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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2008, 04:47:57 PM »
Mark A...
Jerry Baker came out today and told me that the Shark Memorila looks better then it had in years. 

BZ,  Thanks for comming back and pitching in.

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2008, 09:55:18 AM »
Can't wait to see it.  I'd still like to see it turned into a gas gun for events.  :)

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2008, 02:09:59 PM »
Rick - guess it will be only me there tomorrow.  Vaughn can't come and my wife has other things to do.

I'll be there around 9AM and plan to work on painting the 40mm.  Vaughn said he'd be there NEXT weekend and put the handles on the 40mm.  I'll be back the following weekend to finish up the paint job and any last minute stuff...then I anticipate being done with it.

My wife and I will be available for deck work beginning on June 14th.

See you tomorrow (with the new shirts).

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2008, 05:17:47 PM »
We will see you tomorrow. i am going to be here al night again.  I think I am starting to live here.  I do not know why I bought a house.    ;D

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2008, 06:02:27 PM »
If I lived any closer I'd always be there, too. :)

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2008, 10:43:03 PM »
Rick,

My wife and I will be at the park on Saturday the 31st to finish up on the 40 mm.  We'd like to get there around 9 AM if that is OK.  Please let me know.

Did Vaughn come out last Saturday and put the handles on the gun???

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2008, 08:56:01 AM »
Vaughn was there, but I don't remember seeing the handles.  That doesn't mean that he didn't do it.

He did pull me aside and emphasized that we have to be careful around the A.C. units when working on the deck.  The units are only sitting on rubber mounts and the copper tubing is susceptible to damage.

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2008, 08:58:08 AM »
Good point.  It would probably be best if he is onsite when we work on the deck around the AC units so he can point out what we should be watching out for.

Thanks for mentioning that.
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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2008, 03:21:43 PM »
Vaughn was here,  no handles though.  He and Marry were on their moto cycle as gas is getting very expensive.  I also talked to Vaughn about the AC units and what needs to be watched.  I am in full agreement with Vaughn as I watched him and Marry run that copper tubing.  Not an easy task.   I am encourageing everyone to take part int he deck project as this is very important to me and needs to be done ASAP.  the portions that are already don look 100,000% better then the old rotted wood.  I am currently taking hatches home to work on them there in my free time. :2funny:  This will leave the main deck to be worked on a section by section basis. 

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2008, 03:32:37 PM »
Roger sent an email to a small group from our crew to see if anyone was available on Saturday, June 7 to work on the deck some more.  At a minimum he wanted us to finish what we started last week.  Only Roger and I will be available, so far, but I encouraged him to email the rest of the crew.  He feels badly that we didn't get as far as we would have liked to and he doesn't want us to leave a hole in the deck.  I encouraged him by saying that more volunteers were coming onboard to help with the deck as the summer gets under way. 

Anyway, I'll be there next Saturday.  Just regular clothing and I don't think that anyone plans on sleeping over this time.  We'll give you a head count by next week (even if it's just me).

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2008, 04:09:15 PM »
That is good.  Part of this was my mistake.  I should have played a more active roll in helping out on the last work day.  I halve to admit that I was a disapointed by the turnout over memorial day weekend, but I do understand the situation

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2008, 05:41:12 PM »
Rick
You must be slacking off, spare time?  ;D Just kidding, you are doing a heck of a job up there.
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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2008, 05:46:53 PM »
Shhhh......

I have a stash of torpedo juice I save for special occasions......  :2funny:

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2008, 03:10:28 PM »
Was able to spend about 3 hours at the sub today before the rain and lightning moved in.  Got most of the gun painted, but still have about 2 hours worth of work to finish...plus any touch up once the handles get put on.

So on the 14th, we'll finish that up and then be able to start on the deck.  Will be glad to work on something different for a while.

Also, got to meet Travis as he dropped by about the time we were leaving.  Will be glad to have him around this summer.

Will have photos after the work on the 14th of the completed gun...hopefully with handles.

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Re: BATFISH 40mm Restoration Update
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2008, 09:53:36 PM »
Mark A
Wouldn't you know it the rain let up abotu 1 hour after you go out.   

The 40 mm is looking great.  It is nice to see something commig together.

Rick