I am not a writer, never been, never will. Imagine now doing it in a second language… It give you a idea!
What i am doing, well this is the question. Communicating with the new fashionable mean of talking.
Took millions of year to develop a form of spoken language, to make it disappear by the mean of something abstract that people call Internet. My own mother don’t even talk to me she prefer Messenger, I’ve had meeting in jobs via computer where most of the people was less then 20 foot away.
All that to say we all need to learn that new trade of writing. Being not a writer I do not know what to say much on this website anymore, there is no really adventure and I am such into deep technical thinking of wooden boat that it would bored the most polite person if you let me go.
The days are long the progress are slow, a simple sentence of “Broke a plank” doesn’t really explain the feeling and the days spent working on it before. The long 7 days a week work trying to see the end of it, being so deep into a project that you can’t put your mind elsewhere cannot be resume by a picture.
There is always enough progress to keep the hope, but never enough to see the end. Boat building is a long commitment and I understand the sentence of Paul Gartside saying: “Each boat I’ve build for others have taken a chunk of my life”.
Do we regret it? No.
Do we would do it again if we had the choice? We would seriously put more time thinking about it…
The skills learned is not even comparable but does learning a old trade that disappeared by the evolution will worth it in my life, this we gonna see.
Wooden boat are great, strong and low maintenance if properly build. But there is no way you can build a wooden boat as fast as a Fiberglass one, so there is no way they can compete with it and came back in strength.
We shall see…but if I do not update often it’s simply as I do not know where to start.
Take care all.