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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    It's amazing how much of it gets ground up for mulch. I had the builder stack mine behind where the house will be. Got some 8-12' lengths @ 28" in diameter.
    Make sure you get it sawn soon - sawyers want green/wet wood as it's much easier on the blade (keeps it cooler).
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    We'll she's almost done. Still need to order a propshaft and the SS rub rail. Also can't mount the windshield until she's outside since the door isn't tall enough.
    I have converted the strongback into a wheeled cradle to move her outside.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Now the hunt is on for a suitable trailer.
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    Are we going to get pictures of the workshop exit? Are you going to have to crane it out of the backyard?

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    Got permission to cross the property behind us, so won't need a crane. It's still going to be an interesting operation though.
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    Looking forward to it!

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    Still hunting for a trailer. In the meantime I did manage to find 24’ of stainless 1” rubrail for a very good price on EBay. Dresses up the boat nicely.
    Now to find another 24’....

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    I thought I would turn this rightside up for y'all.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    I was getting seasick the other way. Pretty little boat you built there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Looks nice.

    Constructive comment: Your engine will pump more cooling water than any bilge pump you are likely to install. Double clamp that exhaust outlet. I have been aboard three different boats in which a failure in exhaust plumbing nearly sunk us.( one did sink, but we made it to the travel lift slip and it sank on the straps)

    Kevin

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    Not that you ever need this info for this boat, but in an emergency because the engine will pump water so well. The water inlet petcock can be shut off and the hose removed to pump water from the bilge. I know this as a fact.

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    Still have the punch list to attend to. I haven’t installed the prop shaft yet, so the engine still isn’t aligned. Waiting until that’s done before everything gets tidied up.

    And thanks for the photo flip. Our hosts image posting sometimes inverts things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCanoe View Post
    Are we going to get pictures of the workshop exit? Are you going to have to crane it out of the backyard?
    Yes, I’ll certainly post pics. No crane, fortunately the neighbor behind me doesnt mind me traipsing across his 11 acres to extricate the boat. Went to a party at his place for New Years. Cool house, built In the late 1700’s. He came by to see the boat a few days ago. Loved it.
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    Aren't good neighbors a wonderful thing?
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    Beautiful, just beautiful....I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Beautiful, just beautiful....I love it.
    I kinda like the upside down one...
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    Beautiful job!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I finally found a s bought a trailer. Moving day is coming soon.
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    Looking forward to seeing her in the daylight!

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    Great you found a trailer, I am still looking for one...
    Boat looks great.

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    A big part of the move taken car of. Found it in Savannah CL. Aluminum frame, disc surge brakes. $1800.
    New ones were over $4k.

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    Sorry for the inverted image. Can’t figure out how to correct when posting from my iPad.
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    Good score!

    K
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    Thanks, it was. Good used trailers are not easy to find.
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    $1800 for an aluminum tandem with discs? wow. Even if it needs tires, lights, and a winch you've still done very well, that's easily a $2500 sale up here.

    torsions or leaves?
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    Yes, a great find! Now you are mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    $1800 for an aluminum tandem with discs? wow. Even if it needs tires, lights, and a winch you've still done very well, that's easily a $2500 sale up here.

    torsions or leaves?

    The tires a pretty new, bearings stayed cool on the drive back to Marietta. The winch is in good shape.
    I ordered 5 keep rollers. That should keep her well supported. The bunks are at almost the correct height aft, Iíll need to lower them forward.
    All in all it worked out well. Itís a stouter trailer than I really need, but length dictates the rest and sheíll be well protected in transit. It does tow really well at 80+ mph behind the BMW wagon. Once the boat is loaded a very good friend has offered to haul her down to Beaufort with his new Land Rover Discovery Diesel.

    Oh its torsion axles.
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    4 boat stands ordered today. Also removed the French doors and frame from the basement shop. We’ve decided the safest way to get her out will be on the trailer. However it won’t fit through the doors with the wheels on, so we are planning on removing the axles and carrying the aluminum frame into the shop. Slide it under the boat, lower the boat onto the frame and use car skates to get it outside. Then jack up the trailer and replace the axles.

    This way the boat will be very stable as it’s moved through the doorway and onto the uneven ground outside.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    What's that trailer rated at ? 4800 lb? How heavy is the boat?

    What I am getting at is whether the trailer will be sprung too stiff for your boat. Maybe you can ballast the trailer if that is the case?

    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    What's that trailer rated at ? 4800 lb? How heavy is the boat?

    What I am getting at is whether the trailer will be sprung too stiff for your boat. Maybe you can ballast the trailer if that is the case?

    Kevin
    I’m certain it’s sprung stiffer than I need. Any trailer I could find that was long enough would be.
    There will be 5 rollers supporting the keel with the bunks keeping her stable Port to starboard.
    Fortunately our roads are a lot better down here.
    The boat is 1800#. I’d say the trailer is another 800#.
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    It’s gonna be a major undertaking getting her out of the current shop. Fortunately the new shop has much better access.
    Concrete driveway was just poured yesterday

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    Nice! Well - the new digs, not the problems getting her out of the old ones...
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    Thanks Garret. I’m planning on moving the Rambler next week if I can line up some help. My friend with the winch equipped Land Rover Defender is out of town until next week. We’ve gotta go across a few hundred feet of woods to get to a gravel driveway so his vehicle will be essential.
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    Three car garage AND a boat shop! Envy central here.
    If I had a dollar for every girl who found me unattractive, eventually they would find me attractive.

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    That is a stunning boat! Congratulations!

    Mike
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Three car garage AND a boat shop! Envy central here.
    The center door is narrow. Golf cart sized, but it’s wide enough for the convertible. Left side is double depth.
    We had to go up @5’ for flood code. Made sense to go up 10 and put the garage under the house. That way the outbuilding could be the boat garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon1 View Post
    That is a stunning boat! Congratulations!

    Mike
    Thank you. I can’t wait to see it outside.
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