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    DitchRider haul out

    Ditchrider got hauled out..

    1: remount poorly mounted swim platform. Gibson didn't through bolt and use mounting plates. Corrected this.. much better now

    2: re-striped the hull

    3: Fixed some dock-rash.

    4: new dripless through hulls
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    Rail Canvas Replacement

    Took off all of the old rail canvas. New rail canvas to go on shortly.

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    well, we finally got the 44 covered and put to bed for the winter. in the spring we will throw everything inside away and repaint the entire interior,replace all the blinds,furniture,heads and anything else that can be taken out. the 42 we have that we crashed in october is going to fox chapel marine in pittsburgh as soon as the hauler can pick it up. it needs the hull repaired,new starboard rudder,prop,prop shaft,strut bearing and who knows about the mechanical untill the obvious is fixed. were going snowmobiling in jan. have fun.
    Last edited by 42gibson; 12-30-2012 at 05:17 PM.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    Slow progress.
    Still working on my Teak and Holly Floor and Canvas guy and gal are working on my new enclosures for the fly bridge and aft deck.
    Also bought some new wallpaper today.
    Houseboater at Heart
    1986 Mainship 36 Dual Cabin Pointed Ended House Boat
    1976 Allied 39 Ketch - In process of being sold.
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    Turns out that even in its uncompleted state, the Lotus Eater makes a perfectly lovely master suite. Given our big extended family arrived for Christmas, Himself and I abandoned our own shoreside bedroom to our guests, and repaired to our luxurious floating quarters out back. We were accompanied by two small grandsons, who were tickled with the whole concept. One little Pelonis ceramic heater kept the whole boat at 60 to 62 degrees, 20* warmer than outside, which was fine. We had worked all week before the holiday crowd descended on us, pickling, trimming, and nailing cypress T&G boards to the insulated studs, sucking up bushels of sawdust. Looks nice! Just a few more to go, and then we can start on the window and door trim. The queen-size air bed covered with a thermal-foam pad was totally luxurious. Oh, and the week allowed us time to give our C-Head 'composting' toilet a proper workout, and we're pleased to say so-far-so-good. Absolutely no odor, and even the wee fellows had no trouble with it.

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    One of the pleasures of keeping the boat behind the house!
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for... http://s71.beta.photobucket.com/user...24993.pbw.html

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    Teak and Holly Floor and Fwd Head rebuild.

    Began getting serious about my new teak and holly floor in the salon yesterday and today. All of the removable floor boards are now complete with the exception final sanding and finishing. Once completed, they will be put in place and then the permanent surrounding perimeter will be done.
    At the same time, I replaced the macerator in the forward head and rebuilt the head itself. Work on floor in the mornings and misc $hit in the afternoon.
    The attached photo shows the panels in pplace for a test fit.
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    1976 Allied 39 Ketch - In process of being sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
    Began getting serious about my new teak and holly floor in the salon yesterday and today. All of the removable floor boards are now complete with the exception final sanding and finishing. Once completed, they will be put in place and then the permanent surrounding perimeter will be done.
    At the same time, I replaced the macerator in the forward head and rebuilt the head itself. Work on floor in the mornings and misc $hit in the afternoon.
    The attached photo shows the panels in pplace for a test fit.
    looks good tony. god i love boats,you always have something to do.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    Teak and Holly is beautiful... paying for it.. not so much


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
    Began getting serious about my new teak and holly floor in the salon yesterday and today. All of the removable floor boards are now complete with the exception final sanding and finishing. Once completed, they will be put in place and then the permanent surrounding perimeter will be done.
    At the same time, I replaced the macerator in the forward head and rebuilt the head itself. Work on floor in the mornings and misc $hit in the afternoon.
    The attached photo shows the panels in pplace for a test fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DitchRider View Post
    l... paying for it.. not so much
    Not too bad. I paid $122/sheet of 4' X 8" X 1/4" and bought 3 sheets. I glued that onto 3/4" cabinet grade birch plywood - 2 sheets.

    Total cost approx $550 for an 8 1/2 X 10' room (think).
    Houseboater at Heart
    1986 Mainship 36 Dual Cabin Pointed Ended House Boat
    1976 Allied 39 Ketch - In process of being sold.
    www.FreeBoatProjects.com

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