Re: PCB's Reputation
- --- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@h...> wrote:
> --- "Nels" <arvent@h...> wrote:Yes I can see where an old boat can become a liability, sorta of like
> Fair enough. Though around here,
> plenty of people just get tired
> of their 'old boat' and want to
> dump it. Poke around the marinas,
> ask the harbor master which boats
> are not paying rent on their storage.
> A friend of mine even got one for
> free this way.
old cars and people;-)
Unfortunately my contact is looking for one he can trailer which also
narrows down the choices. Full keeled boats like the one mentioned
can rapidly become more work and expense than they are worth, in
these days of ever increasing moorage and marina fees. So by the
third winter or so of paying these fees and not having used the boat
much, I can see an owner wondering if it is worth the hassle.
I expect even less than 25% of all wood-working plans are ever
utilized - probably more like 5%. But they are a cheap form of
intertainment for the creative spirit - if not the practical mind.
"There has always been great satisfaction - a justified feeling of
accomplishment - related to making things with one's own hands. In
this age of specialization I believe boatbuilding can offer even more
satisfaction, as well as relaxation and a challenge to individual
ability and ingenuity. Few things involve the many skills required in
building a boat, each essential for its successful completion.
Possibly nothing else is as rewarding. Further, nicely fashioned,
well-built boats are growing more and more expensive. To build your
own may well be a practical solution, as well as more rewarding.
Surely the joys of being afloat are manifold, and those experienced
aboard a boat you have built with your own hands are
immeasurable." . . . John Atkin
- --- "antec007" <pateson@c...> wrote:
> [slot top cover could be a]A good idea, until the rainy day
> ...pram type boat that would be
> a water tight cover and
> also serve as a dinghy.
when you want to *use* the dinghy.
I suppose you could drape a tarp
over the slot on those rainy days.