Nearly done

From the time that our deck is down until the Sabre motoryacht is shipped to the dealership and client, most of the work being performed below deck is the completion of tasks started prior to the decking of the hull. For example, all of the wires that were installed in the deck now need to be connected to the electrical system and panel which were based in the hull.

Another major event when the hull moves away from the decking station is the tabbing and trimming out of bulkheads where they come in contact with the deck. Final touches are made to the headliner and overhead, Cantilupi lights are installed.

Outside the hull to deck joint is made. 3M 5200 Marine adhesive is used to create a watertight joint in this "shoe box" style hull to deck joint. The joint is thru bolted every six inches. Once the joint is firmly secured it is covered with a PVC rub rail and stainless steel cap, screwed to the PVC rail

Our final station prior to shipment is a beehive of activity. I’ll talk about that and the final varnish work going on inside the yacht next time.

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5 Responses to Nearly done

  1. DOUGLAS DUNSMORE says:

    I HAVE A VERY WELL MAINTAINED 1978 SABRE 28. LAST WEEK WHILE LEAVING THE HARBOR AFTER LAUNCHING THE RUDDER FELL OFF!! YES IT WAS QUITE A SHOCK. FORTUNATELY I WAS RESCUED AND THE RUDDER SAVED. THE RUDDER POST HAD CRACKED BUT I AM STILL NOT SURE WHY. THERE HAD BEEN NO INDICDENST OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. MY QUESTION IS HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANY ONE AND DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE OR SUUGESTIONS FOR THE YARD RE REPAIRING?

  2. Bentley Collins says:

    Good morning Douglas, I forwarded your comment to Glen Chaplin (gchaplin@sabreyachts.com) in After Sales who can help you with your rudder issue.
    Until 1993 all Sabre rdders (most boatbuilders rudders for that matter) were built with Schedule 80 Stainless Steel pipe. This pipe is not imune to crevice corrosion especially in areas that are in the “lap zone”. That’s the area around the top of the rudder blade that is constantly in and out of the water. I would guess that repair is out of the question and that Glen can help you to get a replacement.

  3. doug dunsmore says:

    I am thinking of replacing my Volvo MD7A on my Sabre 28 Hull 356. Looking for suggestions on replacment diesel and comments re.anyone who has has a replacement diesel installed. Thanks

  4. Belton Zeigler says:

    I would be very interested in what you decide. I may be facing the same issue. If you do decide to repower, I might be interested in buying the tranmission from your old engine. Let me know.

  5. Belton Zeigler says:

    I would be very interested in what you decide. I may be facing the same issue. If you do decide to repower, I might be interested in buying the tranmission from your old engine. Let me know.

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