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Abundance 2013

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:33 pm

Well, six months of work is nearly over. I have done about all of the boatwork that I can do for the season. Last years funds are nearly gone, and the torment of watching other people drag fish up the dock is getting to much to handle. I feel the need after a half years nearly daily labor to share some of my accomplishments thus far.
A new aluminum trolling cockpit
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I know the lettering isnt straight. If you are close enough to tell, you are running over my floatbags

Fresh paint on the cabin
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Masts
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You do not want to do this. Dangling 70 feet off of the ground from a crane with roller for 10 hours is going to either cause or remove a fear a fear of hights

And hull
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An all new and remodeled pilot house interior
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Making all of that trim takes forever when you start out with a big spruce tree

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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:47 pm

A revarnished and recushioned Settee
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Completely new hot and cold water pipes and faucets in the galley
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I revarnished the three staterooms
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I cleaned up the trash and made the beds a bit later, honest.
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And both bathrooms
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:57 pm

And I got most of the trash out and got pretty well squared away both of the work rooms on either side of the engine room.
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My engine room remains a greasy mess, so I decided against taking pictures to expose my shame. The only thing that I have left to do before charging off into the sunset is get the boat pulled out and the zincs and bottom paint taken care of. I hope that I never have to take six months off of fishing again. The one month off I mormally schedule for boat work usually makes me miserable enough.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Thorne Isl. » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:17 pm

You really have been busy and the boat looks great!
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Kelper » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:27 pm

wow, that looks great Garrett.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby akfisher1978 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Beautiful Boat!!!!! Hopefully I will get to see it out there this summer! Has a ton of room that is awesome!
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Thanks for the kind words. She was built to be a passenger vessel I believe, so I have a lot more living area than I need. Both the previous owner and myself have seriously considered gutting the forward staterooms to make a fish hold, but neither of us have had the heart to rip up such good work. I guess that totes on deck will have to do. I built this new trolling cockpit too low to the water, I think. I have grating welded into the bottom for water to come in and out, but I will need some high boots if I am going to fish it in any kind of seas. I should have built it at an angle, like a traditional boat stern. New ideas for next winter. I am not fooling with it anymore this season.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby joeman79 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:20 am

Man that looks Awesome Garrett!! Hope I get to come up this summer and troll Neets for a few weeks and see it up close. Your galley and settee looks more like a hotel and resturant than a troller. You have a great looking rig!!! Best of Luck this season.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Salty » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:39 am

Garrett,
Look out, next time we are anchored nearby I am going to paddle over and enjoy some high class dining and woodwork. All I did was clean and sell fishing gear all winter. Plus a little fishery politics.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Drew » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:21 pm

I got a tour of the Abundance a few weeks ago. There's room to serve dinner for about 10 in there.

Looking good Garrett!
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby Abundance » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:21 pm

She was actually built to room and dine nine people. The most that I have ever had in her at once was seven, taking her on a cruise to Juneau and back last spring. The guy before me raised something like six or seven kinds in there, shrimping and halibut fishing. She really isn't much of a fishing boat, but she makes life comfortable and relaxing for year round fishing. I have the sails and someday, maybe next spring, I will see about getting them up. I would be very interested in seeing how much fuel that would save.
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Re: Abundance 2013

Postby SilverT » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:02 pm

That looks amazingly comfortable. Hope to see it in person some day. Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.

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