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After two weeks off due to wildfire smoke and then rain, we hoisted our drawbridge for the first time today- the winches worked perfectly.

We still need to mount the hinge, before we can lift the drawbridge completely up into it's recess, but it's nice to finally have our box enclosed.

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We're planning to put our first coat of epoxy on the outside walls tomorrow.
 

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Four coats of marine-grade epoxy on the left, right, and front outer walls, as well as inside the nesting area for the drawbridge.

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We already had six coats on the roof and three on the bottom of the floor...
 

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After a massive amount of surface prep, I let my wife roll on our first real paint yesterday, and we are happy with how it looks.20201004_181229.jpg
 

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We've had so many interruptions- most recently, I had to fly to Texas for a few days to buy a ranch. It will serve as a central base of operations for our exploration of the U.S., and it has a 2,300 square foot shop with 17' tall doors, to store our MTVR in.

Today, in spite of the increasingly sketchy weather, we were back at it. We sank the last 12 of 28 box-to-bed mounting bolts. We are both super-stoked about that.

Tomorrow, we plan to start cutting and installing the 3.5" thick polyiso foam insulation boards in the walls and ceiling, and then foam the gaps, to make them airtight...
 
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