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This page is our weekly progress log for the Greg Moore re-conversion and refit of the Model 60 Long range sportfisher 1994 Mikelson yacht 750 HP 24 knot as of May 13th 2015.
All new engines, mechanical, electrical, appliances, gel kote and paint will be 100% restored and the hull core readied to like new condition.  Sea trails to commence upon completion. 

        Greg Moore's team is doing complete refit down to hull. Project begins Feb 24th, 2014 at the Host shipyard Neilson and Beaumonts shipyard on shelter island and is Estimated to take 16 months and cost $210,000 cash plus one and half year of the engineers time and 4000 additional man hours to make her beautiful again. Thats $300,000 hard solid new boat build effort as of May 13th 2015. 
      Boat Yard San Diego will facilitate restoration after Shelter Island Boat yards Wayne host crane and engine removal services. Naval Architectural support by Dick Peterson and his knowledgeable staff of brokers at Mikelson yachts. 
    Diesel Engine technical support by James Garcia of Hawthorne never materialized, nor did support from valley diesel the MTU dealer  nor did a half a dozen top diesel engine consultants and especially ricks machine shop they all sucked. We were on our own.  So we hired from MTU of germany the shop foreman Hans Fuhrer and we bought our own diesel engine shop for close to a quarter million dollars for just the tools. A year later we are in full production with several other german diesel rebuilds underway. We quite possibly may have the best engine rebuild shop in the county right now. Other major engine sales agencies are asking us to rebuild for them. We like offering the heavy material handling and machine shop capabilities all in house. 
     Painting and hull surface coating by Moore Marine. All electrical engineering provided by San Diego Boat Electric
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3 month Rewire done now onto engine room and back decks

From the minute we found vessel it was the builder intention to take off all the back deck teak and take it down to fiberglass and start over. Many other options were discussed. 

1.The option to put new teak over the old teak was looked at and the engineer felt the rubber and wood would swell unevenly upon watertight breach and fail prematurely. 
2. The team then looked at putting west systems over the old teak and then doing an epoxy non skid and paint all white. Good solution and it's all ready for bloody decks. 
3. Moore the builder went with this option: He felt 1 and 2 didn't have the yacht feel of luxury. He also suggested possibly doing upper deck teak and lower fishing cockpit deck in non skid.

Conclusion: 
Back teak decking is being removed 100% and then fiberglass grounded and roughed up for good adhesion layer to clean glass and epoxy. Then with simple teak decking methods found in many decking systems online instructions the foundation rubber laid in section and solid teak strip of a full 3/4 thickness speced evenly with 1/4 dowel rod cuts. The edges of perimeter will all be round with 1/2 router bit. The corners of rounded hatches will be rounded and 6 inch pieces of solid teak put in each corner. All teak strips will have stainless steel fasteners and 3/8 plugs. each fastener is to be drilled down exactly no more than 1/2 and plugged. The grooves will then be filled with special black marine decking caulking. Once dried all the glue sanded off same level as wood taking special care not to sand to much of the wood. The wood will then be oiled with high grade teak oil and not varnished. The cap rails and trim pieces will all be sanded and varnished with 8 kotes of urethane varnish. 

Another big problem the OEM didn't do was lower the deck hatch hinges in the cockpit enough so that they don't injure feet. The way the Mikelson builder had them installed, in the mexico heat they would severely burn you and other times it was far to easy to stub your toe. Moore felt he wanted users to feel like kids back there and recess the hinge down even with teak so the entire cockpit area is child proofed for adults having fun.   

The plastic parts installed in bait tank windows, shower doors, washdown doors and others were removed and all new see thru materials are being installed. 

The fish rod holders and hand rails are all removed and will be taken out for professional polishing. 

The upper plastic glass windows and panels are all being replaced with new panels and all snaps replaced for total new top canopy for the closed flybridge. 

The flybridge overhead and dash components in direct sunlight will be painted in two part epoxy primer and sanded for 4 kotes of topkote semi gloss. 

The tuna tower and flybridge with get all new cushions and brand new foam and upholstery everywhere all done in house with our own subcontractor seamstress. The engineer will cut the panels using the old patterns and renew all the zippers paying special note to weak areas in prior service life. 

All the exterior teak and cabinet doors are removed for restoration.

ENGINE ROOM 
The engines and gensets were just overhauled before the unfortunate dockside fresh water hose sinking. Upon disassembly it was noticeable that many brand new parts had been just installed. But the only way to guarantee these best of the best old school low tech MTUS high horsepower light weight V8s was to do everything again from scratch and blueprinted. All measurements and entire engine blueprinted to spec. 

The engines are made to easily rebuild them in the engine room and in place or in frame but the engine room maintenance over a 20 year period demands the entire room be fully restored to eat off the floor condition. All new hoses and fuel lines and all new valves and thru hulls exchanged before engines and gensets go back in. 

This first round of engine rebuild consist of only the stbd engine being disassembled, engine gauge, senders and electrical removed. All the exhaust removal and fuel components. 

The stbd generator and engine will be removed. All engines will be taken to clean room for rebuild and custom skids and get pulled out with C lifts at Driscol's Shelter island. 

One main engine and one genset will then be reassembled and the process repeated for port main and aux. 

Opting to remove both engines at same time is possible but at time of writing the more costly but conservative approach is being taken. This way you have a pattern to ensure the matching engine set is going back in the same way it came out by looking at the other side. 


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Professional marine engineering task
1. Ready boat for refit
2. Remove all damaged electrical 
3. Remove damaged engines
4. Repair boats interior hull core
5. Fabricate new canvas flybridge
6. Paint boat
7. Redo exterior teak decks
8. Improve all systems to 2014 type
9. Redo interior wood
10. Redo all hatches and hinges
11. Redesign deck drainage
12. Change all appliances
13. Change all electronics
14 Modernize electrical 
15. Add high tech subsystems
16. Redo all fishing systems
17. Cut foam for bed and sofas
18. Redo all fabrics and curtains
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