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Old 12-11-2009, 19:06   #31
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Old 13-11-2009, 00:40   #32
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Its not that there are no good chandlaries....there are no chandlaries AT ALL.
There are guys that sells the fishermans weights and lines and nets....they also have the only anchors I've found.
These boats are so basic its understandable that they dont have more stuff for them in the market...the builders import the hardware they use...like running lights, steering systems.
Another bussiness oportunity?...not sure there's enough consumers...There is a garmin shop with about 20 each of two models of hand held GPS....thats it.
The rocks are holding down a FG deck panel on the pop deck....the white partition to the right is the toilet partition...still to get the door cut in it...the floor on the other side has a hole in it....squat and splash simple.
That why there are no chandleries....no toilet (no rebuild kits)...no valves… no hoses...no failures.
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Old 16-11-2009, 05:59   #33
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Making some head way on the mast and boom hardware.
I'm still working on the tabernacle, it should be done tomorrow.
All the pieces let me fit them by squeezing around the wood ....I didn't want to put any holes in the wood if I could help it...Also wanted to avoid much standing water as much as possible.
If the pieces easy to remove they may get maintenance.
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:22   #34
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I'm still working on the tabernacle,
what? Singing helps?
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Old 16-11-2009, 07:19   #35
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I thought it was you who said to sing....
I like your new Avatar. Once you get to this part of the world the horizon will be level.
I'm thinking we dress up the boat like a pirate Dhow and capture you guys....then escort you through the bad areas.
I wonder if that would work with out some over zealous navy shooting us out of the water?
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I'm half way from Down Under LOL
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Damn!!! James,

Those fittings are real "yachty"
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So cool. Wish I was there. Good luck.
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Thanks for the update and especially the pictures. I wish I was involved as well. It sounds like fun work to me. Keep us posted.
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I thought it was you who said to sing....
I like your new Avatar. Once you get to this part of the world the horizon will be level.
I'm thinking we dress up the boat like a pirate Dhow and capture you guys....then escort you through the bad areas.
I wonder if that would work with out some over zealous navy shooting us out of the water?
Can I load me blunderbus, sharpen me cutlass, and wear me eye-patch

Aaaarrrrrgggghhh!!
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Old 16-11-2009, 10:02   #41
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Can I load me blunderbus, sharpen me cutlass, and wear me eye-patch

Aaaarrrrrgggghhh!!
You bet-cha..(I'm from Alaska)

I'm pretty sure we can do better than the blunderbus as well.

As for me....I'll meet you guys on the other side

I'll admit...I just love this kind of work.
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Just barely got the mast and boom installed...no time to bolt the chain plates on...but gave instructions to the guys.....??
The combing for the main hatch is glassed on...the plug (white) and mold (dark) are done for the 6 pieces of hatch covers.
Engine is in...just ….and shaft is installed.
A one week holiday is coming this Thursday so no work after that and I wont get back down there until the first week of Dec.
The two new main stringers are not yet in but the inner skin and insulation has all been removed where they go..
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Looking good James..Happy Holidays.

I'm a bit confused I guess I thought you had to have this all done in a week or two..Must have missed something at the beginning I guess.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:22   #44
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You've got it right Scott..the client had told me that the site would be ready for us before the Eid holidays (Nov 26th) but that didn’t happen.

So we have some extra time....how much I'm not sure...but I took the opportunity to have some electrical upgrade stuff sent from the states 24-12v DC inverter, Depth gauge, battery isolator and a bunch of odds and ends.

The depth gauge meant I didn’t want to have her launched until it was installed...but in any case the other work was still not done.

This is a late reply because we decided to spend the Eid holiday in Europe and were gone for a week...just back this morning.

I'll try and get down to the boat in another 4 or 5 days with the stuff and hope the hatch covers are done so I can install the handles/tie-down hardware I made.
I came up with a pretty cool (simple) idea on the handles that make it easy to stack the covers when they're off the hold.

The pics are Lake Lugano in Switzerland and Milano Italy…it was cold but felt great on the cheeks!
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Dang ..I feel so sorry for you.. email me some more pics ya bum.
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