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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    So impressive! Start to finish! Can't wait to see her in action. Thanks so much for posting all the build. I know it's a lot of extra work but it is so appreciated!!

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Wow.
    Took the word right out of my mouth.



    Quote Originally Posted by timo4352 View Post
    Fantastic Gib!
    All the pics are great, but I really dig this one


    Shows the cabin great and gives a good feel for the size.

    Launch day is going to be very special.
    Definitely on the pic, fantastic shot!



    Say Hi to the wolves for me, wil ya Gib?

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Very nice Gib, you did a great job and I really enjoyed your thread.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Beautiful boat!
    Elect a clown expect a circus

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    Lovely boat. Bill Garden would approve!
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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Thank you all for the positive feedback.

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    Wow Gib, just wow! I love the boat, and really appreciate the why of it, and the how, and your generosity is taking the time to share.
    Brian

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Gib, she's a fine craft and you have done so well building her. its a massive achievement.
    now get back to those wolves quick smart...!

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Great looking boat. Great workmanship. Great times to be had with her. Steve

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    Congratulations on the roll-out, Gib. You must be so proud, and rightfully so, you've done a wonderful job. She's a lovely boat and you can look forward to many happy days aboard.

    Well Done!

    Jim

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    That is just fantastic. Bravo!

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    She is beautiful Gib. She will look after you too.. It'll be wonderful to be puttering along in the cold weather, snug in her wheel house. Tailor-made just for you.

    Congratulations!

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Congratulations! I've been following your thread from the beginning and it's nice to see it out of your shop!

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    looks awesome! beautiful work. I'm looking forward to seeing her in the water.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Hoo-ah!

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    Congratulations, Gib! Beautifully conceived and executed. You can rightfully be proud of what you have accomplised.
    Alex

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    And another thing. There have been a lot of views, and the replies are mostly from the same small group. I would love to know who else is following this, especially folks from the far corners of the planet. Any women? Any kids? Any foreign dictators or royalty or politicians in general? How about folks in jail (allowed internet access?)? Bounty hunters? Strippers? How about people who are bedridden or stuck in a wheel chair and just need the entertainment? Wildlife photographers? Soldiers? Cops? Soccer players? Astronauts? Russian peasants?

    Who are you? What do you do? Where do you live? What can I do for you?
    Goodmorning Gib, I just joined the forum here a week or so ago and yours is the first full length build thread I have read through so far. I love it, your workmanship, your commentary and your wolves all make for a great bit of modern(classic? how is that properly labeled?) art and literature

    I am an aircraft mechanic in a remote Alaska village off of the road system, only way in or out is by plane. I started building a canoe with my son a few years ago, then built a 17ft skiff, now we are building outriggers and a sail rig for the canoe as well as building a 3 place all aluminum airplane from scratch. He is 11 now and while there is no hope for me, I can dream that he will be as talented as you by the time he reaches your age.

    I can't wait to see your boat in the water. Your comments about work boat finish always made me chuckle as you have obviously built a work of beauty.
    Keep it up!




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    Words really fail, Gib. (And I mostly have no shortage of them!)

    Such fine work, on such a sweet set of lines you'd drawn yourself. Now we just need her set to purpose.

    Bravo.
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    Wonderful. She looks the image of a seaworthy craft.
    -Dave

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    Yo Gib, Paul here, Kenneee's friend from down California way. Congrats on an awesome boat. What is it about SSI that it has so much talent tucked into the woods? Bon Voyage on all your adventures.

    p

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Clearly a blanket thank you is due for all of the positivity, the same sort of feedback that has helped me along at some points along the way. Youse buggers is terrific!

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    Quote Originally Posted by narfiwillem View Post
    Goodmorning Gib, I just joined the forum here a week or so ago and yours is the first full length build thread I have read through so far. I love it, your workmanship, your commentary and your wolves all make for a great bit of modern(classic? how is that properly labeled?) art and literature

    I am an aircraft mechanic in a remote Alaska village off of the road system, only way in or out is by plane. I started building a canoe with my son a few years ago, then built a 17ft skiff, now we are building outriggers and a sail rig for the canoe as well as building a 3 place all aluminum airplane from scratch. He is 11 now and while there is no hope for me, I can dream that he will be as talented as you by the time he reaches your age.

    I can't wait to see your boat in the water. Your comments about work boat finish always made me chuckle as you have obviously built a work of beauty.
    Keep it up!



    Willem(?),

    Thank you for the response. This forum is just packed full of the most interesting, talented and unusual people. I love it.

    Welcome to the forum, I think you'll fit right in

    Not seeing any seaweed or shells on the beach I take it that you're on a lake in the interior somewhere, yes?

    Some of those tracks around your tent were clearly left by a wolf. You were investigated while you slept! I bet he peed on your cooler.

    Your son is lucky to grow up in such an environment.

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    Last edited by Gib Etheridge; 05-18-2021 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    Willem(?),


    Not seeing any seaweed or shells on the beach I take it that you're on a lake in the interior somewhere, yes?
    Correct and on the www I go by Narfi, can stay somewhat private that way in theory I guess.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    Some of those tracks around your tent were clearly left by a wolf. You were investigated while you slept! I bet he peed on your cooler.

    Your son is lucky to grow up in such an environment.

    Nikon Summer 2017 192.jpg
    Well we did see tracks..... but from something a bit larger,



    That beach was kind of short but we kept our cooler and eating area as far from the tent as we could and brought along our wolfs descendent who is pretty much a wuss(and a little short on genetics) but hopefully makes enough noise to keep the larger predators at a distance.



    Will you be launching your boat soon and getting back to see your wolves?

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Inspired and inspiring. What a great build and a beautiful, comfortable home sort-of-away from home.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Did it get in the water yet?
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Has anyone heard anything from our favorite large dory builder? Hopefully he's out enjoying the boat.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Yes! We want more!

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Finastkind.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    I'm hoping that the silence is due to lack of connectivity on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the preferred company of wolves, bears, eagles and otters, few of whom ever grumble in the Bilge

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    I'm hoping that the silence is due to lack of connectivity on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the preferred company of wolves, bears, eagles and otters, few of whom ever grumble in the Bilge
    We have not heard from Gib for a long while?
    Hope all is well??

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    I too, look for an update from Gib.

    I hope you're o.k. Gib and have been enjoying using your boat as you'd hoped !!!

    Regards,
    Alan

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Nice to see this thread pop up--assuming Gib is well, as I hope he is.

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    Default Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    I'm hoping he's anchored up in some quiet little bay somewhere up on the BC coast, enjoying his new boat, and the serenity.

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