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  • NICCOS 38 ! Congratulations to Nicco!
    • Paul (no login)
      Posted Jan 25, 2007 9:57 AM

      That's cool to name the boat after your son. I also applaud the inclusion of "family" in the boating hobby, great to see your dad and your son sharing in the excitement. My dad also helped me on my boat projects, and he has as much fun as I do, and we enjoy working together.

      A tip about photobucket. When you upload your photos, note the boxes to check about the size of the image. 800 x 600 generally works well on the net, loads quickly, etc.

      Thanks for sharing the images, the important thing about this whole endeavor is to "be consicious of the real fun you're having now". Years from now you'll look back and remember how you all worked on the boat. Janet and I did the same thing. We drove 5-1/2 hours each way, for 5 or 6 week-ends in a row, getting our 38 ready for shipping from Cincinnatti to Nashville. We got to know Cincinnatti and had fun working together as a team. Be sure to schedule some sort of event where Mom (and Grand-Mom?)can get involved too, helping with something significant, making some sort of meaningful contribution, so the "whole family" can claim ownership. I would give anything if my Grandparents were still able to help me do "anything" on the boat. As it was, they never got the chance.

      I did, however, seize the opportunity years ago, to take my 90+ year old blind grandmother out on the Cumberland River for a cruise in February during an unseasonally nice day. She sat there on the aft deck in the sun as we just drifted ever so slowly, and it was magical.

      Regards, all the best,

      Paul

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