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Old 08-26-2016, 12:48 AM   #261
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Stretch! The hawsepipes! Say it ain't so? How are you going to snub your anchor? How are your cats going to see where you're going? Oh the humanity!

Actually, it looks sh*t hot! The gang at the GB site will be gnashing their teeth but you're doing a great job. Keep it up, you're almost done (just before its time to start over at the transom again).
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:15 AM   #262
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Xsbank, glad you noticed. ha ha ha
I am building a new anchor locker on deck and I will put new hawse pipes in a foot or so aft of where they were. I wanted to use the cabinet that was the old locker as storage. It makes perfect sense to me.

I hope to start that project next month.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:29 PM   #263
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Stretch, good to see you back at it and posting updates. I was wondering how the boat was coming along.

Decks are all done now, right? Got a pic of the finished product?

Keep it up...I'm loving the improvements!
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:57 PM   #264
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Stretch,

Good to hear you're adding the hawsepipes. A GB just wouldn't be the same without a proper pigs nose!
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:04 PM   #265
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Inside Bulwarks starboard side. The before and after.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:03 PM   #266
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Inside Bulwarks starboard side. The before and after.
Sooo shiny...

How do you resist the urge to get nekkid, oiled up, and pretend your luge sliding down the deck?
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:03 PM   #267
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Sooo shiny...

How do you resist the urge to get nekkid, oiled up, and pretend your luge sliding down the deck?


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Old 09-26-2016, 08:24 AM   #268
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:23 PM   #269
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Walked down the dock last Thursday and the boat in the slip next to mine was below the surface. My boat was holding up the finger that was holding up his stern.

Cleanup crew trashed my boat and broke my teak rail off.

I needed a scotch.
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%#^&$(%)%^&@^@%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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They raised it to the deck level that day and all the way dry the next morning.

Found no obvious leak and it's still dry and floating.

On Monday he removed a head and exhaust starboard engine. Tuesday he was pounding on the wet sleeve that had raised by the stuck piston when he turned the engine some. I asked him why are you pounding on that sleeve with a sledge hammer. He's a mechanic I was told.

The exhaust port is 12" above the water and he left it open. It was dry and floating nice Wed. and my neighbor said at 10:30 that night it was fine.

I have a theory which involves the boat washers Wednesday and tug boat severe wake that suddenly hits on the beam in the middle of the night and can last several long, very long, minutes.
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Just came upon this thread. Fascinating read, but it ended rather abruptly! Any progress on the deck work?
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:00 AM   #273
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Stretch, your fans are wondering where y'at?

A sledge hammer on a wet sleeve. Now I've heard everything.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:46 AM   #274
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Thanks for the replies and waking me up.
I first want to say we had a very wet winter here and I recorded about 10' of rain. The boat was dry and even with all that rain when I would go aboard and turn on the bilge pump, it would squirt less than a cup in a few days of packing drip. No mold, no wet anything. The deck job is a success.

The problem with the weather besides the obvious is I can't use the epoxy under 70 degrees. I took advantage of the dry boat and the first mate and I stayed on it many long nights. No tools out, (come on you know shop tools), no projects, and that's where i am now.

Secondly, the guy that owns the shop I have access to's father died and that closed that avenue for me for over 6 weeks. He is now starting to get back to a normal life and soon I can go back and do the non skid for the deck. That will be the last part before paint and new stanchions.

I am also trying to build the anchor chain locker and that's going slow. I don't have a pattern and I'm doing a sophisticated wild ass guess on that.

I will be updating and posting.

Cheers!!
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I am also trying to build the anchor chain locker and that's going slow. I don't have a pattern and I'm doing a sophisticated wild ass guess on that.
I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I have heard that one needs a bit of height into an anchor rode locker for the weight of the line/chain to "pull itself down." If your locker is immediately below the windlass, might that cause problems with the "flow" of the rode?
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I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I have heard that one needs a bit of height into an anchor rode locker for the weight of the line/chain to "pull itself down." If your locker is immediately below the windlass, might that cause problems with the "flow" of the rode?
I realize that and I have hatches I can open so I can pay out the chain and line inside.
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I cut a new hole for the hawse pipe a little aft of the original one. I noticed the epoxy gel coat was thick and even and had to share. I hadn't sealed the inside of the port bow bulwark yet because of the wet cold weather we had this year. I am in the process of sanding to wood and sealing it now.

I have to get the new bow cleats installed and then I can remove the anchor platform and rail.

In the pictures of the plug I cut out on the back side you can see the penetrating epoxy had areas where it didn't last under paint.
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Now that the hawsepipes are back I won't have to drink myself to sleep any more. What a relief!
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