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Cavalla Watertight doors

 
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Joined: 13 Jan 2003
Posts: 97
Location: Galveston, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Cavalla Watertight doors Reply with quote

The first week in March Bob Gawe, a former 608 sailor from Connecticut, was here and he refurbished the ATR watertight door an Cavalla. This was accomplished by completely disassembling the door, cleaning all parts and pieces, and then reassembling and painting the door.

We have six more to do and ideally we would like to have the same person/team do a watertight door to completion. If you are mechanically inclined and would like to take on a watertight door, let me know and I will ensure that we have all the necessary "stuff" to do another door, or two, or six:)

Later Shipmates and friends
John
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Mike Pullen



Joined: 09 Nov 2004
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Location: Pearland, TX

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we can't chrome the hand-grip at the top of the WTD area, might I suggest doing the old Bowsains-mate decoration of lacing small stuff (1/4" nylon or cotton). I don't know how to do a monkey-fist, or some of the other fancy knotting, but a half-hitch looks nice. After laid in, it gets painted.
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Bob Cloutman



Joined: 16 Nov 2004
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Location: Deer Park, Texas

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do knots and fancy ropework and would be happy to lend you a hand when ever you are ready.
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Mike Pullen



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Cloutman wrote:
I do knots and fancy ropework and would be happy to lend you a hand when ever you are ready.


If you can't make it down to Galveston, please post a tutorial on the necessary decorative knotwork or post a link to a tutorial.

I remember the knotwork on the ladder up on the Admirals ladder on the Fulton and the other SUBRON tenders. I just don't know how to lay in the works.
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Bob Cloutman



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just let me know when you are ready and I would be happy to come down. I can either do it for you or if you would prefer I can show you how. For a professional looking job ou will need a good quality cotton line with a tight lay. A little coxcombing and a few turk's heads will really dress it up.
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