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Old 13-03-2013, 06:01   #1
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Year Of The Boat

Hi All,
As my twilight years approach (the years get shorter not longer - J. Buffet), I've decided to get back on the water. In the words of Celestialsailor I want to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!

A bit of a speed freak - first boat was an 18 ft skiff on Sydney Harbour, then built two Cobras, then had kids! Crewed on a couple of monos, but they had to keep waking me up - like watching paint dry. So, without too much deliberation I've decided to have a go at design, construct, and hopefully not sink a small (cheap) cruising cat. At this stage it's just a dream, but it looks like this forum may help me make it a reality.

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Old 13-03-2013, 06:15   #2
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Hi Bear.... Welcome to CF
Don't suppose you were a Canned Heat fan way back when...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bear.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I love the slow relaxed go nowhere sailing in a big mono. Just got to set aside the time to do it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:36   #5
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G'Day Bear, and welcome to CF.

As one well up into the "short years" phase of my life, I've found that watching paint dry can be pretty exciting... if it's newly applied bottom paint and there is a rain squall rapidly approaching!

Anyhow, good luck with your new build, and keep us informed as to your progress.

Cheers,

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Hi Bear.... Welcome to CF
Don't suppose you were a Canned Heat fan way back when...
Canned Heat??? Nah - I always seem to be 20 years behind - I've just discovered Guns + Roses
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G'Day Bear, and welcome to CF.

As one well up into the "short years" phase of my life, I've found that watching paint dry can be pretty exciting... if it's newly applied bottom paint and there is a rain squall rapidly approaching!

Anyhow, good luck with your new build, and keep us informed as to your progress.

Cheers,

Jim
Hi Jim - reality is starting to set in! First, I'm going to try and get my shed going as a "Men's Shed" (called the Boatmen's Shed lol) - there is a bit of government funding available for tools and stuff, so why not? I want it to be for blokes into (any sort of) boats - old, new, restoration, even models. I've also decided to do a somewhat smaller test project first - a 12ft historical flat bottomed skiff (duck boat) called a Jon Boat - to use as a tender. It's ply, but I'm going to have a go at a glass modification.

With trepidation

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welcome bear....what boatman sed....
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