1009Hrs – Off Plan

6 Responses

  1. david says:

    one door closes to allow sppace for another to open keep on david

  2. Windy says:

    "We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. "
    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

    "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
    ~ Confucius


  3. Nonthawat says:

    I had a suspicion you were moving in that direction – Fortune favours the brave!

    Just a thought Neil. It happens in all walks of life… Have you thought of seeking sponsorship? In one small way you could add a link to your website for your readers to make donations, either one-off or regular. I have seen this in other endeavours. Why not someone building their own boat?

  4. Jacques says:

    When embarqued in such a project it is tough to keep a "cubicle" work. I know, I went through that: time is essential and these people (employers) have a bad habit to steal your time. Basically they do not tolerate you having projects beside their business. Ultimate solution: build yourself a living cell in the barn and live on a dime, totally dedicated to your project until done. I know, it’s a little bit extreme, but I have thought about it for myself.

    Meanwhile, I received my masts from Martin today. Great. They are 10.06 m long and are totally conform to specs. One is damaged at one tip, 15 cm will have to be cut, but no big deal, this will be the foremast which will emphasize the schooner look.



  5. CC O'Hanlon says:

    Neal, I did the same as you five years ago to the day. It was like stepping off a cliff at first – and the hit to my pocket really hurt after about a year but I have never once regretted it or looked back. Moreover, I didn’t then have such an inspiring, fulfilling project with which to fill my days. At this stage of your life, it’s a great way to ensure you are actually LIVING not grinding out the balance of your days – no matter how big the pay packet. I’m happy and excited for you – and hell, as fearful as it might be for you in a month or so, it’ll be nothing compared to your first good blow in the new boat :-)LOLOL!

  6. Martin says:


    I have been completely offline for a few days but now I found a computer with Internet access. I fully agree with the other comments and all I could add is simply that sometimes, a man has got to do what a man has got to do!

    Regardless of the short-term outcome (I am sure it will work out just fine in the long term), I am wishing you fair winds and following seas.


    I am trying to reach Jacques regarding his mast that was slightly damaged. I am very unhappy with the shipping company right now. Please let me know the state of yours when they arrive. I still don’t have the exact date they should arrive because I haven’t received the info from the shipping company. They should have left the port last Monday and should arrive on the 28th.


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