And to Ken, always the wag, I say yes, I probably am starting to get excited. Excited about dropping a ton of money. Excited about the complex logistics of the move, Excited about revamping my very existence for one more time in my life. Oh crap, never mind, I dread the whole process. It will be better once we start. The hard part is starting. I never would make it on TV game shows. I don't do excited happiness well. I wouldn't make the cut. I suppose I could practice the bouncing while clapping manoevre, but I don't think I'd look sincere. Right now I'm excited about eating a good meal.
And to those who need to find an augury in minutia, this is the Chinese Year of the Dog. BooYah!
If you have seen my last two videos I must say that, yes, I know they were terrible. The weather turned cold and I couldn't re-shoot them. I am throwing stuff into the hulls and there would not be another chance to see it without stuff everywhere. It was a slapdash effort with mediocre results. Hmmmm.........my life, it seems, and a great epitaph! I downloaded a video editing program, but that requires time and desire to learn it. I have neither.
Rocky (you remember Rocky, don't you?) is finishing up the mattresses. He is battling illness, His quote of the week "Ya ain't promised tomorrow". So I get the stuff when I get it. Health is more important.
I am still trying to get the equipment together to make the move to the coast in a timely manner. The big obstacle is the trailer to transport the beast.
So onward fellow bloglodites.
The Coast Guard Regulation states "Each hull identification number must be carved, burned, stamped, embossed, molded, bonded, or otherwise permanently affixed to the boat so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious. If the number is on a separate plate, the plate must be fastened in such a manner that its removal would normally cause some scarring of or damage to the surrounding hull area. A hull identification number must not be attached to parts of the boat that are removable."
Hell, on this boat, everything is removable. Oh well, I'll do my best. I made up some plates out of 3mm plywood. I bought wood burning stuff while I was on vacation. The hull numbers (HIN) all mean something. The 'US" means it was made in the U.S. It could have been TX, or any state's abbreviation, but I didn't want that. The "Z" means not built by anyone with common sense, a home builder. Normal manufacturers have their own three digit codes. The last 4 digits are the month and year of manufacture (Jan, "018).
I created 4 plates, I only needed two, but, maybe I should put one on each hull.
The Coast Guard says this on where to put the HIN:
"On boats without transoms or on boats on which it would be impractical to use the transom, to the starboard outboard side of the hull, aft, within one foot of the stern and within two inches of the top of the hull side, gunwale or hull/deck joint, whichever is lowest. • On catamarans and pontoon boats which have readily replaceable hulls, to the aft crossbeam within one foot of the starboard hull attachment"