7/11/10

She floats!

However, we don't know if she actually sails yet. I'll tell you guys that story later in the week.




We named her "Constant Sun" -- after my mother, Constance.

20 comments:

  1. Yay yay yay! Really nice job on this - she's beautiful. And I love the name; it's a great way to honor your mom. I predict many great stories to follow!

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  2. Yes, the name is lovely.

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  3. reiven3:52 PM

    I second what KC said...

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  4. That is one beautiful sight, after all those hours you and your Dad put into building her. Happy to see that the mast bends down because if open water is on the other side of that bridge, you would have one quick problem to solve when you set sail. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures at sea.

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  5. Gorgeous name for a gorgeous vessel. Hope you and your dad enjoy the fruit of your labor!

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  6. KC, thanks. She didn't like Constance and always went by Connie, but I thought the name was kind of cool. Not blatant but still had meaning.

    Mary, yeah...that's one reason the sail never went up. Trying to raise it while on the water was something we didn't want to try...

    JP, guess we'll see....a friend of mine is an expert sailor and she said she'd take us out and show us what to do, so that should help.

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  7. Great job! What a satisfying feeling it must be. Enjoy your maiden voyage.

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  8. She is absolutely GORGEOUS!


    Reminds me when dad and 3 other architect-friends made a Y flier in the garage -- we had her for years until we needed a bigger boat. I miss sailing...

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  9. Thanks everyone! It was a great day, even if we didn't hoist the sails. Tonight we did some more mast work -- the angle wasn't quite right, but we hope to do the inaugural sail next Thursday.

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  10. I can't believe you made that! It is beautiful!

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  11. Great work! I just bought plans from Duckworks.com to build a boat with my children. Which supplier/designer's plan did you use?

    Good luck on the first sail!

    Ryan

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  12. Medman, we bought plans from Stevenson projects.

    http://www.stevproj.com

    Check them out!

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  13. Beautiful!
    I wish you lived here so that you could show these fools that the bascule bridge doesn't need to go up and down every half hour for their sailboats.

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  14. KMarie6:44 PM

    What a beauty! Nice work, JV!

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  15. Although I know next to nothing about boats, sailing, or building one, even I can see she is a lovely craft! May you have good winds and calm seas and nothing but good adventures!

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  16. Everyday Reader6:32 AM

    Beautiful!
    I can't believe you built that. The name is beautiful, too.

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  17. JoJo the Monkey boy11:24 AM

    SA-WEET!

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  18. if that's you in the picture man. may i suggest a haircut?

    other than that the i love reading your blog.

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  19. I wish I could say something all boat-like, but I don't know the first thing about boats. What I do know is that she is beautiful. And I love the name. A fitting tribute. I’m looking forward to the stories.

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  20. ER, JoJo and Jen - Thanks! And Tito, a Haircut? My mother always said, "Never take style advice from anyone named Tito or Bubba." But you're right - I got it cut the next day. Damn you, stylish Tito.

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