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    Me? I am calculating an answer to this question:

    You have a barge 24'-0" x 8'-5" x 0'-11" that displaces 6650 lbs. It is fitted with 'pontoons' on either side that are 6'-0" x 3'-0" x 2'-6" in size and mounted 6.5" off each side of the barge hull. These pontoons can be filled with, or emptied of, water (i.e., can be either ballast or floatation). You have a knuckle-boom crane mounted on the centreline of the barge. The crane boom is attached to its base 5'-9" above deck, which is 0'-7" above waterline. The crane has a maximum outreach of 19'-6". How much weight can you lift with the crane at maximum outreach, and alongside the barge hull, while maintaining a maximum heel of 10 degrees?

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    While I got out for a nice walk in the woods at lunchtime, your "pretty boats" comment got a chuckle. My partner is a Realtor & someone once said "How could real estate be real work, when all you do is look at pretty houses?"

    They were 100% serious, btw.
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    After lunch I forced myself to go for an hour long walk in Acadia National Park. It had been nearly 24 hours since my last walk in the park.

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    I spend my day herding cats, literally and figuratively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Me? I am calculating an answer to this question:

    You have a barge 24'-0" x 8'-5" x 0'-11" that displaces 6650 lbs. It is fitted with 'pontoons' on either side that are 6'-0" x 3'-0" x 2'-6" in size and mounted 6.5" off each side of the barge hull. These pontoons can be filled with, or emptied of, water (i.e., can be either ballast or floatation). You have a knuckle-boom crane mounted on the centreline of the barge. The crane boom is attached to its base 5'-9" above deck, which is 0'-7" above waterline. The crane has a maximum outreach of 19'-6". How much weight can you lift with the crane at maximum outreach, and alongside the barge hull, while maintaining a maximum heel of 10 degrees?

    It ain't all drawing pictures of pretty boats, folks...
    Depends on the elevation of the end of the jib.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I finished a report and am working on finding an expert witness or two. And I am chopping bamboo back. It's so tough cutting back the roots and runners with a spade and a hatchet. I can only attack for a short time. It will take hours, but that's good
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Me? I am calculating an answer to this question:

    You have a barge 24'-0" x 8'-5" x 0'-11" that displaces 6650 lbs. It is fitted with 'pontoons' on either side that are 6'-0" x 3'-0" x 2'-6" in size and mounted 6.5" off each side of the barge hull. These pontoons can be filled with, or emptied of, water (i.e., can be either ballast or floatation). You have a knuckle-boom crane mounted on the centreline of the barge. The crane boom is attached to its base 5'-9" above deck, which is 0'-7" above waterline. The crane has a maximum outreach of 19'-6". How much weight can you lift with the crane at maximum outreach, and alongside the barge hull, while maintaining a maximum heel of 10 degrees?

    It ain't all drawing pictures of pretty boats, folks...
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    Only half done here. Or less.

    I had plans. Return emails. Work on some bids. Reschedule a home pre-inspection. Call planning/zoning with some questions. Fix a wonky faucet handle. Walk the dog. Check in on two elderly neighbors. Bank deposit. Hardware store. Then an afternoon at the shop. Evening... bake a cake.

    Instead, my morning has been largely spent fielding phone calls. Some business, but mostly friends checking in and wanting to chat. Which made me realize there were a few folks I should probably check up on also. So more phone calls. Time to fix lunch and re-evaluate...
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    Busy working my way down the 'Honey-Do list' before I can get back boat building. With everything shut down, spending the evenings looking for on-line sources of material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I finished a report and am working on finding an expert witness or two. And I am chopping bamboo back. It's so tough cutting back the roots and runners with a spade and a hatchet. I can only attack for a short time. It will take hours, but that's good
    I helped my daughter clear a neighbours bamboo. I feel your pain.
    I recommend a chain saw. The roots are so dense (but you know that already) that it will not do much harm to the chain.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    As to my day, having been 5 years retired, very little change. Walking t' dawg, gardening, cooking , and pottering in the shed.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Spent 4 hours in the shop making a batch of small boats. Home for lunch and a 15 minute nap. Current project is a batch of sourdough bread, which requires a lot of watching and waiting. So I'm pissing away the afternoon reading the forum while the dough does its thing.

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    With the entire freaking country in lockdown - I spent the day trying to arrange a medical examination.

    Think I've got it done but it involves a 300 mile round trip....
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Working from the kitchen table, lap top and cell phone.

    Current project is a batch of sourdough bread, which requires a lot of watching and waiting.
    We are about to try sourdough as well. Daughter came home from school all enthused about "starter". I will supply the dutch oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post

    We are about to try sourdough as well. Daughter came home from school all enthused about "starter". I will supply the dutch oven.

