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    Yeah, I know. It should be above decks but everyone seems to have fallen into the bilge, nobody topsides running the ship.

    She's been out for 2-1/2 months, mostly due to weather, partly due to yard mismanagement but that's another story. She had a couple of planks replaced. Then because she had been out so long, we decided to do a little extra prep to the bottom to keep her from committing suicide on launch. We'll have several pumps standing by and hold her in the straps for a while but as it is tidal, we can't leave her in the straps overnight. I picked up the carpets.


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    She looks great Ron.
    Congrats on getting her back in the water.
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    Lovely Ron.

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    Back in water and in slip. Leaking a little but didn't even trigger the second pump. Primary pump cycling about every 45 seconds now and slowing with every cycle. I can breathe again.

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    Are you sleeping aboard?
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Very businesslike looking boat Ron, she looks like brand new. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Are you sleeping aboard?
    With my toes hanging down to the bilge?
    Not looking like it will be necessary. The question will be when it is safe to have a martini.

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    I like it.
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    Looks good!
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    Cheers! Looks great.
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    Finestkind - Well done Ron - I really like her lines and color scheme.
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    Any interior shots ?
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    Very nice. Very nice indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Any interior shots ?
    Not today because she's a mess from the yard. But here are a couple of oldies. She's very small inside. Can't find the foc'sle pics right now.




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    Looks great Ron!
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    Vey pretty, a proper little ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Yeah, I know. It should be above decks but everyone seems to have fallen into the bilge, nobody topsides running the ship.

    She's been out for 2-1/2 months, mostly due to weather, partly due to yard mismanagement but that's another story. She had a couple of planks replaced. Then because she had been out so long, we decided to do a little extra prep to the bottom to keep her from committing suicide on launch. We'll have several pumps standing by and hold her in the straps for a while but as it is tidal, we can't leave her in the straps overnight. I picked up the carpets.

    Oooh! that's nice, really nice.
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    A lovely looking boat! Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Looks great Ron!
    Yep.

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    Lovely!
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    Thanks for the pics of your boat.

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    Excellent, Congratulations!
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    Just lovely. Happy for you.
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    Sheesh! Every time I see your F/V SNOOSE pics, I immediately think about how lucky she is to have found you, Ron. Good work man!

    FYI: I did my first ever plank,without anyone's help whatsoever, right there where the white covered shed is. My stock was just under 20' x 17" x 2+" of beautiful AYC. I had worked with shipwrights on eight or ten other projects and thought I totally understood the whole spiling process and had utter confidence... until I was cutting my own massive pile of cash! When you are just the helper, you do what you're told. Sure, you watch and learn. But you assume they know what they're doing and just go with it. My finished plank was 17' 9" and was the shape of an S after spiling. I knew enough to trust the process, but my brain just couldn't grok it. I ended up trusting the shape enough but could help myself from adding an 1/8" all around. I couldn't bring myself to cut it for two while I wandered around coming up with other stuff to do. When I finally cut, it was perfect. Almost. It was an 1/8" proud all the way around! I planed and belt sanded it right to my line and really learned that the process ferking works! Trust the process!

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    Very nice Thanks.
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    One of my favorites!
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    Swell!

    A lovely little ship Ron. Thanks.

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    Snoose is good for the soul. The real deal.

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    When I'm searching through boat listings, I imagine a wood fishing boat with so much livable space, but one that has not been so overly converted to have lost all its fishing potential.

    Perhaps even a smallish hold, for perhaps a couple tons of fish and ice, or slush. Of course I don't want one much over 42ft either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    She looks great Ron.
    Congrats on getting her back in the water.
    She's a doll!
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    Thanks everyone. It's really nice to know that others, especially a tough crowd like this, think she's a boat worth taking care of. As most of you know, this hobby of ours has its psychological ups and downs and times (especially after a 2-1/2 month haul out) when the is it worth it thoughts creep in. All your comments help counter that nicely. I think we'll keep her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Swell! ...
    I believe that was his intent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    I believe that was his intent...

    On my way down to check the pumps this morning.

    Last night primary pump was cycling every 60 seconds. This morning it's every 8 minutes. She is a swell(ing) boat.
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