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    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    No, but the surface piercing prop may be.

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    I'd say the skipper is pretty pumped!

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    Looks like the rope has just been lifted and he's waiting for the green light...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    i want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilberj View Post
    I'd say the skipper is pretty pumped!
    The skipper is a very lucky fellow!

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    As a general rule if you can't land a helicopter on it it's OK.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Cute but I really believe people should move through human powered and sail first. Here's a proud Grandpa's gift.


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    I'm with Ian.
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    ya,

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    A few years later


    Those boats are artifacts now.

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    I'm not prejudiced. It need not be a woodenboat.


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    And some days Dad gets proof that she can scull.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    And some days Dad gets proof that she can scull.

    pretty spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Looks like the rope has just been lifted and he's waiting for the green light...
    Nailed it

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    My first boat, circa 1945

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    Because I was born 'late'... I ended up on one of my parent's boats, on Puget Sound, the day they released us from the hospital. A mess of friends all had cabins next to each other, and each had one or more boats and such. There was a swim float, a cabin cruiser, a pair of small rowboats, a daysailor, a pair of paddleboats, and a brace of baby hydroplanes. Later, my older brother added a ski-boat. But my very own first boat didn't come until I was 10 years old. An 8' plywood pram, with oars and a little 3hp Evinrude.

    My boys are part-owners of the family boat - a Goat Island Skiff. The grandson is under 1 year, so not ready for his own yet, but I'm thinking a little combo boat for him also. Oars first & later an outboard.
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    Photo of my first boat, taken off Three Tree Point on the Puget Sound, circa 1964. That is my Dad sailing a skin-on-frame boat we built together. One of Dad's hobbies was building and restoring aircraft. He came up with the idea of using the construction methods of a Piper Cub in boatbuilding. The photo shows a 20 pound kayak based on this idea. Like its flying counterpart, we sealed the fabric with butyl dope. Using this paint was a mistake since it was too brittle and would easily crack when the skin was flexed by waves. Still, that little boat was a lot of fun. Originally we paddled it as a kayak. I added the sail later. It is fortunate that this is a black-and-white photo. Otherwise, you could see the color of the old and stained pink bedsheet I used to make the sail.

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    She had just about learned to row when winter came and pool got closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    I'm not prejudiced. It need not be a woodenboat.

    My first yacht was a 7' inflatable. Rowed it around Lake George and Lake Champlain, age 13.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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