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Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:31 pm

What are yall doing? Ain't much building going on here. I'm preparing to stay warm, myself. Been like a squirrel storing acorns :D

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Getting ready for winter is almost more work than building a boat :help:


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Post by cottontop » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:17 pm

How can you really say that is hard work, when you are using a gasoline powered splitter? :lol: I used to burn wood many years ago. Still have the wedges. I'm sure you know what they are too! Hope you, your wife, and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year. John

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Post by TRC886 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:17 pm

Sanding :help: And watching waterskiing videos to help keep me motivated :lol:
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Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:31 pm

How can you really say that is hard work, when you are using a gasoline powered splitter? :lol: I used to burn wood many years ago. Still have the wedges. I'm sure you know what they are too!
Dang John, I'm 63 years old and wood splitting now is a lot like work, even with the gas splitter. Those blocks weigh 100 lbs each. First have to cut the trees, limb them, cut the blocks, load, haul, unload, split, stack :help: I've got wedges and mauls too, and know them very well. I used to do it that way, but would much rather not anymore :D We go through a lot of wood, much more than I want to split with a maul. A few pieces, no problem, a chord, no way. That's why God invented log splitters.

If it's cold enough to turn on the heater, we build a fire. I don't live in Florida and I don't like being cold. Cutting wood will warm you up inside and out :D This log splitter is sort of community property, I'm not even sure who actually owns it, nobody might anymore, everybody in the neighborhood loop (in good standing) uses it and maintains it, with the condition that if you break it you fix it and you leave it full of gas, oil and hydraulic fluid and ready for the next person who needs it. It goes around more than my flaring tool :lol: Split your wood and pass it on. It's already gone somewhere else. When I need it again I'll know where to find it, and it will be full of gas and ready to go .

I ran 8 tanks of gas out of it in 2 days, we're good for a while on wood :D
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Post by DAVE LUDICK » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:02 am

Does it really get cold enough to build a fire and go to all the trouble of cutting and storing wood in your part of the country?
Or do you just like to sit in front of the fire when it gets chilly.
We very rarely go below 5C in the evenings, and those kind of temperatures are normally early hours of the morning when I am warmly tucked into bed.
Have a safe and happy Festive season all.

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Post by BarraMan » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:50 am

I have plenty of building going on - just not much documenting! :lol:

I guess I just don't have your nack for spinning a good yarn out of gluing cleats, and pouring foam and sorting out 10 miles of chase tubes.

Losing my camera doesn't help either - or that's my excuse anyway. New camera should arrive next week to coinside with some milestones like gluing down the cockpit sole. Had hopes of putting this thing on the water for Xmas, but that is not gonna happen, but splash day is not too far away now.

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Post by Noles309 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:32 am

Been dealing with friggin kidney stones all week here :help: Had surgery on Sat because I couldn't pass it and they took three more out that were still in the kidney. What a bitch. Iv'e had them before but never like that. Feeling lots better now, but still have a stent in for a while.
The boys not getting his Gheenoe until after Christmas now :x On the plus side before this kicked off on Tuesday I picked up a super clean little 2005 Merc 9.9 4 stroke for it. 8)
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Post by terrulian » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:55 am

I've been doing a little on my V10's skeg after I found it didn't appreciate being dragged on rocks. I installed a brass half-oval strip on the bottom which of course seems like it could be done easily but...I'll describe it on my string with photos. Otherwise, it's been rainy here and I'm waiting to finish this job on the skeg and some good weather for an adventure or two.
There really is a hole in the Bateau forum when Larry is between jobs...and splitting wood doesn't get it done with respect to the boat porn appetite, as noble as it is. Nonetheless, good to hear from him no matter what the topic.
Out here, it rarely freezes and they discourage wood burning because of the ironic fact that just when it turns cold and you want to burn it, the sea breeze quits and the atmosphere just kind of puddles up between storms, allowing the smoke from fireplaces to begin to make us look like Beijing. This is said to be bad for infants and old folks, and I am one of those although I don't remember which.
But the wife and I discovered quite a few years ago that one can stay quite cozy in winter by doing the very old fashioned and extremely sensible thing of wearing warm clothes!! Who knew? So we almost never use the heater in the winter. This cuts down on all kinds of things.
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Post by jacquesmm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:26 am

We are very busy cutting kits and shipping them but fewer people post on the forum . . . many stick to smartphones.

This week-end, I watched Steve C., one of my neighbors, assembling his OT16 kit.
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Cut the kit on Friday. Friday night, Steve assembled the long panels, hull went together on Saturday, Sunday epoxy weld spots, this morning Monday, he was getting ready for the inside tape.
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Post by terrulian » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:45 am

That's the boat I would have built if I had room for a trailer.
I see builders are using short lengths of pvc at the zip ties. That's a trick I somehow missed. What is the advantage?
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