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PostSubject: Historical Teak   Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:19 am

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Thinking about buying an old piece of Hong Kong History... A Hong Kong made Teak Boat made in the 1980's. Think she needs some TLC and brought up to date !

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:53 am

nice little boat, going to take a lot of TLC to get her ship shape
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:30 am

Hello,

Well... This morning was the first day of work on the "Classic Chinese Teak Junk", that will be the newest "Green Energy" vessel on the Hong Kong waters !


Her name is "Le Grand Pied". I am told that means "The Big Foot" in French.

I have a Plan, so here it goes...

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:03 am

nice progress so far. I really that the color of that wood. once the wood is sealed the color should really pop!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:04 pm

Hello,

Well here is Day 2 of the grinding and sanding on the bow !!!

My goal is to have the 1,200W of Solar Panels on the Bow by Sunday !

Can I do it ???


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:39 am

you got a lot of work done. hope that primer is compatible with whats underneath it. hope no rain hits the primer before it cures. its looking pretty good!!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:02 am

Hello,

Here we are... Day 3 working on the bow in preparation for the 1,200w of solar panels....

Not as productive as I had wanted !


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:30 am

Hello,

Day 4 and Nature has handed me some rain ! Not a lot more done, but little by little I am moving forward !


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:45 am

Hello,

My goal to have the V-Birth roof ready for Solar Panels by today, has not been reached HaHaHa

BUT while it was raining the last 2 days, I went shopping ! Look what I got !!!


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:10 am

Looking good. from start to finish you can already tell a big difference. now you got music and beer, your ready to rock and roll, not get the weather to go along with the plan, lol. Love the color of that wood. always was my favorite wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:29 pm

Hello,

Today was a good day !!!


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:21 pm

its coming along pretty good, pretty soon you will have those solar panels installed.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:58 pm

Hello,

Although I have been continuously working the last 2 days... it sure does not look like I have accomplished much LOL




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:56 pm

you got a lot of work done. it shows, if you started at the beginning watching what the boat first looked like. sounds like a good idea to get the front end completely done then install the solar panels. then you will not get dust all over them and have another mess to clean up.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:22 pm

Hello Again...

It has been a very productive weekend on the Bow... Have a peek !


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:17 am

looking good, can not wait to see those solar panels hooked up and all the wood finished, should look really good.
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:26 am

Hey SD...

By the end of this week the panels better be mounted... I am avoiding any contact with the single and beautiful woman of Hong Kong so I don't get distracted LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:39 am

Hello,

It was a good Monday !!!!!




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:18 am

Hello,

Varnish is a GOOD Thing !!!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:03 am

she is looking good! have you sanded one complete spindle to see how long doing one will take yet? I know those are going to take some work. looking forward to seeing the solar panels installed!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:04 am

Hey SD,

I do not think I am going to completely strip the the spindles right now. I have so much work, that a good cleaning and moderate varnish now will allow me to make her respectable. Once I have power and am self sufficient with power (and getting off the main neglect), I can then pace myself to completely strip the spindles at a later time.

I plan to be living on this vessel full time after Sunday, so I still need to get a working shower with hot water too... I am lucky that there is shore water right now, so I can continue to fill the water tanks as needed for my living. This vessel is not plumbed for shore water. I fill the water tanks, and the 24v DC fresh water pump pressurises the system. The fresh water pump is 6 Gallons per minute at 40 PSI.

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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:38 am

Hello,

Saturday is Here...Will there be Solar Panels on the Deck Sunday ?????




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:35 am

its looking really good. Your like me, thinking about that extra coat on the top, go ahead, do it right the first time, you will be happy you did. one more day without the solar panels will be worth the wait cause you have piece of mind about how well the surface will hold up under the heat of the summer sun. wood is looking great!
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:43 am

Hello,

After 21 straight days of working on the "Big Foot", I believe I am now ready to put on the 1,200w of solar panels Monday Morning... Have a look at my productivity this Sunday !

YES... there is a second coat of Polyester Urethane paint on the forward V-Birth roof !!!




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PostSubject: Re: Historical Teak   Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:49 pm

that second coat sure made it look a lot better! good thing you got the fridge installed but you over looked on thing. after doing all that sanding and hard work your back will need a rest,,,, the freezer should of been on the bottom and the fridge on top so you do not have to bend down to get your beer!!! prior planning lol. Also while you were showing the front of the boat and scanned over to the jedi did you notice that woman watching you with binoculars? she is way off the far left and actually ducked down some when you moved her way. Great job on the boat, can not wait for the solar panels to be installed, looking good!
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