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Old 01 April 2007, 20:59   #81
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Aft hatch has got to go...

I am also replacing the aft hatch, the inspection covers in the deck are not needed, dating from the original inboard installation I will replace the whole piece with a new piece of aluminum. I have also removed the aft seat support, I am doing a little work in the bilge and it makes it a little easier to see and work.
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Old 01 April 2007, 21:02   #82
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Is that Anchor on the trailer used as emergancy breaking incase it becomes un-hitched
don't think it would hold real good on concrete... asphalt maybe
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Old 02 April 2007, 21:47   #83
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A sad day for a great tool..

Well, after countless hours of use and abuse, performance above and beyond the call of duty my faithful Milwaukee electric jigsaw finally broke. I think I can have it fixed but it happened in the middle of cutting the two hatches below the helm seats. Now I am the kind of person who does not like to stop in the middle of a task so I had to resort to the only other cutting saw I had handy, my trusty Milwaukee sawzall. The jigsaw was controllable enough that I could make some pretty nice cuts even in fairly thick aluminum. The sawzall is another matter, it"s kind of like trying to do precise target shooting with an M-16 in the full auto mode versus select fire, you can do it but you are not going to be anywhere near as accurate. I clamped a guide on the piece I was cutting but there is still some wavering, hopefully I will be able to file it out. Two shots, of the deck after I cut it away and the access cover/kick plate to be installed. All for now, get out on the water people!
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Old 13 April 2007, 00:06   #84
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War Machine loses a Crew member...

A brief mention here of a brother lost who never had opportunity to crew on my current boat but loved his time on the others, Godspeed Den, may the waves always be at your back...
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Old 17 April 2007, 23:17   #85
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Hows work going on the war machine Pathalla ? I can't think of too many ribs that have radar arches. No chance of anyone sneakin up on you except maybe me and my brother sitin low in our sib I can't wait to see some shots of her crushing some waves

Very sorry to here about your loss of a crew member.
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Old 18 April 2007, 08:07   #86
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A brief mention here of a brother lost who never had opportunity to crew on my current boat but loved his time on the others, Godspeed Den, may the waves always be at your back...
Doesn't even bear thinking about - I have lost all my family when I was quite young - only person I have left is my brother - the thought sends a chill down my spine. Hope you eventually come to terms with it!!!
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Old 18 April 2007, 16:10   #87
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A brief mention here of a brother lost who never had opportunity to crew on my current boat but loved his time on the others, Godspeed Den, may the waves always be at your back...
Condolences Pat. Between the two of us we have lost 2 sisters and two brothers in the last 3 years. However, life goes on " chin up"
Regards. T & L.
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Old 18 April 2007, 20:05   #88
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Re: posts, condolences

Thanks for the kind words everyone, It does help! Tell your loved ones that you love them! We are only here a short time... The sooner the weather gets better the better off I'll be. Bryan, I haven't been working at all on the boat due to cold weather and the family issues, I hope to get back to it shortly. The "Fat Bastard" looks good and is coming along, hope you get her in the drink shortly. Like your new additions!
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Old 20 April 2007, 20:37   #89
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Spring makes a comeback and so do I

The weather was just really nice today so back I go to one of the activities I enjoy most, working on the boat. I installed another aluminum plate on the trailer bed just behind the one supporting the winch stand, I'll install the bow guide roller off of this one. Lots of little things to do, one of these is replacing all the stickon plastic zip tie anchors, these things are for shit, they don't stay stuck, either the adhesive tape peels off the aluminum or the plastic so I will finish replacing these with the surplus rubber lined clamps I picked up at Electronic surplus in Cleveland. A shot of the bilge under the helm seats, I will be changing a few things down here, always something. More to come, have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 29 April 2007, 21:36   #90
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pulling off the console on War Machine....

It took a crew of people today to remove the console off War Machine, thank GOD for good friends and good neighbors, if not for my neighbors Harold and Don I would still be trying to get the boat out of the mud! We had to install a winch off the Maple tree in the yard to get the necessary height, otherwise we would still be at it! I removed the console assembly for a few improvements, pics to follow....
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