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Post by snook » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:55 pm

just beautiful, you have such a great mind for problem solving. Terrulian called it, that life vest demo was just great fun and gets my vote.

Karl, let me be the first to say, you are an Austrian badass!

thanks for being Karl from Austria.

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Post by gonandkarl » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:33 am

Someone wrote the more one is on the computer updating the building thread and reading all the other threads the less one will get on with the boat building. I can only say this is really true with the exception of Glossieblack he gives us a perfect update and achieves in one day as much on his build for which I would need a month. The moral of the story is that I have to forget the splashing now in September but will have it for sure next May. It is already too cold and I am still sanding the inside cabin with 1. flipping, 2. hanging centreboard, 3. fitting deck hardware, 4. adapting to the trailer and 5. rigging still to be done it just will not work out this month. But I am confident that I can do these 5 tasks over Winter.

The cabin near the bow is finished and was inspected yesterday by my granddaughter Lea for whom I am building this boat:


The rest of the cabin still needs sanding and painting:


Greetings from Karl
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Post by glossieblack » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:01 am

Greetings Karl,

It looks as though we'll be launching around the same time next year. :D

Smart decision to not make life a misery trying to launch this year. Even if you turned yourself inside out and made it, you'd only get a day or two on the water before winter forced you to hibernate.
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Post by Jaysen » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:31 am

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.
Not sure who it was around here that said that in response to a comment from a builder about the overwhelming aspect of completing a build, but it has stuck with me. It really does apply to just about any big job we have to do. Pick a task then do it. It's exactly how you've gotten this far in your build. You're almost done. Just a few more bites.

As to glossiblack and his build... I'm still not convinced he's a human. He has to be a demigod at a minimum.

Karl, that picture of your granddaughter sitting in the bow with a smile on her face is priceless. I can see why you are building her a boat. I think I'd do the same.

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Post by Eric1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:50 pm

Karl you should be proud! That is a sweet looking baby girl!!
Spring will come soon enough and you and that pretty granddaughter will be sailing in style! :D

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