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Very new to the ship building dream.  Having worked hard my whole life I need something to fill in my time when I hang it all up. The boats have always been so pleasing to me.  I just got back from a vacation in Maine. I made it a point to get to Blue Jacket and get my first kit. I chose the Lincolnville Wherry and drove to lincolnville to see the boat that Blue Jacket used for the kit. So this winter when the Chicago winds are blowing I will be holed up in the corner with plans and challenge to be a builder of ships.

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Welcome to the site. I grew up in Chicago in the 1950-60's. I was a high school teenager when the '67 blizzard hit and the city stopped I remember someone built a boat of concrete to prove it would float. Anyway have fun with your new hobby. I live in Minnesota so I can empathise with your winters. Our advantage is that we are better prepared I think. Now that I don't have to work, I keep a couple days' food and so on just in case.

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34 minutes ago, davidrasch said:

I remember someone built a boat of concrete to prove it would float

Ferrocement is actually a fairly common boat building material. I remember as a kid in Northern California (the real Northern California, not the Bay Area wannabe kind 😛) that one of the yards on Humboldt Bay produced ferrocement hulls.

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thanks so much for the war m welcome.   My concrete building was the high rise floors or big box store floors and if nothing else was happening I went to road work. Boats seam so much more relaxed and the rat race will be self inflicted.  I sure plan on studying all I can before I tear into the kit.   thanks every one       Jim

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Welcome to this great site.You have made a good choice with the lincolnville wherry. It is a very nice little model

I have one displayed in my living room.Good luck on your build.

                                                                                                                  Bob Porter randolph maine

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