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November 2010 Blog Posts (3)

11/21/10: More Deckboard Replacement

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden and Cody Donalds replace deck boards on the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, Ida May. Gordon and Elbert tell a story about how as young men on a mudlark, Gordon fell waist deep into quicksand-like mud and had to be rescued by quick thinking Elbert. For lunch today, Gordon treated everyone to a oyster fritter at the Deal Island Volunteer Fire Co. and boy was it tasty. Wesley Price comes down to Scott's Cove Marina to watch the Gladdens work.…

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Added by ida may on November 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

11/13/10: Replacing Deck Boards

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden and Tom Evans replace deck boards on the Ida May.  Wesley Price comes down to supervise the action.  Unfortunately, we left a tube of the 5200 caulk in a cold place and the caulking solidified in the tube, making it impossible to squeeze out. We know now to leave the caulking in a warm location.

Added by ida may on November 13, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

11/6/10: Cabin Demolition

Elbert, Gordon, and David Gladden tear the rotten cabin off the Skipjack Ida May. The Gladdens are turning into quite the demolition crew. Tara took off today so David did was forced to do double duty as videographer and laborer. David had difficulty doing both jobs, and the footage shows, but he still captured enough to make an interesting 10 minute movie. Tom and Frank were out of the area and not able to work this Saturday.  The Ida May is looking less and less like a…

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Added by ida may on November 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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