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« on: March 26, 2008, 06:11:29 PM »

I am going to use this as an area to showcase some of the completed work being done at the Batfish.  I will start with a picture taken from the bow of the boat just after the Vocational Tech School got done cleaning weeds from the back fence.  Please keep in mind this is a project still under construction in more ways then one.   The real neat thing is that you can actually see the river now and the area were we want to put nature trails and a viewing area for the 3 rivers merge.  This will be accessable from the Batfish of course. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 06:15:41 PM »

Try again


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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 08:05:25 PM »

Looks like the fence is falling over back there.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 08:10:39 PM »

Why yes,,,, Yes it is.....

This is the result of many years of neglect.  I do plan on having the fence repaired.  We cannot do anything wihout first clearing up the weeds first.   
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 08:12:04 PM »

Yeah.  Nature really took over in the past 10 years.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008, 08:30:28 PM »

Looks so much better, even though the fence is falling down.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 04:05:41 PM »

Does look better then weeds for sure.  Get the fence repaired and weed free, add a picnic table or two....people can make it a day at the park!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 04:29:01 PM »

That is the plan.  We are also planning to add a couple of other things as well.  I cannot say right now as I am swarn to secrecy. 

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 04:58:37 PM »

Rick, I'm going to sticky this thread for you.  Keep on rolling with it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 05:39:17 PM »

good deal.  Hopefully we can get the other boats to start using us as an example. 

now that is a scarey thought,,,   an Okie Redneck as an example for the resto of the world.     2funny
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 05:37:29 PM »

Good news guys.....
The Escape hatch is open.  Travis and I were able to crack the chain.  It turnes out the veiwing port cover was jammed between the hatch and the rim of the turnk.   It is in a lot better contition then we feared.  The entire trunk is lined in stanless steal and just needs to be wiped down.  We will need to clean all of the mud left over from verious insect nests.  and a small amount of paint will need to be applied.  Pictures will follow shortley.

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 05:53:31 PM »

2 Pics of the escape trunk


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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 10:00:21 PM »

I'm glad to see it open...and that it has the crank on it.  We had to remove the one from the aft torpedo escape hatch and move it to the hatch coming from the conning tower to the bridge.

Good job guys.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 11:01:06 PM »

Travis has already volunteered to work on the clean up.  It already looks good just to have it open.  It will look even better once Travis has finished his project.

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 05:37:47 AM »

If you can do it without to much trouble I suggest looking behind some of the stainless sheathing for rust. The escape trunks are great condensation makers. We had to remove the cork from the inside of ours to get the rust that had started behind the cork.
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