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  • BruceHallman
    I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here might share. And, I am curious to hear your feedback. As many of you know, I spent a
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 23, 2013
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      I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here
      might share. And, I am curious to hear your feedback.

      As many of you know, I spent a couple years (mostly enjoyment)
      building a Bolger Topaz Spyder. I got it 98% complete, never
      launched. The biggest piece of work remaining, really the only
      significant piece of unfinished work is the electrical work which is
      primarily the installation of the console gauges of the Honda 90
      outboard.

      http://www.hallman.org/TopazSpyder/

      Anyway, I got laid off during the 2009 recession for a few months. I
      got hired back and my life is now great, but a zillion other projects
      are lined up and truth be told my Spyder is languishing sitting on
      some pavement in a nearby boatyard.

      I would love to finish her and see her in action, but then again, I
      have tons of other things to do with my time.

      The boat yard called yesterday and said they want use that space for
      other things and starting October 1st, I need to find another boat
      yard.

      So, I am torn, move her to another boat yard, or sell her.

      What are your thoughts about this dilemma?
    • Christopher C. Wetherill
      Bruce, I feel your pain. I have a Payson s Pirogue I started 2 years ago that is sitting in storage because I haven t had the time to coat it. For me it would
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 23, 2013
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        Bruce,

        I feel your pain.  I have a Payson's Pirogue I started 2 years ago that is sitting in storage because I haven't had the time to coat it.

        For me it would come down to the question:  "If I do not have the time to finish the project, will I have time to enjoy and maintain her after she's finished?"  If that answer is no, then I would sell her.

        V/R
        Chris


        On 8/23/2013 1:24 PM, BruceHallman wrote:
        I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here
        might share.  And, I am curious to hear your feedback.
        
        As many of you know, I spent a couple years (mostly enjoyment)
        building a Bolger Topaz Spyder.  I got it 98% complete, never
        launched.  The biggest piece of work remaining, really the only
        significant piece of unfinished work is the electrical work which is
        primarily the installation of the console gauges of the Honda 90
        outboard.
        
        http://www.hallman.org/TopazSpyder/
        
        Anyway, I got laid off during the 2009 recession for a few months.  I
        got hired back and my life is now great, but a zillion other projects
        are lined up and truth be told my Spyder is languishing sitting on
        some pavement in a nearby boatyard.
        
        I would love to finish her and see her in action, but then again, I
        have tons of other things to do with my time.
        
        The boat yard called yesterday and said they want use that space for
        other things and starting October 1st, I need to find another boat
        yard.
        
        So, I am torn, move her to another boat yard, or sell her.
        
        What are your thoughts about this dilemma?
        
        
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      • Harry James
        Bruce What book was the Topaz in? HJ
        Message 3 of 5 , Aug 23, 2013
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          Bruce

          What book was the Topaz in?

          HJ
          On 8/23/2013 9:24 AM, BruceHallman wrote:
          > I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here
          > might share. And, I am curious to hear your feedback.
          >
          > As many of you know, I spent a couple years (mostly enjoyment)
          > building a Bolger Topaz Spyder. I got it 98% complete, never
          > launched. The biggest piece of work remaining, really the only
          > significant piece of unfinished work is the electrical work which is
          > primarily the installation of the console gauges of the Honda 90
          > outboard.
          >
          > http://www.hallman.org/TopazSpyder/
          >
          > Anyway, I got laid off during the 2009 recession for a few months. I
          > got hired back and my life is now great, but a zillion other projects
          > are lined up and truth be told my Spyder is languishing sitting on
          > some pavement in a nearby boatyard.
          >
          > I would love to finish her and see her in action, but then again, I
          > have tons of other things to do with my time.
          >
          > The boat yard called yesterday and said they want use that space for
          > other things and starting October 1st, I need to find another boat
          > yard.
          >
          > So, I am torn, move her to another boat yard, or sell her.
          >
          > What are your thoughts about this dilemma?
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
          >
          > 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
          >
          >
          >
          >
        • BruceHallman
          Not a book, MAIB V19N04.
          Message 4 of 5 , Aug 23, 2013
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            Not a book, MAIB V19N04.


            On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
             

            Bruce

            What book was the Topaz in?

            HJ


            On 8/23/2013 9:24 AM, BruceHallman wrote:
            > I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here
            > might share. And, I am curious to hear your feedback.
            >
            > As many of you know, I spent a couple years (mostly enjoyment)
            > building a Bolger Topaz Spyder. I got it 98% complete, never
            > launched. The biggest piece of work remaining, really the only
            > significant piece of unfinished work is the electrical work which is
            > primarily the installation of the console gauges of the Honda 90
            > outboard.
            >
            > http://www.hallman.org/TopazSpyder/
            >
            > Anyway, I got laid off during the 2009 recession for a few months. I
            > got hired back and my life is now great, but a zillion other projects
            > are lined up and truth be told my Spyder is languishing sitting on
            > some pavement in a nearby boatyard.
            >
            > I would love to finish her and see her in action, but then again, I
            > have tons of other things to do with my time.
            >
            > The boat yard called yesterday and said they want use that space for
            > other things and starting October 1st, I need to find another boat
            > yard.
            >
            > So, I am torn, move her to another boat yard, or sell her.
            >
            > What are your thoughts about this dilemma?
            >
            >
            > ------------------------------------
            >
            > 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
            >
            >
            >
            >


          • Tom
            Bruce, You re in PDX right? i might have space for you in the yard I just bought near Gresham, at least for a year or so. Tom Sent from my iPhone
            Message 5 of 5 , Aug 23, 2013
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              Bruce,

              You're in PDX right?  i might have space for you in the yard I just bought near Gresham, at least for a year or so.

              Tom

              Sent from my iPhone

              On Aug 23, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:

               

              Bruce

              What book was the Topaz in?

              HJ
              On 8/23/2013 9:24 AM, BruceHallman wrote:
              > I have an interesting predicament, which other boat nuts around here
              > might share. And, I am curious to hear your feedback.
              >
              > As many of you know, I spent a couple years (mostly enjoyment)
              > building a Bolger Topaz Spyder. I got it 98% complete, never
              > launched. The biggest piece of work remaining, really the only
              > significant piece of unfinished work is the electrical work which is
              > primarily the installation of the console gauges of the Honda 90
              > outboard.
              >
              > http://www.hallman.org/TopazSpyder/
              >
              > Anyway, I got laid off during the 2009 recession for a few months. I
              > got hired back and my life is now great, but a zillion other projects
              > are lined up and truth be told my Spyder is languishing sitting on
              > some pavement in a nearby boatyard.
              >
              > I would love to finish her and see her in action, but then again, I
              > have tons of other things to do with my time.
              >
              > The boat yard called yesterday and said they want use that space for
              > other things and starting October 1st, I need to find another boat
              > yard.
              >
              > So, I am torn, move her to another boat yard, or sell her.
              >
              > What are your thoughts about this dilemma?
              >
              >
              > ------------------------------------
              >
              > 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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