1247Hrs-Starboard Hull Chine Strips

7 Responses

  1. Nonthawat says:

    We’re all still with you Neil. You just have to shrug off the down days. They just happen. It makes the up days all the more sweeter. I remain positive that good will come your way.
    All the best mate.

  2. Andy says:

    Hi Neil;

    It is understandable that you will feel down and a little lost. However, you are a talented person and will soon secure employment, of that I have no doubt.So, if I have to read anything else about you considering selling or stopping the project I shall get on a plane from Indonesia to the UK, and come kick your ass all the way around the barn until you realize that you will weather this ‘blip’ and continue on building what is not only your dream, but also the dream of others.

    This may not be the most supportive message you will receive, but it is a message from the heart.

    Your little brother!

  3. Dave Vinni says:

    Hey Neil.

    Dont worry about the "down feelings", its all part of being truly alive. By thinking about the problems you face, solutions begin to come through.

    Having gone through this grief when the time comes to pack it all up and go sailing (as you will), there will be no "wrench".

    You will finish the boat – by hook or by crook, its in the nature of the beast!!


  4. boatsmith says:

    THe best you can do will be good enough. Keep on David

  5. Windy says:

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest! if you must; but don’t you quit.

    Success is failure turned inside out;
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit;
    It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.


  6. Surf6 says:

    I don’t get a feeling for how many people are watching this build but as you can see from the comments we’re here! I suspect many of are wishing we were not in the office, but working on our boat projects.

    I’m enjoying the posts – It stimulates my dream that one day my own project will eventually be finished.Please keep going.

  7. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Neil, It’s time to review this project to get it in perspective!

    Your Mission – One man’s mission to find a better life by building and sailing a Wharram Tiki 38 Doublecanoe / Catamaran

    Your first blog entry – It was during the summer of 2006 that I began to realise that I should stop fighting the feeling that a ‘normal’ way of life was not for me. Twice in my life I have been in a serious relationship and twice have I been left heartbroken and homeless. God knows I’ve tried to make a success of my life so far but when all is said and done I’ve failed. I’m not bitter, I’ve had some of my happiest times during these periods and of course I do have my beautiful daughter Nicole just about to start university but, 2006 could easily have gone down as the worst year of my life but the rain eased, the clouds started to lift and I suddenly saw a way forward, a way to survive, something to put meaning back into my life. If I have learnt anything from these experiences it is that looking back does no good, in the words of the great Steve Earle.

    " When you get to that horizon there’s always someplace else to be so don’t you stop to look behind you cus you’ve got some travellin still to do. Its all up to you ………"

    What the hell would giving up achieve?

    You have chosen a path, pretty much jumping in with both feet, so don’t fall off it now. If you are committed to it then carry on. Move into the barn, live off of oatmeal, rice & beans and get a night job. Hell wash dishes if you have to, to pay the bills but don’t go giving up. If you do you won’t like the felling you’ll experience when you get to the other side of that fence. Look at it this way. It seems to me that we are either ‘rich’ in time or money but rarely both. You have been time poor for the last couple of years but money ok now it’s the opposite. Yes I know it’s winter and believe me I know what grey wet and damp is all about but turn it all around in your head. Man – you’re really rich in what you need right now – TIME. Stop fretting about jobs & money and start building. Scrounge materials if you must – you know everything does not need to be perfect. An ok built beam can be replaced later with a better built one. Look at Beat & Beatrix’s T38 – their decks are old futon frames Beat picked up along the road side. And that T38 is one of the best! As you say crack on! You’ve been kicked out of the office! It’s time to get that chair weary body back into sailor’s shape by putting in the hours.
    Now crack on! -Thomas

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