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Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 04:27 AM
Orca is on the hard and getting work done to her. I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what's being done.


Here she is at the launching dock waiting to get hauled out.






http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/1B54DD38-D3DD-4BDD-AFB7-98635C680B61-2360-000000778E845A9F_zps1aa90b57.jpg


(Orca is a 38', classic 1959, Herreshoff ketch.)

David G
05-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Really is a lovely boat. What work will be done?

George Ray
05-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Very Pretty Boat !

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 01:09 PM
Really is a lovely boat. What work will be done?

Thanks David. You'll see ;) :)

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 01:09 PM
Very Pretty Boat !

Thanks George. We love the way she looks. :)

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 01:11 PM
Here is a painted image of her going to the launching ramp.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/33CDA4F3-8524-434D-96FE-DC36033061EB-2360-000000C0D3F50025_zps85cd02b3.jpg

David G
05-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Thanks David. You'll see ;) :)

Ya big tease <G>

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Here she's waiting to be loaded on a truck. You can see some damage from ice just above the waterline.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/1AF30F3E-7D4E-4815-B36A-27350CB04BF4-2360-000000C860CCE5E0_zps286380a8.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 01:48 PM
Here you can see how cold and brutal the winter was. Orca had a heater going 24/7 keeping the ice from doing major damage to her. Snow was cleared of her daily. This was the winter before the last one.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/4CD0877A-C3D5-4D5D-B55C-14362C038B2D-2360-000000CA34BAF122_zps28a21a22.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 02:23 PM
Getting loaded

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/10DDB4F2-19F8-4C88-85DE-9B6AAF1C4547-2360-000000C0F0C227D3_zps43a5cf66.jpg


And tied down

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Ready to go

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/0C0F0C3F-BFBF-4F5B-8498-D948A5B747A9-2360-000000C10956F7ED_zps045bbddf.jpg


Final check

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/0AB29914-449D-447E-B33D-56418E69A876-2360-000000C127B7DAF7_zps5bd732d2.jpg


On the move

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/DB6C2081-32C3-46ED-8A61-B3529B4DD810-2360-000000C1329EBCBF_zps7d5fbc18.jpg

Ariane
05-05-2013, 02:35 PM
I remember ORCA in Sausalito a few years back. Where is she berthed now?

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 03:30 PM
I remember ORCA in Sausalito a few years back. Where is she berthed now?


Her home port has been Homer, Alaska since 2010. We bought her in 2008

Slacko
05-05-2013, 08:17 PM
Nice boat!
That photo with all the ice is so alien to us at the other end of the world in NZ.
We are quickly doing maintenance now after the end of the summer racing season so we are ready for the winter race series which starts in June.
An extra layer of Merino is all we require for the colder weather, not shovels and ice picks!!

Spin_Drift
05-05-2013, 09:39 PM
Nice boat!
That photo with all the ice is so alien to us at the other end of the world in NZ.
We are quickly doing maintenance now after the end of the summer racing season so we are ready for the winter race series which starts in June.
An extra layer of Merino is all we require for the colder weather, not shovels and ice picks!!


i know what you mean. I lived in a hot country for few years.

Here are some shots from that winter. The harbor doesn't usually freeze like this.

.http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/ALASKA/c06d2012.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/ALASKA/c6930a0d.jpg




This could sink your boat. This winter around Christmas two fishing boats sunk from the heavy snow. You really have to keep on top of it and clean them after every good snowfall.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/ALASKA/02ede9b2.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-06-2013, 01:56 PM
In the yard.

Her masts are so tall, she had to be hauled through the little airport, because she wouldn't fit under power lines. I wish I would have been there to take pictures. I'll be there to see her hauled back to the water.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/63AD4243-5946-4A0F-9CBF-4C9C4334B440-202-0000003C0A1850A2_zps8d88dece.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Time to get started. Poor baby, this looks bad. A good place to get started.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/EC9DCBA8-D63A-4264-B65D-50CC0CB069B8-202-0000003C1932C0BF_zpsad014c3f.jpg




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Spin_Drift
05-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Here she is getting blasted with water/sand mixture. It will remove barnacles and any loose paint.


