A Head Turner From PAR

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  1. troy2000
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    I have Egress as the wallpaper on my work computer, and I've only had one negative comment: one guy grumbled about people tromping through the cabin from one deck to the other, instead of being able to go around. But I don't really foresee any big traffic flow; this isn't a party boat. I'll rarely have even half a dozen people aboard (yes, number 2 son. I'm talking to you....:p)
     
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  2. troy2000
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    Sounds good, Paul.

    I'll get hold of you over the weekend to make sure you have a valid address. I may want them sent to my work address instead of my home; that's where I'll be next Thursday through Monday.
     
  3. PAR
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    Technically, you could walk around the cabin on Egress, though roof mounted hand rails would be necessary and some careful foot placement too. You could also put on some 12" wide (or so) grates, maybe hinged to the rub rail, so they could fold down when underway, which would permit good fore and aft egress (couldn't resist), though like you, I don't see the pressing need. Besides, why would you want to walk around, instead of the more direct route.

    I'm pretty sure I have your CGC address, but email me with the appropriate one, just in case.
     
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    "FLoom?"
    Where'd that name come from?
     
  5. PAR
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    Floom is an invented word, though it has some definitions in urban dictionaries.
     
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    If it's in line with Paul's normal practice, that was the name chosen by the first guy to build one, or at least commission a complete set of plans.

    I originally chose Egress as the name of the sharpie I was planning to build. It was a take-off on Egret, Commodore Munroe's famous sharpie down in Florida.

    I intended it as kind of a double meaning. First, -ess is a feminine word ending, and I was hopefully going to build a more 'feminine' sharpie, in the sense of it being prettier and more dolled-up than Munroe's utilitarian Egret.

    Secondly, I planned on the boat being an exit, a way to get away from everyday life.

    There's a story that PT Barnum (I think) wanted to move people through one of his exhibits faster, so he put up signs and arrows saying, 'THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS!!' And of course, egress is a fancy term for exit. :)

    When I switched and decided to build Paul's lovely little riverboat instead, I decided the name was too good to waste -- even if it would lose the 'punnish' part of its meaning.
     
  7. PAR
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    Yep, Floom was the given name for the commission. I've printed out your plans Troy, but wasn't able to make the mail today, so it goes out Monday in the AM. Please verify your mailing address before then.
     
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    Yay..... Per PAR (Paul), plans are actually in the mail. I gave him my work address, 168 miles from home, because I'll be working Thursday night thru Sunday night before taking my 'long change' (off on Monday morning; back at work the next Tuesday morning), and figured they'd get there in that time frame.

    But the delay in mailing them means it's possible they won't show up at work before I get off Monday morning, which ordinarily would mean I'd have to wait another week to see them. But I have an ace in the hole. My number two son is graduating from a US Army school at Ft Huachuca, Arizona on the 14th, and the road from my home to Ft Huachuca leads right past my workplace.....

    The wife will probably want to kill me for pulling off the freeway long enough to pick up the plans, then spending the rest of the trip with my nose buried in them while she drives. But hey -- she had plenty of indications I'm not mentally or emotionally stable before she ever married me....:D

    Edit: those indications include a sticker on the rear window of my pickup that says. "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult."
     
  9. Boston

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    Thats funny Troy, your all bouncing off the walls to have your prints in hand. Best of luck and it sure will be great to follow your build.
     
  10. troy2000
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    Argh... it's Tuesday evening, and the plans haven't shown up yet. Curse the US Postal Service. I could've driven solo across the country from Florida to California in the time I've been waiting for the plans to make the reverse trip....

    Where's a smilie of a guy screaming, running in circles and beating his head against a wall, when you really need one?

    My family will be cruising through to pick me up on the way to my son's graduation ceremony in Ft Huachuca, Arizona about the middle of the day tomorrow. That means I won't have another chance to pick up the plans until we come back through on Friday.

    I do need to talk to the aforementioned son about whether he really wants to help finance the boatbuilding, and having the plans in hand would help. He's made promises in the past, but that was before he actually stepped into the real world and realized what it costs to pay his own way....

    If he doesn't think he can swing any serious help, I have a plan B: putting some of my Arizona acreage up for sale. It's in five-acre parcels -- and even though it isn't in a high-rent district (i.e., anywhere within the bounds of modern civilization as we know it), selling one or two of them should finance the whole project.

    Of course, the wife will have a fit. Is there any diplomatic way of pointing out that I paid for that land years before I even met her, and it's none of her damn business what I do with any money from selling part of it?

    No? I didn't really think so, but I was hoping....:(
     
  11. PAR
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    I was going to call to see if they'd arrived yet, but it appears the USPS is still using the most tired of horses to deliver. It's been over a week now, so they've got to be walking the damn things out there. My apologies Troy.
     
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    No need to apologize, Paul. It isn't your doing.... this town is infamous for slow deliveries. I suspect anything addressed here to the middle of nowhere flies over us to Los Angeles first, then doubles back eastward on the next available truck.
     
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    Still have a bug up yer butt about all things American, don't you Frosty? What's your problem? Did an American sailor outbid you for your favorite bar girl?;)
     
  14. troy2000
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    God bless the US Postal Service; it only took them 14 days to deliver a mailing tube across the country. I could have driven there and back again solo in that time, getting plenty of sleep and checking out tourist attractions along the way.

    And they wonder why they're losing the profitable parts of their business to FedEx and UPS? :rolleyes:

    Anyway, the plans for Egress are here. And as I would have expected from PAR, they're rather thorough where it counts. For example, he's drawn out a detailed framing plan at each station that shows every piece of wood, limber hole, gusset and screw from the keel batten to the cabin roof.

    On the more flexible parts of the build, such as cabinetry and accommodations, he didn't bother to get that detailed about sizes, shapes and dimensions -- because he knows I'll do what I want to do anyway. Instead he laid out a couple of possible floor plans, and added some nicely done generic drawings of suggested construction methods.

    I haven't had a chance to study the plans in depth yet; I only picked them up this afternoon. But I'm very pleased so far. Thank you, Paul...
     

  15. Frosty

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    Troy please stop American post bashing. If you continue I shall put you on Ignore.
     
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