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  • Birthday 03/17/1963

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  1. Hi Keith Many thanks and welcome back after your Summer break. Yep, I hear what you’re saying about the pot plants, but some of the photos of the real boat shows that they’re there...so, I thought what the heck, let’s chuck some in😊. All the best for the rest of the week. Cheers Patrick
  2. Thanks Carl. You’re so right and thanks for understanding! I’ve also been feeling really guilty about not keeping up with everyone’s Build Logs; so much so that I kinda kept away from MSW. The guiltier I felt, the more I avoided (classic Catch 22). Boy, have I got a lot of catching up to do! Thanks Phil. I’m glad you like her! All the best. Patrick
  3. Thanks Brian. Yep...I get what you’re saying about the frothy water in the pool. I used clear silicon for it. I mistakenly thought the silicon would come out nice and level, but instead it didn’t ‘settle’ evenly; hence why it looks uneven. Oh well...we live and learn. Next time, no silicon! Cheers and thanks. Patrick
  4. Hi folks. ‘Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It’s been at least a couple of months since I last updated this Build Log, or visited anyone else’s Logs. I beg forgiveness!’ Anyhow...Geez, I don’t know how much more pressure Sapphire’s poor Construction Boss can put up with. After all, Sapphire’s impatient owner just keeps loading more and more unreasonable demands upon him. Is this a case of workplace bullying, or what? The boat’s not even half-finished and yet, the owner’s demanding that Sapphire be adorned with deck furniture and shrubbery to give it more ‘life’. So, under sufferance, here’s what the Construction Boss has come up with. Furniture, plants, plants and more plants! Oh, one more thing. The infinity pool at the stern has been filled with water (to test for leaks, of course!). There’s still bucket loads of work, to go, though.... I hope you like this long awaited update. Cheers Patrick
  5. Hi Michel Many thanks and welcome to my Build Log! I can see that you’re new to MSW and I hope that you’ll be able to continue to follow Sapphire’s journey. Have a great weekend. Cheers. Patrick
  6. Hi Lawrence-Thanks for looking in. Genesis is pretty much done and dusted. What a challenge she was to build. Sapphire, on the other hand is coming together quicker than I ever thought. It’s quite scary, really, as I keep expecting to come across a major hurdle, or boo boo, but so far, she’s been pretty much trouble free. Fingers crossed, of course. Don’t be feel bad about the time your ship’s taken so far. Dealing with your son’s recovery is far more important and I dare say, you and your Admiral still have a lot to deal with. No hurry for your ship. All in good time, though. Hi Dave Mmmm, leather upholstery? Now, there’s a thought😊! Thanks for the compliments, though. You’re absolutely right about how Sapphire’s lines are beginning to show through now. She’s certainly an unusual looking boat, although not as radical and space-ship like as Genesis is, but enough to stand out from the crowd. Have a great weekend, guys! Cheers. Patrick
  7. Hi Frank Ahhhh...I can see it now. “Grandad? Yes son? Can you please unfurl those sails? Errr...” I jest of course, Frank, but those furled sails looks absolutely fabulous. Congrats, once again. Cheers Patrick
  8. Hi folks. A quick update on Sapphire’s construction journey. I’ve been mucking around with a black marker pen, just to see how Sapphire’s hull, Sundeck and mast would look once finished. So...I know it all looks very rough, but with a bit of imagination, I hope you can see Sapphire’s beauty and intricacy starting to show through. A long way to go, though, before I can really start sanding and painting the hull. Have a great week. Cheers Patrick
  9. Absolutely stunning! Precision workmanship meets charm and character! Congratulations Frank. She’s a beauty.
  10. Ahh. Thanks Carl. I wasn’t really sure if what I’d written was just gobbledygook, but I’m glad that it made sense. Have a great week! Thanks Patrick
  11. Hi Gary Thanks for your compliments. I must admit, that my main goal has been to build all of the superstructure first, before doing the internal details; hence why it looks like progress has been swift. The reason or this is so that I can be sure that all decks, access-ways, staircases, etc are all aligned correctly from one deck to the next, which can only be done if the shell of the boat is all done at the same time. I hope this makes sense. This wasn’t how I built my previous model, Genesis and I ended up having lots of problems with that build. So, hopefully, things will be better with Sapphire. Thanks again and have a great week. Cheers Patrick
  12. Hi Brian. Thanks for the info about the retractable helipad over the rear pool. I knew that there is ‘touch and go’ helipad on the forecastle of the real boat, but wasn’t aware that the rear pool can be used as such, as well. Oh well, why have one helicopter when you can have two, hey? I guess it it just makes these billionaire’s toys even more awesome. I really like those 3D choppers that you’ve posted. Thanks for the link. It would be cool to include a chopper for Sapphire...but, finding the right sized one would be difficult. Thanks again. Cheers. Patrick

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