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    Too much!

    i think I feel better now though, thanks.
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    Quick! Pound it in before the squirrels come back!



    I can hear the little thieves now, chirping away in the trees planning their next caper.
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    They are not squirrels but TREE RATS! BTW, pidgins are sky rats. . .
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    And as a friend used to say, sheep are ground lice. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
    They are not squirrels but TREE RATS! BTW, pidgins are sky rats. . .
    free-happy-smileys-964.gif I have a tool made of plastic and metal that shoots 4mm projectiles at 1000fps. It's pretty accurate up to about 35 yards, and can be up to 50 yards.
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    My brother in law had a problem with squirrels. A rat trap fastened to tree trunks with peanut butter has cut down the problem.

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    I'd like a picture of the trap affixed with peanut butter. Doesn't sound very secure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquinian View Post
    I'd like a picture of the trap affixed with peanut butter. Doesn't sound very secure...
    I did use too few words to fully describe the process. Meant to say "peanut butter as bait."

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    I love the work - good luck with finishing! It is close indeed.
    I had red squirrels in my shop. Big claws, little bodies, smart, and fast. They found my caulking and made a home with some. Courteous of them to leave most, though. They took the paper wrapping too. After I went full Bill Murray on the buggers, they found somewhere else to settle, but I occasionally get one in the shop. Do a Bugs Bunny trap with your caulking mallet - that'll work.

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    I briefly considered going full on Bill Murray, but decided locking up my cotton would be easier in the long run.

    Lately I've been having an internal debate with myself about whether I need to bung all the bottom screws with wooden plugs or I can just putty over them. The original screws were just puttied so that method was winning out in the debate but then I ran out of putty. When I went down to the store for another quart they were out. They helpfully told me they would have more in a month.

    So wooden plugs it is.



    That and ordering a couple quarts of putty from Seattle. A month? Seriously?
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    Can you find the putty on Amazon prime and just 2 or 4 day ship it?


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    Still plugging away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas drifter View Post
    Can you find the putty on Amazon prime and just 2 or 4 day ship it?


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    Underwater seam compound is not something you can get through Amazon Prime but Fisheries Supply in Seattle ships.
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    I never noticed the tree-trunks-for-keel blocking before. Makes it look real old-timey! My arms and shoulders ache just looking at all those bungs to be installed, chiseled off and grinded flat.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Underwater seam compound is not something you can get through Amazon Prime but Fisheries Supply in Seattle ships.

    https://www.amazon.com/Davis-730-Sli.../dp/B0006GH3BM

    https://www.amazon.com/Interlux-Seam.../dp/B001HX791C

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    Now I know how that old saying came from...."Just plugging away".

    Keep up the good work......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trawler Scott;[URL="tel:5288413"
    True, but they aren't Prime so you have to pay for shipping. Fisheries Supply is a better deal.
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    Sometimes it's roses and sometimes people steal your impact driver and various other sundry items off the back deck of your boat.

    So I put a lock on the cabin door and ran around looking for a new impact driver instead of working on the bottom.

    That's what I get for tempting my fellow man by not taking the time to really put my stuff away.

    But I have a pretty new lock now.

    -Jim

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    Damn! Losing tools sucks. Hope it wasn't too significant (& that you wanted a new Li-ion model impact driver anyway)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    but, they're so cute!!!
    Wait until they find their way into your house. That's when they really earn the moniker "Bushy Tailed Rats."

    Even worse, once they know the way in, you either live with them, live-trap the wiley little $&*#ers and release them more than ten miles away, or kill them. I tried and failed at Option 2, then borrowed a .22 rifle and some birdshot cartridges, and killed momma and her litter behind a pocket door, inside a wall ten feet from my bed, in the course of two consecutive nights.

    I am The Squirrel Terminator. Just sayin'.

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    P.S. Sorry for your experience of being burgled. At least it was outside of your house. I've had that "happen" to my family, 35 years ago, and the subject still comes up occasionally. ��

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    That sucks Jim! I thought you were living in a space where that didn't happen. They must have needed that stuff more than you did; hope it can all be replaced. / Jim

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    Jim lives in space? I thought he lived in Alaska . . .

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    It could have been worse. They could have walked off with a few hundred dollars worth of bronze screws, a hydraulic cylinder, and harder to replace antique hand tools. Instead they settled on my impact driver, a cheap 6" buffer, and my 3/8" Milwaukee drill. Apparently the drill was too much to carry so they hid it for later. I'm glad I got that back, but dammit I was using that driver.

    I knew I needed to be more vigilant about locking stuff up but who wants to steal a bunch of well used tools that aren't worth anything second hand? I mean really, what's a well used impact driver with only one tired battery and no charger worth? $20 on a good day? Too bad it's more than $20 to replace it.
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    Sorry you had stuff taken Jim, that's very uncool.

    When my workshop was burgled they could have walked off with some great items if they had any clue. You just can't get informed, quality thieves these days.

    Great at work on the boat as always...

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    That was my thought too Martin. You know they weren't wooden boat people.
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    Despicable parasites. At least they didn't take the good stuff
    Don't underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers!

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    This thread reminds me that I need to do a photographic inventory of all my tools....just in case. There's been a rash of break-ins in the neighborhood, usually involving garages. Those who would steal are beneath contempt.
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    Mail came.





    I got three cans of seam compound so that my wife and daughters could each have the joy of paying bottom seams with their own can. What could be better than knowing that your efforts were keeping the water out of your very own castle on the water? They didn't buy it.

    In other news I trimmed all the plugs with a saw.





    And finished up caulking in a few spots.

    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Sometimes it's roses and sometimes people steal your impact driver and various other sundry items off the back deck of your boat.

    So I put a lock on the cabin door and ran around looking for a new impact driver instead of working on the bottom.

    That's what I get for tempting my fellow man by not taking the time to really put my stuff away.

    But I have a pretty new lock now.
    Musta been the TREE RATS.
    Steamboat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post



    I got three cans of seam compound so that my wife and daughters could each have the joy of paying bottom seams with their own can. What could be better than knowing that your efforts were keeping the water out of your very own castle on the water? They didn't buy it.

    A valiant effort sir!
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    Beautiful work Jim. My arms certainly feel for you. I can certainly relate to the plugging and caulking, fortunately mine was all right side up.

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    More fun stuff arrived on n the mail.



    I was looking for hull vents. I should really stay away from eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    More fun stuff arrived on n the mail.



    I was looking for hull vents. I should really stay away from eBay.
    Well, if you really don't want it . . . .
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Excellent.
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