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  1. #3116
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    Thanks, Jim.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    I’m definately with you Jim,......... “Um,... no”.

    it looks like if you just keep the water out, what you have there can last another 20 years. (More than enough to take care of it another day.

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    Cheeses guys. I was just poking at Jim a little.

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    "I think that'll do just fine."

    Nice job, Jim!
    Good to see what a little stick-to-it ness can accomplish.
    Keep pecking away, the end is in sight.

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    Pecking away, that’s me. I probably shouldn’t say anything, don’t want to set expectations too high. But I’m off work this next so I can focus on the boat. We’ll see what that gets us.
    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Good luck! We’ll see you in a week.

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    I’m sure I’ll be in and out as progress gets made, Ned.

    Today being Fathers Day, I got to choose our family activity this afternoon. Shockingly, I chose working on the boat as a group activity. So everyone got a part or two to paint.

    Yay, teamwork!
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    It’d be nice if I had a full crew helping all the time.
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    And I did let the three year old paint too (he is almost four after all).
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    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Looks like a great Father’s Day Jim! That’s one to remember.

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    We drew lots for projects and my middle child got the side lights, which she wasn’t happy with (she really wanted to paint the cockpit bench that her sister drew). It was a lot of work sanding them out prior to varnish, but she was pleased enough to take a picture after she was done.

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    She did a great job.

    And one more from the excited kid department.

    I can help!

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    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Beautiful Jim

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    Wow!!!! How could you ask for more than that!!!!! It is wonderful to have a whole family that is willing to participate. You are very fortunate.

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    I love seeing the little one involved. Mine is almost 3 and already handing me wrenches (not the right ones but that's not the point!). It's only fun if it's a group effort!

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    Definitely good stuff. Where are the treats hidden that ensured the smiling faces?
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Surprisingly enough no treats were required.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    You've got some pretty special kids - but I bet you already knew that.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    great family outing. i am sure they will all remember father's day a long time from now. good job involving them jim.

    jim

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    Today I started by working on the roof, got all my dynel strips cut and puttied the edge of the roof to give a good base all the way around for the cloth. Then I had to walk away while the epoxy kicked so I switched to applying seam compound to the aft starboard quarter of the bottom that still needed to be done, which gave me a good four hours worth of work.

    The little guy hung out with me most of the afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed digging in the dirt and hanging out under the boat with me. He can actually stand up under there, if only I were so lucky.

    At one point I ended up getting a caulking iron and the mallet out to reset a couple seams, then went on with my puttying. A little later I went to the other side of the boat to get another batch of seam compound. As I’m loading up my board I hear pounding from the other side of the boat.

    ”What ya doing?”

    ”Working on the boat!”

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    He’s so helpful.

    But here we are, the final two feet of seam.

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    I think I’m going to pick up a gallon of bottom paint tomorrow.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    You can never start learning to work on a boat too early! Great picture.

    Hmmm,...... I think this is the first time you have spoken of bottom paint Jim. That must mean something.

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    I don’t know what it means Ned, I guess it means I’ll have to call the boat mover sooner rather then later. There’s a scary thought.

    They were out of red bottom paint in the brand I normally get, so I’m taking a chance on this stuff.

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    High copper content, industrial use only, decent price, what’s not to like?

    I also got the edges of the roof taped today.

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    And gave the hull a good wash down. It’s amazing how much road grime and dust accumulates.

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    Almost as as good as a fresh coat of paint.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    38% copper should do it.
    After my rebuild I was pretty nervous about calling the mover. It’s like, “Hmmm,.. hey,.. you mean it has to go somewhere? .... How do I work on it if it’s not here?? ... oh yea,.. I’m not supposed to be working on it forever. Hmmm,.... so what will I be doing?? Oh, that’s right!!! The whole idea behind all this was to enjoy boating. Well that’s a novel idea. Hmmm,... what if it doesn’t float! Maybe there are too many things not finished,.... maybe I should wait and keep working on her. No!!!! Take a deep breath and call the mover!! Now!!!”
    I remember it well.

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    That's the same stuff that I used on Duffy's bottom paint this year. It came highly recommended.

    So far, so good, no sign of the usual scum. It seems to turn more purple than red, but maybe my respirator wasn't on tight enough...
    I like old stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    38% copper should do it.
    After my rebuild I was pretty nervous about calling the mover. It’s like, “Hmmm,.. hey,.. you mean it has to go somewhere? .... How do I work on it if it’s not here?? ... oh yea,.. I’m not supposed to be working on it forever. Hmmm,.... so what will I be doing?? Oh, that’s right!!! The whole idea behind all this was to enjoy boating. Well that’s a novel idea. Hmmm,... what if it doesn’t float! Maybe there are too many things not finished,.... maybe I should wait and keep working on her. No!!!! Take a deep breath and call the mover!! Now!!!”
    I remember it well.
    Boy, you nailed it Ned. That is exactly how I feel.

    Quote Originally Posted by RainierHooker View Post
    That's the same stuff that I used on Duffy's bottom paint this year. It came highly recommended.

    So far, so good, no sign of the usual scum. It seems to turn more purple than red, but maybe my respirator wasn't on tight enough...
    That’s good to know. Thanks.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Well, no turning back now. Got out my trusty bottom paint tray.

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    It’s got so many layers of paint in it that it weighs about ten pounds.

    Bottom is all taped up.

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    And then, just like that, presto change-o.

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    See how easy that was?
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    I did note the “keep out of reach of children” on that tin but I guess that might not apply to you Jim?

    Gonna be a special day seeing this project in the water and from a few yards away

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    It might apply to me but I put on my most soberest boat professional look when at the store, of course, and then waited for my wife to go to work. These things take planning.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Waiting for her to go to work is often a good idea. Last time I got caught 'cause I hadn't quite cleaned up the mess from removing tree branches. For some reason she doesn't like me running a chainsaw while on a ladder with no one else around.

    Anyway - what a difference the paint makes! Sure did go quick from here...
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    Wow she looks good! Can’t wait to see her in the water.

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    She looks,............ uhmmm,......... well,...........

    ..

    ....


    just like she is supposed to.


    which is,....... wonderful!

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    There is something special about a fresh coat of bottom paint.

    I also put a bunch of fairing compound on the roof.

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    Zinced up the rudder.

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    Broke the bolt holding the shaft zinc because it is seized in the prop shaft.

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    And put spigot on the bottom of a five gallon bucket so I can set up a gravity feel for the raw water on the motor because I need to fiddle with that pump some more.

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    On on top of that I took the starter motor to the repair shop for a real rebuild, stopped by the sign shop to get the registration numbers and name sorted out, and did a bit of touch up painting.

    It’s been a busy day so far.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Wow. Looks like the sprint to the finish line.
    -Dave

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    Its so close I can smell it. Looking grouse Jim

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