Engine Room and Other Boat Work

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This past Thursday was Thanksgiving Day.   I wish we had more holidays like it.  I have a few suggestions:  Forgiveness Day, Compassion Day,  Be Happy Day,  Hug Day, Own Your Own Shit Day,  and Show Me Your Tits Day.      Betsy made a top drawer meal for the crew and some of our neighbors.  It was a nice … Read More

Boat People

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We got a lot of work done, with plenty of smiles and laughter, and no body got more than a small burn. Sorry Bart. Many thanks to our boat people:  Bart, Jason and Cloie from Tulsa. Luuk Martijn who flew in from Rotterdam last night and has become very proficient with the plasma torch, and Chris Gassen from Germany who … Read More

Seeker’s Sole, V Carving and Paint

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Here’s an opportunity for you to support Seeker and add a bit of “you” to the project.    We have 50 Ipe (E-pay) tiles, approximately 24″ x 24″ each, that will be used as the floor in our cargo hold area.  You can sponsor a tile for $50 and it will include an inspirational quote and your name.     … Read More

Floor Tiles and Paint Testing

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What brings together scientist, truck drivers, constructions workers, military members, artist, and the occasional database administrator?   Hell if I know.  But I’m really glad that it’s happening. Seeker has been a magnet for bring together new friends.  Crew members Charlie and Monica put in an advanced order for a sole tile. Here’s to tall ships. Here’s to small ships. Here’s to … Read More

Paint Test and More Cargo Hold Work

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106 Ipe (E-Pay) deck tiles arrived. They are 2×2 feet and weight over 25 pounds each. We tested V-caving with the CNC table and we like the results. You will soon be able to sponsor a tile for Seeker, and have your favorite inspiration quote along with your name carved into it. Imagine the joy some wreck diver will have … Read More

Cargo Hold Deck …just getting started.

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Eric and Holly drove in from Toledo Ohio to work all weekend.  By some strange coincidence, Andrew Logan also from Toledo Ohio dropped in and stayed long enough that I loaned him some work cloths and put him to work.   Jack dropped by as well as Paul Hatch from near by Sand Springs.   And Bart to the mix … Read More

Mermaid 2 of 2 – Figureheads for Seeker

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The mundane, the bland, the ordinary, is waiting on the self for us at every big box store and a robot at Amazon is moving around millions of these items daily.  A dive through our neighborhoods and house after the same house displays the same consumer-off-the-shelf decorations.  An inflatable pumpkin for Halloween, some wire reindeer for Christmas.   We drive … Read More