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  • ...From: "Nels" To: Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 11:33 AM Subject: [bolger] Re: Topaz Repairs Again > --- In bolger@^$1, "ravenouspi" wrote: >> >> I added a few new photos of the repair process at FLICKR >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/75097333@N00sets/961420...
    Rhett Davis Jun 17, 2007
  • I added a few new photos of the repair process at FLICKR http://www.flickr.com/photos/75097333@N00sets/961420/ if anyone is interested. I didn't take a photo of every step--as usual get obsessively focused and forget to take pictures, eat, feed the dog, etc. I did sister an additional 1" (thick) by 16" (long) piece of hard pine to the back of the plywood frame for additional...
    ravenouspi Jun 13, 2007
  • --- In bolger@^$1, Sam Glasscock wrote: > > Peter, you are right--it would sure break if it took a > blow just off the web, or if it balanced on a trailer > bunk there. Peter, Bruce, Sam, Paul, You guys are really great to help me mull this over. And I think you really hit the mark. The first incident, which occurred last year, was definitely an impact event. I hit a submerged log...
    ravenouspi Jun 6, 2007
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  • --- In bolger@^$1, Sam Glasscock wrote: > > Ouch! have you tried bungee cord? Hey Sam (wonderful creator of my favorite boat ever)! I like your idea of sistering the frame to widen it and spread the load. I think maybe that along with the additional thickness of ply above the patch will do the trick. I'm not sure about the foam, I just don't like foam filled cavities, as they are...
    ravenouspi Jun 5, 2007
  • --- In bolger@^$1, "Bruce Hallman" wrote: > > I wouldn't worry too much about this. That cutwater chamber is outside > the water envelope of the hull. Indeed, part of its purpose is as a > sacrificial crash cushion. For this reason, the longitudinal web is > designed with holes, (holes which I see are missing from your boat). Thanks, Bruce. Sam Glasscock did an excellent job of...
    ravenouspi Jun 5, 2007
  • My Topaz has a hollow hull extension forward which pleasantly cuts down on pounding in choppy waters. Not too long ago, I noticed a crack in the 1/4 inch ply of this hull and discovered that the hollow area had filled with water. I drilled holes, drained and dried this area out with a shop vac. I then applied a patch to the cracked area, using two layers of 6 ox tape perpendicular...
    ravenouspi Jun 5, 2007
  • Tugaloo State Park on Lake Hartwell SC/GA? I could do that. What about Santee State Park in East SC? Do either of these have shorline campsites with "beach" like areas for all the people and boats to mill around on? Rav ----- Original Message ----- From: "dave seeton" To: Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:51 PM Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: HOW ABOUT A SOUTHEASTERN MESSAGBOUT? > So...
    Rhett Davis Feb 1, 2007
  • Having been to the MIDWEST messabout several times, I think do it perfectly. Anyone can come with any boat or no boat at all. No particular schedule except for maybe a group meal. Lots of looking, talking, and playing in boats. Being from South Georgia, and having a larger boat to trailer, I'd favor SC over NC. I love cruising tidal creeks and rivers, and believe lakes can be...
    Rhett Davis Jan 31, 2007
  • The refurbished and renamed Topaz (Spat-now known as Raccajac)was relaunched and enjoyed on New Year's weekend. Captained by Dianne and Myself, crewed by Elaine Ross (good friend and ship's photographer) and Cheyenne (granddaughter and thingfinder). Dianne and I are going alone this weekend (we have 3 days off) and hope to do a little fishing this time. Enjoy the pictures (quite a...
    ravenouspi Jan 11, 2007
  • Okay, I confess. When stripping the gummy stuff off of the roof of the Topaz, I flicked small drips of this stuff on our windows. This has left small drip shaped spots on the windows here and there. One of them has more than a dozen and is really awful. The spots aren't pitted or deep. They just look like acid etching or frosting on glass. I am hoping there is some kind of...
    ravenouspi Nov 13, 2006