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AVGWarhawk
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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2008, 10:15:06 AM »

I noticed heavy paint peeling in both places that you mentioned.  You can break off pieces in large chunks.  The good news is that paint scraping is a lot easier.

I love the old paint that just chips off. We sometimes use the chemical stripper but I find chipping gets the job done a bit faster and there is no smell of chemicals, etc.
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2008, 06:54:21 PM »

Can you guys get the top hatch open?
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 10:06:54 AM »

Who?  Torsk or Batfish?
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2008, 08:06:46 PM »

Batfish, they are the ones trying to get the escape trunk opened.
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2008, 08:09:09 PM »

Top and side hatches were chained shut from the inside.  When they closed the lower hatch, one of the dogs must have been loose and now won't m0ve out of the way to open it - so we think.  Rick was in the process of breaking the chain on the side hatch to get in there.
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2008, 08:51:39 PM »

Hey Rick, once you get the escape hatch open do you think you could get a picture and post it in the Batfish section on the forum?

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