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Thread: Ariel #414

  1. #106
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    Well, Spring is here - believe it or not. The state of things with A414: I've mulled it over all winter long, and this was the question that really sealed the deal. How would I like to spend my time this Summer - doing this or doing this?

    One summer languishing in the side yard is enough. In short, I've contracted Tim Lackey to finish up the recore. In one month's time, the boat will be headed up to his shop and his capable hands. Approximately a month after that, Ariel 414 will hit the water again with new decks and a new name. I psyched.

    Simply put, I'm too slow and life is too short.

    PS. Incidentally, the decks seen on that boat sailing in the picture above are also a beneficiary of Mr. Lackey's expertise, as well as some long hours put in by the owner, Nathan Sanborn.
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    hope the snow melts soon up there. with a short trip to Mr. Tim's, you'll probably still beat Periwinkle to the water. there are lot of boats between her and the travel-lift...

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    Good move Mike.

    Get 'er done

    Is he going to spray the deck too? Zip, zip

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    I'm afraid we'll have to see how smoothly the recore goes first...
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    April 5, 2007

    Why people move South...
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    ahhhh.....but you wouldn't fully appreciate nice days as much ;-)

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    True, true. I guess the REALLY smart ones just cruise down South during the Winter months.
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    South? s o u t h ? ....'go west young man'
    where your picture (now on my corkboard in the kitchen!)

    - instead of whatever that white substance is you have there -
    in sunny California right now
    could be apple, pear, and wisteria petals wafting down in perfumed zephyrs and balmy billows.

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    April 14

    It wouldn't take much convincing these days! Another storm due on Sunday. However, there's still some hope...
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    Getting her prepped for the trip to Tim L's later this week...
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    Mike

    glad to see the snow is gone. you've been busy. it looks like you've removed to ports and hardware from the cabintop.

    cheers,
    bill

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    I've removed just about everything that can be removed except the companionway, cockpit hatch, and all the silicone that was used to bed the deadlights and rub rail.

    The progress of the project can be followed on Tim's website: Sea Glass Project
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    The progress of the project can be followed on Tim's website: Sea Glass Project
    Looks a bit like false advertising Nothing is happening on that site . .

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    Oh, that's only because it's nowhere near him! Give it a couple of days.

    He's working on his own boat while he's waiting for mine to arrive. I don't think the guy sits still for very long...

    Here's his "current" projects: Current Projects
    Last edited by mbd; 04-23-2007 at 01:31 PM.
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    Mike

    is today "moving day" for Sea Glass (aka. the "flying squirrel")?

    good luck, hope the move is uneventful.

    Bill

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