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Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 06:48 AM
I thought i'd say hello for my first post here . So Hello :)
Jason .

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 06:51 AM
The bilge is a dangerous place to post your first thread..
But.. hello.. give us a bit of info. At least as much as you are comfortable giving.
We have had a few problems giving too much info.... just the basics..

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 06:51 AM
Good morning Jason. Welcome to the WBF and the bilge in particular

Pay no attention to that scuffling and snuffling behind you. The bilge rats just want to know if you had anything interesting to eat last night.

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 06:52 AM
Morning Phillip...

JimD
04-16-2007, 06:53 AM
Any interest in wooden boats or do you just plan to breath the fumes for a cheap high down here?

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 06:54 AM
Jamie
I mentioned Mystic to Kathleen...she said they are about 45 minutes from there...(now back to our regularly scheduled snuffling and scuffling)

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 06:55 AM
And JimD goes right for the jugular...

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 06:56 AM
And JimD goes right for the jugular...


Hid nose is stopped up this morning...

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 06:58 AM
So Jason, have you been reading this stuff long enough to have some idea of how things work down here?

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 06:59 AM
have you been reading this stuff long enough to have some idea of how things work down here?

Things down here work? I thought everything was just thrown into Kat's new mixer and turned on high.

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 06:59 AM
Not really Phillip but i think i will get the hang of it .

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:01 AM
Ah.. someone from across the pond.. I used to work in Thorpe.. near Virginia Water..

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:02 AM
Well have fun and don't forget to wipe your feet off when you go to the orlop deck or higher

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:02 AM
That's not far from me at all . Cuchilo is moored at Sunbury .

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:03 AM
And JimD goes right for the jugular...


Arrrgghhh! Who ya callin' a scurvy dog??? Arrgggghhh!

http://www.fnuky.com/pictures/fluffy/scurvydogs.jpg

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Tell us about Cuchilo please...

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Umm so there is a boat involved.. This is like picking teeth.. a bit at a time..:rolleyes:

Now question one: the name.. origins..?

great picture Jim.. I don't see how the photographer got three pups to umm stay still.

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:08 AM
Umm so there is a boat involved.. This is like picking teeth.. a bit at a time..:rolleyes:

Now question one: the name.. origins..?

great picture Jim.. I don't see how the photographer got three pups to umm stay still.


The boat name, Jamie, should be intuitivly obvious... :) (Aaand heeere's the pitch.and Phillip hits a line drive off the first throw)

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:08 AM
:D Cuchilo is my 1971 headline cruiser . Flare is the new boat . Shes a little bit of a project .
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/JFCarpentry/Boats/DSC00175.jpg

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:09 AM
and the first baseman missed it.. so.. umm, okay, perhaps I ain't awake yet.. Phillip.. what am I not seeing here?

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:11 AM
and the first baseman missed it.. so.. umm, okay, perhaps I ain't awake yet.. Phillip.. what am I not seeing here?


Cuchilo...

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:12 AM
okay we gott picture.. Now we are getting somewhere..
And Phillip.. I wonder if another cup of expresso will help here.. maybe some 40weight... to loosen up the mental gears...

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:13 AM
More pictures here http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/JFCarpentry/Boats/

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:14 AM
umm.. another project. Time to go on deck...You have graduated...LOL..

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:17 AM
You know the rules. No boat stuff in The Bilge.

http://www.brazilian-bikinis.org/ProductImages/leatherbikini/Criss-Cross%20Mediterranean%20w&Two-Tone%20Laced%20Bandeau_Large.jpg

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:19 AM
Bilge.. umm.. boat term:eek:. Hey Scot gotta rename this category...

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:20 AM
Well i did wonder but they kept asking me :rolleyes:

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
04-16-2007, 07:20 AM
Welcome!
Nice lookin project you have there.

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:21 AM
Well, that's easy.. you posted here first...:rolleyes:

And JimD went for the jugular and I'm still trying to figure out the name..
There is a connection... LOL..

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:21 AM
The first rule of the bilge is "Bend the rules".

Vince Brennan
04-16-2007, 07:24 AM
Yep. You qualify for membership in the Blige. Fer sure!

Drop on by the pub and have a Smythwicks.

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:28 AM
The selection ( screening ) committee has spoken.. Just leave your application at the door.

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:31 AM
Thanks .
There is more info on her from the last owner here http://www.kestrel22.com/restoration_flare.htm

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:33 AM
Gawd Jason...that's a scary lookin project!

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:34 AM
Now you really have to go on deck.. Just scroll up...

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:38 AM
I know , that's why i joined the forum . She is worse than she looks .

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:39 AM
Any nakid wimin on that boat?

