<VV> NO CORVAIR -- OFF TOPIC -- I think this group might be able to help

BBRT chsadek at comcast.net
Tue Jul 6 15:06:59 EDT 2010

That is cool!
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From: "Steven J. Serenska" <corvair at serenska.com>
To: "virtualvairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Cc: <LonzoVair at aol.com>; <jryall at juno.com>; "Bryan Blackwell" 
<bryan at skiblack.com>; "David O'Neal" <dnoneal at bellsouth.net>; 
<ScottyGrover at aol.com>; "Louis C. Armer, Jr." <carmerjr at mindspring.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> NO CORVAIR -- OFF TOPIC -- I think this group might be 
able to help

> VVers:
> About a year ago, I asked this group if anyone had any experience or
> plans regarding building bleachers.  I needed a set for people to watch
> the Bristol, RI 4th of July parade (America's Oldest) from my front
> lawn.  I know that building bleachers isn't Corvair-related, but I do
> know that 99.9% of this list is good with their hands.
> If you Google "bleacher plans" you will come up with surprisingly few
> results.  I looked over the 2-3 plans I was able to find, along with
> photos of commercially available bleachers.  Once I learned the basic
> design issues involved, I was able to draw up a set of my own plans
> using Visio.  A few of you advised me to consider the legal liability of
> the project and I factored this into my design as well.  The bleachers
> are designed to hold 20-25 people and a theoretical weight of 5,000 lbs.
> The bleachers were finished in time for this year's parade ... just in
> time.  On the morning of the parade, while I was in the house dealing
> with something else, my friends rigged up a ribbon and demanded that we
> engage in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the bleachers.  Since
> they had sweated out the last 36 hours with me, I was happy to oblige.
> The photo is attached and I hope it comes through on this list.
> Once things got underway, the bleachers were filled to capacity and were
> rock-solid.  We had 75 people over for the parade including bleacher
> sitters, porch sitters, and in the case of my daughters and their high
> school friends, roof sitters.
> If you look at the picture, you'll see that the entire structure is
> bolted together and can be broken down to individual boards.  For
> storage during the offseason, it all goes over the fence (directly
> behind the bleachers in the photo) and down the bulkhead steps into the
> basement .  It takes about 30 minutes to bring the wood in and out of
> the basement and about 4 hours to assemble everything.
> Thanks to everyone who responded last year and to everyone else for the
> non-Corvair bandwidth.  I think they came out pretty well, so if you
> would like the Visio plan I drew up for the bleachers (and the inventory
> of materials), I'm happy to share it.  I'm also happy to advise you to
> hire someone else to build them...  ;-)
> Steven "drinking plenty of ice water after this weekend" Serenska
> '65 Monza Convertible
> '66 Corsa Coupe
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