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Cullen T.M. McGough
01-23-2006, 09:21 PM
I used to think I was a half-decent pirate, but the girlfriend has proven herself to be the most vicious, cut-throat, blackhearted pillow-and-comforter thief yet to sail these waters.

I tried everything. Threats. Curses. Tears. Switching to fiberglass.

Nothing helped. Then one morning as the waves of sleep receded, I was left beached, marooned, cast away, left dead and dry without a single blanket to my name. As the Sun's feeble rays finally broached the horizon and graced my shivering carcass with enough warmth to struggle out of my cataleptic stupor, I was struck with the the weight of a mighty idea.

"By Gar!" sez I. "She's only a wee little thing after all. I'll just up the breadth and beam of this here vessel. With enough freeboard and a solid deck, I'll never fear a cold rough sea again!"

Scouting around the "not likely in this lifetime" pile of side projects, my eye chanced across a matched set of 14' spruce spars left over from some derelict day craft.

"Tis' the very thing," I muttered, taking a long pull from my trusty flask.

Long after the flask went dry, but before the sun came up, I stood back to get a few pictures before assuming command of my new vessel.

http://www.camphawthorne.org/bed/bed1.jpg

King-sized.
http://www.camphawthorne.org/bed/bed2.jpg

The dark vertical stripes are the bronze sail track.
http://www.camphawthorne.org/bed/bed3.jpg

The horizontals of the frame are spruce booms, and the posts are 2 masts cut in half. At the head of the bed, the frame is actually joined by the gooseneck.
http://www.camphawthorne.org/bed/bed4.jpg

Still lots of old hardware on here. These are the blocks for the shrouds and forestay.
http://www.camphawthorne.org/bed/bed5.jpg

Heck, I might even paint the sucker in the spring.

-Cullen

[ 01-23-2006, 11:11 PM: Message edited by: Cullen T.M. McGough ]

J. Dillon
01-23-2006, 11:09 PM
:D

Thorne
01-24-2006, 10:10 AM
A true square-rigger!

Thad Van Gilder
01-24-2006, 02:11 PM
HMMM, I coulda used that gooseneck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Thad

DJM
01-24-2006, 04:39 PM
With all the blocks and cleats left on the craft,
I am sure you could rig some sort of system to give you a mechanical advantage in pulling the comforter back to your side!

Hughman
01-25-2006, 09:28 PM
ARRRRHH!! Time to hoist the petard!

Dave Hadfield
01-26-2006, 10:04 AM
Ahhh... those blocks on the bedposts might give some people funny ideas....

ahp
01-26-2006, 10:30 AM
Hughman, one does not hoist a petard. If you are unlucky enough to have a faulty fuse, you may be hoisted by your own petard.

landlocked sailor
01-27-2006, 11:08 AM
This is a thinly disguised gronicle thread if I ever saw one! Rick tongue.gif

Hughman
01-28-2006, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by ahp:
Hughman, one does not hoist a petard. If you are unlucky enough to have a faulty fuse, you may be hoisted by your own petard.Guess it bombed, eh?