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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 09:48:52 AM »
That's a good idea, but not sure how feasible it would be.  A lot of plumbing may have to be taken down to remove the sheet metal.

I noticed that some of the doors and hinges have grease fittings.  It's probably a good idea to pack them with some grease, too.

Seeing how the trunk looks better than a lot of other interior rooms, I'm guessing that rust would be minimal.

It would be nice to get the emergency lighting system working in the boat to light up the trunk better, once it's cleaned up.  I think it gets its power through the I.C. switch board, but I'm not sure.

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2008, 03:38:20 PM »
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Travis has already volunteered to work on the clean up

GREAT!!  Will be glad to finally meet you Travis this summer.  When you think you're first Saturday will be?  I can only get there every other Saturday so want to make sure that I can get there.  Are you going to make the reunion?
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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2008, 07:27:59 PM »
WAS THERE A MOVIE SHOT AT THE BATFISH A YEAR AGO OR SO.i THINK IT WAS CALLED THE LAST DIVE OR FINAL DIVE?

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2008, 10:21:00 PM »
Yes,  it is called the Last Dive.  It is a short film written and produced by Matt Jenkins.  This film made it to several film festivals including the one here in Muskogee.  It has won a few awards.  It is very good. I have a copy here at the BF.  Matt is trying to get another one going. The script has not been completed yet.  Matt is also putting together the movie night for us in June.


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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2008, 11:14:20 PM »
Alright nature fans.  one of the kids got exploring the riverfront property.  It appears that we have a family of beavers living out there.  I have not confirmed this,  but they claim to have found the den and have seen 6-8 beavers out there.  This would explain the unusual tracks that I did see out there when I went exploring one day. 

bird, Armadillos, and beavers.....

OH MY......

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2008, 11:17:32 PM »
Ahh beavers!  You might get to float the Batfish after all!

Seriously, get those things trapped and killed/removed quick.

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2008, 11:19:33 PM »
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Seriously, get those things trapped and killed/removed quick.

Can we hire them to clear that riverfront of all that dead wood?   ::)
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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2008, 11:21:47 PM »
I have to admit these guys are out of my league.  I am from Arizona and we just do not have water much less critters that live around water.

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2008, 11:37:49 PM »
Trapping beavers is a hobby of my dad's.  He hates the things.

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2008, 05:37:10 AM »
At least you don't have alligators and water moccasons (snakes).
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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2008, 07:57:05 AM »
cannot say anything about the gators,  put have had to deal with the rattlers.   A good cat usually get them worked out.   

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2008, 11:33:13 AM »
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have had to deal with the rattlers

and wasps.  Pulled a huge nest out from under the 40mm yesterday (killed one of those mean red ones).  I noticed several more nests higher up in the superstructure.

Rick - please get some of that wasp/hornet, kill them from 30 feet, spray cans...in fact, get several of them.
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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2008, 12:29:04 PM »
That Raid Fog stuff that shoots foam up to 30 feet is pretty good stuff. I've killed the huge yellow jackets with that stuff in a few minutes.

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2008, 02:15:53 PM »
Mark's
I am on the wasps...

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Re: new things at the Batfish...
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2008, 06:58:21 PM »
Hey Rick, Did you figure out what was wrong with the escape hatch side door yet? Because that was really weird.
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