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Old Nov 16, 2014, 06:43 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Oh...and I own no guns, prevents the temptation for one of us to shoot the other one,

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Old Nov 16, 2014, 11:11 PM
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There I could have a problem. Because my wife and I live 23 miles out of town there is a loaded 32 caliber winchester, laying next to my computer desk.

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Old Nov 16, 2014, 11:25 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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That is a darn good reason to have a gun handy. Believe me, I am not anti-gun, I just don't own any. I believe in the right to bear arms....and the right to arm bears...(if they want them)....

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Old Nov 19, 2014, 12:45 AM
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Still Alive and Kickin'

Getting closer to putting the shop together. One little bump in the road however. Had a hernia repair yesterday, so no lifting for a few weeks. Too much lifting during our move. Serves me right.

I keep standing on my dock and thinking about all the fun times I'll have there. Before I put a boat in the water I'll need a rescue boat, a dingy if things go south. A nearby cousin has a canoe for me. That would do. I still remember the "J" stroke to keep the thing going straight. Maybe I should invest in a small trolling motor...

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Old Nov 19, 2014, 01:06 AM
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Or build a quick springer tug while you are on "light duty".

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Old Nov 19, 2014, 01:19 AM
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Or build a quick springer tug while you are on "light duty".

Umi,

It is a well kept secret...he has one. I have seen it in the background of the Preston build pictures.

Mike, get well quickly.

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Old Nov 19, 2014, 01:24 AM
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I am very sorry to hear about the injury, but at least you got it repaired!! I wish for you a speedy recovery my friend!!!

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Old Nov 19, 2014, 05:07 PM
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Springer lurking in Background Shots

Yes, I have a very detailed springer river boat, built to 1:32 scale too. I'll be using it as a rescue vessel and handle a barge, yet to be built for Preston's snagging work. It is in an early photo of Preston's unplanked hull.

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Old Nov 21, 2014, 03:53 AM
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Looking Back 4 Years

Had some time this evening to take a look back over some 97 pages and almost 91,000 views comprising this build log and the thing that stands out above all else are the people who have followed along on this log. I wish every one of you could be here for Preston's first run across Island Lake. Never in a million years could I have imagined this project ending up the way it has. What a joy!

Happy dreaming, planning, building and running your models.

Mike on Island Lake
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Old Nov 21, 2014, 01:55 PM
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Well, I found the thread a little ways in to the build, but have enjoyed every bit of it, and yes, I wish I could be there to see the maiden voyage on the lake, but just a bit of a ways to go...

In watching the build, I have learned quite a few things both in model ship building and machining, and quite excellent work on both. Now, as it nears the end of this build, I have to wonder.....what's next??

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Old Nov 22, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Well, I found the thread a little ways in to the build, but have enjoyed every bit of it, and yes, I wish I could be there to see the maiden voyage on the lake, but just a bit of a ways to go...

In watching the build, I have learned quite a few things both in model ship building and machining, and quite excellent work on both. Now, as it nears the end of this build, I have to wonder.....what's next??

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