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Spin_Drift
05-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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Going to be taking her down to wood.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/D36AE232-BE79-4344-BF94-2C59830F45E3-3048-000001137940593D_zps4eeb7999.jpg


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/15459386-4664-49CE-91AC-02F027D375C1-3048-000001139F3D882E_zps9c5eb9e3.jpg

gilberj
05-06-2013, 10:46 PM
keep us posted....I want to watch this...

Phil Y
05-07-2013, 04:35 AM
Looks like big work ahead. Big chunks of wood missing.

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 04:43 AM
Looks like big work ahead. Big chunks of wood missing.


Where do you see that? Eeek

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 04:44 AM
keep us posted....I want to watch this...

Will do, thanks.

P.L.Lenihan
05-07-2013, 05:49 AM
I take it most of the"damage" visible along the waterline is just cosmetic and was due to ice? I worry whenever I see "sandblasting" older hulls...partiularly if planked with cedar. Hope your blaster knows what he is doing!


Best of luck with this latest work and may she be back in her element sooner than planned!

Keep the pictures coming... :D



Cheers!


Peter

cmorse
05-07-2013, 03:07 PM
I saw ORCA last summer and fall and noticed the damage from the ice, something I have been all too familiar with over in Seward, which ices over in varying thicknesses throughout the winter. When we had Lean-To ( a 34' Devlin-converted troller), the waterline area required attention during every Spring haulout. Most of the ice chafing occurred on the port side, where the ice would get between the float and the hull and have a merry time working away at the wood. After the first winter, we added a purpleheart ice shield midships, as that seemed to be the area that encountered the most damage and that was successful. The horseshoe stern was also a vulnerable area and I never did get ice shield installed in that area. The starboard side always weathered well, with no damage at all, given that it wasn't next to the dock. There was an ironbark apron starboard midships and the ice didn't even scrape the Cetol off it (it was finished bright above the waterline). The bow always did well, never receiving any damage. Had I kept her, I think I would have put a purpleheart shield over the planking 3 inches above and below the waterline. It is the only way to protect that cedar planking over the long-term this far north, in my opinion. A number of years ago, James McMullen's Emerald Marine went to Homer to do that very thing on a former fishing troller that was being used for environmental clean-up around the Alaska Peninsula. (That vessel, by the way, is sitting in Northern Enterprises yard, rotting away and has been for several years-very sad). Bubblers are too expensive to keep the ice at bay, given electricity costs (I kept 2 heaters on antifreeze and had winter bills,on occasion, that exceeded my home electric bill).

I see you used Homer Boat Yard for the move. Their hydraulic trailers are great and I think much better than a lift. They have been helpful to us and our customers here in our boat shop in Anchorage. Always accommodating and reasonable.

Good Luck in your haulout and all the repairs!

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 03:19 PM
I take it most of the"damage" visible along the waterline is just cosmetic and was due to ice? I worry whenever I see "sandblasting" older hulls...partiularly if planked with cedar. Hope your blaster knows what he is doing!


Best of luck with this latest work and may she be back in her element sooner than planned!

Keep the pictures coming... :D

Cheers!

Peter

Thanks Peter. You're right about the damage being cosmetic. The blaster knows what he's doing. :)

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 03:31 PM
I saw ORCA last summer and fall and noticed the damage from the ice, something I have been all too familiar with over in Seward, which ices over in varying thicknesses throughout the winter. When we had Lean-To ( a 34' Devlin-converted troller), the waterline area required attention during every Spring haulout. Most of the ice chafing occurred on the port side, where the ice would get between the float and the hull and have a merry time working away at the wood. After the first winter, we added a purpleheart ice shield midships, as that seemed to be the area that encountered the most damage and that was successful. The horseshoe stern was also a vulnerable area and I never did get ice shield installed in that area. The starboard side always weathered well, with no damage at all, given that it wasn't next to the dock. There was an ironbark apron starboard midships and the ice didn't even scrape the Cetol off it (it was finished bright above the waterline). The bow always did well, never receiving any damage. Had I kept her, I think I would have put a purpleheart shield over the planking 3 inches above and below the waterline. It is the only way to protect that cedar planking over the long-term this far north, in my opinion. A number of years ago, James McMullen's Emerald Marine went to Homer to do that very thing on a former fishing troller that was being used for environmental clean-up around the Alaska Peninsula. (That vessel, by the way, is sitting in Northern Enterprises yard, rotting away and has been for several years-very sad). Bubblers are too expensive to keep the ice at bay, given electricity costs (I kept 2 heaters on antifreeze and had winter bills,on occasion, that exceeded my home electric bill).

