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    Update on my 86 Contessa Refit

    The new swimplatform coming together. Its 4 inches wider, and 8 inches deeper than original. 1 sheet of ply. I will use  316 stainless carriage bolts set into epoxy as studs. This will form a bolster to pull against instead of  the load carried against wood. As well it will seal the threads against water ingress. Also will form a gasket under the glass laminate so I won't have to worry about  fitting the glass to the holes as much The original platform had 2 bolts each side, and 2 in the middle. It will now be 3 each corner and 4 in the middle, all backed by 1/4 inch plate.
    1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
    In over my head for sure!!
    M/V SKUA refit
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

    #2
    My latest doings The entry bulkhead interior and exterior. Getting ready to hang the new door. Still need to finish framing it in.
    Attached Files
    1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
    In over my head for sure!!
    M/V SKUA refit
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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      #3
      Also glued in the laminate beams for the cabin roof/bridge deck supports. Laminated in with the good wife's help. I can tell you laminating overhead, with contours is a real S&*^show. The compound curve in the front was a real pain. Filled in with some XPS foam, and lamed over. But, done now. The ceiling/ deck inclines to the front for drainage off the bridge. I will need to shim the interior trim off the beams to achieve a nice aesthetic.
      Attached Files
      1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
      In over my head for sure!!
      M/V SKUA refit
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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        #4
        Detail of the toerail/window support framing going in. Also the toerail backer and laminate, that the framing supports.This is the galley counter.
        Attached Files
        1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
        In over my head for sure!!
        M/V SKUA refit
        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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          #5
          Another pic showing the toerail, and hull joint reenforcement, and one of the reworking of the entry way for the new door. It's now centered, instead of offset, so I needed adjust the cutout.
          Attached Files
          1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
          In over my head for sure!!
          M/V SKUA refit
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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            #6
            Looking good and nice work but do you plan to finish before you retire?

            I hope you have a working toy to enjoy.
            1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

            Mike

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              #7
              Yea SKUA is building himself a new boat within an old shell, crap ton of work happening on this boat.
              Looks fantastic dude, glad you posted updates, I'll hit the subscribe button
              Dave
              Edmonds, WA
              "THE FIX"
              '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
              (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
              The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
              Misc. projects thread
              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                #8
                Well major structure is almost done. After the forward toerail and the cabin frames, it's all finish work. Then wiring ,electrical and plumbing. I'm sure I'll blow right through that.

                It's amazing what a bad gas tank will cost you!
                1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
                In over my head for sure!!
                M/V SKUA refit
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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                  #9
                  Great project , the thig is there is always one more thig to attack, the completed new old boat will be a sign of pride.
                  Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
                  96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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                    #10
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ID:	460753 Thin battens, to even out and curve the ceiling, which will be thin wainscote, as per the project manager.

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ID:	460754 Close up detail of the battens and bottom of first aid and ditch bag compartment. Right next to the door, just on the opposite side from original location.

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ID:	460755 Looking into the ditch box.
                    1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
                    In over my head for sure!!
                    M/V SKUA refit
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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                      #11
                      Looking good! A word of caution, keep in mind the effects of adding or relocating weight as it will change the boats trim. On our previous boat the 33 gallon water thank was located on the outboard port side at the end of the mid cabin berth. I could easily tell when the tank was low or full by the heel of the boat at the dock.
                      P/C Pete
                      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                      1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                      MMSI 367770440
                      1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                      Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                        #12
                        I'll say it again: chit ton of work happening to this boat, major rebuild.
                        Keep at it SKUA! Love seeing the progress. I like the ditch bag area right next to the cabin door, want to add a similar modification to mine.
                        Dave
                        Edmonds, WA
                        "THE FIX"
                        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                        Misc. projects thread
                        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                          #13
                          I love the smell of fresh cut wood in the morning!

                          Looking good; thanks for the update.
                          1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                          Mike

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                            #14
                            Nice to see your efforts moving forward, when done you will be a proud and happy Capt.
                            Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
                            96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
                              Looking good! A word of caution, keep in mind the effects of adding or relocating weight as it will change the boats trim. On our previous boat the 33 gallon water thank was located on the outboard port side at the end of the mid cabin berth. I could easily tell when the tank was low or full by the heel of the boat at the dock.
                              I have thought of that. Although to this point most things are in the same place and modestly heavier due to superior materials and practices. But the fresh water tanks will be seperate side to side allowing for ballasting if necessary. Also leaving engine battery placement to after launch. A strategic delay.
                              1986 Bayliner Contessa 2850
                              In over my head for sure!!
                              M/V SKUA refit
                              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...ak-gctid499442

                              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...contessa-refit

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