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Bob Abell19/01/2008 13:19:00
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Hello Ken...........Just had a look at all your pictures.......very interesting........are we up to date with the project now?
Manxman19/01/2008 18:13:00
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133 photos

Hi Bob,

In short - No - Only working on her at the weekends at the moments, hate the winter nights.  My work room is a shed, a nice shed, but a cold one. By the time I get home from work the heater needs to be on for an hour to get up to working temperature, I work out doors and like to be warm at home ! - with these dark nights its not worth the trouble.

Wheelhouse is now complete and the ariel bridge fitted on top. Lights checked, and have just completed (today) soldering up the railings for the deckhouse. It will take a full day to clean them up now before painting.

But Hey, there's no rush.  Val has started stripping the kitchen, so looks like I'll be doing a spot more of decorating 

Had a quick look through the gallery, and GEs really coming along nicely now

Cheers - Ken

Len Ochiltree19/01/2008 18:29:00
525 forum posts
64 photos

Hi Ken,

I have just looked at your build, (the boat that is) lovely job young man.


Antonie Rossouw25/01/2008 07:40:00
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2 photos

Hi Ken,

I always wonder what you guys do in your cold winter months...A Real work of art. I am starting on my second boat(!) Still in the cardboard cutting stage. After I saw this, WOW, Respect,Respect.....I bow Respect....the detail is a real inspiration .I am a abolute nutter for tug and work boats.

I can not wait to see the finished project!

Warm greeting from South Africa


Manxman25/01/2008 15:01:00
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Hi Antonie,

I'm waiting to see the finished product as well ! - dragging on now

Busy making all the rails at the moment - flat brass etched ones - making them is quite easy, its the cleaning of all those solder joints that take the time.

Cheers - Ken

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