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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    You can't speak of mods without including Daytona Beach!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uv-wmuk49Q
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks hereselmo1! I do to! I certainly appreciate the compliment after all that I went through. Funny thing was that I was talking white, but as I was getting ready to make a color choice and order...
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    Oooh, double karma! That just put a smile on my face!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Me too!

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    Ok, the boat is back on the trailer and my wife's car is back in the garage. Just have to paint the spots where it was supported.

    Next items, installing deck hardware and the...
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    Greetings gray duck!

    With regards to your first point, I've gotta believe that is the way to go. Unfortunately I've done a lot of reading and am now twice as confused. So onward and upward! I got...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings!

    OK, so I ran out of the bottom paint, have ordered additional which should be here early next week.

    So I decided to start out on the boot stripe.

    Now the top of the bottom paint...
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    I like those ellipses! Looks like you're getting a lot done. Keep up the good work!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks! I believe so, hope to finish up today. Last night was more prep stuff, but I did get a decent 1st coat on.

    Thinking white. I can do that after the boat is back on the trailer.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Well I didn't buy a lottery ticket so that won't explain my lack of posting progress photo's and such. Lethargy, laziness, or just about any other word that describes hanging out....
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    Re: summer heat

    Head for the beach, high of 90, low of 78 and 81% Humidity.
  11. Re: What compels anyone to venture into the Bilge?

    Absolutely Keith! While Dry Dusty Road may not have been one of Robert's more recognizable songs, other's became tune's for a whole culture of folks!

    Mountains of the Moon
    Touch Of Grey
    Slack...
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    Re: Happy birthday to WX…

    Happy Birthday! Glad to hear positive vibes!

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    Sorry for the lack of Junk photos. Not many around here.
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    Lack of COVID mitigation methods!

    New election police force!!

    Redistricting to reduce some communities voting strength!!!

    Picking fights with Disney!!!!

    and now surveys to prevent "stale...
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    Absolutely!
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    The mystery lives on in Roswell.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6ZZG3NVMs
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings Rog, and welcome!

    And thanks for the kind words. You are right, boat people dance to a different tune and seem to be there when you need them. That's why I come here. To learn! You...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Trev I really appreciate that, but if you could see the detail...

    And double thanks for the turnbuckle advice. That matches up with what I've read, but a lot of the time the story teller...
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    Re: Old time married folk: How'd you meet?

    Great thread!

    Working for the county in Eugene, I headed to Murphy & Me to catch Wheatfield. Was at the bar getting a cold one when I saw a friend, she invited me to her table to meet some folks....
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    Re: The magnificent Willamette Falls

    Thanks David, great history video about my home state. Except the part about the beaver industry...I did more duck hunting back then.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all!

    Thanks Hugh!

    This painting is the second coat of the topside paint, in this case the Total Tread non-skid product. My thinking was that if I were to go with 2 coats, I could lay...
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    Greetings from the Space Coast!

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    We are truly blessed to be living next to the water with space shots every other week. Here's a Falcon 9 from this week.

    The only real progress on the...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Love it, but the Falcon 9 is nothing compared to a Saturn V's.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Falcon 9 Launch to low earth orbit this morning.
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    Re: your single favourite book

    This time of year, with owners and players messing everything up...

    Damn Yankees by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks gray duck! They have been a challenge!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Good point! Thanks Hugh!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    It looks like I'm coming into the last lap of sail making. This has taken a bit of time and the story/photo opportunities are limited. But I've still got a bit more to show.

    Like...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Still working on the mainsail, probably 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. But I'm making some progress.

    Today progress was sewing the luff boltrope sleeve and installing the...
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    Tree's are great documenters of times past. Especially one that old.

    Thanks!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Hope everyone is doing well, including the Rams!

    I'm still working on the sails and probably will be for awhile. Photo's of the outcome are kind of tough with white thread and...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Never too late in my book Brian! Last night I began to realize how important the bold portion of your comment is. I never really had a time expectation for this portion of the project, but I realized...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Just an update, I'm still trying to finish the boat:D. I certainly do appreciate any and all input or observations.

    So I'm starting in on the mainsail. Tried to improve the...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Gary, that's a lot of sail stacked up on those tables. I like how everything is off the floor. That seems to be my problem, keeping stuff off the floor.

    I'm trying to apply the KISS...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Trev, I really appreciate your kind words.

    This is another challenge that will take me some time to get acceptable results. I'm glad you can't see more of my stitching details. I've just...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Yes it did Hugh, so far seems to be a very complete kit. Sailrite has been very quick at answering my questions as well. Hope to be done with the jib in a couple of days.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Boy I've really jumped into the sail making tasks these days. Battling the sewing machine, rearranging the tables and spending the majority of my time fixing most of my error's. But...
  37. Re: I guess you can’t gerrymander a Twitter poll

    This would be a GREAT start! I'm with Jim and Durnick, elf for President!!!

    Really need to apply the KISS principle.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all!

    Just to pick up from my last post, I dove into the observation that Don had made earlier. Here is what I found.

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    I took this photo to try and get a true elevation view....
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Don! I certainly appreciate your observations! Especially the reminder about the tiller extension. It's on my list of things to do, but I haven't done it yet. So my list must have gone through...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Hugh, you know I seem to like the idea of a swing-up, maybe with a pin to fix it when you wanted...

    But since I've got next to no experience with either, I'll have to find out on the water...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all!

    The plans are a bit in-decisive regarding attaching the tiller to the rudder, probably just as well cuz I would modify it anyway. Using a patch of 16 ga 316 SS that I could afford,...
  42. Re: Happy birthday to FishoutaFlorida…

    Never too late, thanks all!
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    Re: Hey Floridians

    Absolutely! Environmental activists expanding to political venues! He's got a successful background in tossing out the trash! :D
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Hugh! It's amazing how the simplest solutions are so hard to come by.

    So I've been working on assembling the rudder. I've built the three major components and purchased the parts and...
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    Re: Hey Floridians

    Y>

    Guv or Pres?
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    Re: Hey Floridians

    Last I heard he was flying around in a state-owned aircraft taking selfies of himself. Same old stuff.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    I hope that your holiday season is going well and that you have a great New Year!

    So I got back to the boat earlier this week as our holiday starts to wind down. The motivation...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Probably, but get the mast and boom done first. Or be super confident in your dimensions. I had salvaged a mast from an unknown boat, bought a boom for a hobie 14' and then used a portion of a...
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    Re: Seasonal music. OMG.

    RIP Vincente.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prXfTFT0raQ
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,



    Thanks Gary, that location confirms what I was thinking about. Now I need to figure out the best way to set it up for painting. I see lots of folks taking the boat off the...
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