I will post some pictures here as I finish up.
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Deck Installation
This week I decided to start work on the topside. The fiberglass was done and some of the fittings for the new tanks will need to pass through the deck. I started at the stern with one piece centered fore to aft. After cutting it to the length I wanted I ma...
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Working on the hull
I know I tend to skip around on this project but there is so much to do that when I get frustrated or tired of one part it  helps to do something different rather than just stopping work. Today I started on the hull. While I lived on my Offshore '40 in Cali...
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Engine installation
The first thing I had to do was remove the original cradle and set the engine into the hole so I could take some measurements. At this point I could see that part of the bulkhead would need to be removed to allow for the much larger pulley on the front of t...
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Rails
I finally received all the teak to finish the rails and decks. When I bought the boat I had only about a third of the original rails. They were broken pieces with many of the brass screws still in the wood. The decks were missing but I have replaced them wi...
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