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Old 28-06-2012, 09:22   #436
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Thnx Capt Wraun, Del, BS & CC.

Seein' as I do everythin' by "Eye" there's no need for a level, straight edge, tape measure or whatever!

I'm the kinda guy who walks into your house and straightens up all your pictures on the wall. Go ahead! Check 'em with a laser level, I'm better!

I start 4 day work weeks this week. Eleven more weeks and I'm off for good. So I'll have more time to get some work done. My goal is to get the outside of the hull finished and flipped by October and time to button it all up for the winter.
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Old 28-06-2012, 10:48   #437
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Of all the parts, pieces and tools left on my boat by the po, I'm most curious why he had a level.
I use mine as a straight edge... yes.. there are straight lines on a boat.
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Old 28-06-2012, 21:07   #438
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I use one of these protractor levels, and my cockpit deck is the standard. I set it in the cockpit and where the needle lands that's my zero. Then make the adjustments from there. Of course it's when the boat is on the hard. It's useless with the boat in the water.


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Old 02-07-2012, 06:39   #439
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

August 4th. 2012 08:00 hrs


I don't normally like setting target dates but there are some milestones in this project that demand them.

The biggest task ahead is fiberglassing the outside of the hull while it's upside down. Before I took my tumble I had about half of the seams taped and then with a little sanding it'd be ready for fiberglass. I'm looking at where we are and where I thought I'd be and I'm about 6 months behind. Not that it's a race mind you it's just if I let it slip more the chances of getting the hull flipped this year are slim.

Soooooooooooo, long story short, I've decided Saturday August 4th. is the day to glass the hull. I'll be inviting some friends to help and have one volunteer (Thank You Mr. Lemonhands) so far. Everyone's welcome to come and help out even if it's only for an hour or two. No special skills required. Just wear clothes that you don't mind ruining!

The process has to be done in one continuous operation from start to finish. With 4 or 5 extra pairs of hands I think we can have it done in 5-6 hrs.

So if you'd like to experience the thrill of fiberglassing a boat hull, c'mon over on Aug 4th. All helping hands will be well fed and watered for their troubles!
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:59   #440
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Barring it sinking on sea trial next Saturday she no longer belongs to us. Now we'll have 'nuff money to order the winders for the new boat!
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:37   #441
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Barring it sinking on sea trial next Saturday she no longer belongs to us. Now we'll have 'nuff money to order the winders for the new boat!
Rick,--jump in on the chorus:
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Old 12-07-2012, 17:31   #442
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Havin' a rum 'n coke to celebrate the final voyage of the KnottyBuoyz II. She's a good ole' boat and amazes me how well she runs . I hope her new owners look after and enjoy her as much as we did! Bravo Zulu ole' girl.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

The sad part of making room for a new boat in your life is the passing of the old.
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Old 15-07-2012, 04:01   #444
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There she goes! I didn't think he'd get it home without destroying it!



He paid the cash up front and I signed the papers so technically it wasn't my boat anymore. When he departed the marina to bring it into the ramp he had to navigate two sets of submerged stone walls that are relics from the old locks. The first wall runs out about 200 yds and is normally 4' or so below the water level. Levels are down this year. He immediately turned right exiting the locks and I don't know how he didn't rip the props off of it. Second was the approach into the ramp. There's two more submerged stone walls from the dam outflow that are only 2' under the water. I was trying to wave directions and I have no idea how he didn't hit the walls and yes there are buoys! I think he spotted the walls under the surface and steered towards what he was looking at!

You can see them on this Googlemap towards the upper right hand corner.

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He went to tow it home Friday night but we couldn't get any tail lights on the trailer. Managed to talk him into leaving it over night and I'd put a new set of lights on the trailer in the morning. That was the wise choice I think.

It was nerve wracking but it's all over now. Time to concentrate my efforts on the TW28.
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It was nerve wracking but it's all over now. Time to concentrate my efforts on the TW28.
Yep! It's hard to see the children leave home.
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Rick,

You are doing your part to stimulate the economy.
Cried all the way to the bank, did you?
Onward and upward.
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You are doing your part to stimulate the economy.
And then some. Next big purchase is the winders! That's gonna hurt a bit but I like it!

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Cried all the way to the bank, did you?
I guess really, no. It's just the times, they're a tough sell gas engine boats. In the grand scheme of things I'm lucky I got anything for it otherwise it would have just rotted away in my yard.

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I feel your pain brother. Keep looking at the silver lining.
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We didn't stay boatless very long. Welcome the latest addition to our Fleet "Plan B"

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We didn't stay boatless very long. Welcome the latest addition to our Fleet "Plan B"

Excellent, my is tied up to my float home with the mast up and sails ready to be raised. I picked it up before the weekend and have sailed her once. Mines the RID 305s.

Do you have the performance sail package?
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