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I've been scarce and distant lately, and I figured I owed you an explanation. You see, I've been seeing another forum. It's not as bad as it sounds, there's not the FB/LJ commitment that I have with you...but you see, I have this boat I'm working on, and they understand me over there. So, while I'm trying to get this boat fixed up, I was confused, and they listened to me, and one thing led to another, and now I have a boat renovation thread over there.

I'm sure it's a passing thing, a phase. When my boat is ready for the water, I'll probably just laugh it off as a mid-life crisis thing.

So, are we okay?

Date: 2010-07-18 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
we're good ;)

Date: 2010-07-18 04:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-18 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Is she pretty?

Date: 2010-07-18 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was enough of a cad to post pictures on the other forum. I think she'll be good with children, too. But, that doesn't mean we don't have Clearwater....

Date: 2010-07-18 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
she' a good personality. ;)

Date: 2010-07-18 03:55 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I think you should have come to us first.
Some of us might know a thing or two about boats.

Date: 2010-07-18 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bah, you're Northerner's now.

Funny thing, though. One of the other boat guys on that forum is from NJ and bought a boat and towed it home, then found a family of raccoons living under his deck and hand to figure out how to evict them.

Date: 2010-07-18 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh good. I thought it was something I said.

Date: 2010-07-18 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have been involved with several full restorations throughout my life:

1976 27' Albin sailboat
1974 32' Owens Concorde sport fish
1964 30' Trojan cabin cruiser (100% wood)
1985 25' Sea Ray Amberjack

Seen my fair share of rotten transoms, stringers, and decks. Watched sunken locked up engines come to life, and enjoyed shake down cruises with lots of pride. It can be very rewarding!

Fun fact: I sold new Bayliners in 1999 :)

Date: 2010-07-18 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

the 2d becomes more 3d everyday with you! awesome!

that's some patience! I watch him doing his thing (this is his second restoration that i have been through) and the whole process i am all jumping up and down on the sides thinking 'come on come on come on just slap some glue on the thing and lets get in the water already!!!!' while he patiently tears away layer by layer and builds it back up slowly. makes me pull my hair out! thank god for the canoe and kayak :D

Date: 2010-07-18 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There was this one time that sticks out in my head most. And it was taking this picture from the end of the dock, looking back at the rotted, foul smelling bucket of holes that we were afraid would fall through the boat stands and wondering "What in the hell have we done"

Lots of blood, sweat, tears and cocktails later it was one of the coolest things I have been a part of in my life. They are a labor of love and a certain money pit ;) I remember stripping and re-doing the wooden transom of that Trojan. We got divorced (for other reasons) and all I could think about was sawing the ass end off of that boat and putting it in my apartment.

Date: 2010-07-18 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy CRAP!!!
and haha that would of been awesome!

Do you have a pic of it finished or near finished? man oh man.... there is one like that down the road we keep looking at. of course her name is 'the other woman'

Date: 2010-07-18 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He sent me this one the day it left the dock when he sold it which was just a couple of months ago

Date: 2010-07-18 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
NICE!!!!!! amazing! I would of given that up for dead!
it's gotta feel good though :)

Date: 2010-07-18 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He always made really bad decisions with money, cost him pretty much everything including the boat. He sold it fully restored (plus with added AC, generator, brand new motors and glassed bottom) for rock bottom dollar.

Total shame, but whoever got it lucked out he does perfectionist work.

I did the Sea Ray with PB. He decided he hated restorations so it's all brand new boats for him. heh! Ahh well.

Date: 2010-07-18 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is it bad that I looked at this picture and went: "Hmmmm...."

Date: 2010-07-18 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was SO. BAD.

You could smell it across the boat yard like some big compost pile.

Date: 2010-07-18 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My hubby was really interested in looking at your resto pics! He's working on our '87 Larson --- same engine as yours -- but ours, luckily is in much better shape. We definately didnt find any froggie skeletons in ours!

We're good -- so long as you keep coming back here! ;-)

Date: 2010-07-18 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had an '86 Larson, the 21 foot cuddy, with a 5.0L V8.. Loved that boat until the hurricane got it. Still miss it.

Date: 2010-07-31 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

We're good. We'll always be good :P
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