Friday, October 18, 2013

Report from Slackerville

Things are looking up a bit here in Slackerville. It may have taken me a year to get the fridge and freezer installed, but it took even longer to enclose the compressors. Well, I'm happy to report that I have indeed enclosed the damn things, and I think it turned out well. I used up that wasted space under the companionway stairs. We always dumped shoes in there, or tried to get a waste basket to live there. Nothing was happy in that location, until now!

I'm still staining. Not a perfect match. Hey, it's brown.
In other happenings about town, a hatch was recently re-bed with butyl tape. That's right Bee Utill tape. It didn't stick to my fingers much, and it didn't mark up the boat like the last time. This went well, as I was re-educated on it's use. Check it!


Lot's of elbow grease trying to get the old sealant off

Butyl ooze. I stepped on the frame to help with the squeeze

Yes, that's a countersink. I'm learning.

Good to go. Better not freeking leak! 

I'm flying solo tonight as Debra is in Savannah to mess with Nicole's hair for the wedding. Not sure what all that is about but no matter what her hair looks like, she's still my beautiful baby girl, and she's getting married. Tear in left eye. OK, now both eyes.

I could go to the marina's free beer and cooked animals night, but we have not had a good welcome here, with the exception of a few people. So I'm not really interested. Another beer and I might head up there to break the ice. No, that would be wrong. I may run into the woman who takes her dogs into the shower with her, or the guy who excretes all bodily fluids in the shower every morning, or the people that I see every day that can barely squeak out a good morning until I say "GOOD MORNING!". Must be the NY/Canadian accent. It's a Buffalo thing. People down here just don't react well to that inflection. I'll just relax and enjoy my day of productivity with a few brews, some good tunes and a good book. Nice and easy.

Now that I think of it, it probably didn't help that I had the Talking Heads Psycho Killer song pumping through the boat while I was working today.

Run run run run run run run away 
Psycho Killer
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa"

Kenny Chesney or Johnny Cash might have been better. Actually Marshall Tucker may have done the trick.

Deb and I enjoyed country rock while it lasted. We now enjoy a very wide variety of music. We expanded our horizons, though Kenny G will make our heads explode.

Cheers from Slackerville!


  1. I am a little behind in the education dept. what was the countersink for?

    1. Mike, the countersink puts a nice beveled edge around the screw holes, which will get filled nicely with the sealant when compressed.

    2. Prevents spider cracks from coming out from the drilled hole too.

      S/V Kintala

  2. Thanks, I'll add that step next time.

  3. EEWWWWW didn't need the shower mental picture...

    Can't you move to a different marina before we get there???

    S/V Kintala

  4. Ah, butyl tape! Getting ready to order some. Did you get yours from Compass Marine? Looks like you like the stuff, and you've read his article about counter sinking? We have many rebedding projects ahead. I want those hatches leak-free! Your under-steps containment looks great!