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Old 07-05-2010, 07:29   #1
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Dhow Project Update

I finally found the cable that lets me down load the recent Dhow pictures from my way overly complicated camera….I want one with a red button and a green button.

The Dhow is done and ready to be launched...There had been some delays with the project (nothing new there) but it will be moving now.
Still waiting authorization to build a small jetty though!

I've had some problem getting a captain....the pirates have been a bit of a problem...they've come to the shores of Yemen and have been killing fishermen who resist.
I spoke to the coast guard and they said they'd give me an escort to the Red Sea, so that should be solved.

The big job was converting it's 3 smaller insulated fish holds into a single cargo hold.
This entailed whacking out larges sections of bulkheads and adding some serious stringers.
The hatch opening is just under 20 ft long and over 8ft with.
The hatch cover was a change. It needed to be handled manually...and I needed to be able to stack the pieces on board in a secure way.
I came up with what I thought was a cleaver solution...the spacers between the handles and the hatches are rounded on the top and concaved on the bottom so the sort of spoon when stacked.
I made these pieces from HD plastic.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:58   #2
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That's a really fantastic job. Are you sure you don't want to convert her again? She'd make a great coastal cruiser or add a lanteen sail and she'd be good for oceans.

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:19   #3
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James,

Missed you, Man
Happy to see you're back in the swing of things.
To quote Phil on Hill Street Blues "be careful out there"
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Old 07-05-2010, 22:05   #6
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Thanks Blue...I won't be taking any chances.
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James, you international man of mystery! She looks great! Friend of mine might captain for you...name's Ron. Captain Ron.
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I've had some problem getting a captain....the pirates have been a bit of a problem...they've come to the shores of Yemen and have been killing fishermen who resist.

Yikes!!

Great job.

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Plenty of room on the flybridge deck for a small guided missile system.




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Old 09-05-2010, 00:30   #10
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I actually have had a few candidates for the captain job...but I prefer someone who speaks at least a little English.
Also, would prefer someone who isn't going to steal it and take it to Somalia....or do smuggling on the side.

Mark...that "fly bridge" is huge....but they use them for storing fuel...actualy they're stealing fuel...its highly subsidized to the fishermen who sell it off shore.

You talk about how not to load your boat.....it amazes me more aren't lost at sea.
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any chance you can return to UK about July time for a few months and bring your tools please, Ive a few jobs waiting for you.
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any chance you can return to UK about July time for a few months and bring your tools please, Ive a few jobs waiting for you.
If he decides to retire from the sea , you could get him a position building Morgans next door to you :
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I'd sure love to here how your projects going Anjou...I might have some bits and pieces you could use.
Retire from sea?.....Heck...its taken over five years just to get back to sea!
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What a beautiful vessel. I look forward to seeing it afloat.
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If he decides to retire from the sea , you could get him a position building Morgans next door to you :
Morgans are doing very well, despite the former recession we had. James would fit in well there with his flair for quality and detail
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