31 Contender "Dream Overhaul" begins.

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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,189 Admiral
    edited September 13 #32
    The grander has always been my favorite yacht, so we are following the scheme exactly. Ordered the paint today, the exact custom mixtures of Alex seal mixed in Germany. Hull and cap are the two colors here. All metal powdercoated black, only cheating on the real teak deck. Instead it will be faux teak Seadek.


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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,189 Admiral
    Glassed tanks in this morning. Ready for hoses, sending and bonding wires.


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  • jmac7469jmac7469 Posts: 116 Deckhand
    That my friend is the way tanks should be installed! 
  • PangamanPangaman Posts: 731 Officer
    I left out a sending unit when I redid my tank. My last tank the ethanol ate right through the aluminum sending unit in a couple of years and started leaking. Now I just fill my tank before I fish and then just calculate the amount burned. Usually within a gallon when I refuel.
  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,189 Admiral
    edited September 17 #36
    We did something today we thought was original, and found out later today Contender is doing it on their newest boats. We cut channels out between the stringers and the bilge, that any moisture between the tanks and deck could easily roll off.



    Then I did a dry fit of the rigging pipes, and wired the bonding and senders. Each has it's own pipe, everything will be easily serviced. You might also notice service loops, completely sealed senders and bonding tabs, extra main rigging tube, etc.



    Tomorrow..... fuel lines and maybe even start on the deck! Got some mods coming for hatches and such that are going to be awesome. 
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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,189 Admiral
    edited September 26 #37
    Deck going in...




    Rhodan pad getting glassed in and double sized bilge hatch nearing completion....





    Deck seams grounded  showing rock solid connections....


    Anchor holder being sized and glassed in with shelf to protect speakers below...





    Aforementioned speaker holes cut...



    Hatch restoration nearing completion....


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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,189 Admiral
    The console tub is complete and ready to go in.

    Final sanding and spot priming has begun.


    The boxes that allow plumbing to the forward ballast/fresh tanks have been glassed in.




    My old truck was too small to pull this 11,000lb boat, so I had to upgrade. This should pull it good!


    Should begin painting thursday!
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