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Offline Don from Peconic Bay

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
Tim,
Merry Christmas , congratulation and best  of luck in your new home! Your video was an inspiration for this old Compac 16 owner ( old owner, old boat). 
As for the house, my advice is plan, plan some more, double check your plans then go at it. You obviously have the skills you need and if I can judge by your yacht restoration your home will come out to be a great place to raise a family and store your future Compacs.
All my best for a great New Year!
Believe me... there is nothing ... half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Offline Gerry

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2017, 10:03:14 AM »
What an inspiration.  From what looked like a chainsaw job to a "new" boat.  Thanks for posting the video.
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Offline Tim

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2017, 01:50:18 PM »
Don,

Thanks for the advice! Planning and re-planning is keeping me awake at night...I love it. The house is a cool bungalow from 1900. She's got great bones (unlike all the boat projects I have ever done) and craftsmen detailing that you hardily see anymore... and will never see in my price range ;)

I'm really excited to get in there and start working. Also, thanks for the vote of confidence. Luckily my father is a retired carpenter and a true Yankee engineer, so I am happy to have him by my side and excited to join forces in our, most likely, last big project we'll pull off together.

As for the future boat projects: haha they are going to have to wait...according to my wife. But when I'm not thinking about this house I'm trying to imagine what my first boat project should be with my daughter. Or I should say second; "we" built a skiff together for her 2 month birthday.

BUT, when I do need an immediate boat project fix I walk down the street and give these guys a hand:
http://www.acorntoarabella.com/project/
It's a kid that I went to high school with who is really going for it.


Gerry, thanks. I'm glad people have been enjoying the movie. I am only sorry that the quality is sub par. I'll do a better job next time.

Tim

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 10:06:42 AM »
Wow!  Incredibly inspiring.  Thank you for sharing the fruits of your hard labor.  That's a perfect boat for a small family.
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Offline brackish

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 11:06:10 AM »
Tim, I missed this first time through, but what a fabulous restoration and no apologies necessary for the video, very complete, descriptive and enjoyable.

In your case I think the video will sell the boat.  When folks buy an older boat they are always looking for and wary of the "hidden flaws".  In the case of your 16 there is nothing hidden, you exposed everything and have evidence of addressing all potential issues.  All the best to you with your "new" project certainly one worthy of priority status.

Offline Yamaha33410

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Re: My (very) Amateur Documentary and Who Wants to Buy a BOAT!?!
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 09:56:50 AM »
Hey tim, great video I've watched a few times now. What kind of anchor bracket/roller setup do you have on your 16? Any pointers for installation or after thoughts on the setup after using it?
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