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Oyster last won the day on June 6 2018

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  1. I know you retired from your day jobs, but as long as you own a boat you never quit working. You guys down that way got hit with the serious winds while Houston was hit with the water that was so slow to move away. My son lost two vehicles and his entire house goods. He paddled out of his house in his son's kayak with a small backpack. It was a time. Thankfully with tons of help he has fully recovered even as his lost tons of family memories. It was a time. We have been boating ourselves as my wife retired a bit early with severe arthritis .But at least we are still able to get on and off the boat on our own. Will chat again in the future and probably will be making a trip to see the grandkids in the near future,,, So maybe if you are up his way we can get together for a hamburger.
  2. Greetings its been a while since we have seen you around these parts for sure. And I am just getting back up to speed myself . I hope you get some time on the water this year without any storms. Keep in touch and give us any updates on any sailing adventures when you finally retire.
  3. It looks like Two Beers is about 16 hours ahead of Alan in the Class 4 group at the second checkpoint.
  4. I am surprised that you have not heard back from the group. Alan and the designer normally logs on here several times of day too and pretty good with feedback.. I will personally call them this morning as it gets to be our local business day. Its still dark on this side of the waters.
  5. Thanks for the info. I looked up the area and it does look pretty, probably more so in the summer time for me anyway not being a snow and cold weather person.
  6. I personally only use Kiltz as my go to primer, white can with red lettering. Its the oil base and for 25 plus years now. It is not easy to apply in any windy conditions. But I always roll it and use a small brush in the corners. I use a short nap roller and can apply multiple coats, allowing a coat to dry to touch . I normally get two coats in a day depending on the temps. And in the warmer times three coats. I then allow to cure fully for three to four days minimum and then sand. It sands very hard and properly sanded its a slick as an onion that's been peeled. And yes I use it for a primer for two part awlgrip paints and it works just fine for most all home built boats. Just make sure you wait about a week in warm weather to apply. I also wait about two weeks in the cooler times to sand and then apply. I have had no problems with lifting. And a gallon of it costs around 15 bucks or so. The oil based birds eye primer is similar in make up. Just my pennies worth anyway......And if you are unsure about it, take a scrap piece of plywood and try a sample on it using the above method before going this direction on your bigger boat project..
  7. Thanks for taking the time to revisit your boat, in particular. But a few additional comments as it relates to your shots, the boat ramp looks like a nice facility for launching. Is there a link your general region with additional information of boating in that area? Do you have any regional power boats in wood??
  8. Well lets see, you build a boat for kicks and then if you are lucky you get the cost of the materials out of it when someone wants to buy it. Right? And if someone happens to buy it you then freshen up your humble abode with the proceeds and probably return a much better return than any boat you build. Its a no brainer for this no brainer anyway. By the way I am willing to sacrifice my"wet condo" too. Want to buy that one? I also have the same disease as you do, and I also have plenty of wood left. So that's a no brainer too when I also get a "Round to it" .
  9. Yes this is the one that I had at the gathering . I am not using it and I am overdue for some work on the house and some additional stuff which has shown up on the house after the storm that's not going to be covered by the insurance bandits.
  10. This is a framed plywood skiff. Its marine grade meranti plywood. The bottom is glassed . It is powered with a 2018 60 hp. Suzuki outboard, with full transferable warranty still in effect. It has Lowrance navigator system in addition to a Garmin Striker combo depth recorder. The bow cover is used for cooler weather trips and easily removable with bow strips. I have a bimini top for the summer time. There is a ton of storage under the casting platform. The forward console seat also has storage in it. Paint and varnish is all good. The trailer is road ready and boat is water ready. Hook up and hit the water. Both trailer and boat is titled and registered and active. Asking 15,000. The boat is currently Coast Guard Auxillary inspected . I will let the boat go with all of the gear, including type one PFDs.
  11. Great detailed video of the parts for other potential builders to view, and even motivate folks to geturdone. FWIW I use vinegar for a much cheaper and non-toxic cleaning liquid for my epoxy cleanup of spreaders and putty knives too.
  12. I think this is fitting for this thread if someone is interested in a new build. And this section needs a refresh for the new year from the master himself. Its always nice to sneak in a trip on New Years day, blessed with shirt sleeve temps to boot. And even if you age out of sailing, you can still rig it with a sail too.
  13. Personally I use two types of insolators along with never seeze compound on threads of dissimilar metal applications. This can apply to the masts or trailer parts where you use aluminum trailers. Go to your hardware store and get the flat sink faucet washers and use between the heads of panhead fasteners if you use screw threads. For machine threads use small hexhead fasteners. I also use nylon flat washers too if you cannot get the correct size of the rubber washers for the hardware. Of course if you wish to use permatex Loctite, you can do this also . You don't have a lot or surface area to worry about not being able to remove them down the road.
  14. Purty work indeed!!! I now will go back to my corner and git me a sawzall and begin cutting away at my mess after your most recent update...... Your touches far exceed anything I would have attempted for myself. The amount of work that's involved in creating roundness and follow up trimming and finishing takes some patience. But at least we were on the water yesterday and you are not far behind now.
  15. Well that's not a real issue for some of us. The ones of us that's already sweet enough do not require additional additives to deal with it.
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