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With the change in plans, comes more… Destruction!!!

June 8, 2012

Hee hee, I am getting to love the sound of splintering wood and crashing hammer thuds. I was cleaning bay 2 yesterday afternoon, and as I got to the top of it, the paneling still in place was interfering. So, the cleaner got put away, and the hammer, crowbar and other implements of destruction came back out and I had a blast for a couple of hours ripping out the mess on the starboard side under the cockpit. As the old junk disappears over the side, it makes it easier to get at things I could only  see, but not reach.I’m also  still wrestling with an interior layout, so opening up this area gives me more to work with.

Currently the plan is to hire a sandblasting contractor.  I’ve put in the written request for permission to do so, and one of the members mentioned someone who has done several boats at the club for quite reasonable prices. I’m thinking that getting them to do the inside will be well worth it, and to that end, pretty much everything has to come out. I was hoping to save the main bulkhead, the head, and the hanging locker on the opposite side, but corrosion is lurking under there and with the compression post located where it is, I’m hard pressed to come up with a layout that fits “me”, being as I am larger than most.

On the plus side, I have gotten the cutlass bearing installed, and my new dinghy just arrived by UPS.  She’s a 10’6 inch Big Dog from Charleston, S.C.  Cracked the box open and she looks pretty good. Aluminum floor and came with a cover. Now all I have to do is box it up again and wrap it with plastic so I can park the whole enchilada up on the forward cabin. I’m running out of storage space, as a matter of fact I’m trying to close down one of my storage lockers and am working at getting rid of as much “useless” junk as possible. I am trying to get into the swing of trashing stuff I haven’t used in a year or so, but its hard.



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