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#1 Chrisc

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

My No.1 son sent me some photos of the bay he is anchored in at the BOI.
He took the photos from his own boat, a Warwick 44.
Also in the bay is my No.2 son in his Chico 36.
And a steel Hartley Silver Fin I built 30 years ago.
And an Elliott 9.1, No.2 son's former boat.
And Waller 36 cat that my No.1 son built.
They are waiting in the expectation that the Cav 39, the H28 and the Crewcut may also arrive..
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

There will be some serious reminiscing in that bay tonight... very cool!
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:33 PM

Nice!!!!
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

The only way to stop real boating obsession is called death.
Otherwise, for those truly afflicted, its incurable.
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There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:50 PM

Just about the best post ever . . 

 

Except where are the canal stories ?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:30 PM

 
Except where are the canal stories ?

Well I wish I had something to write about canal boating, but the boat is sitting in a marina in Nancy and I'm sitting here in Whangamata and one does not wish to appear ungrateful, but it's hard. So the time until we are reunited is crawling along and in the meantime I am trying to build little bits of stuff in IKEA style to take back to France in April - an exercise complicated by the fact that I don't have quite enough photos and not quite enough measurements for what I am trying to do. And concerning going back, at the moment we are quite happy with the thought of the boat alone and unattended, but we both know that come March a large amount of nervousness is going to creep in about the boat's condition and what we will find...
So in the meantime Joke has decided that we should resume sea kayaking after a 15 year hiatus as a way to enjoy the summer and that is bringing its own difficulties. I can't Eskimo roll the boat any more, a paddle float re-entry is probably reminiscent of Happy Teeth heaving itself onto the pier at Westhaven and a 10km paddle produces aches in places most doctors never even heard of.
Ageing is a bit of a buggar.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

My No.1 son sent me some photos of the bay he is anchored in at the BOI.
He took the photos from his own boat, a Warwick 44.
Also in the bay is my No.2 son in his Chico 36.
And a steel Hartley Silver Fin I built 30 years ago.
And an Elliott 9.1, No.2 son's former boat.
And Waller 36 cat that my No.1 son built.
They are waiting in the expectation that the Cav 39, the H28 and the Crewcut may also arrive..


Did he buy that W44 recently (and does it have green trim)? If so, I was anchored next to it (S side of Robertson island) and recognised the boat as a nice example I took close interest in buying last year. I didn’t obviously.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:54 PM

Yes to the trim. He bought her in Havelock. He has done a heap of work on her, and a heap more still to go. I'm expecting my 'report for work' when he gets home.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:45 PM

Yes that’s the boat - I remember it being for sale in S Island which was why I didn’t view it. Nice looking vessel. And they looked to be enjoying it!
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