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    I couldn’t help but stare

    I saw this in the boat yard today. Rendered me speechless.
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    Reminds me of the cows they have at veterinary schools with the windows mounted on their stomachs.
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    The handrail looks like the plumbing under my house.
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    Reminds me or the AMC Pacer.
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    Nice fitment of square portlights in the oval openings.

    And I've always wanted a convertible.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Valente View Post
    I saw this in the boat yard today. Rendered me speechless.
    There ought to be a law category for sure! ...Saw this E-32 one day a couple years back when sailing in Tampa Bay. Look close, the whole main salon cabin top is removed!

    Definitely the “WTF” category!
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    maybe the boat belongs to someone who is handicap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel View Post
    maybe the boat belongs to someone who is handicap.
    Interesting thought but what purpose would the removal of the cabin top serve, especially with regards to safety of keeping the boat from filling with waters in adverse conditions?

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    Maybe they were live-aboards who were in the process of repairing wet core?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineCityBrian View Post
    Maybe they were live-aboards who were in the process of repairing wet core?
    Hi Brian,

    Not so sure as it is better to remove only the underside to get at the bad coring thus preserving the overall integrity of the deck areas. This looks more like an attempt to turn the main salon into a convertible of sorts. I fear for the overall strength and integrity of the vessel as to what they have done.

    Wish they were members of EYO so we could get an explanation...

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    kapnkd,
    Totally...I was just being facetious.
    I'm in the final stages of repairing around 17 ft^2 of deck coring (around the mast and Dorade area) and did it per the process you described (topsides and non-skid stay intact, remove and repair/reglass coring from below). Getting ready to apply the 2nd layer of bi-axial glass to the inside today. I will write about my experiences soon, but will wait to ensure the soundness of the repair first. Maybe a fall or late summer post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineCityBrian View Post
    kapnkd,
    Totally...I was just being facetious.
    I'm in the final stages of repairing around 17 ft^2 of deck coring (around the mast and Dorade area) and did it per the process you described (topsides and non-skid stay intact, remove and repair/reglass coring from below). Getting ready to apply the 2nd layer of bi-axial glass to the inside today. I will write about my experiences soon, but will wait to ensure the soundness of the repair first. Maybe a fall or late summer post...
    Learning A LOT along the way.
    Ahhh.... You’re where we were a few short years back. We actually removed a section of non-skid between the companion way rails and then created a fiberglass cover for the hatch that covered the sins of reattaching the non-skid. The rest was accomplished from below around the main salon hatch. Lots of work but more than worth it.

    Looking forward to your project post for sure! Good boats are worth the hard efforts as I/we still get compliments on her looks and performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Valente View Post
    I saw this in the boat yard today. Rendered me speechless.
    Yup, she is on a can in Monroe Harbor. Should we start a pool as to when the front will fall off?
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