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Old 13-03-2014, 13:12   #721
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Mother Nature dropped another foot of snow on us night before last. Lori snapped this pic out the screen door! *sigh*



It's gonna take a couple of months for that mess to melt! :-( Gettin' real anxious to get in the shed and back to work on the boat.
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Old 18-03-2014, 05:11   #722
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Was watching some 'Mythbusters' clips on Youtube and got to thinking if there was a boating myth they could test. I remember back in my Coast Guard days the hairy ass'd ole' sailors and their sayings. One in particular was: "On a sinking ship there's no better bilge pump than a frightened sailor with a bucket!" So I submitted that to Mythbusters! More on that on my blog:

M/V She:Kon: Bilge pump or bucket?
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Old 01-04-2014, 13:50   #723
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Finally a little warmer weather melted enough snow to let me in the shed.

Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: Some warmer weather finally

C'mon heatwave~!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:10   #724
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Did a little walk around the shed today. Everything seemed to hold up well over the winter.

April 3, 2014 First Look - YouTube
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Yup, did a walk around my shed too. I reached up with my hand (I'm Five feet seven inches tall, 1700mm) and cleaned out the gutters, while I was there. Easy peasy, since I was standing on 3 feet of hard packed snow!

Oh well, it's only April. We got 8 inches of snow in the last week of March. It's not like it's spring or anything!

We finally have a forecast with 4 days in a row of above freezing (daytime) temperatures, and 50mm of rain coming tomorrow, that should put a dent in it...

I'm looking forward to your updates. The boat looks great, will you turn it over this summer? Stay well.

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Old 07-04-2014, 14:28   #726
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Thanks for looking in Paul.

Finally some decent weather. Temps in the low 50's today! Still battling Mother Nature though. Web Log Updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2014/04/doub ... temps.html

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Old 14-04-2014, 10:39   #727
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Temps are in the 20C range today. Finally! I've managed to get the doors open on the shed and get things drying out. The floor is a mud bog! Hopefully it won't take too long to dry up.

I just puttered and did some tidying up today. Found some things, lost others. Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: Found some things, lost some things

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+26 C yesterday & sunshine
0 C here today & snowing

I gotta get this boat finished and get out of this gawd forsaken country!
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I envy this puny setup for removing the moisture from crisp, dry Canadian air! (but do not envy your snow!!)

Here is what the same thing looks like in the tropics. We have to stop work every 30 mins and remove about a quart of water.


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Here is what the same thing looks like in the tropics. We have to stop work every 30 mins and remove about a quart of water.


Holy Crap!
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The maximum saturation of moisture that air can hold is between 80 & 82 degrees F. Think steam sauna.
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The maximum saturation of moisture that air can hold is between 80 & 82 degrees F. Think steam sauna.
Ah Del. A virtual wellspring of information!
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Massive improvement in the weather. Boat shed is dried up. Time to get back to work!



Sandinsanity 2014 has begun! Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: Sandinsanity 2014 has begun
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Purgatory or Sandinsanity. You decide. Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: Purgatory or Sandinsanity, you decide.
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I wonder if it would be easier to build a mold then lay in gelcoat and then glass. Maybe a heck of a lot less sanding.
Whatcha think?
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