Moon River build update

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  • 15 Jul 2019 09:15
    Reply # 7779690 on 5602682
    Anonymous wrote:

    The trick is poor lighting and a shaky camera to simulate the 30 foot finish.


    Yes indeed! Regular features in my videos :-)
  • 12 Jul 2019 15:45
    Reply # 7776589 on 5008877

    Subscriber widget/gadget thingy added. 

    I know you're being humble, Annie, but your work is top shelf.  You are an inspiration.

  • 10 Jul 2019 08:41
    Reply # 7773046 on 7768572
    Scott wrote:

    Annie, watching the quality of your build, I have to keep reminding myself:  You're no Annie Hill, Scott.  You don't have a lifetime of boating experience.  Just keep slapping it together and make the NEXT one closer to SibLim's standards.

    I think you are my first subscriber!

    Hmphm.  Why do you think I spread so much varnish about?  Nothing like it for giving an air of spurious quality :-)

    I'm not strictly a subscriber - I couldn't find the widget, gadget or whatever it's called that allowed me to be a Follower.  However, my wonderful Thunderbird email program allows me to add RSS feeds (whatever they are) which somehow ensures that whenever you post, it ends up on my Thunderbird home page.

    Good to see you have your ladder secured. 

  • 08 Jul 2019 21:10
    Reply # 7769326 on 5008877
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annie, Scott and Jonathan.

    I find deciding for a level of finish (..and keeping it...) to be hard, but important when building or fixing up a boat, or just its rig.

    If the top finish is The Grand Piano Style and the
    bottom finish is The Corrugated, Rusty Steel Shed Style, then I guess I aim for something midway in between, which could be called The Useful or Practical Style (..sometimes sinking to Ugly but Strong...). Now, since my present boat looked somewhat nicer inside than earlier boats, I have felt obliged to keep that style the best I can (..using my secret weapon  -  Burma teak on a can...)

    When I watch traditional fishing boats here, with their generally plain finish, I notice that things they use often, for instance the doors to the wheelhouse and the steering wheel, generally seem to be made and maintained with a fine finish.

    Good luck!

    Cheers, Arne

    PS: I’ve kept Dave Zeiger’s proverb pinned to m the wall, right next to me, here, for years, now...


  • 08 Jul 2019 17:01
    Reply # 7768572 on 5008877

    Annie, watching the quality of your build, I have to keep reminding myself:  You're no Annie Hill, Scott.  You don't have a lifetime of boating experience.  Just keep slapping it together and make the NEXT one closer to SibLim's standards.

    I think you are my first subscriber!



  • 03 Jul 2019 22:51
    Reply # 7744443 on 7739062
    Scott wrote:perfect is the enemy of both good and done.

    So true.  The other thing, as my boatbuilding friends point out, is that it's only a mistake if you can't alter it, or cover it up in some way!  Or pretend it's a feature, I suppose.

    I'm signed on to follow your blog :-)

  • 03 Jul 2019 16:14
    Reply # 7739107 on 7739062
    Anonymous wrote:

    perfect is the enemy of both good and done.

    "Obsession with perfection has always made a fine anchor."  Dave Zieger
  • 03 Jul 2019 16:10
    Reply # 7739062 on 5008877

    Well.  It's been almost two years since I posted anything on this thread.  I've been through several permutations of plans on whether or how to continue the project.  A couple of ideas fell through, and at the moment, I've got enthusiasm back.  It's tenuous, but it's there.

    I've also taken Annie's advice, now that my work firewall allows me to, and created a blog over on Google's blogspot.

    https://scottdufour.blogspot.com/

    But the short story is that work is progressing.  I've put in some more bulkheads, made some design decisions, and have solidified a philosophy that perfect is the enemy of both good and done.

  • 27 Nov 2017 13:48
    Reply # 5602682 on 5008877

    The trick is poor lighting and a shaky camera to simulate the 30 foot finish.

  • 22 Nov 2017 14:32
    Reply # 5597625 on 5008877

    It looks good from here!
    Phil

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