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  • Peter Lenihan
    ... high ... Hi Jon, Indeed,it surely must be something else to experience the realization of such a grand project! I suspect both Jean and Gaby are still high
    Message 1 of 15 , Aug 1, 2006
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "adventures_in_astrophotography"
      <jon@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Peter,
      > WOW! I can't imagine the feeling on completing such a large and
      > obviously finely constructed vessel. I will toast Le Cabotin from
      high
      > in the Rockies tonight!
      >
      > Jon Kolb
      > www.kolbsadventures.com/boatbuilding_index.htm


      Hi Jon,

      Indeed,it surely must be something else to experience the
      realization of such a grand project! I suspect both Jean and Gaby
      are still high as kites with their new home afloat!

      I have great admiration for them both in their tenacity and
      rigorus focus on their dream. It is one thing to want to build a
      boat and an order of magnitude greater to actually put saw to
      wood,especially with such a substantial project. Things are further
      hightened when one reflects on the fact they originaly began with
      the basic AS-39"LOOSE MOOSE" plan,had cut and assembled all the
      bulkheads and assembled the bottom half of the hull only to take
      alot of it apart upon recieving the up-dated version from our
      Hero.If I recall correctly,PCB&F's,upon learning in more detail Jean
      and Gaby's intended intinerary, came up with the proposed changes to
      better enable the boat to realisticly handle its' mission. I am not
      all that certain I would have had the raw guts to take apart my boat
      halfway through the build and start over! Of coarse, seeing the
      results today demonstrates rather convincingly our Heros' visionary
      talents,not to mention his sincere concern for his clients
      safety/comfort, along with Jean and Gabys' faith in same.

      The one aspect that I most jealously envy however, is the
      durability of their partnership. One can only begin to imagine the
      fantastic strain this project subjected their relationship to
      through the manifold sacrifices and depravations called for with an
      amateur build of this scope.Yet,week after week,month after month
      for over 6 years they maintained a unified desire to realise this
      project through to the end.Not to suggest that this is in anyway
      exceptional but rather to illustrate what can sometimes be at risk
      in the relentless pursuit of ones dream. I know that two of my boat
      building efforts cost me two glorious relationships and much wasted
      time..........

      I'll be going out to check on their rigging progress this week
      (15 minutes away from the boatyard!) and to drown several pints.
      I'll be sure to pass along the many good wishes they have recieved
      from the group and will attempt to get them to post in their own
      words :-)


      Sincerely,

      Peter Lenihan, with nose to the grindstone and eager to launch my
      own dream machine,from along the shores of the St.Lawrence...........
    • sportofmtl@cfl.rr.com
      Where can I find pics of Le Cabotin? ... From: Peter Lenihan Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 3:37 am Subject: [bolger] Re: BIRTHING
      Message 2 of 15 , Aug 1, 2006
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        Where can I find pics of Le Cabotin?

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Peter Lenihan <peterlenihan@...>
        Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 3:37 am
        Subject: [bolger] Re: BIRTHING ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! AS-39 LE CABOTIN
        To: bolger@yahoogroups.com

        > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "adventures_in_astrophotography"
        > <jon@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > Hi Peter,
        > > WOW! I can't imagine the feeling on completing such a large and
        > > obviously finely constructed vessel. I will toast Le Cabotin
        > from
        > high
        > > in the Rockies tonight!
        > >
        > > Jon Kolb
        > > www.kolbsadventures.com/boatbuilding_index.htm
        >
        >
        > Hi Jon,
        >
        > Indeed,it surely must be something else to experience the
        > realization of such a grand project! I suspect both Jean and Gaby
        > are still high as kites with their new home afloat!
        >
        > I have great admiration for them both in their tenacity and
        > rigorus focus on their dream. It is one thing to want to build a
        > boat and an order of magnitude greater to actually put saw to
        > wood,especially with such a substantial project. Things are
        > further
        > hightened when one reflects on the fact they originaly began with
        > the basic AS-39"LOOSE MOOSE" plan,had cut and assembled all the
        > bulkheads and assembled the bottom half of the hull only to take
        > alot of it apart upon recieving the up-dated version from our
        > Hero.If I recall correctly,PCB&F's,upon learning in more detail
        > Jean
        > and Gaby's intended intinerary, came up with the proposed changes
        > to
        > better enable the boat to realisticly handle its' mission. I am
        > not
        > all that certain I would have had the raw guts to take apart my
        > boat
        > halfway through the build and start over! Of coarse, seeing the
        > results today demonstrates rather convincingly our Heros'
        > visionary
        > talents,not to mention his sincere concern for his clients
        > safety/comfort, along with Jean and Gabys' faith in same.
        >
        > The one aspect that I most jealously envy however, is the
        > durability of their partnership. One can only begin to imagine the
        > fantastic strain this project subjected their relationship to
        > through the manifold sacrifices and depravations called for with
        > an
        > amateur build of this scope.Yet,week after week,month after month
        > for over 6 years they maintained a unified desire to realise this
        > project through to the end.Not to suggest that this is in anyway
        > exceptional but rather to illustrate what can sometimes be at risk
        > in the relentless pursuit of ones dream. I know that two of my
        > boat
        > building efforts cost me two glorious relationships and much
        > wasted
        > time..........
        >
        > I'll be going out to check on their rigging progress this week
        > (15 minutes away from the boatyard!) and to drown several pints.
        > I'll be sure to pass along the many good wishes they have recieved
        > from the group and will attempt to get them to post in their own
        > words :-)
        >
        >
        > Sincerely,
        >
        > Peter Lenihan, with nose to the grindstone and eager to launch my
        > own dream machine,from along the shores of the St.Lawrence...........
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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      • Harry James
        If you haven t seen a project like this in progress then you it is hard to emphasize with the level of commitment required. Watching the Double Eagle Great
        Message 3 of 15 , Aug 1, 2006
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          If you haven't seen a project like this in progress then you it is hard
          to emphasize with the level of commitment required. Watching the Double
          Eagle "Great Sea come together was a revelation to me and definitely
          showed me the limits between dream and reality and what I might want to
          accomplish in the remainder of my years.

          HJ

          Peter Lenihan wrote:
          > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "adventures_in_astrophotography"
          > <jon@...> wrote:
          >
          >> Hi Peter,
          >> WOW! I can't imagine the feeling on completing such a large and
          >> obviously finely constructed vessel. I will toast Le Cabotin from
          >>
          > high
          >
          >> in the Rockies tonight!
          >>
          >> Jon Kolb
          >> www.kolbsadventures.com/boatbuilding_index.htm
          >>
          >
          >
          > Hi Jon,
          >
          > Indeed,it surely must be something else to experience the
          > realization of such a grand project! I suspect both Jean and Gaby
          > are still high as kites with their new home afloat!
          >
          > I have great admiration for them both in their tenacity and
          > rigorus focus on their dream. It is one thing to want to build a
          > boat and an order of magnitude greater to actually put saw to
          > wood,especially with such a substantial project. Things are further
          > hightened when one reflects on the fact they originaly began with
          > the basic AS-39"LOOSE MOOSE" plan,had cut and assembled all the
          > bulkheads and assembled the bottom half of the hull only to take
          > alot of it apart upon recieving the up-dated version from our
          > Hero.If I recall correctly,PCB&F's,upon learning in more detail Jean
          > and Gaby's intended intinerary, came up with the proposed changes to
          > better enable the boat to realisticly handle its' mission. I am not
          > all that certain I would have had the raw guts to take apart my boat
          > halfway through the build and start over! Of coarse, seeing the
          > results today demonstrates rather convincingly our Heros' visionary
          > talents,not to mention his sincere concern for his clients
          > safety/comfort, along with Jean and Gabys' faith in same.
          >
          > The one aspect that I most jealously envy however, is the
          > durability of their partnership. One can only begin to imagine the
          > fantastic strain this project subjected their relationship to
          > through the manifold sacrifices and depravations called for with an
          > amateur build of this scope.Yet,week after week,month after month
          > for over 6 years they maintained a unified desire to realise this
          > project through to the end.Not to suggest that this is in anyway
          > exceptional but rather to illustrate what can sometimes be at risk
          > in the relentless pursuit of ones dream. I know that two of my boat
          > building efforts cost me two glorious relationships and much wasted
          > time..........
          >
          > I'll be going out to check on their rigging progress this week
          > (15 minutes away from the boatyard!) and to drown several pints.
          > I'll be sure to pass along the many good wishes they have recieved
          > from the group and will attempt to get them to post in their own
          > words :-)
          >
          >
          > Sincerely,
          >
          > Peter Lenihan, with nose to the grindstone and eager to launch my
          > own dream machine,from along the shores of the St.Lawrence...........
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Bolger rules!!!
          > - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!! Please!
          > - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
          > - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
          > - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
          > - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
          > - Unsubscribe: bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
          > - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
          > Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
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