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    Now that's a fine site to behold.
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    Way cool!

    Good job!

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    Mission Accomplished!!!

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    Thanks for watching and encouraging to all.

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    Wait a minute. I thought it was supposed to be an oyster barge. Seriously, though, nice job!!!

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    Ha. I was waiting for that.

    The owner does grow oysters on the bayside but it is long way by boat from where he is using it now. I think it will be used just for clamming at this time.

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    Whoa, that's a lotta dollars on that deck. Stacking like that, I take it he's pretty confident in sea state and lack of wakes.

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    It was blowing 15 knots today, I am glad I wasn't out there because it was cold.
    It looks like the baskets could fall off easily but they seem to know what they are doing. They said they were going to put 3 stanchions on each side of the boat that a removable fence would rest against to hold the load better.

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    Excellent! Thanks for the great thread!

    That hydraulic steering is a great upgrade over cable.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Thanks. Yes it is, I won't ever go back to push/pull or cable after having hydraulic.

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    Thanks for the thread, it was nice to see the vessel from its beginning right through to being in use.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Hi everyone. This is picture of the boat carrying 100 bushels of seed oysters. This was about 2 weeks after launching but it took me that long to figure out the Flickr format to post it.

    Walt

    Last edited by waltwood; 05-25-2014 at 07:03 PM.

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    Congrats to you for job well done and thanks for showing us the boat at work !!!!
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    Thanks, It is fun being able to keep up with the boat because it is only about 15 miles away.

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    Hi folks. A couple of weeks ago this article came out in National Fisherman. It is under the South section of Around the Yards.

    http://www.nationalfisherman.com/mag...ound-the-yards

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    Nice article Walt!

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    Thanks. How's the Stella Grace coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltwood View Post
    Thanks. How's the Stella Grace coming along?
    Well, I wanted to put her in this weekend, but I keep having these small issues that prevent me. Maybe the following weekend ... But she's close Walt!

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    We are all looking forward to it!

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    Yes, I saw the article,.. Quite nice, and congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Yes, I saw the article,.. Quite nice, and congratulations!
    Thanks, I did not know if many people read NF, but I enjoy the articles about boats.
    Walt

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    WTG !

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    Today I had to go to the harbor where this is berthed and thought I would check it out. It looks rough because they haul rebar on it and the rust is running down the sides. One thing my son tells me that is good with the boat is when loaded it can go in very shallow water whereas the smaller boats sink lower in the water and draw more than it does. It has enabled them to work when the low tide has prevented them from doing so.





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    Quote Originally Posted by waltwood View Post
    Today I had to go to the harbor where this is berthed and thought I would check it out. It looks rough because they haul rebar on it and the rust is running down the sides. One thing my son tells me that is good with the boat is when loaded it can go in very shallow water whereas the smaller boats sink lower in the water and draw more than it does. It has enabled them to work when the low tide has prevented them from doing so.



    Barge looks great! Especially with its “Oyster Mud” paintjob ... signifying Chesapeake ownership!

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    Well done!

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    June 2013 by waltwood:
    There does not seem to be much interest in this project based on the lack of comments but I feel like I should show it to completion.
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    could not be further from the truth. Great to see a working boat build and then check in a few years later. Really great stuff THANKS !!
    This is the first lesson ye should learn: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Ray View Post
    June 2013 by waltwood:
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    could not be further from the truth. Great to see a working boat build and then check in a few years later. Really great stuff THANKS !!
    That comment was a long time ago. I thought some might find an update interesting.
    This is on the ocean side of the Shore and it is hard to miss the frozen harbor

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