South Africa around the island

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  1. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Hi Guys

    Herewith the pictures of the first launching of the little boat i built in my december holidays. The boat is far from complete, but work is progressing painfully slowly now that i am back at work.


    I am not sure how many sailboats entered but it could easily be more than 1000.:cool: What a sight.

    The beer flowed like a river:D

    I hope that these pictures will help to brighten Fanie and Wynand days because we in Sef (sif?) efrika are having loads of **** = no electricity and coming next poisonous rivers:mad:

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  2. Kay9
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    Kay9 1600T Master

    Thats a great little boat. How long did it take to build?

  3. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Working every day approx 7 hours for 3 weeks.
    I know that sounds slow for a boat that is 4m long by 1.2m wide but all was done by myself. One thing that i must add is that i am very suprised at how much work is in a stitch and glue boat. The rewards is beyond measure. I have never seen so many happy smiles in my life from young and old. The most interest was from the older sailors that simply just love all things nautical.

  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Good on yer Manie, sure looks like a heap of fun! :D :D
  5. charmc
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    Way to go, Manie!!

    Congratulations, mate. You're a proud member of a very exclusive club. The number of people who dream of building and launching a boat is vast; the number who actually do it is tiny.

    Good for you!
  6. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    dont tell me about the electricity:mad: Lost an average of 4 hours a day for 6 days in a row building the 43 Dixy....

    BTW, what did South Africa used before candles:?: Electricity..

    Quite a nice and sturdy little boat you built Manie, congrats and enjoy
  7. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Wynand please post some pics, my mate and i would absolutely love to meet you one day and come to you to have a look, we are very curious about steel boat
  8. Trevlyns
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    Great effort, Manie! I really like the simplicity.:)

  9. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Thanks for rubbing it in Manie, I was going to do the island with the little tri but things just didn't work out. Really really PO about that :mad:

    Cute little boat ;) Even the cat looks a bit dull against it. Or is it your boat that is against the cat ? :D

    Between Midrand and Centurion my internet is now of double the time.
    First there was white power
    Then there was black power
    And now there's NO power.
    As if that's not enough they just announced water problems on tonights news.
    Not surprising, is it ?

    5050 showed some idiots catching the barbel out of Harties, some excuse about neutrients on the bottom... if you ask me the fish is just going to go to philamon and friends and into someone's pocket... if they want to save the damn dam, don't f the fish up, f the ****** up that dump the chemicals in the river upstream, 4 5 c !

    Absolutely !! And you just have to add... it does not end after one boat either... ask Wynand ;) The Boxy Fisher is my last :D (Same as Wynands previous one and this last last one he's currently doing :D)
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