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Not building a boat, but the new camp is taking shape, getting closer, final pics of the season!
Last fall I purchased a lot for my hunting camp in the Rangeley area of the western mountains of Maine. Here are some progress pictures since that day.






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Troy Fields: Oct 21, 2018, 5:38 PM
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What kind of pea-shooter nail gun is that? Looks like a lot more fun than the standard type
Great work, looks like it will be a great place to "live" when you want to get away and go hunting and fishing.




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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 Lookin good, we had a camp in N Ason for years. Miss the area and the people...
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That's a great looking camp Troy. Have fished the area a few times-Kennebago, upper and lower dam. You can't beat it! Best of luck and hope you get a moose tag!
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Wow that looks great, Good luck and many years of happiness in your new home away from home.
anthony sr
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Thanks Ben. That's an electric screw gun for screwing down decking. It was very handy indeed!
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Thanks Rich, Greg and Anthony. Greg, not sure another moose tag is my future. My one and only came in 2013 and that one took 32 years to get....but I did shoot a nice bull.
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Good morning, Troy~


Congratulations - great new camp!


I think that Kentucky Long Rifle - I mean screw gun - was invented by a guy with artificial knees....


And - as a friend and I were thinking over lunch recently - there's NOTHING like building something!



All the best,


SJS
Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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That look like an ambitious undertaking. Congratulations on the beautiful site and progress. I look forward to more reports.

Eric
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Thanks Steve. Exciting times for sure. That screw gun certainly made short work of that plywood!
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Thanks Eric. The ambitious part of is this project is to be weather tight by Labor Day.... Second floor floor joists and rafters this weekend.
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Second floor joists and the rafters are up...Progress continues!




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So the this weekend's trip back up to Rangeley had an unexpected twist...dropped the driveshaft out my truck with trailer in tow.






Fortunately my cousin's truck was up for the task, gassing up and ready to roll again.



The weekend project was to get as much done to the roof as possible, first was to get the 2x6 tongue and grove on.



My father and cousin, Mike













Then to trim the ends.




Next was the insulated plywood.




Then, the ice and water shield.




It was a good weekend despite the vehicle issues at the beginning. Metal roofing will be the next goal, then finish the siding and windows and doors.
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Troy Fields: Aug 20, 2018, 7:44 AM
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Troy~


Fun watching this build!


(our camp needs a new septic system - I won't be posting about that project....)


I am intrigued by those insulated roof panels.


Question 1 - What's the r-value?


Question 2 - How is each panel fastened to the structure? (long screws into rafters? plus an adhesive? or just plain old gravity???)


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Hi Steve,

Glad you've enjoyed, it's been a busy summer. The R-value is 9 on the foam plywood. The product I'm using comes as one sheet, although you could make your with foam, plywood and adhesive. The corners and middle are screwed with 3-1/2 deck screws and after we had all of them on I nailed every 16" or so with the nail gun, shooting 12 penny nails.

Good luck with your camp project, no envy here though.

Have a great season, I'll post more as it happens.

Troy
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The roof has taken longer than I had anticipated, especially going at it only one day a week but it has finally taken shape.










I'm sure there was an easier way to go about the task we undertook with this type of roofing material but we did all the roofing from a ladder roof bracket. Towards the end when we had to work on the roofing we had just laid, we wrapped the side rails of the ladder with rope to keep it from scratching the finished roof.







A view of two ridge lines, one I hope climb much more frequently, the other I hope I won't have to climb for some time to come.




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Things always take longer than I think too. That camp looks great. Really enjoying the photos.
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tod osier wrote:
Things always take longer than I think too. That camp looks great. Really enjoying the photos.


Isn't this the truth. My factor is 3X. If I think it will take a day, it takes 3 days. Seems to be about right.

Mark
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Your camp looks really nice Troy. Congrats to you on a nice build.
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Thanks guys.

I forgot to add the pictures of the flooring. I had two troublesome pine trees taken down last fall, I found a local sawmill that was willing to turn them into rough cut 5/4". I should have enough 12" and 14" wide boards to do the first floor when the time comes.








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 That deck would make a great place to shoot clays from. A few throwers under it, Wow...
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What a wonderful camp you are building, My Goodness!

Lotta work but well worth it. A first class Camp.

May you and yours enjoy it for many, many years.


As for ridge lines near and far, they have always called to me. I do my best to answer, but it takes much longer now.Wink











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