Category Archives: Friends

Some history #1

While I get my thoughts together to tell of the past six months, I dug up a couple of articles that mean a lot to me. Please take time to read them both, they appeared in the Australian Amateur Boat … Continue reading

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The Terry Thomas Sign

What I did not need is another excuse for slowing/stopping progress, but I’ve found a ripper. A fall while off-trail bushwalking in October 2017 apparently tore a ligament allowing bones to rearrange themselves in my left (dominant) wrist. The condition … Continue reading

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Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival 2017

Here are some photos from the 2017 Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival.

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A friend wins the Rough and Ready

At the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival, Rough and Ready Race 2017, my new found boat friend, Paul Cleaver, won with his brilliant design and build. The side wheeler punt, Punty McPuntface swept around the buoy, elbowing out all comers (including loud Americans), to … Continue reading

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“Kids slow down build” – fact or fiction?`

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A gift arrives

I have this friend whom I have known from kindy, Michael Jansen is his name. he lives in the next state over (8 hours drive) but we have this relationship that does not account for the distance. We may have … Continue reading

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And we have a canoe…

After a weekend, much lovely food, a desperately moving funeral, surprising cheer, heartfelt warm friendship, a bit of sawing, planing, gluing and ‘stitching’ and assembly…we have a canoe like collection of wood. Huzzah!

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Part canoe.

Not bad for 2.5 days and one mistake!

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The error

This is the 2mm almost sunk us.

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Buggered a butt.

We made a mistake and did a crocked join, so we have to de-butt the boat.

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