Ok complete change of plan

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Boston, May 4, 2010.

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  1. Landlubber
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    ...that may be so, but you only do it once if the boat is at home......you do it every day to work on it......
     
  2. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    one bridge at a time

    lets see if they accept my last offer

    then I can go from there with some quotes on getting it up out of the water and moved somewhere
     
  3. Brian@BNE
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    So how many trips will you need to make if the boat stays in Oregon during restoration?

    Can you get enough time in Oregon, frequently enough, without giving up the day job that gives you good cash flow?

    You can drive a truck can't you (license wise), so its just a bit of time and fuel. And just a couple of trips, one at the start and one at the finish. Bet you'd finish sooner as well.
     
  4. Brian@BNE
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    Aha! The joys of employment! I remember some of those, but I liked getting paid as well so I put up with quite a lot of drama. Hang in there, things will cool off and then there will be appreciation for someone who can actually get problems sorted.
     
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Beware of angry celts.. thou the wales are a bit tamed ones..
     
  6. Brian@BNE
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    And there I was thinking Colorado was a fun place! Mind you, I usually can't get out of Denver fast enough, but feel quite nice when at Vail or the micro-brewery at Breckenridge.

    Just to cheer you up about whats next, here's a diagram. Look for the opportunities, but keep your head down - the amount of artillery that you folks seem to feel is mandatory means the cross-fire could be tricky and I'm always nervous when in the 'anger' part of the cycle.
     

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  7. Boston

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    now that is funny
    where in the world did you find that
    pretty sure I'm in the depression stage but that only because I've given up on finding any satisfaction in a job well done at this place

    only triumph I can find in it all, as I said, is in keeping ones poise
     
  8. Brian@BNE
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    Its part of the Kubler-Ross model for stages of grief. Lots of management training incorporate variations of it, not that anyone really wants work teams to come to grief, as it were. Take your pick as to whether the customers are part of the solution, or part of the problem, or always right as I recall some earlier discussions on the forum.
     
  9. Brian@BNE
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    Ok, so while they can still pay you, each day is another nail in the coffin, er, boat - I know you're not that depressed. And its more about planks than nails really....
     
  10. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    ya its a long story but thats basically it

    I have an excellent shot at this boat and frankly I think its mine come tomorrow.
    at a minimum I need to work about another three or four months for these folks and then I could be outa here permanently

    I wonder if a water taxi service could find enough work in Ketch to make a go of it

    anything but come back to this ridiculously poorly run company

    yup I'll work it till I drop but in the end I'll save every dime and put it towards the boat just as you suggest

    if I last long enough I'll buy enough silly bronze fasteners to do all the planking
    a stack of red ceder
    500 ft of wavy grain mahogany
    stuff

    like I said I'll work it till I drop and then go for it

    fingers crossed
    B
     
  11. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    one thing thats a must have is a satellite up-link
    one of those dome things that allows you to get cable internet and phone

    not sure which one is best but thats one thing I just cant live without
     
  12. TeddyDiver
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    :D me too..
     
  13. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    thanks
    it will be both the end of a hard road and the beginning of another

    I'm done with the indecision and would love to be on to do what I do best

    I'd glass in the canopy area and add a bit of raised panel along the sheer line aft of the raised deck, and leave it at that for a season. then maybe next year I'd lengthen the aft cabin and the canopy and add seating on the trunk cabin roof as well as maybe davits off the transom to carry the jolly boat, that or those water tanks Richard was talking about and carry the boat aloft

    B
     
  14. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    I read in the repairs list that there romex that needs to be replaced with ISO cable
    who in there right mind would use romex in a boat of this type
    yikes

    B

    ps
    fingers still crossed
    no word yet
     

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    On such a boat- gees.
    Bare copper on glass insulators is the only way to go.:D
     
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