https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/dead-pants-Gasp.jpg 784 800 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2022-11-16 05:32:372022-11-22 07:20:55RIP My Old Friend.
RIP My Old Friend.
So long my old friend, it was a great summer, actually several summers. You were with me through the sweaty heat, dirt, sanding and painting. Lots of painting, crawling. You kept me covered, and yet had a little tear, rip and flap to show for all your hard work. But the time has come where I can no longer wear you. You see my old friend Shorty, Summer is over, and people think I have pooped myself now. YES? I know, but, it’s time.
What? No wooden pants!
Yeah, I think all of us who work on our own boats have had similar goodbyes with no longer wearable clothing.
For the record, when wiping down 3M5200 mahogany brown caulk/sealant with a rag soaking in Xylol you need to hang the old soaked rag up to dry before throwing it away. I just rig a temporary clothes line for this, but I think my neighbors thought that I had a person issue on laundry day.
As long as you don’t start wearing Daisey Dukes around WBGHQ all will be OK.
Those would look great run up a flag pole… with a Sons of Varnish logo stenciled on, or a SoV patch. Kind of like a pirate flag.
Yep. Summer over with here.
It looks like you shipted your pants. Couldn’t get the stain out, So you just decided it was time to release them to Davy Jones locker. Or did you find them stuffed in the bilge when you were attaching the keel u-bolts?
Also Troy, nice carburator Is that a Rochester Q-jet
What carburetor? Actually it’s a two barrel Holley
Ship your pants? Lots of people shipping their pants. This guy just shipped his bed!
Good ole “designated pants”…hate to lose em.
John in Va
For me, it’s a half dozen t-shirts/sweatshirts (temp dependent). Decent enough for a quick trip to the hardware store. Or that I’m not embarrassed to wear for my daily walk through the neighborhood. But crappy enough that I don’t worry about another bleach stain or few drops of oil, paint, poly, etc. A balancing act for sure.
Might need to ask Mr. Bortner where he buys his?
Frame ’em and put it on the wall of tools…
uh. So is the Boatress running her nice things thru the washer and dryer right after you have run these babies thru??
Those things haven’t seen a washer or dryer in a looooooong time. They probably can stand up on their own.
… if you don’t ‘frame em’ for the wall, at least give the rest of us a chance to buy em’ on eBay!!!
Looks like they’re on their last legs.
For many years in the 70’s-80’s the (largely) men who worked boat yards in Annapolis and the Carolinas would wear socks in the winter months, flip flops every warmer month. There would be a ceremony/brew party in one of the yards where everyone would gather and have the “burning of the socks” in a barrel fire. Many of the pairs were the sole (!!) pair used the entire winter so, accelerants were not always necessary to get the fire going strong. Stand upwind.
I spent a summer in high school working with a crew that sealed blacktop. We wore jeans and long sleeve shirts. At the end of the day I stripped down and stood them up in the garage. They were so thick that you couldn’t move in them after about 2 weeks.