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  1. Ocracoke 256 #3

    There is no bilge pump inside the bracket, it drains in the main bilge through the center chase. The bracket is filled with foam except the compartments we created for accessing the motors mounting bolts. Here is the latest picture as of last week, we are in the finishing stages of the wiring we are hoping to have it in the water by the end of the week and there is a small chance we might make it to the Messabout.
  2. Ocracoke 256 #3

    It wasn't hard to fish the steering lines in the chase, the only thing I would have done differently and that is because I used the electronic controls for my motors I would have run the chases for the engine controls (plug in harness, fuel line power feed) in the bracket compartments that we made and then I would have connected the right side to the left side internally and then I would have come through the top of the bracket to be able to connect the motors. The reason is that the main harness that comes with the controls plugs in to the helm and in to a shorter harness that connects the two motors to each other and the harness that comes with each motor is barely long enough to reach in the bilge (that is how I have right now) plus I would have had the connection in possibly a dryer place. The way it is done now is fine just aggravating to get too.
  3. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Here aare a few pictures, we run the hoses between the compartments on the narrow chase. we did a build up where the hoses are coming through so when water flushes over that area the water will shed quickly also we changed all the fittings to standard hydraulic so we can get the hoses easilly made locally. Hope that helps.
  4. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Just an update on the 256, we are just about done finishing up all the systems (wiring, plumbing, electronics & steering) the T-Top is 90% done and the upholstery is 50% done. If things work out and don't have any issues we are planning on getting her wet the weekend of the 14th as long as everything goes well then we might try bringing her to the Messabout. Have a great day.
  5. Ocracoke 256 #3

    A little more progress, starting the engines hook up.
  6. Ocracoke 256 #3

    The teak strips are 2" wide by 3/8 thick, we bought them already milled . As far as Iroko I don't have any experience with it, I know it is a substitute for teak and I know it is a little different to work with. Most builders use teak so I guess that is the tried and true material, I know it is about 50% cheaper but personally would stick with teak. I am sure like anything else there are people that love it and have used it and some that don't. Do a web search and see what happens.
  7. Ocracoke 256 #3

    We have been installing all the shinny stuff and almost done with the plumbing. We are starting pulling wires and getting ready to start on the T-top.
  8. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks I am really happy with the way the boat has come out so far, the pictures don't do it justice. We started on the rigging and wiring I am really nervous drilling holes just don't want to screw something up. Hope to hang the engines next week also getting ready to start on the T-top and upholstery. Todd you are going to have to make a deal with wife she might need more shoes or maybe something in gold, you can incorporate it on the total cost of the boat. Will post some more pictures the beginning of next week. Thanks again for the comments.
  9. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks for the comments, I think you are being far too kind. We still have a long way to go I enjoy you built and I really like what you are doing with yours. I keep thinking what are the challenges you had to deal with where you are located you must think way ahead of the built to have what you need on hand to complete your project. Thanks again
  10. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Getting close, here are some pictures from this weekend. Teak is 99% done, hatches fitted, 99.9% of painting done except the water line we will do that when everything is installed and the boat water tested. Hope to start wiring and plumbing and installing motors and electronics this week.
  11. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Got the interior final painting done over the weekend, we are going to do the non-skid next day or so and start installing the hatches and hardware.
  12. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Moving along, getting closer each week.
  13. Ocracoke 256 #3

    The shop is not mine but a friends he is letting us use it and he is doing the final hull prep and painting for us. He is a very professional boat builder and we are very lucky to be able to work along side of him. The deck hatch on the forward compartment between the bench seats is going to have a SS piano hinge on the side, the hatch for the bilge on the stern is going to have a catch type flange with a 1/4 turn handle so there is no hinge I decided not to use a hinge I would rather be able to remove it and set aside if I had to open it out at sea it would be safer than having it close on me like I had it happen in the past on other boats. I am making an L type Stainless bracket that I can slip under the rear lip and latch down.For the rest of the hatches we are using SS piano hinges. Thanks
  14. Ocracoke 256 #3

    And then we had to do some touch up to get it perfect ( or really close to that....) teak is great but a lot of work
  15. Ocracoke 256 #3

    got the teak deck sanded