I see you used Homer Boat Yard for the move. Their hydraulic trailers are great and I think much better than a lift. They have been helpful to us and our customers here in our boat shop in Anchorage. Always accommodating and reasonable.

Good Luck in your haulout and all the repairs!


Thanks. I've never heard of purpleheart ice shield. Will have to check it out.

The Homer Boat Yard people are very capable and Mike is a good person to do business with. He is honest and he does what he promises.


If you PM your contact info, we'd get a hold of you when we come to Anchorage. It would be interesting to see your boat shop.

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Some of the paint removed to wood. Bottom still getting blasted.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/F7CFDD46-5667-453E-A575-16D206EE9341-1528-0000014DD41A4377_zpsee5e18ea.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Bottom is ready for next step

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/50C6F58D-7A3C-4B0F-917B-966CDF3D52E5-1528-0000014E3151E842_zps01664068.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 04:13 PM
Here she's all sanded down to wood and ready for next step. Now the "work" starts. LOL ;):)


The green tape on the transom is to get the lettering measured and it's placement.


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Spin_Drift
05-07-2013, 11:13 PM
........After the first winter, we added a purpleheart ice shield midships, as that seemed to be the area that encountered the most damage and that was successful......

I Googled it but couldn't find anything about it on the net.

Can you please give me a link or brand name.

Thanks :)

BBSebens
05-07-2013, 11:52 PM
Orca is lovely. I hope to see her in person sometime.


I suspect that a Purple heart Ice Shield would be a few strips of Purple Heart laid on top of the planking, along the water line, probably extending a few inches down and a few more inches up. That way, the very tough purple heart takes the abuse from the ice, and is easily replaced when it takes too much damage. Its the same concept behind the Ironbark strips they use to protect hulls from Anchors.

http://www.woodenboat.org/content/boat2c/image/Photos%20from%20Phone%20Ocotber%202010%20269.JPG


Basically, the same thing you see on the bow of this lovely boat, just along the water line instead beside the stem.

chuckt
05-08-2013, 08:28 AM
Pretty trawler (tug?)

cmorse
05-08-2013, 11:02 AM
Hi Spin...Yes, it is exactly as BBSebens describes above. The picture he attached is an anchor apron, and made of ironbark historically. I wish I could remember the name of the troller in Northern's yard, just down the road from you, that James McMullen had his crew come up and work on. It is about 40-42 feet long. (We actually considered buying it when it was down in Seldovia but there was an awful lot of work to be done.) Perhaps you could e-mail/pm him because I imagine he has pictures of it. In fact, he put pictures up on the Forum after they had finished. It would give you a perfect picture of what I am talking about. They cut the purpleheart into thinner strips in order to make it flexible enough to follow the hull. The way they are taking care of it, it may be some of the best wood left on the boat. But it is sacrificial and will protect those planks, caulking, etc. and I will say, it would be a long time, in my opinion, before you would have to replace it. It is tough wood. Usually, Hardware Specialties, here in Anchorage, carries it. You could also get some from Edensaw in Port Townsend.

ChuckT: Looks like it is a troller converted for pleasure use.

chas
05-08-2013, 11:56 AM
There is a chafe guard on that troller similar to what you are talking about. Extends from the boot-stripe to approximately 1' below the waterline. Protection from driftwood, and ice chunks I suppose. Lovely to see the underbody of Orca. She looks great; I'm of course wondering if there is a new colour involved in this refit. Say hello to David for me and best wishes on your project. / Jim

cmorse
05-08-2013, 12:03 PM
The name of the troller in Northern Enterprises yard with the purple heart ice shield has "Bella" in its name. The name is somewhat faded and is located on the bow. There is a second distinct word as part of the name. She sits on the end of a row, towards the back of the yard, not far from Northern's "fire truck" shed. It is on one of the main thoroughfares in the yard. I imagine if you asked, they would know where it was. It is similar to a Monk designed troller. If you go to this link: earthcouncil-geneva.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72:marine-debris-clean-up&catid=42:projects&Itemid=77, you will see one picture of the vessel. It was owned by a guy named Dan S but I don't remember his full last name. Anyhow, all of this to say, it would give you a perfect example of purple heart ice shield, from bow to stern. As I recall, they were never treated/painted, and it is obvious what it is because it stands proud of the actual planks.

