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Abandoned Boat Restoration Project

Discussion in 'General' started by Wintersong, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Wintersong

    Wintersong Premium Member

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    She was being restored by a young man who got called away to war (WWII if I recall) and never returned home. Someday she'll just be a pile of rotted wood, but until then she stands just as he left her, as a memorial to grief and loss.

    Fuji X-T1 w/Fuji 18-55mm @18mm
    ISO200, 1/140, f5
    Processed in Capture One & Photoshop
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    Great story!
     
  3. runswithsizzers

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    That's a proper boat, and he was doing a proper job of it. It's a nice photo, but I am reminded of my mortality.

    I bought this house I'm living in from the son of the man who built it. The old man passed on, leaving parts of an unfinished trimaran all over the property. One plywood hull in the chicken shed, another under the lean-to, plans in the basement, a rudder and tiller in the barn, and a bucket of stainless steel and bronze fittings in the garage.

    Thirty years ago I started building a small boat, but career and life interrupted. Recently retired, only this week I decided to try to finish that boat. I found the transom and gunnels in the garage, the stem was in the basement, and the blueprint plans were in the attic, now too faded to read.
     
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    Good luck with your retirement, and health to enjoy....

    Good luck too with the boat build ... plenty photographs please.
     
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    Wow . . .
     

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