Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October 2012

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Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October 2012

Post by DickWilliams » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:52 pm

I am sure many of you thought I dropped out of society this past year! It has taken a bit of time but Miss Beehive was successfully launched on Friday. Nearly 5 years to the day since starting and roughly 4000 hours... most of them well spent :)

The weather at launch was not the best so some of the colors are a bit muted. Stay tuned for a sunny day

Special thanks to Billy Cunningham, probably the most generous person in the world with his time and advice.... my mentor for this project.

The boat ran beautifully .....

thanks to everyone and enjoy your own builds

I hope these pictures are attached.... it has been a long time since I did a post and am a bit rusty. If they don't show up I will update momentarily.

Thanks
dick W




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fergal butler
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by fergal butler » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:22 pm

WOW she is stunning well done.

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Oh! MAN :!: That is Incredibul :!:

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by kens » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:26 pm

Awesome build ! !
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by BruceDow » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:07 pm

speechless.

Congratulations!
Bruce.

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by Albanowski » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:38 pm

Your boat looks awesome. Congratulations
If you build it ...they will come.

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by jamundsen » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:44 pm

Beautiful boat!!!!!
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by jeffh » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:56 pm

That is truly stunning. The fact that these big boats can be built in a person's garage or shed or yard just amazes me. I sure hope you have some video of her in the water. I'd love to see it moving and hear it. Congratulations!
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by vupilot » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Fantastic! What an accomplishment a boat of that size and quality truly is for an individual!

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Aussie
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by Aussie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:02 pm

WELL DONE!
Great to hear that all went well...was wondering if you were going to reapear...
Great looking boat and good to see some more pics of a belle isle...i am a little way off with mine but will be ready for the oz gathering in October....love your build.......
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Barra
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by Barra » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:12 pm

Wow, that is one beautiful boat!! Congratulations and well done. :D

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by TUGMYWAY » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:21 pm

Well Done!

4000 hours,ok how much time just looking? :lol:

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by vettepilot » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:15 am

Absolutely Beautiful...Well Done :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by Grampa Steve » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:26 am

Wow. Just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and pride that I'm in with great company.

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Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Post by tholsinger65 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:15 pm

Amazing boat. Beautifully crafted.

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