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:40 AM
Now that is frightening.. most say she is better than she looks.. Get some air young man.Go upt eh companionway.... I'm assuming you are young.. Well, I'm old, so anyone else is gonna be younger...:rolleyes:

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:42 AM
Jim's old too...he just wants to be reminded what nekid womens look like

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:43 AM
You keep a couple old girlie magazines in the head, right?

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:43 AM
Phillip.. I wrote that I was old.. not ancient.:rolleyes:

I did not know King Tut. personally.

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:45 AM
She is worse than she looks .

In that case slap yourself in the face a few times and get another boat.

JimD
04-16-2007, 07:46 AM
I did not know King Tut. personally.

Neither did I but I saw a Steve Martin movie once.

http://www.selket.de/images/king_tut.jpg

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 07:49 AM
I'm looking forward to getting Flare close to my workshop , that will make the work alot easier . I'm handy with a bit of wood but i'm not a boat builder so i thought i'd better seek advice here and there .

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:50 AM
Well. this is the bilge.. You won't get much advice here. Oh you will be reamed out, criticised, cut down and cut up.. but advice.. umm. Gotta think about that...:rolleyes:

Phillip Allen
04-16-2007, 07:51 AM
Check with Margo...you already have Jamie's attention (he's doing a bit of work on the ark as we speak (Just kidding Airlie...I don't mean it)

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 07:53 AM
(he's doing a bit of work on the ark as we speak

gee thanks.. :confused: I've got practice.. this is the second woodie I have owned. Straight jacket is in the locker.:eek:
Yup.. the reaming begins... LOL... Now let us turn our attention to this Kestral...

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-16-2007, 07:57 AM
... so i thought i'd better seek advice here and there .

Take the advice from "there" the stuff from here is tricky - especially if you are outside the USA - they will tell you EXACTLY which shop has the bits you want - but it'll be in "New Hampshire" or somewhere equally handy for Kingston.

Welcome to the madhouse.

JimD
04-16-2007, 08:01 AM
Don't forget to soak everything in CPES and slap a couple coats of Kirby's paint on it. And for God's sake don't get any epoxy on the white oak.

S/V Laura Ellen
04-16-2007, 08:07 AM
I'm looking forward to getting Flare close to my workshop , that will make the work alot easier . I'm handy with a bit of wood but i'm not a boat builder so i thought i'd better seek advice here and there .

Close is good. Just one hint that I can pass along, Be very careful when working from ladders, small falls can cause extended down time (speaking from recent experience).
Have a look at www.aylard.ca to see another restoration under way, remember, you are not alone.
It seems to be an thing with wooden boat owners, they can look at any pile of boards and state (with-out reservation), "I can fix that, it has real potential".
Good luck on your project, the forum has been very informative for me, and a source of inspiration.
Margo's (Concordia...41)sp? restoration of Sarah is another worthy project to keep an eye on.

Welcome to the forum.

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 08:08 AM
Margo is doing a great job..
So is Allan on the Bluenose Jr. Check out his website.:D

S/V Laura Ellen
04-16-2007, 08:20 AM
I forgot to also tell you about an great feature, in the building and repair area there is a sticky thread called "WB Building & Repair FAQ Ver 3.0 (http://www.woodenboatvb.com/vbulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=48786)". It contains links to very informative threads on boat repair. Hours of very insightful reading for someone that wants to learn about boats and repair techniques.

Hope it helps, it did for me.

S.V. Airlie
04-16-2007, 12:50 PM
Well the guy has shown his colors... thinking a survey of his boat is unimportant...
It's too bad... but to me, having a boat surveyed, even if the surveyor is only haft way good is bettrer than nothing..
And then he called surveyors " Suits "...:eek:

Would anyone buy a boat without a survey and if so, would they not at least have it surveyed afterwards.. LOL.. to see what they aere gonna have to do with it?
Not me...

Cuchilo
04-16-2007, 03:35 PM
They are suits . I would rather take a craftmans word than a suit .

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Not a bad thing to do Jason... guys that actually do the work usually can give you real help

John Meachen
04-16-2007, 04:37 PM
Good luck with the project and thanks for boosting the number of Brits in the bilge.The disdain for the suits has been noted and counts in your favour,for now.

PeterSibley
04-16-2007, 05:18 PM
Morning Jason :) Welcome to the bilge .

bamamick
04-16-2007, 07:49 PM
Geez, Jamie. I have bought a couple dozen boats and have never had a survey. I just assume that every boat that I buy is a piece of junk and that way I am rarely dissapointed.

Keep us posted on your progress Jason, and 'welcome' once again.

Mickey Lake