Retired Boat builders !!

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by tunnels, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Whos been there done that and is still doing it ??:confused:
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Retired or still doing it? What are you asking?
  3. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    ...yeah, well I did it this morning , if that helps...sure helped me.....
  4. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

  5. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Since i retired i worked in Korea all expences paid and had a ball ( wel sort of )
    Went back to nz , sold the house , packed everything and put all in storage and bought a ticket to China , spent a month looking round and got a job in the process . life is cool ( its winter here ) and differant !

    What im saying is live a little and get off ya butt and go places you dreamed of doing do the things you always wanted , dont tread on toes but leave tracks of where ya been and make new friends a long the way !!
    . :D:p:p
  6. glasser
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    glasser HELP U IF I CAN

    life after boat building

    things get slow after doing same type work for 30 years
    3 X no money left to travel but life is good still and i have tones fun time memory's of the boats i built
  7. glasser
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    glasser HELP U IF I CAN

    1974 to 1998 built prity much everything forum racing flat bottoms to full despoilment
    did few years in industrial tanks and stuff for prepossessing plants miss building now but just not in the shape for it now :-(( but life is good is cool going the fishing docks seeing all the boats i made over the years still working hard at there jobs gill nets crabbers long line lots custom builds in that industry

  8. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    I will never retire. I built slower, and I shrink 2" but I keep pace.
    I still start at 5am.
    A lot of work outside and the winter was realy bad, but also nice work inside, with the wood stove at full speed. the forge also help to keep the man warm.
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