Precision 28 rebuild

Ali

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Rowan,

Call Mark at Pacific Edge. I'm sure he can find a way to ship one too you.

DEFINITELY don't put a plastic tank in that beauty.

You need a glass 60-100 gallon tank in the cockpit. We won't fish without one here.

If Mark can't ship, Let me know. There are a couple other tank guys here in Socal.

Good luck.
 
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Precision28

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Well I've been sticking to my plan of staying in the cabin area to try and get it finished, I had to use 12mm foam backed vinyl to match up with the existing hood lining, it was a bugger of stuff to work with in a confined space as it was stiff as a board but got there with lots of sweating as the vinyl was only just wide enough to fit so it had to be bang on first time as I would not get off again for a second go.

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Roof had to be fared up first as was a bit wavy, the strop was to hang the glued up vinyl on so I could handle it on my own
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should look ok when its all the same colour, I will make up a mould to cover the join

The bottom of the door frame was not in good shape

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The boat used to have a round hatch in the floor that had never been sealed and the core around it was stuffed, i wanted to fit a shower sump in there so i cut out a bigger hole and dug out the rotten core material

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cleaned up and filled with foam

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I cut the foam back 40mm and glued in a rebated piece of timber
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shower sump fitted up
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epoxied and seal up, next job will be the pipe work
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Rowan.

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Precision28

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Hi all, still busy on the boat project so time for an update. been doing some gel coat repairs and hole filling




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I decided to tide up around the transom door and round the corners for easier cleaning and looks, it involved cutting off the heavy edge around the door surround and top lid, it wasn't fitting all the well and it was sticking

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Timbered the front bulkhead and fitted vents through to the anchor locker and outside which I will be able to close off, it should get lots of fresh air now, you can cap off the outside vents as will if the weather is real crap
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Hood lining has been redone, it came up like new I'm rapt with it, fitted little
LEDs were the curtain rails used to screw in so it left a hole in the vinyl.
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Timber lined rear bulkhead and fitted vinyl to the side panel.

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Its bed time, thanks for looking

Rowan
 
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Precision28

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Hey thanks Ali and Tanner im starting to feel like im getting somewhere now.

I cut the floor out between the engines as there were holes drilled in the corners and the core was rotten, im fitting a removable floor in so we can get to the holding tank should we need to in the future.

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Precision28

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Hi guys, a bit more progress this week continuing on with the floor, I made a tool to put a small edge on the underside of the removable floor so the water wouldn't run down into the bilge, I'm hoping the water will drip down into the drain I've made , the edge is made of thickened epoxy, the water can now run off all fore sides of the floor instead of collecting in the corners where someone had drilled holes to let the water out resulting in a rotten core.

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I have made a sump in the bilge that the drain for the floor is piped directly to hopefully this will stop dirty water in the bilge from sloshing all over the place like it was when I bought the boat.

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picked up a used battery cover come sink unit from a 2150 Rayglass, I cut the sink unit out and fitted it into the rear transom it was hollow from water ingest from leaking fittings so I really needed to get in there somehow, I'd been putting this job off for months and this seamed like a good solution but I still had to cut the bottom out to clean it out properly, the rest of the sink unit has got bait tank written all over it but that might have to wait until the boat is in the water

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Thanks for looking
Rowan
 
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Its a journey man, not a destination! :)

Boats maintenance never sleeps. LOL
 
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Precision28

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Hi guys, I dodged some time off work today and had some mates around to help lift the new hardtop on, made adjustable brackets that fit on the workshop gantry so we can lift it up or down on all four corners on threaded rods, thankfully im not tall and im trying to keep it as low as possible so it doesn't spoil the looks to much but you need a hardtop in our climate, at the moment I have over 100 mm clearance for me, with clears all round it should be reasonably water proof, today the electrician started to run some wires ready for me to strap up and run them how I want them. so some more progress made, im looking at my old radar arch thinking it will make a cool bar in the shed, but when the boats finished.

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Thanks for looking

Rowan
 
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Precision28

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Thanks very much Mike, that's very kind of you.

Another hard out week, painted 5 coats of interprotect in the bilge under the fuel tank just to be safe, fitted mounting brackets to the water locks and primed all the exhausts components, countersunk the holes in the shaft logs and drilled and tapped the holes in the new strut plates.

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Rowan
 
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Precision28

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Take 2

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I managed To dummy fit the logs struts and roughly line the shafts up tonight it all went to easy i thought i would have problems as it had a wedge fitted under the port strut and someone had bent the stb strut to compensate for a wedge so i carefully straightened it out in the press Im puzzled as it all seems to line up sweet, im yet to run a feeler gauge around it.

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the stb log has been fitted cockeyed from new so ill re drill the holes and fill up the old holes.
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getting there slowly, thanks for looking.
 
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Precision28

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Hi guys, and thanks for your nice comments, its been a while since Ive been on here been busy working on the ship, I had the upholstery completed checked the fit and taken it home so it doesn't get dirty I might regret the white but feels nice a airy with the lighter colours. the last couple off months feels like its been slow going but Ive been working my butt off and now its starting to get hot, I wanted to be close to the water by now but still got a way to go yet.

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Exhausts are fitted, been painted since this pic

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I have decided to cut some floor out to give us some more foot space, the difference is amazing theres a lote more room to move around now, next job is to cut the table down a bit.

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Cleaned and repainted the diesel tank

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Acid etch

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Epoxy primer

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Me setting up the stainless work

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My mate Russ is really good stainless welder, we worked on the radar arch to mid night last night we are both nackerd today, night off tonight I think.



Till next update, thanks for looking.
 

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You are doing a really fine job. That boat is such a choice platform so great to see that you have done heaps of work and doing it right. I have always loved the lines of that 28!
 
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Precision28

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Hi all,
Some more progress made the last of months the hard top is almost done and the stainless work is finished.
We are painting the flybridge and the inside this week so I can fit all the electronics and windows over my holiday
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I've been thinking how I can repair some cracks in the deck without ruining the rather course deck tred, will let pics show how I did it, seems to be working great.

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I ground the cracks out to a v down to the glass then put a small amount of filler in the gap and pressed the pattern into it and let it cure

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I then used a thin cut off wheel by hand to feather out the edges

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I've started with a small piece and it's come up really good I did run a soft wire wheel on a drill over the area first at a very slow speed to sand up the area, i hope this helps someone out there that been wondering how to fix there deck.

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Thanks for looking.
 
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    wow what an incredible build I just went through the entire thread. You sir should be very proud
     
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    Precision28

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    Hi guys, Its been a while since I've updated this thread so here's what I've been up to.

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    I've had the stainless parts polished. sorry I can never seem to get the pic's in the right order
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    Well Its just posed itself somehow anyway that's some of what I've been doing, thanks for looking.

    Rowan.
     
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