I know what you mean when you said 8 days to get it done. We hauled Lean-To every year and 7-8 days was the max; complete bottom and hull paint every year and I empathize with your husband's 18 hour days. You do that solid for 7-8 days and you get a lot done! :-)

Seward is tough on planked boats. I doubt I will ever do it again, even though there are a lot of temptations to do so. I think I will stick with composite wood that I can put on the hard every winter. talking to folks in Petersburg, while going up and down the Passage and where there are still a lot of active wood planked fishing vessels, their opinion is to go no further north than their town to avoid the drastic freeze-thaw cycles and iced harbors. (Sidenote:In Petersburg, it was amazing to see substantial aluminum houses on planked limit seiner hulls. Most of them also had aluminum bulwarks but the hull itself was wood. Even those with wood houses had switched to aluminum bulwarks to help reduce plank rot.) In our region, Cordova may be the most ice-free. I know a good number of Whittier and some Seward folks head over there for winter storage. Of course, the 11/12 winter you have pictures from was our all-time record-breaking snowfall record and even Cordova froze over. :-) After Saturday's snow, brief though it be, I have had enough of this winter. :-)

Spin_Drift
05-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Orca is lovely. I hope to see her in person sometime.


I suspect that a Purple heart Ice Shield would be a few strips of Purple Heart laid on top of the planking, along the water line, probably extending a few inches down and a few more inches up. That way, the very tough purple heart takes the abuse from the ice, and is easily replaced when it takes too much damage. Its the same concept behind the Ironbark strips they use to protect hulls from Anchors.

http://www.woodenboat.org/content/boat2c/image/Photos%20from%20Phone%20Ocotber%202010%20269.JPG


Basically, the same thing you see on the bow of this lovely boat, just along the water line instead beside the stem.

Thanks. I've got it now.

This is a beautiful boat. Tugs at my heartstrings... I'm a boat lover :):D
.

Spin_Drift
05-08-2013, 12:29 PM
Hi Spin...Yes, it is exactly as BBSebens describes above. The picture he attached is an anchor apron, and made of ironbark historically. I wish I could remember the name of the troller in Northern's yard, just down the road from you, that James McMullen had his crew come up and work on. It is about 40-42 feet long. (We actually considered buying it when it was down in Seldovia but there was an awful lot of work to be done.) Perhaps you could e-mail/pm him because I imagine he has pictures of it. In fact, he put pictures up on the Forum after they had finished. It would give you a perfect picture of what I am talking about. They cut the purpleheart into thinner strips in order to make it flexible enough to follow the hull. The way they are taking care of it, it may be some of the best wood left on the boat. But it is sacrificial and will protect those planks, caulking, etc. and I will say, it would be a long time, in my opinion, before you would have to replace it. It is tough wood. Usually, Hardware Specialties, here in Anchorage, carries it. You could also get some from Edensaw in Port Townsend.

ChuckT: Looks like it is a troller converted for pleasure use.



The name of the troller in Northern Enterprises yard with the purple heart ice shield has "Bella" in its name. The name is somewhat faded and is located on the bow. There is a second distinct word as part of the name. She sits on the end of a row, towards the back of the yard, not far from Northern's "fire truck" shed. It is on one of the main thoroughfares in the yard. I imagine if you asked, they would know where it was. It is similar to a Monk designed troller. If you go to this link: earthcouncil-geneva.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72:marine-debris-clean-up&catid=42rojects&Itemid=77, you will see one picture of the vessel. It was owned by a guy named Dan S but I don't remember his full last name. Anyhow, all of this to say, it would give you a perfect example of purple heart ice shield, from bow to stern. As I recall, they were never treated/painted, and it is obvious what it is because it stands proud of the actual planks.


