FS14- Bayou City Boat

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:12 am

Oh! PANIC!! I have to go panic buy! I am down to only one case of beer! And need bananas!

Today is my normal day to buy food stuff but I am still stocked for the area I live in, just have to get things that don't keep more than a week like fresh fruits and veggies...and BEER!


"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by BB Sig » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:37 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:12 am
Oh! PANIC!! I have to go panic buy! I am down to only one case of beer! And need bananas!

Today is my normal day to buy food stuff but I am still stocked for the area I live in, just have to get things that don't keep more than a week like fresh fruits and veggies...and BEER!
LOL! When Laura was first heading our way, I told the wife to get some beer. She brought home a less than stellar choice. I will have to be specific next time! :lol:

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Bogieman » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:27 pm

Stay safe OQ. She is heading right for you

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:57 am

Bogieman wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Stay safe OQ. She is heading right for you
Thank you Bogie, looks like we are going to be missed by a few inches and just get the "clean" side of it. Hoping that we don't get much rain, need to work!

It has now clouded up and the air has that dry moist heavy feel to it with the wind starting to stir. Barometric reading is starting to drop a little (29.80).
The wind direction pointer is spinning around faster than the speed sensor!
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:14 pm

Slowly hacking away at my hatches.. talk about OCD issues! I brought them home to wet sand on my patio. You can see a few brush hair and dust in the epoxy but the under sides are ready for the bilge paint. Still going to put a final coat of neat epoxy on the top side and wet sand then again and they will be done.
The tee nuts have been countersunk and then glued in with the neat coat of the underside. You can see the nylon bolts and washers I used to keep the threads clear of epoxy... THEY WORKED!! Finally! Had to crack the bolts loose from the epoxy but they kept the holes clean.
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The wet sanding was a fast and easy way to keep all dust down and the sand paper from clogging up. 1/3" of a full sheet of 80 grit, did the top and bottom sides of all 7 hatches. It will be the way I am going to go when fairing and finishing the topsides and hull.
I am getting closer to the "1000 little things left" mark!!
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by BB Sig » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:21 pm

Great idea with the bolts! :D

How's the business fairing after the storms?

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:32 am

We did not miss a beat, no rain, no wind. But have cut back to being open only weekends. Have a big event booked for both Saturday (today) and Sunday, that does not include our park venue. We are closed Labor Day for employee only paddle.
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Bogieman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:30 pm

Very nice OQ!

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