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Discussion in 'North / South Carolina Flyway Forum' started by IrvingForbes, Jun 8, 2017.
Maybe wrong but I believe I saw that boat leaving wanchees yesterday round noon
I sure hope not this boat! I won't have a job Monday.
Oh good, here we go again, another great build. Super! I’d like the hull in a sky blue color and the topsides in a traditional buff color.
When we were kids my Dad bought a salvaged Old Town skiff that rolled in the inlet a few times. As kids we worked on that boat in the side yard all spring and halfway into summer. My friends would ride by on their stingray bikes to see if I could join them. Nope. I was chained to that boat with a scraper and a block of sand paper just about ever weekend. Dad told us to pretend we were in the Navy on chipping and scraping paint detail. Didn’t help. Eventually we were done except for painting. That my Dad did very carefully, his pride and joy. I remember him brushing on the Woolsay’s Like a surgeon, me looking over his shoulder. He remembered the yachts of the 1930’s when he was a kid who spent summers near the Atlantic Beach Inlet in Brooklyn NY. He chose a deep sky blue for the lapstreak hull and a traditional Buff color for the topsides, based on the old yachts. I started to hate that boat in the side yard, the prison ship, but then one day it was suddenly launch day. Later that day when we had that boat on plane and my arm over the side with my hand resisting the water and the salt spray in my face .....all that work and jail time spent away from my friends....faded away. They were on their bikes and I was on plane.
Another masterpiece is shaping up
This is how we make them so smooth.
Grandson had a great dove hunt.