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Blog entry by shipwright posted 05-30-2011 10:23 PM 992 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just posted a couple of short videos of “Friendship” under sail, taken from on board. They are posted to the original project post, my first at:

One was shot last summer and the other this past weekend on my way to a small boat rendezvous at Montague Harbour in the Canadian Gulf Islands, my front yard, so to speak. They are short, but if you’re a sailor they’ll make you smile.


Edit: June 2012
I have replaced the videos above with longer ones. If you’re not a sailor you may be bored.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 10:46 PM

:-) Awesome. I thought of you sitting there enjoying that with your hands on it, with “I MADE this” in the back of your mind.


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#2 posted 05-30-2011 11:19 PM

That’s true Barb, for the first season.
After that the actual thought is replaced by just a big smile and a warm sort of feeling.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 11:53 PM

cool that she is so easy to handle when the sails is set correct to the wind :-)

thank´s for sharing I enjoy´d them even though short they are :-)

take care

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 04:34 AM

I’m not a sailor but this made me smile. Maybe cause I like boats and fishing too. The “Friendship” is beautiful!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 05:41 AM

So cool….BUT TOOOOO SHORT…you need a helmet cam!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 06:16 AM

What a gorgeous dream boat! And you turned your dream boat into reality. I truly envy you, Paul.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 01:46 PM

Gorgeous. This is a boat I would like to be able to afford.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 10:31 PM

God, Paul. That look’s like soooo much fun. Many years ago I had three of four boatbuilding books and use to look at them all the time and dream about building a boat someday. I still have the books but no boat. I never did get around to building one. It’s just another one of those dreams that go by the wayside like so many dreams do. I makes me smile when I see people live their dreams. She’s a very beautiful boat and I can only imagine how you feel about her.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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