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Don't y'all give up on me! Got a bit more to do on the rental house, but then I'll be back at ya. I did get the bottom of the berth cleated (Is that even a word?) and resinated...poxified...Guess those aren't words either. See ya soon. I hope!

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I was about to work outside at the rental house, but the rain started as I walked out the door. No more to do inside today. What to do? Awww, guess I have to go work on Lost Cove. Tooooo bad.

 

Just enough time to pucky the frame tops to glue the berth top down. Oh, "pucky" is a highly technical term for applying poxy glue. The goop itself is called "hucky-puck". Well, maybe I'm borrowing a term from my Morgan Yacht employment time from almost 50 years ago. Back then, hucky-puck was made from mixing polyester resin with asbestos to make putty and glue to bond things together on the yachts. Also to fill the spaces in the keel cavity where the lead was cast in.

 

Here's a coupla pictures for ya.

First one is the trial fit of the berth top I told ya about a few posts ago. I forgot to post the pic then, so here it is. If you look closely, you may notice a cut glassed over right between  the first and second hatches. Someone, NO idea who, started cutting on the wrong line. Probably late at night when I was sleeping. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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This is the completed top puckied in place. How do ya like my fancy weights? I'll fillet and bond along the sides next time. It's air nailed at front and back, and around the foot well.

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10 hours ago, Chick Ludwig said:

Someone, NO idea who, started cutting on the wrong line.

   See, this is why I don't live in bear country.  You just can't trust them around power tools.

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Doggone! Ken, I hadn't thought of that! That also explains why my guard turtle is always hiding in the deepest corner of his pond. Turtles are really afraid of bears, ya know. And I'm always finding my tools lying around the shop, and not where I ALWAYS carefully put them away each time I use them...

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It got to where my work area was so messy I had to move to another country just to get away from those tricksters.  It's just my luck that I'd end up in a place where there's no bears but there's still somebody making a mess out of the shed.  I think it may be the goannas, but magpies do have a sense of humor.

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Yes, I find that someone comes in and misplaces my tools even when I'm right there to keep an eye on them.

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23 hours ago, Ken_Potts said:

It got to where my work area was so messy I had to move to another country just to get away from those tricksters.  It's just my luck that I'd end up in a place where there's no bears but there's still somebody making a mess out of the shed.  I think it may be the goannas, but magpies do have a sense of humor.

Drop bears are notorious tool movers. :)

 

Also, you guys should use my P.I.L.E. method: I know every tool I own is in THAT pile, right there...

 

Peace,

Robert

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   Robert how do you know about drop bears?  We're not supposed to tell any outsiders about them in the fear it will kill the tourism industry.  In my case it's probably not drop bears, though, as they are mostly found in the eastern states.  Aargh! what I meant to say was "There are NO drop bears in Australia.  Please feel free to visit without fear.  Just don't stand under that gum tree...  Especially not at night."

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We have a similar animal here in the states called a windigo.  They live in the tree tops, and only come down at night to prey on the unwary hiker or camper, especially children. They have been reported as recently being heard in the southern Appalachians. The name, windigo, was given to them by the indians for the call they make, "wiiin-diiii-gooooo"Fortunately, they don't swim, so we are safe sleeping aboard.

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What-in-the-world-have-I-been-doing these last coupla weeks???? Well, getting rental house ready, working on stuff for Miss Debbie, organizing, meetings, and doing kid's activities at church, repairing the water heater in the camper that busted it's tank last winter---it froze and split it's tank, and, I don't know what all else.....

Then we gotta go camping for three days next week. In the rain. Gonna take the motor canoe and hunt for some turkles. There are some different varieties where we're going over on the Little Tennessee River.

 

Enough whining.

 

The berth top is glassed in and seams feathered. Today I began the fore deck framing. And that's it. So, check out the one lonely picture. Maybe I'll get this thing done in time for the BandB messabout. Maybe.

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