No worries. I washed the Subaru and It's looking sharp There is some dog stuff in the back seat that is looking odd but Iml sure a good vacuuming will cure that.
Rest knowing I can wait another two weeks for my new Mercedes.
Just got back from the dojo expecting a few rounds of kumite with Brent but noooooo.
Cool Bob, Glad you understand.Hey Dog stuff is good,better than finding a homeless tweaker in the back.Now back to boats.I have to chime in here on this notion of the "average" guy and sailing.There is no such thing.The average guy in the 'states' doesnt sail, period.Sailors I am sure make up less the 1.5% of the population.Of that 1.5% half of that are what used to be refered to as upper middle class,(sounds like Yogi Berra '90% of baseball is half mental')the rest are rich.There is a small group of us who are niether.We work on boats and sail.Some of us build our own.This is an even smaller group.The 'average' Joe doesnt even prepare his own food let alone build anything.The average guy,The 99%'er goes to work for 30 years or so retires and dies withen 3 years sitting on the couch watching TV.I applaud anyone who builds anything on his own. I have havnt built my own boat yet but Ive done tons of boat work for others.From that and a life time of sailing I know pretty much what I want in a sailing vessel.She must sail well,all around,have a comfortable motion,I spent many years sailing a Cal 33,.Fun,fast off the wind but that flat bottom would pound your fillings out.Strong,seaworthy,ya we all get that.As far as finish I am not a big fan of varnish,unless I am getting paid to take care of it.
And a little off-white decks so you dont burn your toes or get blinded in the tropics.Another thing I dont like is cockpit led controls.I like my halyards on the mast and my cockpit clear.Sooner or later your going on deck anyway no matter how well laid out the leads are and it will be in the middle of a cold dark and stormy night,Murphy's law.Down below, I like a good galley.Bob,I have to say all the boats of been on of your design have the best galleys,very well laid out and useable.It always amazed me how people could prepare food in the six by six inch space some boats have for cooking.My friend has a fairweather/westsail 39 he lives on in Sausalito,great layout all around.I appreciate good joiner work,not the fancy intricate busy kind of the Asian yards but like Walsteds from Denmark.I am not rich, not even close.Not even a little,But Ive done everything Ive wanted that I set my mind to.I could build the boat I invision.I wouldnt do it to go cruising Id do it to build the boat,That would be the goal in itself. The problem Ive seen people have is that they get bogged down trying to tackle to many details at once. There needs to be a course that teaches you How to work, before you do anything else,like learn carpentry or welding.I learned how to work from a 65 year old Chinese guy I worked with in the late 80's here in San Francisco.We were doing seismic retrofitting on a very big house in Pacific hights.Just me and Wing, the boss was parked at Danny's bar all day.Wing was 100lbs soaking wet,maybe 5'2",but he could produce more quality output in a day than 4 younger guys.He never rushed but was always moving, was organised and kept focused on the immediate job.he didnt talk unnessesarily and was a master at conserving his energy.He was my best teacher.I didnt learn carpentry or plumbing or painting from him but I learned how to get things done without killing myself in a timely manner.The 89 quake hit as I was doing the final finish painting.The house is still there.