View Full Version : Status check, 4 August '01

Ed Harrow
08-05-2001, 08:01 PM

Well it looks like the roof raising will happen the weekend of 18 August. We're going down Maine next weekend, but between evenings this week and next I should get the stud wall built. As you can see in the photo I've created a form which I'm filling with stone dust, as well as some more on either side of it. The grade drops about 8 to 10 inches over 16'.

If I'da been smarta I'da put down a dust pad like Matt did for Saga. Some of us have to learn the hard way....

You may note the tarps are open - I went into the dragon's mouth and I think I've determined the location of another nest, so it's over again tonight to hose that one.

08-05-2001, 09:11 PM
Ed,I'm only getting half a picture.Is it me or is it memorex?

08-05-2001, 09:13 PM
Well dangit all,musta been me.After I posted my question and got back to the thread,the whole shootin match appeared.
Looks good Ed,whats next?

Ed Harrow
08-05-2001, 09:47 PM
I'm tellin ya some folks are just never satisfied... For the immeadiate what's next, well that's bed, LOL. For Phoenix, after I finally get the cover in place - forget Phoenix, when that cover happens I'm havin' a beer. Maybe I'll even splurge and have two! http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

Seriously. Next is a bit uncertain, but it looks like the interior has to come out, the cockpit, the engine, at least the lower portion of the ceiling. Then, of course, there is the mast, and cleaning out a spot to store all the stuff that's coming out of Phoenix.

08-06-2001, 06:23 AM
Ed, I'm enjoying your saga in installments. Are you going to have a bird's eye view picture when you begin work on the interior? Perhaps you could use a mini dirigible to strap your camera to as they do at the hockey games. My boat also has weeks where it looks like nothing much was done, but I'm thinking about it which must be worth something.

08-06-2001, 10:03 AM
ED Try not to rip out everything at once--it will depress you--one section of the hull at a time --a big empty hull that needs a lot of labor plus rebuilding the entire interior can overwhelm you. You'll probably
end up wanting to redesign the inside---a lot more labor---slow down and take little bites as practical. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif(I've been there-- --and it's a long way back to the sea http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif
Cheers---like you said--time for a beer---a BUD---my BUD PRESSURE is low http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

08-06-2001, 03:29 PM
For heavens sake mind those power lines, if you're planning a flexible structure. Can't tell how far back they are.

08-06-2001, 04:25 PM
Ed why do you need such a big tall ladder? http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif

08-06-2001, 05:58 PM
Ed - When it comes time to remove your interior, I just hope your cabinetry wasn't built by the same sadistic, double-jointed, ninety-pound dwarf that did ours. I've just spent a day and a half (not back to back thankfully) dismantling a triple hanging locker. During the time I spent wedged in in various yoga-type positions I could almost hear the thoughts of the builder, 'Why yes, a completely unreachable location, I oughta just put in screws about every 4" - yeah, that's right, and I'm running short of 1" screws, so I'll just use 1 1/2" and I'll cover it with an innocuous piece of trim so they'll never suspect...'

You gotta love it - or be slightly mad as another post suggested http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif Cheers!

Ed Harrow
08-06-2001, 10:40 PM
Norske, over the past couple of years they've used ladders taller than that here in Hopkinton to rescue stray balloonists and ultralight pilots from lofty perches in Hopkinton's trees. Seriously!

Margo, I know of what you speak and, other than the hornets, I'm concentrating on the shelter. I've not even tried my custom-made, large bladed screw driver for the large-head screws holding the Merriman tracks down. (Well, to be honest, I did check to see if they fit the slots, (it does) and if a socket fits over the other end (it does)).

As to the rest, it's like me Mum says, one thing always leads to another. I was pretty convinced the house would have to come off, but, upon reflection, I think all the work can be done (hopefully the rot repair on the side of the house, too, without taking it off.

Rich VanValkenburg
08-07-2001, 07:27 AM
If you take the house off, add a year or more. Been there. Mine didn't come off easy, so I wound up having to build a new one. Make sure you label everything that comes off, too. I've got some, uh...'extra' parts. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/confused.gif

08-07-2001, 10:37 AM
Rich - Labeling - yeah, let's see:

S for starboard
S for sink
S for stove

At least that's how The Husband labled what came out of both sides of the galley. The boards that aren't marked, well I guess they don't go to starboard, the sink, or the stove. And he had the nerve yesterday to tell me to make sure I knew how to put the hanging lockers back together. Hurmp! http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/mad.gif