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

Marc Marcoulides hharpo at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 6 17:04:53 EDT 2010

Thanks Steven, am now working on this, will start with trying to get my city to re-route the 4th of July parade down my street. Since I live on a Cul-d-sac it could be an issue

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>From: "Steven J. Serenska" <corvair at serenska.com>
>Sent: Jul 6, 2010 10:06 AM
>To: virtualvairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Cc: LonzoVair at aol.com, "jryall at juno.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>
>Subject: Re: <VV> NO CORVAIR -- OFF TOPIC -- I think this group might be able to help
>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
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