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Well…its about time, right? Sorry I have not updated the blog in 6 months…but the truth is I did not do too much on the boat for about 4 months…

BUT…a little more activity in the last month…starting with the “Boat House” we put together over Thanksgiving week…

I had had the boat sitting out on the patio for a few months in the sun…which is not real good…and then with the rain I had put a tarp over it…unfortunately the boat will not fit in the one car garage with all my tools (my shop)...which is one of the reasons I was affraid to move forward—-with the boat in parts I could always slip the boat into the garage…which is what I did…put the boat up on its side and slid it back into the garage…

We searched for some carports and my wife found this one at Walmart for about half of the price of others (I think it was $280???)...Also the size is perfect…if not toooo big…sorry honey!!! its 26’x12’ so I thought it would give me 3 feet on all sides when built and I actually have tons of room inside…

OKAY—-I AM GOING TO ADD SOME BUILDING PICTS AS SOON AS THIS IS POSTED IN BLOG #10…stay tuned…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 1209 days ago

Nice present.

Gives you enough working room.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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jack1

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#2 posted 1209 days ago

Neat. Are you gonna carve a dragon head for that viking boat of yours… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1209 days ago

Nice, Matt

Happy Holidays

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Napaman

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#4 posted 1209 days ago

jamie…it is really nice…no heater though!!! (as I say this from buuurrrr CA…)

jack—-”viking boat” is what everyone says when they see the boat in person…hopefully when the deck is on it will change…but it certainly does look that way now…

thanks lee…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jack1

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#5 posted 1209 days ago

You need to get a Hagar the Horrible hat when you work on it…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Napaman

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#6 posted 1209 days ago

who is hagar the horroible…???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 1209 days ago

HAGAR WAS A VIKING CARTOON CHARACTER IN THE FUNNY PAPERS. IT WAS FUNNY TOO, KIND OF LIKE THOSE VIKING COMMERTIALS ON TV.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Shopsmithtom

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#8 posted 1209 days ago

Buuurrr??? Did you actually use that word in the same sentence with CA? Somehow I just can’t see “buuurrr” someplace where you can have a building with cloth walls.

Sorry, winter in WI makes my cranky.

Glad to see you’re back at it. Happy new year!

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Napaman

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#9 posted 1208 days ago

LOL Tom!!! I knew I would catch the ire of all my true BURRRRRR friends across this cold land…

I will tell you that it is 10 am and there is a lot of frost out on the roof across the street!! It is supposed to stay in the low 40’s all day!!! LOL…but sunny…

Actually, in the winter, on the clear sunny days—-those are the cold ones…rain expected tonight and through the next week…so it will warm up…

I think i can picture Hagar…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jack1

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#10 posted 1208 days ago

Hagar is still in print… If you don’t have a name for your boat…? ;0)
Happy new year all!!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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