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My god months pass!

I have been doing everything. Including boat work. Just letting you know, I’m alive and happy, the boat is looking fair and is progressing. My career as a blogger and social media magnate has waned at the expense of some … Continue reading

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Lead faeries and filler

Forgive me friends for the pace of the posts. Better something than nothing I say! It has been a slow six months of building, but satisfying. I decided to fair the hell out of the hull, the bottom is the bottom … Continue reading

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New Sharpie hits the water

I was very lucky to be at the launching of Adrian Galindo’s Electra on the 26th of January. Adrian began building Electra after I did, and is now in the water, which is a bit of a tug at my … Continue reading

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Laser beam vs desk chair

That is a ‘link bait’ title, because I never got a chance to test the chair, but Ayliffe assures me it is the way to go. So I need to mark the “waterline”, a key and mostly critical line on … Continue reading

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Happy almost new year!

What an amazing few months of non-boatbuilding activity! Im not being facetious, they have been amazing. Kate and I reworked the face and many systems within our family business (www.atkins.com.au), and it has taken every ounce of our energy and … Continue reading

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Bottom topped.

Is work/life balance a thing to chase? Is just the energy spent chasing it, or feeling like you should be doing something wrong, destructive? I am starting to think you can burn yourself out just worrying about the balance. If … Continue reading

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It’s not fair!

If you have young children you’ll recognise the other meaning of this exclamation. Actually it’s not an exclamation here, I did expect to have to fair this hull, but I didn’t expect to have to do it so soon… I … Continue reading

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