Re: 2014 Will Represent the 40th Anniversary of WoodenBoat's Founding
I was 5 years old when WBM first came out and had just had a sail with a family friend on Cardinia Reservoir east of Melbourne in a S&G Minnow dinghy and was hooked. I then got to sail on my Granddad's yachts over in Western Australia every second Christmas and occasionally on a boat around Melbourne. My first WBM was an issue that covered the build of a big cold moulded tri' and an ultralight glued lap canoe. Can't remember which issue it was. I lost touch with things boaty and took up horse riding, then surfing, then immersed myself in my landscape architecture career. My resurgence into things boaty is well documented here on this board.
Now I have a Dragon in the shed!
So Carl, we in Oz will miss these auspicious celebrations in 2014, unless any of us manage to get up there. So how about it my friend: Let us buy you a beer and a dram in Hobart next year!?
“For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
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