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Old 05-21-2019, 10:21 PM   #81
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Work season (the kind that pays) is officially back. Sitting on the plane headed north, toward Prudhoe.
I don't remember if you've actually said so, but I assume you're affiliated with the oil industry? There's nothing else up there, is there?

The bus looks great.....like a blank canvas waiting for you to come home and paint a masterpiece on it.

Stay safe in the Bay.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:31 PM   #82
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I don't remember if you've actually said so, but I assume you're affiliated with the oil industry? There's nothing else up there, is there?



The bus looks great.....like a blank canvas waiting for you to come home and paint a masterpiece on it.



Stay safe in the Bay.


thx plfking. Yes, weíre a marine services company operating in oil and gas. Right now Iím up here to figure out how to drive a hovercraft, but typically I run around on tugboats...moving supplies of all sorts around.

Other than the oil industry, there are a few small villages scattered about...Barrow, Kaktovik...etc...and a bunch of wildlife.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:02 AM   #83
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thx plfking. Yes, weíre a marine services company operating in oil and gas. Right now Iím up here to figure out how to drive a hovercraft, but typically I run around on tugboats...moving supplies of all sorts around.

Other than the oil industry, there are a few small villages scattered about...Barrow, Kaktovik...etc...and a bunch of wildlife.
Man that's NORTH!
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:37 AM   #84
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Havenít touched the bus in over three weeks.... Replaced spending money on it with earning money for it. Envious of all you making great progress this summer! Right now my partner and I are getting it ready to hooch up the boat for a new coat of paint. It has finally thawed out enough to get some work done. IMG_3657.jpgIMG_3650.jpg
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:18 AM   #85
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That's a lot of tug to paint! Do you have to de-barnacle the hull first?
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:08 AM   #86
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Havenít touched the bus in over three weeks.... Replaced spending money on it with earning money for it. Envious of all you making great progress this summer! Right now my partner and I are getting it ready to hooch up the boat for a new coat of paint. It has finally thawed out enough to get some work done.
I'll trade my weather for yours.

I would have thought an ocean-going tug would have a deeper draft than that.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:32 AM   #87
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I'll trade my weather for yours.

I would have thought an ocean-going tug would have a deeper draft than that.
Well, built for neither, actually...
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:21 AM   #88
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Moving trailers in the fog at 2AM is not nearly as fun or cool as working on a bus. Yes itís still light at 2. Havenít stepped in ours since May..... Progress isnít all stop though, been dreaming up all sorts of ideas. Iíve got a buddy building our wood stove. That ought to be interesting. Iíll be pissed if it burns down the bus or even worse kills me. IMG_4033.jpg
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:57 PM   #89
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It is wonderful how much the mind can plan and design whilst doing all sorts of manual tasks! I take advantage of this every morning while I exersize. It helps me plan out the day, not that the day goes he way it was planned.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:07 AM   #90
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:00 AM   #91
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Feels good to be home & surrounded by loved ones again. Can't wait to get back in the tin can, even if it has snow on the roof. Kelly found some great deals over the summer (washer
/dryer, water heater, & a few other smaller items). We splurged on a Dwarf wood stove from tinywoodstoves.com...looking forward to installing that. Hoping it'll keep it warm enough to work in there even without insulation in the walls and ceiling. I'll find out soon enough. The one by buddy is building (still) must be on backorder...I think it'll make a good sauna stove. Been reading & impressed with all the progress on everyone else's builds. Hope to make some of our own soon.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:04 AM   #94
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Installed the wood stove today. I was waiting for a day without moisture falling from the sky. That wasnít happening & I was getting impatient. Sometimes you just gotta get it done. Iíve been trying to post photos on here for the last hour...not sure why it wonít let me.
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And another attempt...wood stove & chimney install. Adjustments.jpg Well, thereís the hole. Not sure why, but the other 8 I try to load show up as some sort of electrical diagram. Iíll get to it one of these days.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:48 AM   #96
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:25 AM   #97
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Cool, er HOT! You sure have a shiny stack.


I see that the fireplace has melted the snow off the roof near the stack. Looks like it is working. Now you can work on the inside in relative comfort.
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