Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clear deck

Clear deckSo that's it, all the wood is now stripped from the deck.

All things considered, this part of the project went surprisingly well.

There is no doubt in my mind that the chainsaw route was the way to go, and along the way I learnt a fair amount as well. Most notably how to sharpen a chainsaw chain effectively - get those angles on the file just right!

The big four foot crowbar I bought also helped make light of what I thought was going to be a mare of a job with those last, difficult, sections of wood that needed prising from around their studs.

Now I've got to get rid of that wood.

Just to make life that much more interesting for me, the folks at the marina I use have refused to allow me to keep a skip there for the few days it would take to ship the wood ashore.

11 comments:

  1. Well done, I bet you're glad that's out the way :)

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  2. Do any of the company's that rent skips have a barge that they might bring out to you ?

    Bill K

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  3. Hi Fran

    You bet :)

    Plenty more more to do yet though....

    Cheers

    Tim

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  4. Hi Bill

    I tried Williams Shipping but they are just too expensive for me, so I gave up on that front.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Anonymous1:37 PM

    I've seen Tom Cunliffe put an outboard on a skip and drive down a river. So you could just tow an ordinary skip alongside. Not sure the hire company would be that keen though :-)

    Pete

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  6. Some companies do wait and load- so they turn up with an empty skip, you load it and they go with a full skip. I'm not sure how long they'll wait for as you load though?

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  7. Hi Pete

    The idea of a skip with an outboard is too funny for words:)

    I can't imagine anyone thereabouts would be too happy if I sunk it though.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Mark

    The issue is the hourly rate I'd have to pay - it makes that wood very expensive rubbish.

    Money I'm better off spending on other things (like radar).

    Regards

    Tim

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  9. band it all securely togeather, on a temporary "slipway" ( made of a couple of the longer pieces) on the seaward side of the boat, when its all togeather and stable and will float sensibly lever ir down the "slip" and ito the water! with the rib tow it to a public slipway where you are met by a Hiab mounted, rubbish lorry who will deliver it to the person who has purchased it from you, for firewood!or any other purpose. Maybe!:o))

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  10. Rob

    A version of that sounds like the best plan yet...

    We are talking in excess of a few tonnes of wood of all sorts of sizes here, mostly small.

    I need to be very sure I'm not going to cause a hazard on the river for others with odd chunks drifting off.

    I wonder if I can get a short term skip delivered at the public slip..

    Cheers

    Tim

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  11. Whilst you are lifting it out of the river into a skip you might as well hire a hiab mounted rubbish wagon for an hour or two to do it for you it would reduce the amount of work and maybe and cost little more, as for its disposal an advert in the local friday ad might turn up something, maybe a local pulp company could recycle it? as for keeping it all togeather a hired/borrowed cargo net would do that for you? Possibly speak with the harbour athority about H&SE etc they might also be able to help you with some contacts for its removal by rubbish barge with a hiab? they must have contractors that they use ?

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