The "NANCY G" a surfboat /lifeboat to motorsailer conversion build in progress

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  1. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    J-s-s !! 12 more harsh winters, I'll be dead before that's past. My income is now fixed,(too Low). I'm Old so medical travel insurance to warmer climates is,(too high,) I'm building a boat to sail in ice, G-d D-m , this is downright depressing, plus, I've just sworn twice which blows my chances of getting past the Pearly Gates. The only silver lining here is the heat of Hell, which in fact is what I feel i've just crawled out from after this winter. To beat it all I can't find my "Uppers" :mad:
     
  2. Pericles
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    George,

    That dreaded word, "downsize". I've seen your castle on the hill on G maps & it's so very attractive, as are your environs. However, Jack Frost takes no prisoners & you & your wife could escape with a top of the market sale, whilst potential buyers who continue to support the CAGW scam will think they've pulled a fast one on you. With the money, buy a property near Paul in Eustis & navigate the Florida lakes.:p I'm assuming Canadians are permitted to emigrate south.


    I calculated that I could live alone on a small boat cruising on the River Thames for about £10,000 for 9 months of the year & sponge off friends & family for the other 3 months. Plenty of pubs & ablutions sites & use something like a Seago bike to get around as necessary.

    http://www.piplers.co.uk/seago-e-power-electric-folding-bicycle


    "Have I thought this through?" you ask. "Of course not". :p: :p :p

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  3. OrcaSea
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    That must explain why all the glaciers in the arctic region are disappearing.

    As for my state, the winter of '13/'14 was so dry we had the worst forest fire season in known history last summer. This year's snowpack is even worse, and they are anticipating massive forest fires on the western side of the Cascade Mountains for the first time in recorded history.

    I had to mow my lawn in Feb and I have never had to mow it before May...ever.

    If there is an increase in spending for icebreakers it is most likely to facilitate the utilization of the expected Northwest Passage.

    http://www.livescience.com/1884-arctic-meltdown-opens-fabled-northwest-passage.html
     
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    Pigs will fly before that occurs.
     
  5. viking north
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    Finally, today it warmed up enough to fire up the shop stove. I did about 5 hrs. prep work to get the shop and myself back into the build. It's amazing after just a few months how one has to mentally and physically re connect with the project right down to re viewing plans and notes. So officially to hell with the weather(climate change ) consider this thread and the OP back to The Nancy G and Boat Building. And yes it feels good, new posts and photos within the week :) ----Geo.
     
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    OrcaSea,

    Yet the ice persists. Arlington is not the world. Your link is dated 2007 & it's 2015 now. That information is completely out of date. Get with the programme.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/beaufort-sea-ice-page/

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/great-lakes-ice-page/

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/northern-regional-sea-ice-page/

    Have you heard the phrase, "One swallow does not a summer make"?

    So you had a small window of opportunity to mow your lawn once in February & that event convinces you to claim that all the glaciers in the Arctic region are disappearing?

    There has been average precipitation in the Pacific North West this winter. It is the eastern slopes of the Cascades that have the greatest fire risk.

    http://www.leavenworthinsurance.com/#!fire-risk-in-the-cascades/ckyy

    Sport, I've got a bridge in London I'd like to sell you.
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Somebody over here already bought it. ;)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_(Lake_Havasu_City)
     
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    Prep. (glassing On The New Keel)

    To reduce drag and the "Uglies" I decided to remove the multiple rubbing strakes from the hull. My initial tools for the job were a plain old hammer and wood chisel . Finding this slow I decided to put the pneumatic air chisel to work. It was doing such a fast job I neglected to observe it was also doing fast damage. Because it was so powerful it was literally blowing the pieces of sand/epoxy rubbing strakes off the hull. What I didn't initially notice it was also shock damaging( pulverizing to powder) several layers of laminate under the removed strake in the process. The end result looks similar to a dry water blister. (See photos 1,2,3,&4) Some of these shocked spots are located near the root of the keel where the new keel glassing on FRP laminate will lay over the damaged areas. I have started grinding out the shocked spots in prep for filling prior to the new keel attachment glass work. Some of the ground out shocked spots are up to 1/8 in. deep by approx. 2 in. in dia.(See photo 5) My repair plan for these deeper grindings is to use a couple of layers of shaped matt in conjunction with Vinylester resin. I am using Vinylester in lue of Epoxy because these damaged areas at the root of the existing keel will be overlayed with the Vinylester based FRP laminate used in glassing on the new keel and an epoxy base could cause bonding issues.
     

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    Perhaps a masonry blade on a circular saw making several troughs prior to the chisel would lessen future damage?
     
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    I don't know what they used to manufacture those strakes but it's like flint. I have a 4 in. diamond blade that will fit my small grinder much like a zip cutter. I'm going to try cross cutting the strake at different but increasing lengths for a trial run with the hammer & chisel. The hammer & chisel while slower do much less damage so that will be the removal technique regardless. Heavy rains and much warmer here today. Never thought I'd be so happy to see rain, I actually went out did a little jig in celebration :D
     
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    The diamond blade does sound like the better idea. Good luck with the removal process.
     
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    Just a random thought on a Saturday morning. Would we still be speaking Old Norse if the Vikings had had epoxy resins & Dynole:?:
     
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    The little ice age killed off the Vikings more than anything else. Their fishing grounds froze up, they couldn't grow the crops they use to, so they moved into northern Europe and became civilized gentlemen farmers.
     
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    In England, we consider the Viking Age finished after 1066 AD when William the Conquerer, a great great great grandson of Rollo (Hrólfr), the Viking leader of contested origin who according to the Anglo Saxon Chronicle penetrated Normandy in 876 AD with his army and he reigned fifty winters. His descendants were the Dukes of Normandy, and following the Norman conquest of England in 1066 AD, kings of England.

    My sons' mother is the last of an unbroken line of women (maternal DNA) directly descended from a Danish woman who lived circa 900 AD in an area around County Durham in the Danelaw. It is thought that Xtianity finished the Viking Age in reality.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianization_of_Scandinavia#Motives_for_Conversion

    Here is a writer who has a more eclectic view of of it. :D

    http://www.burzum.org/eng/library/the_viking_age_and_christianity_in_norway.shtml
     
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