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« on: May 09, 2008, 01:35:45 PM »

Once the bridge deck is laid down, should we clean and paint the smoking decks black?  I know that the vets want everything sand-blasted, but maybe we can make an exception since it's a small area. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 02:18:51 PM »

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should we clean and paint the smoking decks black

That is the very last thing I'm planning to do on the 40mm restoration project.  There is no point painting until the deck is down and we're done with the gun.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 04:05:28 PM »

It's time for me to put my XO hat on..  police

The rule of thumb is horazontall serfaces black (dark grey for any of the old timeres out there) and vertical surfaces Light grey.  I am looking for exact color numbers if anyone can help.  That will put us into the combat paint job.   

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 07:06:53 PM »

Good.  I'd like to help once you guys get to the scraping and painting phase.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 03:47:27 PM »

Right now the deck is #1 priority.  I have commited us to having that done by next year.  I want to see it completed.  even if we get a little done at a time.   

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 09:58:50 AM »

I think we'll get a lot done over Memorial weekend as long as we have at least 6 of us out there doing the work.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 11:59:46 AM »

Good deal. I will  help out where I can.  We have lots of tools. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 12:04:04 PM »

What type of tools will we need?  I'll bring some, too.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 03:43:45 PM »

hey guys, I split this out of the 40mm thread as it was beginning to take over.

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MWA
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008, 04:25:38 PM »

Rick, how much stuff do you have for the deck? We (Summer Guys) could probebly put alot of that down. Or there can be a dedicated group of us doing it. Just an idea, you will have us all summer.


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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 05:16:36 PM »

John,  I have the supplies that I need for the deck.  We will need a router or jig saw and a bech press to drill the hols and correctly make the plank joints.  With that said...

I have other planes for you guys,  and it does not all involve grounds work.   I have 2 water tanks that need to be placed int he after battery.  then we need to clean and outfit the same for a work room.   I also need to clean and outfit the forward batery into a rec room.  I also need to fix the bunks in the crew quarters so that they can stand 36 roudy sailors, reenactors or rugrats (take you pick).  and that is just for starters.    It's going to be a funs and busy summer.....
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 08:16:53 PM »

I have about 2 more work days on the 40mm and then I'll be available all summer for deck work.

If we can get Vaughn, Ed, Travis and me all there consistently, I don't see why we can't get a huge chunk of it done this summer...if not all of it.

Just remember in July and August to keep an ice chest full of ice cold water.   Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2008, 09:23:12 AM »

You got it.  I do not see why we cannot get it done this year with all the support stepping up to help.

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 10:43:56 PM »

Rick - my wife and I will be able to devote our time to the deck beginning on June 14th.

Just an FYI
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 11:04:29 PM »

I have about 2 more work days on the 40mm and then I'll be available all summer for deck work.

If we can get Vaughn, Ed, Travis and me all there consistently, I don't see why we can't get a huge chunk of it done this summer...if not all of it.

Just remember in July and August to keep an ice chest full of ice cold water.   Wink

And sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must.  Grin Especially if your Irish and burn like Dracula.
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