Sunday, August 28, 2016

Paint Prep Update

It's a good day so far and it's not over yet!

Blog follower and Master Fabricator Jeff dropped by with my aft deck rail and my cabin top grab rails.  Beautiful welds I must say!

Anyway, I've been using 60 grit in a palm sander to level everything off.  The bubbles I encounter disappear quickly and the edges feather quite nicely.  I washed the whole works off afterwards with the garden hose.  I'm keeping an eye on the sky while I have a bite of lunch.  If it still looks good in half an hour I'm going to paint on another sanding coat of acrylic.






Jeff made up the railings from mild steel tubing.  With the paints we have nowadays, and little attention maintenance-wise, rust won't be an issue.  They will bolt on with backing plates and are incredibly strong!
We will likely make up some nets that can attach for the safety of our grand-children.











Looks like old denim jeans!

10 comments:

  1. Looking good.
    Off topic, you might find this interesting
    http://theretirementproject.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-three-year-equipment-review.html

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    1. Thanks Everitt, for the compliment and the link.

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  2. I'm thinking you need to build a potato cannon for the front deck, say 3" black PVC pipe in some sort of turret. Of course you might want to wait until you are just about ready to move it.

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    1. I'm in the process of looking for an unserviceable aircraft fuselage - the bigger and uglier the better - to stick in the driveway to replace the boat, should I be forced to move it before I am ready. There is certainly no bylaw that addresses such a situation in Mission and there would be nothing the city could do at all about it. I have lots of contacts in aviation circles and may get the loan of one for free. We'll see where this goes, but I'm not happy with the pressure and stress of deadlines. If they are interested in escalating this, we'll what 'visually obtrusive' can really mean.

      The gun turret could be cool too though :-)

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    2. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/30/article-2643794-1E542AA500000578-603_964x558.jpg

      Something like this.

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  3. What are the bylaws on art in Mission? Most modern art is extremely ugly to me, maybe a rotating sequence of pieces

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  4. I really like the way you two are thinking, but then again, my "social tranquility" rating isn't the highest. "Go along to get along" always smacked of a convenient cop-out for the apathetic to me.

    Al's example fuselage is ideal. Put it on Dennis' rotating base and presto - perfection! ;-)

    In total seriousness, the potato cannon simply MUST be done. If not, allies or not, I'm going to shoot you with mine when I see you on the water! At least once! hahaha

    After you learn about putting things on rotating bases, try this one:
    http://laststandonzombieisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/northover-projector.jpg

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  5. Thanks guys. I'm not a jerk yet, and I'll be pushed quite far before I'll be turned into one. Should that happen I could be very creative though. And as far as tuber warfare is concerned guys, my potatoes will be GMO'd with genes from homing pigeons to be self guided, and launched from tubes below the waterline for stealthiness! You won't even know they are coming and when you see them - flapping their weird little wings - you won't be able to out maneuver them!

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    1. Water Balloon Slingshot.
      Much more nimble than a spud gun and on the water you never run out of ammo.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSD9gYgVuvE

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  6. Look out! They're messing with the wrong guy now!! ;-)

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