Overwhelming Days

6 Responses

  1. Elizabeth and Gary Ertel says:

    Congrats to both you and Gail on a job well done! Sounds like exciting times ahead. Enjoy this wonderful adventure that lies ahead for the two of you.

    Beth and Gary Parry Sound Ontario Canada

  2. Bjoern says:


    I did some experimenting on the best way to crane/lift my Tiki, what works best is connecting the crane hook with the 4 steel crane ropes and 4 special crane straps directly to the outer ends of the rear and middle beam ends, the straps go under the beam outside the lashing but inside the beam cleats. You need to make sure that the straps are secure locked in place under the beam when load is exerted. You may have to take the deck pod roof off, I assume it will interfere with the straps to the crane hook.

    Good luck, if you need some more advice just drop me an email.

  3. Hardy says:

    Hi Gail and Neil,
    really great that you made it! And in theese days you will do the final step into the water. I watched your story for many years and wish you good luck and happiness for your future. You are the one in a million, who really made their dreams come true und finished the marathon to reach your goal! You give hope to people like me, watching your blog, and you have shown that it is possible to completely change your lives. What an impressive Story!
    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in your writings and your pictures. Good luck for the next steps on Gleda.

  4. Spencer says:

    Keeping the good will flowing to you and Gail. I’m sure you are completely overwhelmed with emotions right now. Hell, I am, and I’ve merely been along for the ride for a few months. You have perservered so far, and these final steps will go off as well, due solely to your dedication and committment. Can’t wait to see her floating and tied up at the dock, but take your time and do it right. No need to rush things–just get the final result you want, on your own terms ans in your own time. Best wishes

  5. Thomas says:

    Wow Neil! Totally amazing. Your focus and perseverance are outstanding. Keep at it and one morning you’ll find yourself half way around the world coming up out of a hatch thinking to yourself; “How did I get here”! That’s when a smile will break out on your face and you’ll think to yourself – “oh right! I built a boat in a barn and sailed away.”

  6. Ken says:

    One day you will be able to look back at all and realise it was all part of the process (however stressfull it seems now). You will treasure the memories.


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