Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ask me for anything but space

Well, I crossed a milestone. I've had a building project in mind for a while. Problem is, it ain't practical.

 I like building boats. Repairing them structurally, too. But I have no space, currently, as the '2 car garage' in my house, ain't. It's 1.5 car garage.

 I've been wanting to build a full-displacement hulled boat for some time- a beefy, seakindly hull, old school. Problem is space.

 I live in a fancy gated community. I love it, for the most part. Only downside is you can't build boats and shit in your yard or driveway, and you can't even keep a pickup truck. No shit. No pickups. My inner redneck withers on the vine.

 At any rate, I solved the issue of space, and not being able to keep a truck at my house, but I will be building a boat as soon as I get my new shop fully in order again. I'm not going to stay at my current house for more than another year or two, as I want a full shop space and I'd like my own dock with access to the ocean, but I don't want to wait that long to start on the hull that I've wanted to build for the past couple of years.

 I bought the plans and paid for the wood for the hull framing yesterday.


phred said...

Congrats This sounds exciting. It's always nice to get a project moving after years of planning.

Andrew said...

Hope you get the house you want with all the space you need. Gated communities are nice looking but the restrictions truly suck.

And, no pickup? Did you know this when you first moved? Lemme guess, wife won?

Paul, Dammit! said...

I knew it was coming. I was no longer involved in commercial fishing and I bought way too much truck as it was for the suburbs. I loved my truck, but I love my house more.

I do miss my truck.

Anonymous said...

No way I'd live anywhere so uncivilized as to bar pickups. Then again, I refuse to live within any city limits, so it's not likely to be an issue with me.
--Tennessee Budd

Anonymous said...

You need a Bow-Roof Shed