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January 31, 2012

What a "Welcome Home"

January 29, 2012

One Hott Toddy

Red Dreams


In The Tank



Cheers


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January 26, 2012

Diving Into "Black Water" or More Crap From The S/V Anole

It is so damn frustrating at time to be a boat owner, especially if it is an older boat. Living in a modern world and owning an antique boat just has its limitations.
I took on this project and jumped right in as usual with what I thought was a good plan. Not !!! As soon as I had made the first cut and saw what I had to work with I knew I had dove into one hell of a tough project.
To begin with the fittings that I had in my (in brain only) plan were not going to work. Mainly the pump out connections. So almost immediately all work stopped. If the plan is not right in my mind I can’t proceed, just the way I am. I dug out my book by Nigel Calder on Boat Owner Maintenance and started reading. Now even more problems. My original design of the hose routing would have allowed standing effluent to remain standing in the lines and possibly cause odors inside the boat. NOT HAPPENING !!!!
Now after three days of education and exploration I have resolved the issues I found to be WRONG with my design. So far with all the parts that I have bought and materials, the total stands at $450.00 and I still have to acquire three more parts and lots more fiberglass and resin.
My biggest fear of this whole project is being able to build this tank by hand and have NO LEAKS. It is going to be a lengthy endeavor. So stay tuned for all the fun. Hey, you may even learn some things like me. Todays learning curve for me was to find out that if the vent is too small and the dock-side pump out, with its high pressure, is hooked to the tank it is possible for the tank to implode. That would not be a good thing.

Some specs:
Capacity 40-44 gals.
System Type: MSD III
Components:
Jabsco Locking "Y" Valve
Perko Deck "pump-out"
Beckson 6" Clean-out / Inspection Plate
Vetus "No Smell" Filtration




The Proper Holding Tank - Before Work Begins


The Proper Holding Tank - After The Initial Cut


The Proper Holding Tank - After The Initial Cut - Top View



Cheers Yawll !!

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January 23, 2012

The S/V Anole's New Door



The Anole's New Door


The Anole's New Door


The Anole's New Door


Cheers !!!


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January 22, 2012

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Master Hopkins, or Sir Hopkins....thank you. If I could express my human stain as you and with your precise portrayal of an aging man I would be in the movies also.

January 15, 2012

Little Gracie Watson

Little Gracie Watson


Little Gracie Watson: A stone memorial marker, located at the gravesite of the child known as Little Gracie Watson, offers a brief description of her short life, the circumstances of her death and information about the creation of this beautiful memorial sculpture as follows:
Little Gracie Watson was born in 1883, the only child of her parents. Her father was manager of the Pulaski House, one of Savannah's leading hotels, where the beautiful and charming little girl was a favorite with the guests. Two days before Easter, in April 1889, Gracie died of pneumonia at the age of six. In 1890, when the rising sculptor, John Walz, moved to Savannah, he carved from a photograph this life-sized, delicately detailed marble statue, which for almost a century has captured the interest of all passersby.

Because the sculpture has attracted the attention of so many visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery, an iron fence encloses the gravesite for safekeeping.

Location: The Gracie Watson Burial Site is located at Lot 99 in Section E, off of Mullryne Way.

Sculptor John Walz (1844-1922): Savannah sculptor, John Walz, created many other beautiful funerary monuments found in Bonaventure Cemetery, many of which are located along the Cemetery Street, Walz Way, named in his honor. He also created stone architectural sculptures and relief ornaments for many of Savannah's public buildings. Sadly, he is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in a grave without a headstone.

Little Gracie Watson


Welcome To The Back River


Cheers !!!

January 14, 2012

The New Wet Bar @ "Tequila Tony's" Place

Ok, OK. I know I have been slacking on the post here. It is what it is. Haven't been on the Anole in a while. Just been real busy and doing other things. Things like this new bar that Tony and I designed and built. We just finished it yesterday officially. A lot of care has been taken to get this thing right the first time and it turned out really really nice. I must say that since the project at Lamar's ( See Here ) this is one of my most gratifying jobs as of lately. I guess it is the sheer beauty of the finished project. Of course it doesn't get to this stage without a large outlay of cash. So cud-dos once again to Tony for doing things "right".

View the "before" photos HERE



The New Bar On Solomon St.


Two Houses


The Wall Cabinet of The Bar On Solomon St.


The Sink Basin On Solomon St.


Cheers !!!

January 08, 2012

Fair Winds My Son, Fair Winds

i was doing good yesterday not thinking about you. Leave it to your aunt to fuck up the tranquility. But hey, she loves ya. We all do. Always will.

Happy Birthday Bear

January 07, 2012

Christmas Chores and Views From The Deck


Views for the ships deck:

The Anole's New Bar


Putting On The View


From The Belly Of Anole


Cheers !!


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January 05, 2012

Do Wa Ditty Ditty ..........

Holy Crap !!! The moon is rising right in front of Tybee Island at 5:30 in the pm. I have to go get photos tomorrow. :)


This is the last photo I took of the Althea Bar as I walked out the door yesterday.

Althea Bar And Light


I need a tripod for the boat and one for the ride. Pain in the ass toting them back and forth. Hence my hand held photo attempt from the belly of the lizard.

From The Belly Of Anole


Cheers Yawl !!!!


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January 03, 2012

Raising The Bar

At 6:00am this is what I had to deal with. A big ass hole in the wall.
The Hole In The Wall



The pace picked up and at 4:00pm I could see accomplishment. :) Yes !!!

On another note this is work I am doing for "The Company Store". Need I say more?! :) LOL

The New Bar On Althea St.


Cheers !!!


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January 02, 2012

New Years Day 2012 - Savannah Style

New Years Day 2012 was a beautiful day. I started it early and ended it late. The photos below are in chronological order.
The day was built around an oyster roast at Capt. Steve Maylays. Last year I took photos all day long of everything. This year I just chilled. Did the cooking of the oysters. And got inebriated. :) Thus the title of the last photo of the day....Reaching For Zen.


Sanders Country Store


Anole's New Pedestal Design


Before The Rush - 1


Before The Rush - 2


Driftwood


Reaching For Zen


Cheers to you my friends. Hope they last the whole New Year.
Peace !!!


January 01, 2012

Putting Together The Wet Bar

The Upper Cabinet

Tony's Bar


Putting Togather The Bar


Cabinet Installed


Cheers !!