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    Excellent! Those little things make a difference for me, on my own boats, as I get rid of things that catch my eye. Others may, or may not notice, but I dont do it for them.

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    Messing around continues.

    A cover for the bilge pump hose.

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    And a shelf to go on top of it.

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    I like the shelf. Good for holding a bag of screws, or later on - fishing tackle.
    I plan on something similar for my boat.

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    Labor of Love... thread be going on 7 (no, just over 5-1/2) years! Inspiration for the journey ahead of us all.
    Last edited by sp_clark; 03-23-2020 at 07:09 PM. Reason: corrected bad math!

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    Nice!
    I haven't even gotten started for this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timo4352 View Post
    I like the shelf. Good for holding a bag of screws, or later on - fishing tackle.
    I plan on something similar for my boat.
    I think it’s going to work out pretty well. The plan is to one more in under the first.

    Quote Originally Posted by sp_clark View Post
    Labor of Love... thread’s going on 7 years! Inspiration for the journey ahead of us all.
    I know seems like forever, but it’s only been 5 1/2 years. Hardly any time at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Nice!
    I haven't even gotten started for this year!
    It was hard for me to get started this year too Ned. But the weather has started to break and beats being cooped up in the house.
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    Thanks for the correction Jim. Must be why I went with a CNC kit over lofting build from plans....

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    I was about to go down and place a large order for doug fir when all hades broke loose over the "novel" coronavirus. I love that they use the term novel. It makes it sound like a simple wimpy virus to be laughed at.
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    That’s too bad Ben, now we be an excellent time to be a lonely boatbuilder.
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    I agree 100%.
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    -Jim

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    Your deck is developing a lovely patina.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    74 degrees and sunny today. I’m really behind on getting the boat in th water this year, which is too bad because this weekend was a perfect boating weekend. I did run the boat, change the oil, throw some varnish on, recaulk the starboard garboard seam, and bolt down the windlass.

    we just need bottom paint, zincs, and to touch up the topside paint. Hopefully it will be ready for next weekend.

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    Nice! Happy splashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    74 degrees and sunny today. I’m really behind on getting the boat in th water this year, which is too bad because this weekend was a perfect boating weekend. I did run the boat, change the oil, throw some varnish on, recaulk the starboard garboard seam, and bolt down the windlass.

    we just need bottom paint, zincs, and to touch up the topside paint. Hopefully it will be ready for next weekend.

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    I know that it is too late for this season, but chain lifters work much better if the chain drops vertically off the lifter down the naval pipe into the locker.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I know that it is too late for this season, but chain lifters work much better if the chain drops vertically off the lifter down the naval pipe into the locker.
    The drawback being that all the mud & crud does as well. I can run mine directly down, but don't so I can wash it off before stowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    The drawback being that all the mud & crud does as well. I can run mine directly down, but don't so I can wash it off before stowing.
    Well, Jim is going to have a seasons use to find out how much a pain in the butt that current layout might or might not turn out to be.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Well, Jim is going to have a seasons use to find out how much a pain in the butt that current layout might or might not turn out to be.
    True 'nuf!
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    I do have the deck fitting for the chain fall so adding that next season is an option, after living with it and seeing how it works. I’m only running 30 feet of chain and generally like to let the rode dry on deck before stowing it. So, I’m not sure how it’s going to work with the windlass, but we’ll figure it out. That’s one of my favorite things about wooden boats, it’s easy to change things around as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I do have the deck fitting for the chain fall so adding that next season is an option, after living with it and seeing how it works. Iím only running 30 feet of chain and generally like to let the rode dry on deck before stowing it. So, Iím not sure how itís going to work with the windlass, but weíll figure it out. Thatís one of my favorite things about wooden boats, itís easy to change things around as needed.
    My concern about the windlass is that the chain will pile up in a heap under the lifter and start jumping the pockets. To stop that you will have to have someone on the bow pulling the chain forward. The other issue is that the chail will snag on the lip of the naval pipe, and so will have to be fed down to the locker by hand.

