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Joe (SoCal)
08-09-2006, 06:47 AM
Woke up this morning with a weird sense of loss. Ya know like when your a kid and it's the day after Christmas. You wait all year for it then it's over.

It's just a weird feeling not to have a boat to restore sitting in my barn. I guess its a form of post-launch depression.

For the last 2 1/2 years I have had a project in my barn. When I was feeling stressed or needed to work with my hands she was always down there waiting for me any hr of the day or night. Now the barn is EMPYY and its a weird feeling.

I know in another couple of months both Tidbit and Dove will come back home to the barn for their winter work and I will have my hands full once again with scraping, sanding , painting & varnishing.

But now it's kinda feels weird to have this big empty barn and a yard full of empty trailers. :(

cs
08-09-2006, 06:50 AM
Joe, I just had an idea. Why don't you build Tess a canoe?

Chad

Joe (SoCal)
08-09-2006, 06:57 AM
Cause she don't want a canoe, but that never stopped an intrepid woodenboat builder before :D

Na I think I have enough boats now, just the the two I love are in the water where they should be and I need to get used to the seasonal empty barn syndrome

TomF
08-09-2006, 07:12 AM
With all that space in the barn (temporarily) free, there'll never be a better time to learn lofting ...;)

Seriously, go learn some more about sailing your boats - sounds like there's going to be quite a contrast between the two.

Phillip Allen
08-09-2006, 07:13 AM
"empty nest"?

Joe (SoCal)
08-09-2006, 07:15 AM
Maybe Donn can send me his Skiff or Garvey to work on to get me through this difficult time :D :)

cs
08-09-2006, 07:18 AM
Joe I could really use a couple of extra hands on the Balboa. I've got a tent I can pitch in the backyard if you wanna come down and take care of that emptyness.

Chad

rbgarr
08-09-2006, 07:20 AM
I don't remember... is Tess the only female in your life? If you've a wife or significant other ask her if there's something hands-on she'd like you to do/make/fix for her between now and when the boats return to the barn. That can score BIG points (AMHIKT)) and support for future boat-related barn-filling projects of ever increasing expense, as they all seem to trend.;)

Joe (SoCal)
08-09-2006, 07:24 AM
The lawn needs to be mowed ........ but .... but ... that aint a woodenboat ;)

Phillip Allen
08-09-2006, 07:29 AM
grass is just wood on another scale

geeman
08-09-2006, 07:29 AM
Ask the wife if theres something that needs fixing????????? Your kidding right? LOL

Keith Wilson
08-09-2006, 08:31 AM
Go sailing. It's not a foolproof cure, but it helps a lot.

rbgarr
08-09-2006, 09:11 AM
Ask the wife if theres something that needs fixing????????? Your kidding right? LOL

Not talking about your average 'honey-do'. Those are givens.

I mean something special she'll give you props for.;)

TomF
08-09-2006, 09:14 AM
I'm with rbgarr on this. The way to a man's heart may be through his stomach, but the way to a woman's ....;) ... is through house renovations. Furniture making. Major landscaping projects ... etc.

jack grebe
08-09-2006, 09:29 AM
Here's a couple of fixer uppers for ya joe.......just right down the street from me.......NO, I WON'T DELIVER OR SHIP. PICKUP ONLY:D
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid210/p6bdc672ff245a33ca6e3bf5be81a3da4/edd4d8b9.jpg

Keith Wilson
08-09-2006, 09:35 AM
Furniture building is good. It's very pleasant when I announce an idea for a new project and my wife smiles.

Don Kurylko
08-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Enjoy the peace and quite while you can Joe, for there be lots of boat maintenance in your future! :)

brad9798
08-09-2006, 11:17 AM
Quick, Jack, hose those shrimpers off to seperate them ... before they make dinghies ...

Stinkbug
08-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Woke up this morning with a weird sense of loss. Ya know like when your a kid and it's the day after Christmas. You wait all year for it then it's over.

It's just a weird feeling not to have a boat to restore sitting in my barn. I guess its a form of post-launch depression.

For the last 2 1/2 years I have had a project in my barn. When I was feeling stressed or needed to work with my hands she was always down there waiting for me any hr of the day or night. Now the barn is EMPYY and its a weird feeling.

I know in another couple of months both Tidbit and Dove will come back home to the barn for their winter work and I will have my hands full once again with scraping, sanding , painting & varnishing.

But now it's kinda feels weird to have this big empty barn and a yard full of empty trailers. :(

Fart

JimD
08-09-2006, 12:10 PM
It's clear enough now that you're not just a sailor, you're a boatbuilder. You'll never feel fulfilled without a boat project. My humble advice: Think BIG!:D C'mon, you must have some dreams of a good size cruiser, big enough for off shore but sanely small enough to be feasable. Something up to 25 feet or so. I think we need another design thread.:)

pcford
08-09-2006, 12:51 PM
There's an analogous feeling for the boatbuilder. The last stages of doing a boat are typically pretty rushed..No time to clean up (and my shops are usually less than pristine at best.)

Anyway, after the boat rolls out there is a ring of tools, junk, paint splatters and cans, blocks and equipment boxes around where the boat _used_ to be.

The ghost of the boat. It's kind of sad and unsettling. Then you start cleaning.

Paul Pless
08-09-2006, 04:06 PM
Major landscaping projects ... etc.

Dude, how about a badassed, timber framed, covered bridge?;)

geeman
08-09-2006, 04:45 PM
Will it float?

JimD
08-09-2006, 04:58 PM
Will it float?

Judging by the way the river floods there yes, it probably will.:D

Meerkat
08-09-2006, 05:01 PM
Just find something to put a couple of screws into, Joe - you'll be fine. ;)

Hughman
08-09-2006, 09:22 PM
Here's your new boat! it's "free". :D

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid210/p881af922b54b8f06befab74903fbebaf/edde067d.jpg

geeman
08-09-2006, 09:24 PM
Looks like it already has a good start as a planter in its future

Joe (SoCal)
08-09-2006, 09:25 PM
Does it come with the pick-em-up truck trailer ??? Ill take it :D

Meerkat
08-09-2006, 09:26 PM
It ought to come with 2 matches and a gallon of gas!

JimD
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Restoring this classic canvas on cedar canoe would be both challenging and rewarding (Trailer not included):

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid184/p1e4e1bc2034d360ea197df9987169bc9/f28ac8ac.jpg