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Now What?

Post by BOAT » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:00 pm

:( What the heck is this??

(Oh no, I'm at it again - what have I started ? ! ? :( :( )

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Re: Now What?

Post by fouz » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:11 pm

100 views before you tell us? :D

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Re: Now What?

Post by K9Kampers » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:28 pm

Yer gunta knock out the forward wall of the head an create a new partition that'll allow more light inta the "thinkin' room"! 8)

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Re: Now What?

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:34 pm

Part of a galley mod?

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:05 pm

nope - try again - more clues will be given as construction proceeds (at least I hope construction will proceed :cry: not all the way sure it will work or what I am doing). :cry: :cry:

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Re: Now What?

Post by K9Kampers » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:15 pm

A Rube Goldberg device for telling which way the rudders are pointing! :P

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Re: Now What?

Post by Whipsyjac » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:51 pm

It's half of a henway

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:45 pm

Whipsyjac wrote:It's half of a henway

No, it does not weigh even a third of that - that's the key to the design, I need it to be very very light - (don't want to add extra weight to the boat so I am calculating every part so the total does not weight more than the "thing" it replaces. No rudders involved.

That's all the hints for now - gave away too much. :evil:

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Re: Now What?

Post by Seapup » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:05 am

I need it to be very very light - (don't want to add extra weight to the boat so I am calculating every part so the total does not weight more than the "thing" it replaces. No rudders involved.

Pshh...

Easy,

Admiral powered paddlewheel to replace that heavy old ETEC.

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:39 am

No, that's not it, but it's a great idea.

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Re: Now What?

Post by Don T » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:26 am

BOAT wrote::( What the heck is this??

(Oh no, I'm at it again - what have I started ? ! ? :( :( )

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FOR SALE - sign

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:43 am

HA! no - not yet - when my body get's too hard to move around, maybe, but for now - not for sale. When it's time I will give you guys first dibs, but I think I would like to spend a few more years on the water just yet.

Believe it or not it's raining here right now (a rare Mexican weather blew up a little further north than usual) so construction is at a standstill until the rain goes back to Baja. The air smells like Margaritas and everyone is just standing around looking up at the sky like a bunch of turkeys. We had already forgotten what water looks like from the sky - people here can't function under any color but blue. As soon as the sky comes back all will be normal again.

Then there will be HINTS! (With pictures hopefully, unless I totally screw this thing up). :( It's a test of troll skills. )

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Re: Now What?

Post by K9Kampers » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:40 am

I can picture some kind of dumbwaiter / elevator system to replace the ladder. Notice the drawer slides on the opposite side of the vertical rails.

Why bother climbing the companionway ladder when you can be casually lifted and lowered?! :D

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:49 am

Huh, another great idea - I need to think about that.

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Re: Now What?

Post by BOAT » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:43 pm

You guys have been really good sports so here is another hint:

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