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Old 11-10-2010, 08:29 PM   #57
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I hope you had them galvanize those ribs before they put you back together... we know how you like to do a bullet proof rebuild

Get well soon!

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:53 PM   #58
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Heck, hope they used 3M sealent to fix those lungs! On a serious side, so glad to hear that you're home. Get some rest, and read up on what's been happening on the AS side of things.

Here's to your wife.. I"m sure it was a comfort to know that you're home now.

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:56 AM   #59
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Ouch, that was close! But you're home now and getting better. I'm happy to hear that. Take it easy and remember it's one step at a time.

Remember you are not as young as you used to be... and you're very lucky that you're going to get to be even older! Happiness is good health and I hope you feel better every day.

Mrs. Boatdoc - take care of yourself too. You've been through a lot of stress also, and that's hard on you physically.

I wish both of you well.

Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #60
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Mrs. Boatdoc? Please may we have an update on boatdoc's condition, and any requests he may have?
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:50 PM   #61
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Mrs. Boatdoc? Please may we have an update on boatdoc's condition, and any requests he may have?
Yes, please, I don't know him very well at all, other than some well respected posts. But I have been thinking about him frequently lately.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #62
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We are pulling for you. All the best with your recovery.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:44 AM   #63
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Get well BoatDoc
When you are ready to ride again give me a shout
or we can take the Airstreams somewhere

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Old 12-31-2010, 03:05 AM   #64
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Get well BoatDoc
When you are ready to ride again give me a shout
or we can take the Airstreams somewhere

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Hi Tom;
It is definitely too cold to ride a bike right now. Cold aggravates my injury considerably and I refuse to take pain meds of which I had enough during the two weeks in intensive care. My Argosy was winterized by my grandson under my supervision one week after my release from the hospital. She is put away under my stainless framed and aluminum covered shed which I have built last year. I have been spending my time at the business overseeing its functions three weeks after the accident. I have done quite a bit of work myself during the month of December. I had plans to proceed with building a hydraulic leveling system for my Argosy but I am not in any condition to work lying on my back on the floor. As you probably know, my new SS frame is not the original 5 but 6" high. My intent was to remove two sections of the belly pan and gain access to the frame. I have found square aluminum billet hydraulic pistons in 4" of travel which would fit into the belly pan. 1/4" thick SS backing plate welded onto the frame would provide mounting for the pistons and SS hydraulic lines and run inside the belly pan into a four way control valve mounted in front of the frame. Parker 12 Volt hydraulic pump rated at 2800 PSI can provide plenty of pressure but having only 4" of travel in piston, adjustable height aluminum bases can make the difference between ground and piston. This surely would make the set up at the site much simpler. For now, it is still only a dream to me because I am not in any condition to accomplish it. Mrs Boatdoc would be very upset if she caught me under the trailer. As it is she been wonderful by taking over most of my chores at home for past two and half months. The surgeons guess is that will take me six months for a reasonable recovery. Therefore my pet project may have to wait till next fall. I wish to once again thank everyone for prayers and best wishes for my speedy recovery and for your heart felt concerns. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:09 AM   #65
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Somehow I managed to miss this thread. Boatdoc, I enjoy your posts/projects and extend a "get well soon" wish to you. Hope 2011 treats you better.

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