I know what you mean when you said 8 days to get it done. We hauled Lean-To every year and 7-8 days was the max; complete bottom and hull paint every year and I empathize with your husband's 18 hour days. You do that solid for 7-8 days and you get a lot done! :-)


Seward is tough on planked boats. I doubt I will ever do it again, even though there are a lot of temptations to do so. I think I will stick with composite wood that I can put on the hard every winter. talking to folks in Petersburg, while going up and down the Passage and where there are still a lot of active wood planked fishing vessels, their opinion is to go no further north than their town to avoid the drastic freeze-thaw cycles and iced harbors. (Sidenote:In Petersburg, it was amazing to see substantial aluminum houses on planked limit seiner hulls. Most of them also had aluminum bulwarks but the hull itself was wood. Even those with wood houses had switched to aluminum bulwarks to help reduce plank rot.) In our region, Cordova may be the most ice-free. I know a good number of Whittier and some Seward folks head over there for winter storage. Of course, the 11/12 winter you have pictures from was our all-time record-breaking snowfall record and even Cordova froze over. :-) After Saturday's snow, brief though it be, I have had enough of this winter. :-)



Thanks so much. I'll go to the boatyard and see if I can find "Bella". I'll post her for you of I do.

:)

Spin_Drift
05-08-2013, 12:37 PM
There is a chafe guard on that troller similar to what you are talking about. Extends from the boot-stripe to approximately 1' below the waterline. Protection from driftwood, and ice chunks I suppose. Lovely to see the underbody of Orca. She looks great; I'm of course wondering if there is a new colour involved in this refit. Say hello to David for me and best wishes on your project. / Jim

Hi Jim. So very nice to hear from you :). Thanks. She's a beauty. We're still really smitten by her. Cass's told me that when David dropped her off to work on Orca yesterday, he patted Orca and said: "Hello Darling".... LOL... She's a mistress I don't mind at all. ;);):)

Our warmest regards to you and your family. <3.

Spin_Drift
05-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Primer going on.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/FA6DAC43-5151-4DC5-A4DD-315E596CFA97-1528-0000014EA02D4600_zps37a68581.jpg

Spin_Drift
05-08-2013, 12:48 PM
You can see the line marked for the boot-stripe.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/4489E6B3-850D-4CA1-8A3E-A5F09DF42974-1528-0000014EE5966BC3_zps36626b1e.jpg

BBSebens
05-08-2013, 12:48 PM
http://www.woodenboat.org/content/boat2c/image/Photos%20from%20Phone%20Ocotber%202010%20269.JPG




This is just a picture I googled. Its beautiful though, isn't it.

Spin_Drift
05-09-2013, 12:01 PM
Getting there one step at the time.


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Spin_Drift
05-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Seams done with seam compound. Starboard side waiting for paint.


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Spin_Drift
05-09-2013, 12:15 PM
First coat of black.


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gilberj
05-09-2013, 01:10 PM
Work is progressing.....

Spin_Drift
05-09-2013, 07:11 PM
Work is progressing.....

Yes, and in a hurry. Even 18 hour days.

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Spin_Drift
05-09-2013, 07:25 PM
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/Spin_Drift/a%20Orca2013/2DCAD564-B59F-4C3F-A01C-4A659B245B04-531-00000066EAAEC948_zps5917d431.jpg

gilberj
05-09-2013, 08:53 PM
You guys do not waste time do you? I frequently work long days, but I have a farm as well as boats(plural). It is always a conflict which will get the attention.....

Lew Barrett
05-09-2013, 11:51 PM
http://www.woodenboat.org/content/boat2c/image/Photos%20from%20Phone%20Ocotber%202010%20269.JPG


Pretty trawler (tug?)

Not a tug, and not, I think, a fishing vessel. I believe that's Wells Gray. Ex Canadian Forestry vessel if I'm not mistaken; lot of history there. I would be 100% sure if I could see her full run of sheer. As it is, I'm 90% sure. PT is (or was) her home port.
Good luck with SV Orca, darlin'. She's lovely too!

Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:16 AM
You guys do not waste time do you? I frequently work long days, but I have a farm as well as boats(plural). It is always a conflict which will get the attention.....

Hi, no time to waste. Had to have her splashed today. :)

I know what you mean. We had a good size farm and livestock a few years back and it took a lot of work. We also had a classic mahogany cabin cruiser that husband was restoring.

The boat work was labour of love. :) give some attention to both. Even a little bit at a time.

Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Not a tug, and not, I think, a fishing vessel. I believe that's Wells Gray. Ex Canadian Forestry vessel if I'm not mistaken; lot of history there. I would be 100% sure if I could see her full run of sheer. As it is, I'm 90% sure. PT is (or was) her home port.
Good luck with SV Orca, darlin'. She's lovely too!

Thanks Lew. :)

Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:20 AM
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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:31 AM
Taping the boot stripe.

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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:51 AM
Painting the boot stripe.


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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 12:33 PM
Orca's bowsprit with carved Aeolus blowing us favorable winds.


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Aeolus


From 1911 Edition of an Encyclopedia


Definition: Aeolus, in Greek mythology, according to Homer, was the son of Hippotes, a god and the father of the winds. Aeolus was ruler of the island of Aeolia. In the Odyssey he entertains Ofysseys, gives him a favourable wind to help him on his journey, and a bag in which the unfavourable winds have been confined.


Out of curiosity, or with the idea that it contains valuable treasures, Odysseus' companions open the bag; the winds escape and drive them back to the island, whence Aeolus dismisses them with bitter reproaches.


According to Virgil, Aeolus dwells on one of the Aeolian islands to the north of Sicily, Lipara or Strongyle, where he keeps the winds imprisoned in a vast cavern.


Another genealogy makes him the son of Poseidon and Arne, granddaughter of Hippotes, and a descendant of Aeolus, king of Magnesia in Thessaly, the mythical ancestor of the tribe of the Aeolians.

Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 01:34 PM
Close to being done. Some touch-ups and lettering left to do.

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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 08:02 PM
Sweet Orca.


Stands/supports were moved so we can paint the gray area blue. Really close to being done.


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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 08:06 PM
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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 08:09 PM
White and gold custom lettering for her name and hailing port.

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Spin_Drift
05-10-2013, 08:34 PM
Ouch, this was very painful. The e & r did not take. I'm going to have to paint them on while Orca is in the water. This means sitting or laying down on an Avon raft while painting. :( ;)


We couldn't take the time to do them while she's on the hard because she had to be splashed yesterday.


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BBSebens
05-10-2013, 11:39 PM
You ought to just paint on the "E". That way Alaska is your home!


Nice paint scheme. Looks great.

Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 02:56 AM
You ought to just paint on the "E". That way Alaska is your home!

Nice paint scheme. Looks great.. LOL ;)

Thanks.

:)

Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 02:58 AM
Getting her loaded on the trailer.




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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Getting there.


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:11 AM
Almost on. It amazes me how they can haul such a big boat on such "small" trailer. The trailer is really long, but it has no real sides.

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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:19 AM
She's held in place with those little arms with pads. Eeek.

You notice, she's sitting right on top of the triple axels at the end of the trailer.


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:22 AM
Sitting pretty, ready to go. Just have to remove the support lines.

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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:49 AM
Going through the airport runway. Airport security vehicle escorting in front. (I mentioned earlier that because of her 45' main mast being so tall, she had to go through the airport. She wouldn't fit under power lines.)



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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:34 PM
I bet she can smell the ocean from here. LOL.


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:35 PM
She's almost home.

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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Getting splashed.

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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Home, sweet home at last.

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jsjpd1
05-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Quick work and a nice result!

Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Quick work and a nice result!

Thanks.

Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 05:39 PM
Her salon


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Table folds up and attaches to the wall, when not in use.


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Her galley. Sink with running water. Fridge, microwave and a wood burning stove. Some remodeling work has been done after this picture was taken.


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Spin_Drift
05-11-2013, 05:55 PM
Sun was shining on a stainless steel cooking pot reflecting light on the ceiling. I really liked how it looked so I took a picture....LOL.


Oh yeah, and the lace curtains adds a little womanly touch ;):)




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