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A return to the shipyard

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Many moons ago, and now lost in the mists of time (MSW 1.0... I don’t even remember my screen name), I began a Model Shipways Bluenose 1:64, build log and all. Using Bob Hunt’s practicum (which I can’t find in my stuff) I planked and painted the hull, and was really proud of it. Then I started building the “furniture”. Got bogged down building those #@&*% dories, and then life happened. The Admiral’s Doctoral dissertation, the crew went to High school, learned to sail a real boat, a 600 mile relocation, revolving door jobs...you know the drill. Well, it took me almost 7 years to figure out that I could just pause those blasted dories, move on to something else and get moving on it again. So here I am, back in the shipyard. I am so glad to see some familiar names, lots of new members, and that the spirit of cooperation and camaraderie that was always a hallmark of MSW, continues. 

 

Slainte!

Jim

 

 

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Thanks for the warm welcome, gents.

Michael, I actually grew up near Dayton Ohio, and lived there until about 15 years ago. Most of my extended family still lives there actually.

 

I am now located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western Virginia.

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Welcome back, Jim.

 

Now....time to open the shipyard for business again :champagne-popping-smiley-emotic

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