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Old 08-04-2019, 09:46 PM   #321
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I like it, but I'd pressure-test it.

Get out the garden hose, give it a good soak, and check to see if it pools water, or if it runs off freely. I'd be interested to know how/where it's gonna fail, even if you plan on being super-conservative with the weather forecast.

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Old 08-04-2019, 10:26 PM   #322
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I'll be watching it.....I think it will pool against the wood strips. I thought about adding a row of grommets just inside the strips, or even leaving out the strips altogether and tying the supports in such a way as to form a shallow trough, but I'll see how this goes first. It's 10 mil, so I don't think it will randomly leak.......I've had a 6 mil over my lumber stash for almost 2 years now, exposed to the elements 24/7, and it's like new.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:02 AM   #323
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If the roll-up mechanisms on rv-style awnings are like they are on our roll up curtains, or our projector screen, or anything else that rolls up... you couldn't pay me to put one up on something of that scale. Your solution kicks butt.

So let's say a storm were to come up & turn that into a kite. What's the weak point? Is it designed part of it gives up before part of your bus does?
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:48 PM   #324
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... you couldn't pay me to put one up on something of that scale.

So let's say a storm were to come up & turn that into a kite. What's the weak point? Is it designed part of it gives up before part of your bus does?
I hear ya......I don't want to rely on motors or mechanicals any more than I have to. Even if I'd used a roller, I would have added a handle and just cranked it up by hand.

The only anchor point is up top.......3/4" cleats with screws passing through the cleat, through the grommets, then into the side of the storage box. I took two of these tarp hooks and hammered the bend out to about 25-30 degrees, and screwed to the skirt....the ends of the conduit fit over those. Then took two more hooks and cut them off midway through the bend, and screwed them to the other end of the conduit.....these fit through the grommets on the outside end of the tarp. I'd guess if a big enough wind came up, it would dislocate the poles and they'd fall to the ground.

It's all fluid for now....if I need to, it wouldn't be a big deal to add a small piece of chain to lock the poles in place on both ends.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:03 PM   #325
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Got my awning supports painted. I know they look like they belong on an ISU or USC tailgate bus, but at least they're highly visible.

Picked up a nice captains seat from my local LKQ for $35.....vastly more comfortable than my stock seat. Ordered a swivel pedestal base which should be here this week.

And officially 'branded' the Flush.....a friend at work programmed my design into his CNC router and cut it this week. I've been hesitant about this idea, fearing some drunken fool hammering on my door at 3 am looking for the traveling poker game.....but that's what home defense weapons are for.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:59 PM   #326
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Looking good, Like your warning before diving.. Any relation between card games and submarines?


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Old 08-11-2019, 07:14 PM   #327
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Any relation between card games and submarines?

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'The Busted Flush' was a houseboat inhabited by Travis McGee, a fictional character created by John D. MacDonald.....I ate up the McGee books as a teenager. The name must have sneaked into my subconscious, because it was my first thought when pondering a bus name.

So I guess houseboats and submarines have something in common.....they live in the same environment, but on different planes.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:39 AM   #328
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Wow, I thought my interactions with the guy were unpleasant. I wonder how a person becomes that brittle.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #329
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Wow, I thought my interactions with the guy were unpleasant.
Just a small man behind a big keyboard.....sorta like Oz (..."Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"..).

We need a dislike button.......too many strikes and you're off the island.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:00 PM   #330
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Got my pedestal modified and my seat bolted down.......had to relocate a couple of holes in the base due to a inconveniently-placed crossmember under the floor. Will need to get a longer belt also.

But it works and feels great.....an extra seat while parked, and even folds down for more space when those impromptu racquetball games break out. And I'll really appreciate the armrests whilst heading down the road.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:11 PM   #331
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Gotta make the trip down to Bahia Mar to do the name justice!
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:00 AM   #332
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I called......they won't let me park in the slip for a photo op.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:54 PM   #333
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After you schooled me I read up a little on the writer. Sounds that the marina has gotten different priorities.


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Old 08-26-2019, 10:16 PM   #334
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After you schooled me
Given how much I've learned from reading your posts, it's nice to be the teacher for once.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:06 AM   #335
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Got the interior side of my generator cabinet done.....now I can find a pencil when I need one.

I'd really like to get a couple hundred uncirculated pennies and epoxy them into the top, but concerned it might create a 'glare' from reflected sunlight while driving.

Also finished off a small storage area above it.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:09 PM   #336
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Finished the 4th (and last) coat of varnish on all my countertops....I really like how they turned out.

Now I have to chop holes in them for my sink and stovetop.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:48 PM   #337
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Nice! Itís really coming along.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #338
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Wow! Looking great!! You have done some great work! I haven't got a whole lot done with mine. Just used it to tailgate two home games so far! Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:22 PM   #339
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:20 PM   #340
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Just used it to tailgate two home games so far!
Still shooting for at least one (fairly local) tailgate this season....won't be making it to Ann Arbor 'til next year.
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