The Big Pour at Sleeping Indian

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 2 Jun 2020 23:57
The Big Pour – Six Cubic Yards of Cement Arrives 
 
 
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 At 10:49 the concrete pump truck arrived. The boys did the very last bits and the Fish Man came to sell to Captain, Bear and Bossman.
 
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The kitchen and lounge had a runway of plywood. At 12:14 the cement truck arrived – minor disappointment from me that it wasn’t a Mack but a Peterbilt – a handsome, new metallic green so not too shabby.
 
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The cement truck chap swung the arm, the pump truck arm went up and the pourer was nested above the pump sieve.
 
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Everything was declared ready and the runway was covered with tarpaulin.
 
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Captain wetted the surface of the deck.
 
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At 12:25 the first pipe came through and was nested in the middle of the runway.
 
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The next piece of pipe joined the first, sealed and up went the shout “Ready”.
 
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12:35 the first ooze of cement. So exciting.
 
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I went upstairs for a birds eye view and by 12:39 Cutie had shoveled for Captain who double-quick had the right hand triangle smooth. Cutie raked on the left and was soon smoothing.
 
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Cutie (aka Benji) in action.
 
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Captain working the middle. At 12:49 the boys called a halt to rake and settle so far.
 
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The A Team. Cutie on the left, Captain on finishing touches to the middle and Barry White raking.
 
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12:56 and 12:57, amazing speed.
 
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13:04. Pumping finished, pipes loaded and all that was left was a small splodge on the tarpaulin.
 
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Meanwhile... Out the front Bear had his own private ‘splodge’ at 13:05, I thought I was going to have some dregs but no, it shot from the pipe and the next thing I was paddling. Mmmmm but there was glee written all over his face.
 
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Trucks were tidied and at 12:17 Captain set about removing the shuttering and smoothing.
 
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Back to meanwhile......A steady working pace ??? Well, I had a big wet fartful dollop out much too much for my needs. Mmmm. I videoed the careful man in action and added to our FB page – the mirth this caused. My favourite comment came from Rod I didn't know trowels worked at that pace. I giggle every time I think about it. Lorraine said Er... I think he will be a while. A supportive comment from Cecily (Bear’s sister) I suppose there was no need for that skill on a boat. At the time of typing this he had 190 views.......
 
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Cutie carried all the excess cement in several journeys and the A Team began their clear up.
 
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Meanwhile, meanwhile..... At 13:27 my Gwapo declared I’m nearly finished......
 
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Later, I took finished pictures..... I asked how long until dry the boys said “Good to go in the morning” wow.
 
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Our view this afternoon - WOW indeed.
 
 
ALL IN ALL FANTASTIC TO WATCH
                     WONDERFUL