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2611Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: UnlikelyBoatBuilder: Day 12 - Make Mistakes Slowly

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  • Bruce Martens
    Jan 14, 2010
    Hello John....  As for new wood, her transom, rub rails all seating and her floor boards are new.  All the rest is cleaned up, re-fastened & then re-finished.  I had to remove and re-bed her keel and both exterior chines.But all went back in place, happy to be getting some attention after all these years.  Like you said, wood IS the best material to restore.
    I had found the boat within the bushes and weeds at the Vallejo Yacht Club.  I was told  that her owner had DIED !!!! ten years ago...  ..  Carry on thru the fog.....    ~BRUCE~

    --- On Thu, 1/14/10, JohnA <jalmberg@...> wrote:

    From: JohnA <jalmberg@...>
    Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: UnlikelyBoatBuilder: Day 12 - Make Mistakes Slowly
    To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 6:10 AM


    > Hello John... My name is Bruce T. Martens. I am a San Francisco Bay
    > area Marine Surveyor. I have built several boats and rebuilt many (Make
    > that"...way to many..." older boats. Attached are two photos. Currently
    > I am rebuilding an old 43' 1926 work boat, now-live aboard. I recently
    > saw the John Atkin design NINIGRET 22 and fell in love. Soon I hope to
    > begin her construction. In doing my research, I came upon your 'blog'. I
    > just wanted to say how much I am enjoying following your progress.
    > No matter how long it takes to build your boat, the 'journey' should be as
    > rewarding as the final results. Enjoy every moment... ~BRUCE~ (707)
    > 297-1044

    Hi Bruce,

    Wow... those two pictures are the same boat? That's amazing. Is any of the wood in the second picture original to the first, or did you replace every stick?

    Ninigret is cool... but then, I like all the Atkin designs.

    I'm definitely enjoying the build. I'd rather not be under time pressure, but in some ways, it's convenient.. . Its too easy to let these projects drag out. Better to finish them and then start anouther, I think!


    -- John

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