Building The Vera Cruise

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:D Good to hear.can't wait til you're in the wiring stage.I got a 25 ft chunk coming tomorrow-126 bucks.Yikes :lol:
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Glad you're feeling better, Carl.
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Happy to hear you're doing better! Look forward to more updates as you can!
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Hadn't been on here for a few days and just now read about your stones. I am very glad you finally got some relief. I have had two stones and I know exactly what you have been going through. Thank God it is over for you. That last one I had, the doctors made me go through 2 weeks of pure hell before they finally went in and removed it. I hope you never get another one, Carl! Your boat is looking tremendous and you have made some great progress. You can really see the interior coming together. Keep up the good work, Carl, but get some rest too! Skip
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Thanks for the kind words Tim, Matt, Joe, and Skip.
chugalug wrote:can't wait til you're in the wiring stage.I got a 25 ft chunk coming tomorrow-126 bucks.Yikes
Yeh, I truly appreciate that. Copper wire is expensive especially marine grade.
sscobra wrote:That last one I had, the doctors made me go through 2 weeks of pure hell before they finally went in and removed it. I hope you never get another one, Carl!
Yep, I made sure to be insistent on getting this taken care as soon as possible. For a couple of days I was so drugged up that I could barely walk from the living room to the kitchen. Glad that ordeal is over. Feeling a lot better now and should be able to get back to work on the boat. However, I am going to be more cognizant of staying hydrated while working outside.

In other news, I got my freshwater and gray water tanks, pump and pump accumulator. Still need to buy other parts but won't need most of them for some time, so in the interest of keeping to my buy as you need guidelines, they will wait until later. Probably the only parts I will need in the short term are fittings for the tanks (to see how much space I need to allow for them), a faucet and sink (to get the top of the cabinet cut out correctly).

Current plan is to strap the two tanks side by side in the cabinet. I think I have just enough room for them plus a small bit of space for mounting straps.
I'll have some photos of all this by this weekend hopefully.
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Carl,

Glad to hear you're on the mend... it's said that renal colic is the closest thing to the pain of childbirth that a guy can can experience. A good thing to be done with!

Sounds like you've got a good plan for plumbing. Be sure to allow access for maintenance down the road!

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Carl - Glad you are feeling better!
Sounds like you've got a good plan for plumbing. Be sure to allow access for maintenance down the road!
Steve I think/hope you are talking about the boat in that sentence :)
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:lol:
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Carl

I used a Bar Sink set from HD. The biggest issue was matching the drain fittings and Thru-hulls. Sink water is considered "graywater" and can go overboard. (Well, maybe not in Calif.)

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Ha ! Very astute observation!

Thanks for the concern guys. Had a bit of a flare up of pain yesterday afternoon. I guess the treatment only accelerates the passing of the stone, so some pain from the continued voyage down the "Great Circle Route" is to be expected.

Bill, Thanks for the heads up on the size differences. It will be some time before I purchase the remaining parts, but this is good to know. I had a similar issue a few years ago when changing the sink in my kitchen. Required five trips to HD. What a pain that was.

Hardest part of all of this is waiting to get back to building. Really want to make some progress.

A friend of mine is planning on upgrading from a BlueJacket 28 he built a few years ago. Makes me feel like, "Wow I really need to get my boat finished" People are building boats and then selling them faster than I am building mine.
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the closest thing to the pain of childbirth that a guy can can experience
Some women love to brag that childbirth is the most physically painful experience that a human must endure. To that, I say, "Well maybe, but none of them have ever been kicked in the nuts." :lol:

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Yes I think you are right BayouBengal. I have often heard women say "I"d like to have an other child" but I have never heard a guy say "I"d like to have an other kick in the n...."
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Amen, Tony!

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I see I am going to need to hurry and get started on something beside toilet and bathroom parts!! :lol: :lol:
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I've found on plumbing projects that I usually just need to go and buy everything in the plumbing section even remotely related to my project and put it on the store card. Bring back the unused parts when done.
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