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Ryland Craze

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About Ryland Craze

  • Birthday 05/05/1949

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    Midlothian, Virginia

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  1. Welcome to MSW CommodoreErie. It is nice to see another 18th Century Longboat being built. I look forward to following your build.
  2. Congratulations on the completion of your Armed Virginia Sloop. You did an excellent job on building this model.
  3. This is the adapter that I use. It can be found at Lowe's and Home Depot for under $10.00. I cut off the large end (right side in picture) flush with the flange and insert it into my dust port on my Byrnes Saw. It makes a tight fit.
  4. Thanks Michael and also for the "Likes". I am glad to see the Longboat off of the build board. With the bulkhead centers removed, the model is extremely light. I have to be careful as I sometimes seem to be too heavy handed when handling the model.
  5. Thanks Michael and Rusty for your comments. I am doing great now and should make a full recovery. I completed the planking and it was time to remove my Longboat from the build board. I removed the supports at the stern and the masking tape that I had used to tape the bulkheads to the build board. I removed the fore section first and then the aft section. A few slight twists of the build board and the Longboat was free from the build board. Next came the removal of the bulkhead centers. I used a razor saw to cut the bulkheads free. Chuck's design made this an easy process. I used my razor saw to cut the bulkhead at the top down to the laser cut line on both the port and starboard sides, gave the bulkhead a slight wiggle and the centers popped free. This was an easy process and I had no issues removing the centers. The model is now starting to look like a boat:
  6. I was shocked to hear of the passing of Mitch, especially at such a young age. I always enjoyed the conversations I had with him at the NRG Conferences. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
  7. Michael, I appreciate your comments. The emergency room personnel were great and I have the utmost admiration for their skills. They diagnosed my problem quickly and got me comfortable very quickly. This was a Friday night and I got to the emergency room about an hour before four shooting victims came in. It was quite a scene, but they continued to check on me while there was chaos in other areas of the emergency room. They handled everything in a truly professional manner. I just wished that I had come in sooner and ignored those that said my difficulties were normal. I have registered for the NRG Conference and fully expect to be at full strength by Conference date. I had a milestone today as I have had my driving privileges restored by my Doctor. I was getting tired of being a back seat driver as my wife has been chauffeuring me around. This to me is a step to returning to a normal life.
  8. Thanks Bob for your comments. Several members of my Club (HRSMS) have had bypass surgery over twenty years ago and they are doing just fine. I was doing well with my recovery until the blood clots came into the picture. I called about my breathing issues and even saw a nurse and was told that my issues were normal for bypass surgery. It got so bad that I finally went to the emergency room. My oxygen level was so low that the it did not register on their meter. I could finally breath when they gave me high doses of oxygen. I should have gone back to the hospital when I first started having breathing issues. Lesson learned, If you feel that something is not right with your body, it probably is not right. Listen to your body.
  9. Thanks everyone for your kind remarks. It feels good to be sitting at my workbench and I look forward to working on my Longboat. I start cardio rehab on Monday which should increase my endurance and get me back to a normal life.
  10. It has been awhile since I have posted on my Medway Longboat Build Log. I thought that I would give an update on my progress. In early July, I was having some chest discomfort and pains in my left arm. After numerous tests and procedures by my cardiologist, it was determined that I needed quadruple heart bypass surgery. This was performed on July 26th and I came home on July 31st. Recovery was going along as planned until I started having breathing problems and light headiness. I went back in the hospital on August 9th and they found that I had massive blood clots in my legs, groin and lungs. I was put on blood thinner and they placed a filter just before my heart to catch any blood clots that should make their way toward my heart. I was released on August 14th and have been getting better with each day. I feel that I should make a complete recovery and am very lucky to be writing this post on MSW. I have completed the planking and installation of the wales on my Longboat. I still have some sanding to do. I did drill the holes for the simulated nails after the installation of each plank. I felt this was easier to do than doing it after the hull planking was completed. I have attached some pictures of where I am on my build.
  11. I remember that the subdeck on my AVS did not match the plans. I was concerned about this. The openings for the hatches were off center and the notches for the bulkhead extensions had to be opened up to fit properly. The subdeck is going to be planked over and everything worked out just fine for me.
  12. Congratulations on completing your Granado. This is one of my favorite ships and your build log will be an inspiration to future builders of this ship model. I really like the display base that you made.
  13. Nic, take care of yourself. I hope you will be feeling better soon and on the road to a speedy recovery.
  14. Looks like you have a good start on your Queen Anne Barge. I will be following your build.
  15. Thanks Bob. That is quite a compliment from someone who I have admired their work over the years. You do not give yourself enough credit for the fine job of planking that you have done on your Longboat.

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