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  1. #1051
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    Default Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    I just caught up with your posts on moving the boat. Great work. Looks a bit close to that tree in one of the pics. Love the sawsall on the brick, a lot less invasive than a wad of C4. Hope the drive to the new house is a bit more conventional.

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    Default Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    Congrats. It's a beautiful boat and cannot wait to see her on the water!
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by chortle View Post
    I just caught up with your posts on moving the boat. Great work. Looks a bit close to that tree in one of the pics. Love the sawsall on the brick, a lot less invasive than a wad of C4. Hope the drive to the new house is a bit more conventional.
    We missed the tree by about a foot, and yes the new place is level and easily accessible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Congrats. It's a beautiful boat and cannot wait to see her on the water!
    Thanks Tom, me too.
    I need to come by soon and check out your shop doors. The new boat garage/shop doors be my final project in the old shop.
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    Tom,

    I have been watching all along - lurking. You have done an outstanding job. How long do you think it will be before you can wipe the grin off your face? Can't wait to see the launch and your face behind the wheel

    Cheers
    Dennis Doherty

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    Thanks Dennis, might take some time!

    Getting the trailer adjusted. Had to add some blocks under the bunk risers. Once I launch the boat I’ll do something more permanent.

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    5 keel rollers should keep her well supported.
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    Well the trailer is fit to the boat and the axles adjusted to get the tongue weight to a more reasonable % of total weight.
    Was a lot of work, and got a lot of help from my good friend and Land Rover enthusiast Jack Walter.
    Also the neighbor that allowed me to cross his property to get the boat out has also allowed me to keep her there’s until we haul her down to Beaufort next week.

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    Been following since the start, well done! And, for your excellent neighbor...a carefully researched gift of refreshment in in order...

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    She looks great Mark!
    well done on her extrication.

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    Yup, good neighbors are a wonderful thing !

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    On the way to her new home.

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    Most excellent.

    I am as anxious as ever to see that dock shot of her at the new pad.

    Do take the time to just stand back and look at her on the trailer, in all her glory, exposed to finally see. You made that thing. And its awesome!

    Peace,
    Robert

    P.S. I loved the moving process. Holy cow!

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    Ordered the prop shaft today. Won’t be long now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Ordered the prop shaft today. Wont be long now.
    Why? Are you going to cut it down?

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    Sorry. I Really Can't Help Myself, Sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Why? Are you going to cut it down?

    Peace,
    Sorry. I Really Can't Help Myself, Sometimes...
    Good one!
    Almost got the shop ready to put the boat in so i thought I’d better order the last key component.

    Now to build a workbench while I’m waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Good one!
    Almost got the shop ready to put the boat in so i thought Id better order the last key component.

    Now to build a workbench while Im waiting.
    Don't forget to pinch yourself. It's real, and it's all about to happen.

    Enjoy it, Brother.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Bigtime escape from the Atlanta Metro Area .Congratulations !

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Why? Are you going to cut it down?

    Peace,
    Sorry. I Really Can't Help Myself, Sometimes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    Have you read his book? Somesuch about Paddle Your Own Canoe or something. He makes wooden bits, and has a studio/workshop deal. He seems fun, and funny.

    I've never seen him on teevee, but he is great in the movies I've seen.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Have you read his book? Somesuch about Paddle Your Own Canoe or something. He makes wooden bits, and has a studio/workshop deal. He seems fun, and funny.

    I've never seen him on teevee, but he is great in the movies I've seen.

    Peace,
    Robert
    I sure haven't. Until now, I didn't even know the guys background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    I sure haven't. Until now, I didn't even know the guys background.
    Haha. Me neither. A friend gave me the book, and that's how I heard of the dude. Hahaha.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Perkins View Post
    Bigtime escape from the Atlanta Metro Area .Congratulations !

    Yes it was. Got the house in ATL sold as well.
    And the prop shaft had already been shipped. I better step up the work on the shop. Started building the workbench today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Don't forget to pinch yourself. It's real, and it's all about to happen.

    Enjoy it, Brother.

    Peace,
    Robert
    Thanks AR. I do every morning when I look out the window.
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    This may be cruel to ask, but I must... between the Rambler and the new shop, which one is pushing your joy-button harder these days?
    No adversary is worse than bad advice.

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    That’s a tough question, but I think its a tie until I get to work on Catnapper.
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    Can't wait to learn more about CATNAPPER's rig. She's 16 foot, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    Can't wait to learn more about CATNAPPER's rig. She's 16 foot, right?

    She is, yes. Similar to the Biloxi boat?
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    Yes, the Pascagoula boat will be 16 feet so we are looking for similar size rigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capefox View Post
    White pine -- rot resistant? That can't be same white pine at hardware warehouses, right? It's pretty and cheap. Good news.
    There are SOOO many types of so-called of white pine. I can think of three very different types of pine I've come across in lumberyards, sawyers, and the house I live in (200 years old, W. MA). My local sawmill pine is pretty nice, fairly dense, quite dissimilar from the sugar pine you get at most yards and since it's dried in a solar kiln and comes in lengths up to 16', even longer if special ordered, I would definitely use it in a boat. But Home Depot recently had some really nice stuff, hard with lots of pin knots, fairly resinous. Smelled great.

    Just anecdotally, I have "heart pine" floors that bear no resemblance to the recycled "heart pine" flooring plank I paid dearly for to make some dutchmen for that same floor. Much splittier and more resinous, but with bigger growth rings compared to the very hard and dense stuff the floors are made of. And the timber frame the house is made of, which was probably so-called white pine and has incredibly tight growth rings, cuts and mills like magic but it's fairly dense and almost totally rot resistant. All my windows have these ittle ledges that stick out above the top casing piece to deflect water downward. I replaced them all in the process of weathertightening, etc, and not one of them had a speck of rot. They were so old the rain water had worn away the wood until in places they were about 1/2 the normal thickness. But no rot.

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