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#1 2023-01-20 19:41:39

Simon_Dewing
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From: Torquay / Texas
Registered: 2022-08-04
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Victoria 30 Sabbatical

Having always admired Chuck Paine's designs and the double enders in particular, and having moved across the Atlantic from Devon, I came across a for sale advert on the Morris Yachts web site for a rather tired Victoria 30 Sabbatical.

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I bought her shipped her to Texas and began a complete refit (that eventually stretched out over 10 years).

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She is currently complete but laid up at our property in Texas waiting for shipping prices to drop or me to pluck up sufficient courage to sail her back home.

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#2 2023-02-13 21:57:09

Jim_Thomson
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Re: Victoria 30 Sabbatical

Looks good - how did you bring the wood back up and did you have to do anything to the veneer on the bulkheads or were they ok?


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#3 2023-02-14 18:54:56

Simon_Dewing
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From: Torquay / Texas
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Re: Victoria 30 Sabbatical

1676397621_sabbatical_refit_49small.jpgJim,

The veneer on the bulkheads was intact (well apart from a few drilled holes that were filled and a small patch that is hidden by the teak block for the chart-plotter). It was carefully hand sanded back to bare wood and re-varnished with a satin finish (which hides a lot of blemishes and from my perspective gives a warmer feel to the interior) although there are those who like everything glossy; I feel its too much.

Had a few issues with the fibregalss tabs holding the bulkheads to the hull, which had lost adhesion to the wood where laminate had been stripped back. I think there must have been residual glue left on the surface. Cut some out and replaced them, smaller repairs were made with carefully placed injections of semi-thickened epoxy.

Cabin sole had some areas of damaged veneer though, cut these out and re-veneered but that's a bit time consuming to match given the holly stripes

Simon

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#4 2023-02-18 10:05:41

Jim_Thomson
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Re: Victoria 30 Sabbatical

looks very good.


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#5 2023-02-18 12:07:51

Simon_Dewing
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From: Torquay / Texas
Registered: 2022-08-04
Posts: 60

Re: Victoria 30 Sabbatical

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I did get some help with the sanding as its pretty tedious!

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