1983 240XL 2012

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« on: September 04, 2012, 06:36:27 PM »
Brought my MT 240XL home for maintenance and more tweeking. Oil change, power steering work, plus gave the 350 merc a complete wipe down. Cleaned and waxed the hull, reworked the cabinet in the cuddy, pulled the side windows off the boat for a overhaul and the wife sewed a new strap for the small window looking into the cuddy, replaced a few bolts and other odds and ends and she\'s looking and running real good.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 06:39:01 PM »
A few more pics.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 10:47:57 AM »
Lookin\' good, Dave!  The teak looks to be in great shape.  I think building a teak swim platform for the \'76 will be my project for next spring now that I have the kinks worked out of the new engine in mine.  Maybe some Nauticus SmartTabs for good measure.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 08:29:02 PM »
2/3 of the swim platform is old, I rebuilt the outer few boards and use alot of teak oil. Teak is expensive which stopped me from rebuilding the whole platform, and if you use wood screws drill your pilot holes big because teak will split easy being a hard wood.  8)
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 08:39:00 AM »
Yeah, I\'ll have to build the entire thing from scratch, but have never worked with teak and have heard stories about how hard it is on tooling.  I figured some 1x2 material with the corners rounded should be easy enough, it\'s the fastening of the whole thing I\'d have to work out.  I\'ve seen simple 1x3 teak braces screwed to each runner to provide the hold, I\'ve seen the runners screwed together, and I\'ve seen threaded rods run from front to back to \"compress\" the runners together.  I\'ve even looked at used ones online (eBay), but they\'re typically $300+shipping from the NE or Great Lakes area, which puts the purchase over $450 for a teak platform that still needs refinishing, lol.  I\'m pretty sure I could buy the teak for less than $150.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 08:25:30 AM »
When I was buying teak in KC it was $20 to $30 a board, expensive hope you can find it cheaper.
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 12:06:10 PM »
A few more PICS for 2012
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 12:07:40 PM »
Three more!
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »
Last One!
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 10:58:31 AM »
In the last two pics you can see the seagulls following us, just hoping for something to get thrown overboard. It reminds me of my time in the Navy when they would follow the ship for what seemed like hundred\'s of miles.
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