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    Tossed the old peach basket in yesterday. Not too bad, I worked with lawn sprinklers under her and a trickling hose inside for about a month. At first the bilge pump came on about every minute & twenty seconds. .... Spent the night aboard and by the end of yesterday things were better.












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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Tossed the old peach basket in yesterday. Not too bad, I worked with lawn sprinklers under her and a trickling hose inside for about a month. At first the bilge pump came on about every minute & twenty seconds. .... Spent the night aboard and by the end of yesterday things were better.













    What a pretty boat! What is she??


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    She looks great!

    Kevin
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    Thanks!

    she is a 1957 Hubert S. Johnson, built in Bayhead N.J.

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    Handsome!
    I'm glad she's tight. I was a bit worried about Wandering Star, after her first winter out, and with hundreds of new fasteners. She went in yesterday, I pumped her out about 3, then turned off the pump. Today I went back and pumped maybe a gallon. One less thing to worry about.

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    WOW! She looks gorgeous.

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    Oh my god i'm in love with her!!

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    That's a beautiful boat.

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    Thanks!
    Yes, ........... Sometimes I actually have to look at some pictures to remind myself of where I have been over the past four years.




















    I'm glad to be able to say the end result is satisfying.

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    damn, that sure turned out beautifully! nice work.

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    Sweet! Hard work rewarded. I love it.

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    So far it is being a nice summer (short of this week of rain,.. lol).

    I got over to the WBS and hung on an anchor for two days. I had a nice time just hanging out at the show, catching up with some old acquaintances and meeting some new ones. It is always a fun time going to the Seaport by water, unless things are timed right you usually end up waiting for one bridge or another.









    Grayling is always such a good looking boat.




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    Sadie looks to be a bit of a 'working yacht'.







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    The first bridge to contend with is the Amtrak bridge. It is usually open, and closes when a train is approaching.







    Here we go....







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    It is pretty good sized when you finally get there.









    There are a couple of other older boats around on the Mystic River.



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    And then it is time to wait for the Mystic Town Bridge. It opens once an hour, at 40 minutes after the hour. I don't know who came up with that time.










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    Finally you arrive at Mystic Seaport.





    Here was my water taxi for the weekend..



    and hanging on the hood for the weekend.





    I posted many of these as well as pictures of the WBS over on that thread.

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    Almost every weekend we at least make a run down the Pawcatuck River to walk around the town of Watch Hill, or do some beach walking on Napatree Beach.




    Last Friday I ran over to Mystic again, just for something to do

    I had to sit and wait for the Mystic town Bridge for almost 40 minutes (bad timing on my part). It was a pretty easy wait. the boat has a pretty big keel for her size (18" deep), so with the outgoing tide on her hull and keel, and an 'incoming' (northerly breeze), she just sat almost perfectly motionless crosswise to the river. Just shut the engines off and sat in the middle of the river without moving.



    I then made an evening run back to Napatree and spent the night on the anchor.



    With only two batteries aboard, I generally use gimbaled oil lamps in the evening.







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    she's certainly a looker do you have a full cover for when you're not using her?

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    Cool Ned! I’ve only got two batteries too, but they’re big ones.
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    She's a beauty. Can't wait to get my 28' Lyman in! NedH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    she's certainly a looker do you have a full cover for when you're not using her?
    No cover for her. I do have covers for the helm and wheel, and I take the 'military mast' down during the week. that is kind of tedious to paint and varnish, so no point in letting it weather when no one is looking at it.

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    I love it! Boats used to be so much cooler back then.

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