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  1. #421
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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    ^ That's a hole in the ground with water in it!

    Looks like Suzy's been busy doing weird stuff to old keyboards:

    Jarndyce and Jarndyce

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    No, in WA it's just a hole in the ground.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Suzy, where are you?

    I'm afraid that you replicated the experiment from Tron, and now you're trapped inside your HP1562B.

    Hope everything's okay. I miss your updates every Monday morning.

    Kenny

  4. #424
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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    I'm still about. Alas back around Christmas time I made a list of boom and mast fittings, blocks, rudder pintle and gudgeon, cleats, eyes, trailer, sails, etc. and became slightly disheartened at the cost to completion. I've just recently bought a pile of bronze for the deck hardware (cleats and eyes), and am continuing work. The vintage computing stuff was a welcome and relatively inexpensive diversion, that was useful at the time.

    I've got a reasonably strict budget, so can't blow too much on any one thing in one go. I figure like eating an elephant, it's best done one mouthful at a time.

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Hi Suzy, it'd great to see you back!

    I've had a break too, but for a slightly more dramatic reason.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Hi Suzy, it'd great to see you back!

    I've had a break too, but for a slightly more dramatic reason.
    What's all that about? I had a stern talking to from the doc back in Feb. Led to a couple of changes in lifestyle (staying away from the mess at work and bringing my own food to work, principally), and hence to ditching some 20kg of ballast...

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    A brain tumor Suzy, since removed , then radiation and chemo. It all made me rather tired for 6 months but I'm back in the land of the living again .... another small tumor growing in my brain but we'll see what the surgeons say.

    It's a quick way to loose 6 kg !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Good to see you back Suzy and it seems all great boat projects include substantial breaks from time to time.

    Peter, good luck with current developments - you know we're banking on the right outcome here.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A brain tumor Suzy, since removed , then radiation and chemo. It all made me rather tired for 6 months but I'm back in the land of the living again .... another small tumor growing in my brain but we'll see what the surgeons say.

    It's a quick way to loose 6 kg !
    Struth Peter. That's pretty severe. Hope that 6kg you lost wasn't all brains!

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    No, the tumor was about the size of a mandarin, the rest was just the wastage that occurs when you don't do anything for 6 months and don't eat much either.I'm pretty well back to normal, if a little low energy.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    All our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery, Peter. My brother-in-law is scheduled for a 2nd surgery this fall to remove that little beast again... please regain your strength so you can whack it into submission!!

    all the best,
    Dale

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    I wish him luck Dale ( we both need it !), now we'd better stop hijacking Suzy's thread !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    Suzy: Good to know that all is well. I agree-this boat building thing is expensive. I've taken on part-time jobs just to fund the boat, otherwise I don't feel comfortable with such an expensive hobby. I look forward to seeing your beautiful work again when you're ready.

    Peter: Be strong. We've been through it with my family. A positive attitude help.

    Kenny

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Quote Originally Posted by suzyj View Post
    I'm still about. Alas back around Christmas time I made a list of boom and mast fittings, blocks, rudder pintle and gudgeon, cleats, eyes, trailer, sails, etc. and became slightly disheartened at the cost to completion. I've just recently bought a pile of bronze for the deck hardware (cleats and eyes), and am continuing work. The vintage computing stuff was a welcome and relatively inexpensive diversion, that was useful at the time.

    I've got a reasonably strict budget, so can't blow too much on any one thing in one go. I figure like eating an elephant, it's best done one mouthful at a time.
    Good to see you back Suzy, dont fret about how long the build is taking, if you allow it to create pressure that takes all the pleasure away.

    John Welsford. Who should be out there fitting stringers but who's having a day in a recliner with a good book and my dog.
    An expert is but a beginner with experience.

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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    Bump?
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    Default Re: Elena, a Welsford Navigator cruising sloop

    What happened to Suzy? This was my favorite build.
    Take Care,
    Steve W

    Honeoye Falls, New York
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