You Might Be Building A Tiki 38 On Your Own If ………..
Over on the Wharram Builders and Friends forum Mike Haromy has started a brilliant thread with the title ‘You Might Be Building A Tiki 46 On Your Own If ………
It goes as follows:
- You never, ever, ever, look more than one page ahead in the construction booklet.
- Paint doesn’t look so much like a beautiful finish, but more of a sunblock.
- You’ve been building so long that your original 10 foot job(how far away you have to stand for the finish to look good) is still a 10 foot job, as your eyes have aged.
- Good enough is WAY too good.
- You walk around mumbling, “ I should have built the 38!!”
- You’ve already had to do some maintenance due to the age of the boat.
- The boat is on it’s 5th Name.
- You look at all the boats you’ve passed on that cost less than the build.
- You started and finished at least 3 meaningful relationships.
- You don’t even try to talk your current girlfriend into the sailing life because odds are, it won’t be with her.
- You have moved it at least twice WITHOUT launching.
- You regret building a temporary tent.
- You regret telling ANYONE about your boat build.(they are starting to feel sorry for me)
- You have passed at least 3 completion deadlines.
- You start to take better care of yourself so you can still sail at 70.
- You change the decor plans from posh to camp.
- You’ve lost things you bought for the boat, somewhere.
- Things you’ve bought are out of date….Cd players, Vhs TV, etc.
- Your significant other is sick of hearing, “ I GOTTA GO WORK ON THE BOAT”
- You bought another boat to sail in the mean time, so you dont’ forget how to sail.
- You drive an old car, rent your house, have no savings, and are looking at income-while-sailing opportunities.
- Your relatives are nudging you on, hoping to still be alive for a sail.
Totally true with the following modification for a TIKI 38 builder:
5. You walk around mumbling ” I should have built the 26!
I encourage you to head over to THE THREAD and check out some of the hilarious additions to his list
Thanks Mike, great job!