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You Might Be Building A Tiki 46 On Your Own if.........

  1. You never, ever, ever, look more than one page ahead in the construction booklet.

  2. Paint doesn't look so much like a beautiful finish, but more of a sunblock.

  3. 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.

  4. Good enough is   WAY too good.

  5. You walk around mumbling, “ i should have built the 38!!”

  6. You've already had to do some maintenance due to the age of the boat.

  7. The boat is on it's 5th Name.

  8. You look at all the boats you've passed on that cost less than the build.

  9. You started and finished at least 3 meaningful relationships.

  10. You don't even try to talk your current girlfriend into the sailing life because odds are, it won't be with her.

  11. You have moved it at least twice WITHOUT launching.

  12. You regret building a temporary tent.

  13. You regret telling ANYONE about your boat build.(they are starting to feel sorry for me)

  14. You have passed at least 3 completion deadlines.

  15. You start to take better care of yourself so you can still sail at 70.

  16. You change the decor plans from posh to camp.

  17.   You've lost things you bought for the boat, somewhere.

  18.   Things you've bought are out of date....Cd players, Vhs TV, etc.

  19.   Your significant other is sick of hearing, “ I GOTTA GO WORK ON THE BOAT”

  20. You bought another boat to sail in the mean time, so you dont' forget how to sail.

  21. You drive an old car, rent your house,  have no savings, and are looking at income-while-sailing opportunities.

  22. Your relatives are nudging you on, hoping to still be alive for a sail.



  25. please continue, even if it's not a 46 you are building.

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38.Growing dreadlocks seems like a good idea with all the crap in your hair.

Come on, guys and gals.  We have been sailing  Peace IV now for 10 years already!  It is hard, but it is possible and when it is done, it is a living glory to be doing 8 to 12 knots offshore with winds off the quarter and friends aboard.  Mix and work and then go sailing.  Love to all of you.  Ann and Nev

You realize, waking from a dream, you have learned valuable lessons.

You wake from a dream, "Journey to the Center of the Earth", and you realize those holes you drilled for the bilge pump may have been too far.

 Boatbuilding also builds character. And Lord knows there are some Characters out here.

SAME HERE!  it's the build blogs that really help.

mgtdOcean said:

Gee Hans, I thought the :) at the end showed that it was a joke..Guess it doesn't translate well:) But I do think at the end of a long day surfing Wharram and other builders sites are inspiring. So thanks to all building and sailing bloggers!!!!!!!

You started ruining clothes with epoxy, so you keep wearing the same epoxy workclothes.  You wear them all the time now, working on the boat.  You have so many that you actually throw some out.

andy solywoda said:

You started ruining clothes with epoxy, so you keep wearing the same epoxy workclothes.  You wear them all the time now, working on the boat.  You have so many that you actually throw some out.

heh,heh... well meaning folk think you are homeless and in need of new clothes show you the way to the nearest soup kitchen.

Dont complain : http://vimeo.com/38971749
No époxy , no electricity, no ply wood, but so many hands and joy !
Sorry, I say that but i even built nothing, ibought my supose easy and fast built coastal cruiser already done ...

So, i'm working on the boat yesterday, and someone comes up to me and asks, "How is the restoration going?" and, "When are you going to get her back in the water???"

i've got to launch this boat next summer!

"i've got to launch this boat next summer!"

You said that last summer....

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