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1962 28ft M.E.M.C.O. Sportfisher Restoration

Old 09-25-2020, 07:08 AM
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Pay no attention. You have great skills and you’ll be proud of a really nice build.

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Old 09-25-2020, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Really?

Guy with a SeaRay SUNDANCER project throwing stones..........
Now that right there is funny.
Old 09-25-2020, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Thanks for following me through out this process. I'll be starting back up very soon so be on the look out for photos.
I'm another who appreciates what you're doing - I pop in to this thread for a regular look and really enjoy what you're doing and the skills you're displaying - you're way in advance of what I can ever do, so even if I said, "well done" I would feel like I was being a bit patronizing, so although my appreciation is silent, it is most definitely there - and I'd guess I'm not the only one.

And no one else's business but yours how long you're taking, what length of break you take when other things in life have to take priority - we can just appreciate seeing your great work as and when you can find the time.
Old 09-25-2020, 05:20 PM
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Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ladbak1 View Post
Memco,

Sorry it has been so long. The crew is normally 7 but we can go up to 9. The food bills are crazy. We go to the store about 10-14 days. The bill for groceries is anywhere from $1000- 3500.
We have a food budget from our office that most of us see as use it or loose it. So just about anything is fair game. We do usually try and go on a grocery run before long trips.
Im glad I don't have to hand over my debit card for that $1000 - $3500 grocery bill. I definitely understand what you mean when you said,"Use it or loose it". If you have any more pictures of the outside/inside of your boat that you don't mind sharing I wouldn't mind seeing them. Be safe out there.
Old 09-26-2020, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Clinker View Post
I'm another who appreciates what you're doing - I pop in to this thread for a regular look and really enjoy what you're doing and the skills you're displaying - you're way in advance of what I can ever do, so even if I said, "well done" I would feel like I was being a bit patronizing, so although my appreciation is silent, it is most definitely there - and I'd guess I'm not the only one.

And no one else's business but yours how long you're taking, what length of break you take when other things in life have to take priority - we can just appreciate seeing your great work as and when you can find the time.
Thank you for the kind words, the support, and following the thread.
Old 09-26-2020, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 7 View Post
I posted a while back on this thread that I would be honored to go and fish on it one day. That still stands.

This man has tackled a huge project; by himself and with (by his own admission) little experience or detailed knowledge of the processes involved. But, he has endeavored, not only to do it right, but to go above and beyond doing right. He has humbly asked for advice, sought out the knowledge, and then tackled the issues. There have been times where he re-did things, not because they were wrong, but because someone showed him an even better way to do it.

I am jealous of the experience he has had with this boat. One day it will be completed and that first use of it will be a feeling that only a few of us could ever hope to have. the smile will be visible from satellite!

Work at your pace. there is nothing to prove to anyone
I haven't forgot about our fishing trip once the boat is done. I'm still in.
Old 09-26-2020, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Really?

Guy with a SeaRay SUNDANCER project throwing stones..........
In the Spirit of the guy who's home is Memco's home...
I wish blessings for the guy's project and boat.
Old 10-26-2020, 09:10 AM
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The ship fire we just fought a few months ago, here is a melted engine that was in one of the many vehicles that was onboard.
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Warranty cover it?
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Originally Posted by loose_cannon View Post
Warranty cover it?
All these vehicles where leaving America and headed some where over seas. They where mostly junk vehicles.

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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
All these vehicles where leaving America and headed some where over seas. They where mostly junk vehicles.
We had a fire at a rental car lot years ago and all of the aluminum components (including the engine blocks) in several cars ended up as shiny blobs on the ground. Your stalagmite would make a cool lamp.

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Originally Posted by loose_cannon View Post
We had a fire at a rental car lot years ago and all of the aluminum components (including the engine blocks) in several cars ended up as shiny blobs on the ground. Your stalagmite would make a cool lamp.
That would be a really effing heavy lamp, but super cool. Maybe on a superyacht where need things that stay put?
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Some kind of a glitch apparently.... I click on this thread to get an update on the boat restoration... And it's got nothing to do with boat restoration???
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Originally Posted by Rico2 View Post
Some kind of a glitch apparently.... I click on this thread to get an update on the boat restoration... And it's got nothing to do with boat restoration???
What kind of comment is that???? This thread has always been so much more than just about the boat from the beginning. Go read something else or keep your comments to yourself.
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
The ship fire we just fought a few months ago, here is a melted engine that was in one of the many vehicles that was onboard.
Looks like my first J@B weld patch. Hope all is well down in JFD.
Old 10-27-2020, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MilesExpress View Post
Looks like my first J@B weld patch. Hope all is well down in JFD.
You’re not alone. I made a few JB Weld patches that looked like that also.
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Interesting article on Charlie Heston who built this boat and his family. The author has an eccentric style but writes about some cool obscure Jacksonville history.

https://jaxpsychogeo.com/east/oakhaven-heston-house/
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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
Interesting article on Charlie Heston who built this boat and his family. The author has an eccentric style but writes about some cool obscure Jacksonville history.

https://jaxpsychogeo.com/east/oakhaven-heston-house/
Thank you for sharing that.

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