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by Bill E
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 4521

Steve -- Oh, you'll get your chance, buddy! This baby's still upside down, so there's another flip yet to come! Or maybe I'll get you to hoist that monster outboard onto the transom for me... I'm sure I can think of something for you to do.... buwahhaaahhahhaha :twisted:

-wte
by Bill E
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 4521

Bottoms up! Bottom's off!

Well, despite Leakcheck's best efforts to thwart progress on my Sea Lancer restoration, I'm forging ahead anyway. Friday late afternoon, I got the casters under the boat between rain showers, and I pulled a late night clearing the garage some more and got it inside around 12 or 12:30am. Then I was u...
by Bill E
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Continuous (Piano) Hinge
Replies: 11
Views: 2776

I just browsed that site... make sure you check the CLEARANCE section. I found these; maybe one of them would work: TS05050506-72 1.50 wide .040 x.091 type 316 stainless continuous hinge. .625in joints 72in length Qty: 1 pcs Price: $15.00 each. TS07060509-72 2.50 wide .060 x.120 type 316 stainless c...
by Bill E
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: wooden boat show in GA
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

We'll see what we can work out! I checked the Corps website this past week, and sure enough, Allatoona is pretty much at full pool, but Lanier is still down about 15 feet. I hope those Appalachicola mussels are happy! Another thing that occurred to me... I sold my C22 to a couple who took it up to H...
by Bill E
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a cannon
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

My brother has made some dry ice bombs with his boys. You take a small chunk of dry ice, drop it into a plastic water bottle (with a little water???), screw on the lid, and back away. The thawing dry ice turns to carbon dioxide gas, and the bottle swells and bulges until, finally, BLAM! Quite an imp...
by Bill E
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: caveat
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Noon? I never said noon, and I know it because my group was singing in church today, and I don't even get home until about 12:45 by the time we get the kiddies out of nursery, drag them off the playground, etc. Then lunch, then boat-flipping preparations. That's how I KNOW I said either "three or fo...
by Bill E
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a cannon
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

Somewhere in my toy box, I have a water balloon launcher that a buddy and I made of about 16' of 1/4" rubber surgical tubing. It's REALLY amazing how you can range in on a target by about the third shot. What's also fun was taking it to the beach at night and launching a water balloon as straight up...
by Bill E
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Launchings ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

If you're looking for a (generally) quiet little island town, this is it. Rumor has it that it was a "secret getaway" for the Rat Pack in the 50's-60's, and the golf course even has a clubhouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright -- very "Jetsons" if you ask me. Being as close as it is to Guff Shores, it...
by Bill E
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Leakcheck
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Hey, Steve -- I couldn't help but notice that your wife gave up sex, but you didn't include that on your list. ?!?!?

-wte
by Bill E
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Launchings ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

That's great! I was hoping I would be able to take the boat down and tool around the island. It's been 13(!) years this summer since my brother and I rented jet skis there (the only summer to my knowledge that there has ever been such a rental place on DI). We had an absolute blast, and even went ou...
by Bill E
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Launchings ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

Any others? David I was originally shooting for a May re-launch of the Sea Lancer. At this rate, though, I'm not sure anymore. Even June might be a push. I'm thinking of flipping her upside down this Saturday. Any hands available? (Weather permitting, of course.) Thinking of Gulf Shores (AKA "Guff ...
by Bill E
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: wooden boat show in GA
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

Sounds great, if even just for the day. There's a good chance my boat will still be upside down by then, and not really movable. Right now, she's still on the trailer, but I was thinking of getting her flipped this weekend, weather permitting. A couple of weekends ago, I built my steambox for replac...
by Bill E
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: wooden boat show in GA
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

I don't know about Hartwell, but I drove across Allatoona (on I-75) this weekend, and it is FULL! Full, like almost up to the pine trees, full. I couldn't believe it! Kinda gets me motivated to work on my restoration a little more....

-wte
by Bill E
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: poplar
Replies: 21
Views: 7141

Warren, Not to hijack the topic, but it's your topic to begin with! Thanks for asking re: my new project. When I bought the boat, I knew there were at least 4-6 rotten and/or cracked frames, and I knew I would find more once I opened her up. I spent the first couple of weeks doing just that -- takin...
by Bill E
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: poplar
Replies: 21
Views: 7141

Warren, I'm with Carl on this one. Yes, there are may woods that are much better for boatbuilding, but for your stated purpose , poplar should be a fine choice. You're not looking to recreate Old Ironsides or have your boat last another 150 years. Poplar is strong, typically straight-grained and cle...

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