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Old 08-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #6736
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Awesome pictures and project. Thanks for sharing.

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Yeah I guess I wasn't sure how frugal you'd be with running water. Maybe there's a composting dishwasher available?
A composting dishwasher...now there's an interesting thought.

I don't want to get into all the delicious machinations of how a composting toilet works...but the word "composting" is the key word here.

The act of composting takes time, exactly as it does for your garden waste or any vegetable matter.

I should let you know that we do have a few thousand gallons of water storage available to us. With a little care it doesn't take too much to wash a few dishes.
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Okay Keith...
I'm going to show my total ignorance here and ask.........

In frames 6733 and 6734 -
1.) How the hell is that boat just standing there?
2.) How much keel is in the mud (if you will)?

I hope I'm not too embarrassed by the answer.
I really should give this question my long and carefully considered thought, but recent activities hereabouts have rendered my brain into a big ball of mush. So I will answer question 2 first.

Somewhere between none and perhaps one inch. That is coarse sand on top of rock, so it really cannot sink.

Normally when I do this, the boat leans against a plank which we install against the diving board. This time, however, the tide was falling in the very wee hours of the morning and the boat was solidly on the bottom before 6 am when I first went over to check and see if it was OK.

In the pic you can see three safety lines. Two I installed yesterday when I tied the boat against the plank. They are at the bow and stern of the boat. Sorry for the technical terms there, I didn't mean to throw you. The bow is the pointy end and the stern is the blunt end.

Before the boat lands on the hard, it is necessary to leave some slack - but not too much - in the safety lines.

The third line I added this morning when I saw that the boat was leaning away from the plank instead of against it. I tied the third one around the mast (that's the long skinny aluminum thing that sticks up in the air from the middle of the hull) and snubbed the other end of the line off to the diving board.

The real truth is obviously that I have this magical and mystical cosmic connection with the heavens, and I can get the mast to generate some very special magnetic impulses. These I get lined up with Polaris - our north star - and that alone keeps the boat upright.
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Awesome pictures and project. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you and welcome to the thread.
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A composting dishwasher...now there's an interesting thought.

I don't want to get into all the delicious machinations of how a composting toilet works...but the word "composting" is the key word here.

The act of composting takes time, exactly as it does for your garden waste or any vegetable matter.

I should let you know that we do have a few thousand gallons of water storage available to us. With a little care it doesn't take too much to wash a few dishes.
OK I see, cool. Yeah I have taken things like water and sewer for granted for years. Clean water magically flowed out of the walls and bad stuff magically disappeared. Never thought about it once. Then when renovating my house, lots of learning. Oh, there are things called pipes? So I am still trying to get my head around how things would work on a remote island. But not too remote, stores a short boat trip away? Anyways, thanks again, I'm up to page 340 now ;-) I bored my wife a bit going on about this thread last night.
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The real truth is obviously that I have this magical and mystical cosmic connection with the heavens, and I can get the mast to generate some very special magnetic impulses. These I get lined up with Polaris - our north star - and that alone keeps the boat upright.
Yow...I knew when I asked the question that I was probably in-for-it but I took the chance anyway. I'm sure others here had the same question but weren't of enough-of a personal sacrificial nature to ask out loud.

So in other words your answer to my first question is...
"The damned thing just magically sits there hoping the wind doesn't blow too heavily." That pretty much it? Beam me up Scotty.
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Yow...I knew when I asked the question that I was probably in-for-it but I took the chance anyway. I'm sure others here had the same question but weren't of enough-of a personal sacrificial nature to ask out loud.

So in other words your answer to my first question is...
"The damned thing just magically sits there hoping the wind doesn't blow too heavily." That pretty much it? Beam me up Scotty.
Not quite...but late yesterday afternoon another boat came in and tied to the same spot so the bottom could be cleaned and painted.

Despite the owner knowing how the boat should have been tied, the safety lines were way too loose. When I looked at it earlier this morning, trouble was already brewing. I'll be back to post pix of the results shortly.
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Before the tide was all the way out, the sailboat had leaned over this far.

Not really that much of a problem...at least the high side could be cleaned and painted easily.
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However, while we were sitting outside having a morning coffee, there was a resounding crash, which sounded remarkably like a sailboat landing on the hard on its' side.

It seems that the stern line, which was obviously under some very considerable tension, had parted.

The immediate effect was, of course, for the boat to complete its' fall from grace, landing somewhat unceremoniously on its' side.
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There was one thing that I didn't spot in the last picture until now.

When the boat motored out of the bay, I noticed that the spreader appeared to be broken. It is broken in the above pic (I'll try to put a blow up of it in here). I just hope the owner spotted it as well.
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That wasn't the only action we had here. This morning, when I returned from a trip to the notice board, I spotted Marlin III on its' side on the rocks out in the bay.
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Shortly after this the Coast Guard arrived in their overpowered inflatable.
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I watched the shenanigans as the CG boarded the Marlin. Although just what good they might be able to do at this point was questionable.
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Not long after the CG arrived, another inflatable arrived with divers on board.

By the time this pic was taken, Marlin had floated off with the rising tide and appeared to be none the worse for wear.

However, I surmise that perhaps she took on water through the port exhaust of the boat, as later in the afternoon, the second inflatable took the Marlin in tow and left the bay.

We have seen the boat in the bay several times, and the owner is well acquainted with the rocks here. Perhaps he is more acquainted now than he wished to be...

Last night we had a continuous north-west wind coming in to the bay, and it would appear that Marlin dragged her anchor. Low tide was early this morning, and likely would have caught the boat before the owner/s were up.
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Despite all this frenzied activity, work must go on at the old homestead, and the latest project was the sprucing up of the back decks.

First thing to do is to break out the scrubbing brush and clean the past year's accumulation of dirt and related detritus from the decks.
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