Pee Wee in Maine

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:40 am

Mike
Down here if you are too near the water table, or you have poorly draining soil. You will have to go to a raised bed system. That basically means a sand bed build up on top and maybe a pump to get the crap up to it. It can be done. Be careful!

This damn place is amazing what you can find out!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:05 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:Mike
Down here if you are too near the water table, or you have poorly draining soil. You will have to go to a raised bed system. That basically means a sand bed build up on top and maybe a pump to get the crap up to it. It can be done. Be careful!

This damn place is amazing what you can find out!

Bill
Yep, that’s exactly the situation here.

Unfortunately the seller thinks that the existing system is fine and is not willing to do anything. They aren’t willing to have a design done or negotiate on price. So we are going to let this one go. :(

What gets me is we found out that a previous buyer also did an inspection and found the deficiencies and also walked away. Yet the sellers agent did not feel they had to disclose that information because they “never received a written report”

In the end we aren’t willing to put more money/time into designing a system for a property we don’t own. The sellers lack of willingness to agree to having a design done makes me wonder if they know something we don’t.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by hoodman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 am

Sounds like you're dodging a bullet to me!
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 am

Back at it :D
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm

Got the seats done this afternoon while waiting for the caulking to dry.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:32 pm

Do you have a launch date yet? Will it be on Androscoggin?

We're driving up 7/14 and will be there (with the boat!) for 2 weeks.....

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:46 am

Needs some touch up paint and a few coats of varnish and she will be ready for final assembly. Sea trials should start in a week or two.

Still on Androscoggin. View of the lake last Friday night
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:12 am

Look at that sunset!

I've had a tough, tough couple of months at work (project management / construction) and I *NEED* that sunset! I can't wait!

I'll PM you with my contact info.....if you want to meet up for boating / ice cream, I'm game!

How high is the water level this year?

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

Pm sent

Lake was very very low last week. Been a very dry spring. But we got a lot of rain yesterday. Plus side though is the water temp was up to 72 already.

Never get tired of that view :D
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Getting closer

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:16 pm

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:22 pm

Awesome! Launching this weekend?

We'll be there on Saturday......we should have the boat in that afternoon or early Sunday.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 am

Yes, going in the water this weekend :D

Just need to wire up the bilge pump and second kill switch on the dash and it’s done. This winter I’m going to add some more varnish to the decks. And I need to see where the waterline is before I varnish the topsides. But done enough to get it in the water.

Going to stop in at town hall and see about registering it this afternoon.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:53 am

Town hall in Wayne?

They did mine while I waited. Super easy & friendly.....

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Nope, went to my local town office. They had me fill out a form that they faxed to inland fisheries. Got back my Hull Identification Number that I now have to carve, burn, emnboss, stamp or otherwise permanently affix to the hull in two locations.

Once I do that I need to bring pics of the HIN on the boat to town hall who will then fax another form and the pics to inland fisheries. Once that is signed off on I can register the boat. They said it should take 10-15 minutes.
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