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    You damn loggers! Please continue with your stories - they're great!

    A man I knew from northern Maine had one of the first (humongous - by eastern standards - probably 50K lbs.) whole tree harvesters. For those unfamiliar - it clamps onto the tree, cuts it off at the base, lays it down, strips off the branches & then cuts the tree into logs - all run by one person. These trees aren't western in size - but will run 2-3' diameter at the base & 100' tall.

    A thing about logging "stories" is that the ones that have the biggest issues usually start with "Don't go in there".

    Anyway, Blaine's man took the harvester into a low spot & got it buried in mud. Blaine called in 2 D9 Cat dozers - no go. Finally got 4 in & they got it out.

    Blaine's comment" "You wanna see money flying out of your wallet, do this. $1,500/hr lost time for the harvester., $500/hr each for the dozers - for a whole day." Tough stuff for a 4 man outfit.

    OK - I'll let you get back to filters now...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    That’s logging!

    We generally had what we called feller/bunchers on most jobs (harvesters) since we were cutting second or third growth. The cutters (a guy with a saw) only came in for the big stuff. It’s very mechanized now.

    My wife told me that the last story I shared was only funny if you were a logger.

    So I now apologize to all of you who aren’t loggers.
    -Jim

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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Loggers sure have changed from when I set beads in the Queen Charlottes in the late 60s. I was a chokerman on a high lead show. A few years back, while hunting we come apon a feller/buncher . It was run by a pretty young thing, maybe 17 or 18 . She wasn't very big either.

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    There’s a change for the better.
    -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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    Hey look, the paint is dry. I can start putting things together in earnest.

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    Between the filters and the selector switch it is hard piped. Tank to filters and the return will be hose so that the filter board can be dismounted and moved as the need arises without disconnecting everything.

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    -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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    Jim, I think it looks really great. Except... how accessible will those connections be from behind that panel? Can you get at them easily after it's installed? I hate the idea of hiding any hose or pipe connection.

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    The back of the panel will be accessible from the engine compartment without too much trouble. On top of that the panel will be secured with a couple big wing nuts and easy to move.
    -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 run a small electric lift pump, but found out the hard way that it didn't like sucking on the fine filters.
    The next one I bought, I installed on the inlet side of the filters with a roughing filter to protect the pump.
    The injector pump runs a lot quieter with pressurised supply, which is a bonus.

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    Just need some quick disconnect fuel fittings and you can snatch that fuel board out in less than a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The back of the panel will be accessible from the engine compartment without too much trouble. On top of that the panel will be secured with a couple big wing nuts and easy to move.
    Ok then! Carry on.

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    -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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    Now that's just too bloody nice Actually you'll thank yourself down the road when you find these don't fade or fall off like the ubiquitous Dymo tape labels or felt pen.

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    I almost went with black sharpie marker. It was tempting.
    -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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I almost went with black sharpie marker. It was tempting.
    That woulda been much nicer than the hand stamped copper.... Not!!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    So do you run the filters in series, or is it one filter per tank?
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

    Ben Sebens, RN

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    One per tank plus the last chance filter on the motor, Ben.
    -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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    This has certainly been a wonderful thread! Let's hear it for that Harbour Master!

    (Oh, and the poor schnook whose life he co-opted!!)





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    It's all about the details.

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    From the measure, cut, measure again department; I’ve been working on getting my filter board mounted in the boat.

    To that end, I cut a mounting bracket to screw to the bottom of the forward hatch deck beam.

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    Which fit just fine.

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    Unfortunately, the floor must have relocated itself because it was inconveniently in the way of the filters when I tried to put them in their place. Fortunately the filters were quite happy the move up a couple inches so as not to crowd that mischievous floor.

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    -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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    -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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    Very nice!

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    I hate it when floors move. Almost as bad as trees jumping out in front of the car.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    You’ve got to keep your eye on them. Constantly.
    -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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    Three dimensional thinking, it killed Khan. (Sorry,
    Star Trek, The Wrath of Khan, if you don't know)

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    Looks great Jim, good access. I'd be interested in seeing a sketch of your fuel line / filter routing... If you can be bothered.

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    The latest issue of WoodenBoat arrived today and, like always, I first turned to the back to see the Save a Classic. This month is a 1937 Elco Cruisette which reminded me of your boat.
    For a fleeting moment, I said "Hmm...I wonder..."
    My wife must have seen the gleam in my eye and said, "Whatever you're looking at, the answer is NO!"
    So, my fantasy must be lived out through your fine restoration.
    Carry on!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    i do the same thing and had the same thought. doesn't sound like it needs much work and sure is beautiful.

    jim

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    Yep - always the first thing I turn to as well.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Just finished reading your log. It was/is a wonderful journey. I respect your your persistence, craftsmanship and your love for this boat.
    All the best.
    T.
    Every time you say the word "just", you've just doubled my work.(me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The latest issue of WoodenBoat arrived today and, like always, I first turned to the back to see the Save a Classic. This month is a 1937 Elco Cruisette which reminded me of your boat.
    For a fleeting moment, I said "Hmm...I wonder..."
    My wife must have seen the gleam in my eye and said, "Whatever you're looking at, the answer is NO!"
    So, my fantasy must be lived out through your fine restoration.
    Carry on!
    I just saw the Alice Gray in Save a Classic. Really good looking boat, I sure hope someone snaps her up. Most of the boats in Save a Classic usually seem a lot farther gone or so big as to be out of the range of most folks, and they’re always a bit too far away for me to consider.

    Quote Originally Posted by Macko View Post
    Just finished reading your log. It was/is a wonderful journey. I respect your your persistence, craftsmanship and your love for this boat.
    All the best.
    T.
    Thanks! I’m not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I looked at Emalu/Amazon before the Harbor Master got a hold of her. She was for sale for five thousand dollars, which was almost in my price range. But I decided against calling her owner because I didn’t think she was really going to be big enough for our family. She was really set up to comfortably accommodate two.

    Even with that in the back of my head, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up when the chance came around again. I think I’ve got the accommodations sorted out now. Besides, it was me or the landfill. Now that I’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years rebuilding her I’m not sure I could give her up.
    -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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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Looks great Jim, good access. I'd be interested in seeing a sketch of your fuel line / filter routing... If you can be bothered.
    Here you go Martin, I didnít mean to ignore you.

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    -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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    Thanks Jim, looks good. I'm sketching out my system so it's good to see others ideas on the subject. Does the stove have a return? If not, is the pump variable output?

    I have twin engines, not sure if I'm going to split the tanks yet, and I might make a fuel polishing system too by having 12v pumps and return lines just to circulate through the filters back to the tanks.

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    Very nice. Reminds me a bit of the fuel petcocks in the Spirit of Saint Louis.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Thanks Jim, looks good. I'm sketching out my system so it's good to see others ideas on the subject. Does the stove have a return? If not, is the pump variable output?

    I have twin engines, not sure if I'm going to split the tanks yet, and I might make a fuel polishing system too by having 12v pumps and return lines just to circulate through the filters back to the tanks.
    The pump is just on/off, run by a manual switch on the main panel. No return in needed because it is only used to pump fuel up to the day tank for the stove. The stove is gravity fed from the day tank.
    -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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    Ah ha.

    Now I see...

    .. said the blind man.

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