Project progess

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Sweet work sir, Hope you will be enjoying on the water, with pride, soon...
     
  2. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Thanks.

    Well, it is now registered and the trailer is tagged.

    In Arkansas, home made boats must be inspected by
    the Game and Fish Commission and a number assigned
    to the hull and stamped in the transom.

    I really didn't want the title to say "home made".

    The lady at the DMV looked in her book and in 1949 some
    one made and marketed a boat named "Breeze Baby",
    that is the model name of mine BTW.

    So it is registered as a rebuilt 1949 Breeze Baby!

    No inspection needed, and I can use my own numbers.

    I have a brand new, sixty year old boat!:p :p :p
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hearty laughter at your bureaucratic "success" and Congratulations
     
  4. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    After several weeks of rain, we have a break.

    First order is to get the yard done up right. Spent most
    of the last two days, mowing, trimming, clipping, digging,
    raking, bagging, hauling, it looks pretty good..

    During the rain, I did manage to get the battery box and
    anchor locker done. They are the same size and all.

    Before finishing and the hardware:

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    Get the blocks for them mounted on the floors and the baskets
    under the seats and it is time to make a sail.
     
  5. Guest625101138

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    Man have you got your priorities screwed up - the grass can wait when there's a boat to launch. Get on with the real business and forget this nonsense about mowing grass.

    The suspense is killing me. Took 16 days to build the boat and almost a year now and it is still not wet!!!

    Rick W
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Any time you want some free accommodation :D:D in return for some fitting out assistance, just call me - - How else can I get someone so good at boat building to help out :D:D:D:D beautiful wood-work....
     
  7. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    GET IT WET???????????????????????????


    Early in this thread I stated "You should not allow clock makes to build boats".

    Now what was your question??
     
  8. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Rick has a point: the boat is entitled to get wet. I haven't started my boat yet, but if it makes it into the water before yours, I will send you my recipe for crow pie!
     
  9. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    What kind of wine will we need?:p :p :p
     
  10. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Something dry home made white wine... like moonshine 2008 :p
     
  11. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member


    Some of that old stuff, best I can do is last Tuesday.
     
  12. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    :) Your beatiful boat is also thirsty. Take her out before Friday :p
     
  13. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    This will be a crazy weekend on the lake, I would not go
    out there for love nor money!! And especially with a new
    boat.

    Maybe a week, maybe two. My time line was for the last
    of May, first of June, so I am right on time.

    Got the cover done, it won't get wet now....

    Got the wires under the floors for the trolling motor.
    Need to make the panel for the terminals. Battery box is
    done, battery in it, wires and quick connect are installed.
    Need a piece of tubing for the vent. Need to get the anchor
    done. Still no baskets under the seats. Brass plate for the
    transom to protect it from the motor clamp.

    Need to raise the center bunk on the trailer a little. Have
    to slide the boat back to do that, it will have to be hooked
    to the car to keep it from tilting back. Need a connector
    on the trailer for lights.

    Need list:

    Sail
    Life jackets
    Fire extinguisher
    Anchor line
    Horn
    Water proof holder for papers.
     
  14. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Kidding:confused:
     

  15. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    All boats with motors, gas or electric must have one fire
    extinguisher of at least 2lbs dry type.
     
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