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SailTowery
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Initially Posted - 12/23/2019 :  09:31:22  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just wanted to share a story I wrote for Boatnotes.com about my deck project from 2018.

https://boatnotes.com/uncategorized/new-life-old-favorite-capri-25-gets-groove.html

I still get compliments at the lake and having a clean, fresh deck makes our time on board so much more enjoyable!

Ben
Little Wing
Hull #422
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Buzz Maring
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Response Posted - 12/23/2019 :  11:45:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW ... 'beautiful!!

Buzz Maring

~~Freya~~
C-25 SK/SR #68
Lake Dallas, TX
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TCurran
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Response Posted - 12/24/2019 :  18:33:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ben, great job and write-up, thanks for sharing. Do you still have the factory windows? Or have you replaced them with lexan/plexiglass?

Tom Curran
1981 Capri 25 Hull #101 "Dirty Debbie"
1985 Watkins 25 "Comfortably Numb"
1960 Rhodes Swiftsure 33 "Keola"
PAFB, FL
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SailTowery
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Response Posted - 12/26/2019 :  08:08:27  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Tom! My boat has the newer windows without the frames. I believe they are lexan/plexiglass. They have a few small screws but primarily attached with adhesive.

Ben
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 12/26/2019 :  11:45:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ben, what a great story, or actually four stories.
Your discovery of a great old boat. Who knew that the lake level would create an opportunity for you to pick up a boat so easily?
The bottom painting job is another common story. How many of us have found a bottom that looked more like the surface of the moon rather than a smooth bottom?
Rotten wood and replacing it. Both the bulkhead and the brightwork. Finding alternatives to using expensive materials or rare species. Having the luxury to make a mistake. Nice.
Then theres the topsides story. Removing the deck hardware and rigging, Oh! Glorious sanding! Then repainting the flat areas and recoating the non skid areas.
These are all really great stories on their own.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Milford, CT
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SailTowery
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Response Posted - 12/26/2019 :  15:08:30  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Bruce! That's really the truth, ain't it? Our boats have so many stories to tell!

Ben
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