    I have been allowing the subconscious mull this over whilst otherwise engaged.
    Here is a possible easy fix to try.
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    If you add a hardwood ramp, possibly with raised sides or ears to create a trough to guide the chain, and a well-rounded end at the naval pipe, the chain should self feed up the ramp and drop clear of the lip under its own weight.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I like that Nick.

    74 and sunny in AK?!?! Something is wrong with that picture. It is about 60 with hail here in CT today, .. and some snow was coming down on Saturday. Is AK the new Miami?

    It seems I just settled on the 29th for tossing mine in the water, ... It has just been such a cold, wet (did I say cold) spring here this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    I like that Nick.

    74 and sunny in AK?!?! Something is wrong with that picture. It is about 60 with hail here in CT today, .. and some snow was coming down on Saturday. Is AK the new Miami?

    It seems I just settled on the 29th for tossing mine in the water, ... It has just been such a cold, wet (did I say cold) spring here this year.
    34 & snowing here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    My concern about the windlass is that the chain will pile up in a heap under the lifter and start jumping the pockets. To stop that you will have to have someone on the bow pulling the chain forward. The other issue is that the chail will snag on the lip of the naval pipe, and so will have to be fed down to the locker by hand.

    I have been allowing the subconscious mull this over whilst otherwise engaged.
    Here is a possible easy fix to try.
    Foredeck.jpg
    If you add a hardwood ramp, possibly with raised sides or ears to create a trough to guide the chain, and a well-rounded end at the naval pipe, the chain should self feed up the ramp and drop clear of the lip under its own weight.
    Thanks for the picture and explanation Nick, I really like that idea.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    I like that Nick.

    74 and sunny in AK?!?! Something is wrong with that picture. It is about 60 with hail here in CT today, .. and some snow was coming down on Saturday. Is AK the new Miami?

    It seems I just settled on the 29th for tossing mine in the water, ... It has just been such a cold, wet (did I say cold) spring here this year.
    we went from 50s to 70s, it seems like we missed a season in there somewhere.
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    Sounds like the Left Coast is going weird. We went from 65 and nice, to 88/90 and back to mid 50s and rain in three days in Oregon. But my garden starts are loving it!

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    We went from 70s and 80s back into the 50s and 60s. I think we skipped a few seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Thanks for the picture and explanation Nick, I really like that idea.
    No worries.
    You will still need someone on deck keeping an eye on it to make sure that it runs as it should. Give them a bucket and deck scrubber and they can deal with any mud whilst they are there. They will be exposed to less risk of trapped fingers or a misstep over the bow though.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    50 degrees and sleet, with minus projected with snow in the next few days. Something wrong with the notion about moving to Alaska for better weather....

    Nice wee mods Jim, keep it going.
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    Waiting for the boat mover.

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    And then hoping the boat doesn’t commit suicide.

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    The bilge pump managed to stay ahead of it, and after half an hour was cycling every minute. After fours it has slowed to once every seven minutes, so it’s going in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Waiting for the boat mover.

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    And then hoping the boat doesn’t commit suicide.

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    The bilge pump managed to stay ahead of it, and after half an hour was cycling every minute. After fours it has slowed to once every seven minutes, so it’s going in the right direction.
    Going on 6 years since the Harbormaster called you, and I'm just as jealous as day one.

    Good job, Jim!!
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    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)

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    She looks great Jim! I am scheduled for two weeks from yesterday.
    who would have every thought, Juneau Alaska better weather than Connecticut. Lol
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    Thanks guys! That is funny Ned, definitely not what someone would expect.

    Checking on the boat this morning, the pump is down to cycling once an hour. So, looks like everything is taking up nicely.
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    Woot!

    What a good-looking boat, and there is no better time and place to be on the water than May and June in Southeast. Is the king salmon fishery closed again this spring?

    Y'done good.

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    No king salmon this year, sadly.
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