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Old 06-12-2016, 11:44 AM   #41
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#1 Canoe stern.

#2 Fantail stern

#3 Bath tub stern
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:23 PM   #42
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When you're done with this one, can you build one just like it for me please?
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:43 AM   #43
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Poker: Reviewing those blog photos was a real pleasure. It's darned amazing what you and the Admiral have done with that boat. It may be a lot of work, but the boat is such a unique specimen, she needs to be the proud lady you are making out of it. Great work!

BTW, I hope you're sending Jay Benford some photos. He's accessible and he'd love to see one of his designs getting that kind of care and attention.
Larry I've been in contact with Jay, he is very interested in what we've been doing with his design. He seems like the kind of guy I'd like to sit and have a beer with and has invited us to stop by on our way south. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:46 AM   #44
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BP, Truly a great job: very impressive. It is done to my taste. The fabric on the dinette is particularly nice. Beautiful!
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:17 PM   #45
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What an incredible conception, gestation and delivery.
How proud you two must be.
Time to start planning a second?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:18 PM   #46
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What an incredible conception, gestation and delivery.
How proud you two must be.
Time to start planning a second?
This is the third time I've done this .... no more, it's time to go cruising
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:07 PM   #47
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Larry I've been in contact with Jay, he is very interested in what we've been doing with his design. He seems like the kind of guy I'd like to sit and have a beer with and has invited us to stop by on our way south. Thanks for the suggestion.
That's so good for the both of you, Poker. I've had the privilege in speaking to Jay Benford twice regarding his FL Bay Coaster designs. He's an amiable sort and appreciates anyone who values his designs. If I were still a Baltimoron, I'd buy a beer for the both of ya's.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:54 PM   #48
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Our New Boat Update .... Entire hydraulic steering/autopilot system replaced, an ugly horrible, expensive story that took five weeks and cost a small fortune, I'm going to forget about that one as fast as I can.

My "pump room" is almost finished and I'll post photos of that soon. All pumps and plumbing controls are in one compartment and that's working out quite well. The cockpit upholstery, propane locker, Adirondack back and cedar table are finished along with a new bow rail, stanchions and life lines ..... and a 55lb. Rocna hanging off the bow. 23 days to cast off
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:16 PM   #49
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The cockpit upholstery, propane locker, Adirondack back and cedar table are finished...

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Old 07-21-2016, 07:19 PM   #50
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Wallace, it's pretty amazing to me what you've done with your boat. You have some impressive knowledge, skills and a very helpful wife in Sharon! An impressive transformation.

What's the plan after day 23? N, S, E or W?
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:27 PM   #51
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Wallace, it's pretty amazing to me what you've done with your boat. You have some impressive knowledge, skills and a very helpful wife in Sharon! An impressive transformation.

What's the plan after day 23? N, S, E or W?
South + palm trees + beaches, Delaware, Chesapeake, Wicomico, Potomac, Dismal Swamp the St.Mary's, the St.Johns, Abacos, Eluthera .......
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:39 PM   #52
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Sure love your boat.
What's the engine and displacement?
I like the dinette and wish we had one. They are kinda like the kitchen in a house .. The center of everything re people is always there. But I'm w you and I want to go boating again too.
Also think your rudder is interesting. Vented like a slotted wing flap? A bit like the "Y" type but different. Different always draws me in.
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South + palm trees + beaches, Delaware, Chesapeake, Wicomico, Potomac, Dismal Swamp the St.Mary's, the St.Johns, Abacos, Eluthera .......
.....SW through the Keys, across the Gulf, through the canal, up the coast where you collect fair market for her and a handsome delivery remuneration.

But, if you need to cut it short and get back to start the next project, I have access to a slip in Cartagena.
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Sure love your boat.
What's the engine and displacement?
I like the dinette and wish we had one. They are kinda like the kitchen in a house .. The center of everything re people is always there. But I'm w you and I want to go boating again too.
Also think your rudder is interesting. Vented like a slotted wing flap? A bit like the "Y" type but different. Different always draws me in.
she weighs 20,000lbs and runs 3/4gph at 7.2knots on Westerbeke 55A (mitsubishi). I am thrilled with how well the rudder works, not bad for a wild ass guess
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:57 PM   #55
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.....SW through the Keys, across the Gulf, through the canal, up the coast where you collect fair market for her and a handsome delivery remuneration.

But, if you need to cut it short and get back to start the next project, I have access to a slip in Cartagena.
This is my third total rebuild ...... I'm done .... not for sale at any price
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:11 PM   #56
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Pump room finished. Builders take note ... All plumbing in one easily accessible compartment

Old helm and new helm, Just need a little bit of trim but we'll complete that enroute to the Bahamas.

This weeks task is to modify the boom to lift the dinghy up on the trunk. As soon as thats done ... we're outahere
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #57
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:41 PM   #58
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Sure wish my pump room looked that way, in fact I wish that any of my machinery spaces looked that way! Now for the benefits......some serious cruising!
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Your "pump room" is a thing of beauty! That represents a whole lot of work.

Don't you love it when a plan comes together?
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When do you think you will reach the lower Chesapeake? Would like to see the boat underway.

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