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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:25 pm

;) Ya gotta keep the bubble oil level ya know. Nice to see you have it outside. Did it ride the winter in the cover?

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Postby Greg M » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:06 pm

Miriam C. wrote: Did it ride the winter in the cover?


Yup. You'll see that I put a tarp down as a floor. Without it there was so much moisture coming up through the ground that the inside of the shelter was permanently wet. I added the tarp and it dried right out.

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Postby pete.wilson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:56 am

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Greg, looking good. What primer and/or paint did you use? Brush/roller or spray? Thanks

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Postby Greg M » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:42 pm

pete.wilson wrote: What primer and/or paint did you use? Brush/roller or spray?


Thanks, Pete

Right now that's just an exterior latex that I rolled on "temporarily" over the epoxy back in August. The plan is to sand that off, fair the epoxy more (maybe add another coat) and paint with a crosslinked polyurethane. Probably System Three WR-LPU. I'll have to roll it on, unless I can convince my wife that I really do need that HVLP setup I've been dreaming about :twisted:

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Postby peggyearlchris » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:58 pm

Wow! Greg, It sure is pretty. Great job there. Have fun camping. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Peg
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Postby Greg M » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:22 am

peggyearlchris wrote:Wow! Greg, It sure is pretty. Great job there. Have fun camping. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Peg


Thanks Peg,

Your project doesn't look too shabby either, and at least you've got a full time supervisor :)

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Finally back to work

Postby Greg M » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:07 am

How do you know when I've got a trip planned? Easy, I get back to work on the Locust :)
I'm off to the Recumbent Retreat Thursday, so I've been doing my usual mad scramble to get a few more things done before I go. I figure I'm two more trips from being done, maybe three :lol:
So, heres what I've been up to. I've been re-doing the galley in plastic laminate:
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Carpeting the ceiling ($20 at Home Depot for 6x8, thin indoor outdoor carpet):
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And working on the speaker cabinets for the surround sound system:
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I've got two more days before I go. I wonder what other trouble I can get up to?

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:58 am

Looking great Greg :thumbsup: . Laying plam in a built box is difficult as I know. From the pictures it looks like you did a fine job and are using the fast edge tape on the plywood edges. Any gaps are easily filled with a crayon or soft putty. Seamfil is too expensive and why buy the kit when cheaper remedies are available. I like Kranky too, nice job. Forwarded your website to a friend in California who has several high end recumbents. He'll enjoy seeing yours. :D Danny
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Postby Greg M » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:42 am

halfdome, Danny wrote: Any gaps are easily filled with a crayon or soft putty. Seamfil is too expensive and why buy the kit when cheaper remedies are available.


Thanks Danny.
I'll be sealing the gaps with some black caulking. I figure it'll hide my mistakes and help keep water out :thumbsup:
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