--- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "Jeff Gedney" <gedney1@i...> wrote:
> > The "launch" is an 8-foot fiberglass dinghy.
> > The boat is too small for the crew to live on (it's only 23')
> > The river freezes in the winter, and would crush her delicate
> > sides.
> > I guess the only solution is to file the necessary permits with
> > the appropriate local, county, state, and federal agencies, and
> > one of the boathouses into something where "the little girl" can
> > sleep comfortably during the winter. 8-)
> > Or just keep her in the San Francisco Bay where she belongs. 8-)
> > Maud
> > (who really has far too many toys)
> An thou art upgrading to a castle and manor, Milaydie Maude, then I
> presume for thee to upgrayde thy craft similarly, that thou
> balance as thou ought to doe, for the sake of thy staytion.
> Howsomeever, there are goodlie wayes to tayke such a small craft
> her through the winter without harm to her hull. I would thou
> playce her in drydocke, to keep the wormes from her hull, as I hear
> Teredoe worm is rife in thy ports. If she is kept well blocked, and
> properly propped withall, she shall not hogge, and lose ther
> lines. She may leake a little upon refloating, that is the nature
> when they have dried out, but, I doubt not that you will have had
> properly scrapped, recaulked, and the bottomes properly payed with
> keep this leake form being more than a seepage. If thou wisheth to
> her in fresh water, and keep her afloat through the winter, there
> devise thou mayest use, whych is yclept a bubbler, and the action
> kepeth the Ice from the hull, preserving it.
> There are wayes.
> There are alwayes wayes, for the minde of man is ingenious, as God
> ordained, and it seemeth amiss, as Kepler saieth, that we should be
> plessed with a goodlye minde and meant to forgoe its use, thus are
> alwayes inventing new wayes of doing olde things.
> Elias Gedney
> Studium doscendi volutate quae cogi non potest constat.
Answered offline ('cause it was getting really OT). 8-)