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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Wonder if an old brass fire extinguisher tank would work?
    That’s an interesting idea too Hugh. I missed your post earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    ...Meanwhile, my wife and girls are very excited to have a working heat source.
    Yeah, just in time for summer!
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    I think it hit 62 today.
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    Nice to catch up with all the updates and scenery. Must have missed the post fitting the new exhaust wlbow, makes the rest of your engine look a bit grubby.....maybe send grumpy teenager into engine compartment with a wire brush? Interesting heat source, never seen anything quite like that, and why so high?

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    You mean the fuel tank? It is mounted pretty high but the bottom of the tank needs to be a minimum of 12 inches, 31 cm, above the metering valve on the stove. I could move the tank down on the bulkhead by about a foot but it would be harder to fill, take up more useful wall space, and still be a prominent feature of that corner. With it up high like it is I can at least have a hook on the wall under it and the fill is in the cockpit instead of the cabin.
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I'm a fan of the fire extinguisher plan also ... a bigger one is on the to-do list for an air tank, even. Some day ...

    But the brass Seagull tank might be quicker. And it also looks pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    You mean the fuel tank? It is mounted pretty high but the bottom of the tank needs to be a minimum of 12 inches, 31 cm, above the metering valve on the stove.
    My bad Jim, perhaps i really do need glasses, i thought the two pictures, being a semi shiney stainless box was the same thing; clear now you point out that indeed its a fuel tank. Carry on.

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    Well, now that the stove actually works it’s time to make it a bit more presentable.

    A little light scrubbing with 120 grit.

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    Gets us to this.

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    Then a liberal coating of lard once the stove top was good and hot.

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    Cleans up pretty good.

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    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    That looks great Jim! Very nice.
    - Chris

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    Thanks Chris, I even washed all the boat dishes, organized the silverware drawer, and generally cleaned and made room for more gear.

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    Might be needed here in the not too distant future.
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    Ah - nothing like a clean galley. That's what we spent much of our time doing on Skookum Maru last weekend as well. I have to say that Amazon is looking very cozy, shipshape and ready for a great summer of adventure up north.
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    Very nice. I wondered how to treat one of those cast cooktops. My plan is to scrounge up some of those old '60s and '70s colored aluminum cups, plates, and flatware for my boat. No glass unless it's a safety glass window. Minimizing plastic and plastic waste as well.

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    Excellent! You could live in that for quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The tank does not look all that intrusive in this photo.

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    You’re right really, after a few days it has faded into the background a little bit. It was a rainy mid fifties day here today. So this evening we all went down to the boat to hangout for a couple of hours and enjoy the stove. We even threw a bread pudding into the oven just for fun.

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    That worked out really well. The boat cuisine options have just opened up considerably.
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Ok Jim,......... So are you telling us something when you say you will need space for more gear in the not too distant future????

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Ok Jim,......... So are you telling us something when you say you will need space for more gear in the not too distant future????
    at least a hand crank ice cream maker ;-)

    that bread pudding looked nekkid w/o a healthy dollop of ice cream

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    Oh,... and the stove looks great!

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    Bread pudding..... mmmmmmm. Perfect! Also great with syrup. Maple, blackberry, blueberry, it’s all good.
    - Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Ok Jim,......... So are you telling us something when you say you will need space for more gear in the not too distant future????
    Let's just say that we have worked up a meal plan and started a shopping list.

    Quote Originally Posted by swoody126 View Post
    at least a hand crank ice cream maker ;-)

    that bread pudding looked nekkid w/o a healthy dollop of ice cream

    sw
    One of the crew did suggest that we add the ice cream churn to the gear list. I've taken it under advisement.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Bread pudding..... mmmmmmm. Perfect! Also great with syrup. Maple, blackberry, blueberry, it’s all good.
    This particular bread pudding was topped with hot bubbly caramel sauce. It has been requested again.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Let's just say that we have worked up a meal plan and started a shopping list.
    So Jim, ....... Am I reading this correctly that congratulations are in order???? (or am I off track and in left field here?)

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    Bread pudding with caramelized peaches.
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    The tank has faded into the background but a polished brass one would really pop. I say you've got something functional for now, when you have time, swap it out for a nice brass one. You'll be glad you did because she'll look just that much better.
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It sounds like you're at a point where messing about in a wooden boat is always an option

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    Hmm, no picture Gareth.
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    We I have been in Juneau for a few days.
    The highlight of the trip thus far is the ride on Amazon last night.


    Jim has done a superb job restoring her and has looked after us really well.

    I can’t figure out how to post pictures from my phone. But I sent one to jim, but have to put it up.

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    No worries, allow me.

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    Had a really nice visit and spin around the harbor with Gareth and Marilyn yesterday evening.
    -Jim

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    Wonderful!

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    I'm jealous! You get to do all the fun stuff Gareth!
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    The sun streaming through the cabin windows woke me up at 4:30 this morning morning and I finally gave up fighting it an hour later. Man, we really need some curtains! None of the rest of the crew seem to be sharing in my affliction though and it’s not all bad news. The stove is lit, slowly heating up the cabin, and that means there will be coffee soon. The water is like glass this morning and a humpback mother and calf made a slow pass about thirty feet off the break water, a couple eagles just flew low and fast over the dock, the wind loud in their wings and the harbor seals are out and about, having gotten an early start on the days fishing. So I guess I will take that as just compensation and get about the day.

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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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    With curtains you might have missed all the action saying "time to start your day!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    We I have been in Juneau for a few days.
    The highlight of the trip thus far is the ride on Amazon last night.


    Jim has done a superb job restoring her and has looked after us really well.

    I can’t figure out how to post pictures from my phone. But I sent one to jim, but have to put it up.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    No worries, allow me.

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    Had a really nice visit and spin around the harbor with Gareth and Marilyn yesterday evening.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The sun streaming through the cabin windows woke me up at 4:30 this morning morning and I finally gave up fighting it an hour later. Man, we really need some curtains! None of the rest of the crew seem to be sharing in my affliction though and it’s not all bad news. The stove is lit, slowly heating up the cabin, and that means there will be coffee soon. The water is like glass this morning and a humpback mother and calf made a slow pass about thirty feet off the break water, a couple eagles just flew low and fast over the dock, the wind loud in their wings and the harbor seals are out and about, having gotten an early start on the days fishing. So I guess I will take that as just compensation and get about the day.

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    That's exactly the thing I love most Jim. That moment right there, when I get up to light the stove before anyone else is awake and then sit in the pilothouse while the the kettle heats up the water for coffee. Perfect.
    - Chris

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