V224 Old Boat new owner

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:15 am

topcat0399 wrote:Feel free to poke around at this site if you like. It shows some of the
constant construction zone we have been sailing in for the last few years.

click on the dasbOOT (29) link on the left of the page to get to sub folders.

http://s729.photobucket.com/user/topcat ... ry/dasbOOt

Wow!! You've definitely done more than me! My interior is still pretty standard, just replacing some of the wood that was rotted....head wall, table, support under the cockpit. I have most of the cushions too, so I think I'm going to leave the regular setup. Where do you put your gas tank? Looks like it goes under the cockpit, but that area is open to the interior of the boat. I was thinking about enclosing that...

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by topcat0399 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:29 am

In one of the photos you might notice a small swim platform on the transom.
That's where our gas tank lives. I hated having it in the laz. because we use our galley stove all the time (think BOOM).

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:50 pm

topcat0399 wrote:In one of the photos you might notice a small swim platform on the transom.
That's where our gas tank lives. I hated having it in the laz. because we use our galley stove all the time (think BOOM).

Ah...good idea!

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:13 pm

Fixed the cockpit drain! It's still the highest point in the cockpit, but it doesn't leak anymore. I drilled the hole to 2 1/8" then put in a stainless sink drain...so far no leaks. Whoever messed with the boat before I got it ran the winch cable on the wrong side of the bolt, so every time the keel came up or down, the cable would saw more and more of the cockpit!!

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by topcat0399 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:18 pm

Yea! You fixed the leak. I'm wondering why you didn't jack up the cockpit to proper height before replacing
the companionway board and fixing your scupper?

Spent the day in my cockpit trying to get the new sole I put in 3 years ago ready for paint.
Its still cold out and resin takes a long time to set.

I'm also wondering what happened to our OP since we have done a fine fine job of high jacking his thread???

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:16 pm

Not sure where he went either....maybe he'll get some ideas reading through this though. I jacked up the cockpit and didn't change the shape...drain was still the highest point. That leak was really bothering me so I just went with it. Fixed about 7 other leaks today too...it was a good day to find them, it rained all day! Whoever installed all the deck fittings didn't put anything to seal them! Ugh! Forward hatch is next...

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Bill Reichert » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:02 pm

I started a Yahoo group for the V24 a few years ago just because info was so scarce. 199 members and lots of info.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Venture24/info

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:12 pm

I check out the yahoo group once in a while too....

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by topcat0399 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:26 pm

I'm a member and occasional poster.

Lots of good manuals for V24's V224's available there.

Can't say I'm real crazy about the format - I prefer forum's.

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Rackman » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:26 pm

Agreed...hard to search and find stuff..

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Re: V224 Old Boat new owner

Post by Bill Reichert » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:09 am

topcat0399 wrote:I'm a member and occasional poster.

Lots of good manuals for V24's V224's available there.

Can't say I'm real crazy about the format - I prefer forum's.

If you know how to set it up, the mods will be happy! I still own the site but don't have the expertise for that.

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