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Old 07-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #51
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well we decided to introduce Veronica to the turtle saturday night.
So we set the stage for some quality family time

First time she has been outside since Nov 2nd when she showed up at the doorstep of her human servants

She was really freaking out with all the new smells.

She absolutely loved the big flat dash,



she found a bug and chased it back and forth for 10 minutes until she got distracted

I pulled the dash apart looking for an intermitant short with the low air buzzer and a few of the gages.

I found a broken pin that was caused when someone took the pin out to "add" another wire to it.


What to do on Saturday evening with nearest store to far away?

I ended up tinning the wire end and slip it inside of the remainder of the pin( it still had the tangs attached,worked great and clicked right back into place!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #52
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I also found several of the wire terminal studs had worked loose and were touching,so straighted them up and retightened.
I assembled dash back together and now only gage that is flakey is still the fuel gage...no worries most of our vehicles have messed up gas gages
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #53
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So????????? What do you do in your spare time?????
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #54
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I've also had fuel guage wows over the years. Specifically, how does your guage "act"? Jack
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Bansil, the bedroom doors look great...very nice!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:54 AM   #56
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Browncow...Thank you

latest updates,so little time.

not much has been done...I did get the mirror mounted,recycled not bought

doesn't stick out much


insulated back upper wall and mounted fishing pole rack



Test fit the Kayak's..nice and snug!



plenty of room above bunks


started on armour (s/p) it holds plastic bins with clothes and shoes etc.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #57
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If I could critique you set up (from a fellow kayaker) unless you plan ahead on cleaning your 'yaks, you going to have big drippy -sandy things right above your bunks.
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Never thought of using the inside mirror like that...excellent recycle
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:08 AM   #59
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If I could critique you set up (from a fellow kayaker) unless you plan ahead on cleaning your 'yaks, you going to have big drippy -sandy things right above your bunks.
Good catch!the plan is an "outdoor shower" hookup,for a quick spray down.an old towel to dry off residue...hopefully it'll work out
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so...as the sun sets we have an update....the nostrils are clogged due to shiat that is illegal in cali..
say what!!!!!AHAHAHAH
so I decided the most important thing to do now....was to make it a pain in the arse for NC to pull me over next month....so i applied a more none school bus look...or started
Mr. Miegeeeeeeee don't have shiat on me...(insert : cool ninja sounds )
after countless wax on wax-off with cleaners and scotche brite....I gave up and said "......"
so: El Tortuga...is almost not ...ugh...yellow
so after grinding,sanding and removal of alien snot......I scuffed and sprayed the rails and big rivets


then sprayed and let sit while sipping wine ohhh!! and then I masterleeeee! applied the (add cool french word here)
the base coat...with a genuine foam roller


so ....mmmm....she is not yellow as a whole....2 morrow...arrrrrr...need wine...
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