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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby FlyLow » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Oh Benny... :roll: no fault being blamed here. I bet you can call Bentz and get a window because they make them a standard size. I don't want to drive around town, I just want to order a new piece of glass.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby BigCSS » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:33 pm

I haven't broken a window yet but I also had suggested tempered and laminated safety glass, like the windshield on a car, at least 10 years ago, so Flylow isn't the first to do so. But it shouldn't be hard to take your boat to any glass shop and have them cut you a new piece and install it in a quick turn around time. Trying to ship a piece of glass is not something I'd want to do, because no matter how well it was packaged, my luck is it would arrive broken.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Oakes1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:59 am

Automotive windshields are not tempered. They are laminated safety glass. As I recall, laminated tempered glass is stupid expensive. Tempered is way more expensive then laminated safety glass. If you take a small rock at speed to tempered it will be in a thousand pieces on the floor, but you can stand on it and it won't break. Laminated will just star with a rock hit, but if you put pressure on it (like huge amounts of water) it breaks and folds up. Very few, if any, spend the extra money to put tempered in the front glass of a boat, but it does make sense that it would be better. You can not just pop into your local glass shop and have some cut. It must be cut, sanded, then tempered. No local glass shop will have the ability to do this. My windshield is automotive safety glass simply because it significantly less expensive and easier to replace if it cracks. It is glued in like an automotive windshield so it stays in place if it breaks. Tempered probably would never break in a "green room" situation. The glass on my roof is tempered in case someone were to step or sit on it. In case of a rock hitting it, I installed an 8mil film on the inside. It is used in residential and commercial structures to keep windows in place if broken. Kind of hard to keep people out if your window is in a pile on the floor. Goes on like tint, but on a windshield it would probably scratch to easily when wiped if dirty. That tempered pieces of glass was $400 (if my memory is correct). If I were to have gotten tempered and laminated, it would have been in the $2500 range (again, memory not all that accurate). Good on precision weld for using tempered glass, but not something that can be easily replaced. Using bolted lexan would be the cheapest, and easiest, replacement for your windshield if you want the strength of tempered. I would never put in a gasket. I think Riddle and I are the only ones who have ever glued lexan in like automotive glass. Pretty tricky to get good adhesions to mr10 lexan, but it can be done. Not sure if riddle was successful with this, as I've only seen one of his boats done this way.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Benny » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:26 am

Oakes 1, good post! That's the kind we can all learn from. Thanks for taking the time to write that. With Lexan there are different grades and coatings I believe. Can get very expensive too.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Maxrat » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:51 pm

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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Maxrat » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm

We're back on this while the 24'er for St Clair Sheriff Office is at paint. Just added the stern fishing deck with large tuna box. Needs a couple more supports and jet guards but you get the idea. The rear high railing will come down the inside of the gunnel and right onto and around the stern fish deck.

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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Maxrat » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:55 pm

Working on USCG railing and enclosed head

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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby wooldridge1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Tom how did this boat turn out?

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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby smitty » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:32 pm

I am craving a tuna fish sandwich and a ride in this craft
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Maxrat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 pm

This customer has a seasonal business and is paying as he goes. We're going to get back on it as soon as we this 29 twin out of the fab shop. stay tuned
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby falling rock 2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 am

Anyone know how to contact Tom from precision weld? Over a year ago I paid all owed on contract, except for $24,000. Tom told me after the 29 twin came out of the fab shop my boat would be finished.Hey Shawn you did a great job welding up my hull if you are on this site I would like to talk.Any help on this will be greatly appreciated,I am dying to have my boat finished!!
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby falling rock 2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Talked to Tom and Shawn thanks
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby cfs » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm

Glad you got in contact with Tom!
Seams like some are a little tender? Tom is a big boy and can take care of himself.
Lets see what develops before we get to worked up. Might be eating crawfish before its all over.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Riverjohn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 am

cfs wrote:Glad you got in contact with Tom!
Seams like some are a little tender? Tom is a big boy and can take care of himself.
Lets see what develops before we get to worked up. Might be eating crawfish before its all over.
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Carl, How do you like your Crawfish Served? And yes, Tom can take care of himself.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby cfs » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:46 am

I don't eat it if I can avoid it. Thanks for your concern. :Laugh1: :Laugh1: :Laugh1: :Drink:
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Magnum04 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:23 pm

Did this boat get finished yet i would like some pics. It looks like an incredible boat.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Maxrat » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:48 am

Shawn is finishing it for the customer at his new employer Accuweld. He's not on meanchicken. The trailer arrived and the engines should be there anytime if not already. You're right it is a pretty cool boat.
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby falling rock 2 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 pm

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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Magnum04 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 am

Let's get Shaun on here. What's the name of his business
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Re: 27' Atlantic Tuna chaser

Postby Jetfab » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:27 pm

Some pics of the 27ft tuna chaser!!
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