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Re: Please Help Me.

I have to laugh, this is a ruthless bunch..... but really just giving a dose of reality. Life can absolutely suck sometimes but for how long it sucks is totally up to you. Sounds like you have a plan in the workings and it seems like if you have good weather the lack of a centerboard shouldn't be too much of a problem. Soooo find your most comfortable seat on the boat, grab a beer and sit back and just look at everything you have done to improve this boat with your two hands. So you have alittle setback here, recharge your batteries and finish what you set out to do. Your almost there!
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But I never asked for a dose of reality, i never left. For gods sakes I just was dealt a crushing blow and wanted to try and get support from a class ooff people who are SUPPOSED to always look out for one another.

I served in the USMC as an infantry man. I grew up on Atlanta southside. I dont need to be told the world is cruel and callous. I only need look around.

But when I come to a place of "supposed support," with a black eye and scraped knee forgive me for expecting some ice and a band aid. Not lemon juice and salt.

Anyway, im over it. I said my piece, youve said yours. nothing to do now fix it.
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One day, many years ago ( 17) I left my boat on a mooring in the Key's and went home to New Engaland to visit my mother for Thanksgiving. I got a call from a friend that my boat had sunk! I made some call's, borrowed a grand from my folk's and the boat was raised and sitting in the boat yard when I got back. A mysterious toilet syphon was the suspect. A month later I sailed around to another anchorage, and left the boat on the hook and surprised my mother for Christmas, I got a call from the same friend that my boat had sunk again!!!! I could'nt borrow another grand, I was broke and homeless. There was a little wooded island near where it sunk, I built a tee pee out of my sails and lived there for a month looking out at my mast sticking up out of the water untill I could get it together to raise the boat. I scrubbed it out and sailed down to mexico that spring, when I got back I sold the boat, dirt traveled for a while on the money, only to realize I missed my boat. I bought it back. I've sunk my boat twice and sold it once, lost rudders, etc. but I still have it and our bond is stronger than ever. My point is don't give up, you'll appreciate the boat that much more and you'll have a better center board than the one it came with. That boat is priceless at this point in your relationship.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

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I have some sympathy with the original poster. I think it is a good idea to acknowledge frustration and depression. One then acts as the discouragement is rarely permanent. Whether one can expect too much in the way of acknowledgement of the emotion versus the buck up style is debatable in an internet forum though it does happen. In the absence of friends, or partner a dog isn't a bad idea for venting.
On a practical basis he had difficulty seeing a way forward - some provided links to plans. Others if they knew and were in the locality might be able to provide a hand with advice or facilities.
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Quick and dirty option is to simply laminate a new board out of ply, cut it to shape, round the edges the best u can, epoxy enough lead shot into the bottom of it that it sinks and ur good to go, for now at least. This will take a Saturday to do in ur back yard or even at the dock, and costs little. Many CBS had no foil profile in the old days. You won't climb to windward, but you won't slip sideways either. Wen u get the money/time, then u can do it up right.

Ps be sure to epoxy the sh*t out of it so it doesn't swell up in ur case
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Yeah, it can't be very high tech. Calm down and look at it carefully. You can make another one. YOU CAN>

I sympathize. I've done worse. I can only offer this small comfort - if you never tried you would never fail. The greater the things you try, the greater the failures but also the victories and accomplishments in the end. Thiose who stay home looking at TV or PC will never snap anything. Thats not for you, is it? No.

Who cares what people say - only one thing matters. What you do. Now get back to the boat, pull the CB out and get to work on a new one!
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There's always that time in about the middle of a project when you are tempted to just give up. It feels like it will never be done, and won't work out right. But it is always darkest before dawn, that is really true, I always find that it is the next day after that low that my project becomes nearly whole, and I can see the light... just gotta stick to it man!
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