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    Default All For A Horse - The Movie

    One of the most interesting profiles published in the early days of WoodenBoat was about the couple who build a steamed ash catamaran in the UK, in order to voyage to Oregon to purchase horses. I would suspect this may have come up already, but here is a short, one hopes some day will be longer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBlJ4EM6RA

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    Interesting. That sent me on a Google search to see what they had been up to after the scope of the WB article. I had often wondered, years ago, how things would turn out for them. Seems like they have had a life of adventure.

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    Speechless, I read about this years ago in an Amateur Yacht Research Society news letter but amazing as film. Very big thanks

    love the wing sail and it must be they only boat ever to use a cart wheeel as a jig.

    http://octopusgardenoasis.com/garden...e/about-taulua
    Last edited by tink; 03-04-2018 at 03:23 PM.

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    Wonderful.

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    That was the tar and paper cat wasn't it ? I remember the WB story. I'll watch the video now .
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    Brilliant! A wonderful bit of innovation and I think it owed a debt to James Wharram too.
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    I remember the story in WB very well. Nice to know the did cross the Atlantic

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    WOW! As an Oregonian I'd love to see if they made it here. I hadn't seen the WB article, but I'd certainly like to see the final film.

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    Serious hippies, bless 'em. Home made clothes, yurty dwellings. 8 years to get going. I can think of more economical ways to reach an overseas horse market, but a dream's a dream. Nice.

    They ended up with a hostel in Mexico.

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    I hear the movie is now ready for purchase, though the website at issue has this up on Youtube. I seems as though it could be the whole movie, so maybe they decided it was better not distributed "conventionally".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-i5...kOfbod&index=3

    Certainly some great video of high order woodworking; Relentless work and spirit.

    Sad to report that Walland passed away in 2022. He had earlier suffered a fall and broke his neck, and had many subsequent medical challenges.

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    I remember reading the original article.
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Aruna with the red felt trousers... the stuff of hippie dreams. It's been posted above but here's the link for part one again...



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    Default Re: All For A Horse - The Movie

    Very interesting

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