    Fitz
    Here's a link to a great video on making sourdough.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJEHsvW2J6M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I finished a report and am working on finding an expert witness or two. And I am chopping bamboo back. It's so tough cutting back the roots and runners with a spade and a hatchet. I can only attack for a short time. It will take hours, but that's good
    Fun.

    You might check out this guy's tool list. (He's a former neighbor of mine, btw.) I have a pretty solid bamboo forest underway here at headquarters. There's a great tool called a slammer that is a bit like a manual jackhammer that drives a spade shovel through roots.

    Last year we suffered a bit of the bamboo die-off that is happening around here ... several strains that Fujitaro (?) Kubota brought over to Seattle are now going to seed and dying. I had to dig out a pretty large berm in the backyard. It was very satisfying and difficult.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    I spent my day changing my pooche's water bowl. He spends the time getting it full of mud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    Working from the kitchen table, lap top and cell phone.



    We are about to try sourdough as well. Daughter came home from school all enthused about "starter". I will supply the dutch oven.

    Fitz
    I'm quite happy that my sweetie decided recently to rekindle her love affair with sourdough. We've got sourdough whole-wheat bread, sourdough cornbread, and sourdough savory herb crackers in the refrigerator at the moment. We're low on rye flour, but when she finds some, it'll be sourdough caraway rye.

    I just had some of the cornbread as the base layer for a Mexican mashup. Pinto beans, salsa, a brace of eggs on top, with melted cheddar & bbq sauce as the crown. Was goooood.
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    Does she make her own starter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Does she make her own starter?
    C'mon Jamie - this is the WBF. The starter was started by a great-great-grandmother in 1882 & has been handed down since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Does she make her own starter?
    She did. I don't think that part is hard. Not the chore/discipline that maintaining it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Depends on the elevation of the end of the jib.
    Well, there's the rub, innit? All part of the calculations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    She did. I don't think that part is hard. Not the chore/discipline that maintaining it is.
    It's like owning a pet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    It's like owning a pet!
    A bit... yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Think I've got it done but it involves a 300 mile round trip....
    Ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    It's like owning a pet!
    Not quite. When you leave home for a couple weeks you can put your starter in the fridge. Probably not wise to try that with the pooch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Me? I am calculating an answer to this question:

    You have a barge 24'-0" x 8'-5" x 0'-11" that displaces 6650 lbs. It is fitted with 'pontoons' on either side that are 6'-0" x 3'-0" x 2'-6" in size and mounted 6.5" off each side of the barge hull. These pontoons can be filled with, or emptied of, water (i.e., can be either ballast or floatation). You have a knuckle-boom crane mounted on the centreline of the barge. The crane boom is attached to its base 5'-9" above deck, which is 0'-7" above waterline. The crane has a maximum outreach of 19'-6". How much weight can you lift with the crane at maximum outreach, and alongside the barge hull, while maintaining a maximum heel of 10 degrees?

    It ain't all drawing pictures of pretty boats, folks...
    Have you considered consulting a naval architect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadsworth View Post
    Have you considered consulting a naval architect?
    Yes, but I'm scared that they are all too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Fun.

    You might check out this guy's tool list. (He's a former neighbor of mine, btw.) I have a pretty solid bamboo forest underway here at headquarters. There's a great tool called a slammer that is a bit like a manual jackhammer that drives a spade shovel through roots.

    Last year we suffered a bit of the bamboo die-off that is happening around here ... several strains that Fujitaro (?) Kubota brought over to Seattle are now going to seed and dying. I had to dig out a pretty large berm in the backyard. It was very satisfying and difficult.

    The slammer looks like a great tool...now that I am about done, it's too for one
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    wow those look great
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    Later, I will be making an attempt to brush Fred. Pray for him please.
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    Re-wiring van 2





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    Went shopping for April.

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    I’m developing a new fitness routine. It’s called “engine room yoga”. It’s done by folding yourself into all those tiny places that surround the engine in a little 27’ trawler. You know, those spots that hold important equipment, but were never intended for anyone larger than a malnourished leprechaun.

    I was working on the mounts for my new day tank today, and it was going OK, but when it was time to extricate myself, I had lost track of the combination of moves I used to get in there in the first place. I’ll admit to a moment of panic, but then I forced myself to relax and consider my options. Calm repeating of an appropriate mantra helped here too, though forum rules prevent me from revealing mine. Surely, my wife would miss me after a day or two, but even then, she could probably not haul my stumpy lump out of this spot. She could call the local VFD of course, but that would a break from proper “social distancing” routines, we can’t have that!

    Eventually, I worked my way through a number of possible moves until I hit on one that worked. Through a combination of planking and isometrics I got my head and shoulders above deck level, then worked one arm out — I was free!

    I would like to say that was a good lesson learned, but actually I repeated it several more times in different spots in the boat. Now — I am feeling the mindfulness — and after a good meal and a couple of Captain and Cokes, all is right with the world.

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