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Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:34 am
by Gayle Brantuk
I just got an email this morning from Eileen who is a boater that lives at Hale's Bar Marina. She posted some photos and a really nice video on her blog. It's nice to see our event from a little different perspective...
http://mvmaithai.blogspot.com/2010/10/y ... rself.html

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:45 am
by Lowka53
:roll: they kind of gave misconception that we only built mini boats :lol: my build is far from being a mini boat :roll:

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:18 am
by Dave Grason
Wow Gayle, you said a different perspective and you were right. They had a very different outlook on the event. That's cool. I'm glad all of this got shared.

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:22 am
by Iggy
I posted a comment in the blog that Glen-L builders do, in fact, make a large variety of boat sizes, not just the cute little minatures (I assume they are talking about the Tugs).

I can forgive that misconception.. its not like this event was held at an ocean port with a 55' Glen-L anchored off shore!

All those ZIPS and Tugs.. easy to jump to conclusions.

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:38 pm
by vupilot
Thats one of the best things about the Gathering long term. It gets exposure out there to people that may have never thought about building a boat of their own to consider doing so. They see that us hooligans can do it, so can they.

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:26 am
by jp-hydro
I agree with vupilot, I'm also a victom of it. I was planning on a small hydroplane to start with, but after the gathering and seeing the builds posted online by Dave L and Billy C, I'm thinking of something bigger. Just too many boats on the Glen-l site to chose from :? . Boating is addictive as it is, building makes it worse :D

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:11 am
by Dave Grason
One of the things that the Gs have done for me, and this is not necessarily a positive thing, is that they've shown me that I'm NOT going to be happy with my boat when I'm finished. And I've often wondered if this has been a discouragement, at least on a subconscious level, and I wonder if it that hasn't contributed to my project's delay. I'm not saying that it has been the total cause because it has not. But, I'm starting to realize that, from a certain point of view, I now have to finish my current boat before I can start the boat that I really want. And I sort of feel that I've taken some steps backwards.

The Zip is a great boat. But, after attending the Gs and riding in other boats, I realized that the Zip will never be fast enough for me to be happy. It also does not ride smoothly enough for my taste. And it won't carry a large enough crew for me to be able to entertain my friends the way I will want. The only way that I will be happy is to build a large inboard and that seems a long way away. And this is because I've been able to see all the other designs up close and then ride in them.

On the other hand, if I had not attended any of the Gs, I would not be so disappointed until I actually got the Zip in the water and found out after the effort had been spent. So the question for me is..... "What do I do?"

First, I feel that I made a promise and a commitment to finish the Zip, therefore I should finish it. And it's a matter of pride that I build it in as good a manner as I can. But when it's finished, it will be up for sale almost immediately in order to raise money for the next build.

These Gatherings are definately learning experiences.

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:35 pm
by DaveLott
Well, Mr. Pontificator - there is a solution. :shock:

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:48 pm
by psychobilly
DaveLott wrote:Well, Mr. Pontificator - there is a solution. :shock:
Step one.......

8)

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:18 pm
by upspirate
Dave Grason wrote:One of the things that the Gs have done for me, and this is not necessarily a positive thing, is that they've shown me that I'm NOT going to be happy with my boat when I'm finished. And I've often wondered if this has been a discouragement, at least on a subconscious level, and I wonder if it that hasn't contributed to my project's delay. I'm not saying that it has been the total cause because it has not. But, I'm starting to realize that, from a certain point of view, I now have to finish my current boat before I can start the boat that I really want. And I sort of feel that I've taken some steps backwards.

The Zip is a great boat. But, after attending the Gs and riding in other boats, I realized that the Zip will never be fast enough for me to be happy. It also does not ride smoothly enough for my taste. And it won't carry a large enough crew for me to be able to entertain my friends the way I will want. The only way that I will be happy is to build a large inboard and that seems a long way away. And this is because I've been able to see all the other designs up close and then ride in them.

On the other hand, if I had not attended any of the Gs, I would not be so disappointed until I actually got the Zip in the water and found out after the effort had been spent. So the question for me is..... "What do I do?"

First, I feel that I made a promise and a commitment to finish the Zip, therefore I should finish it. And it's a matter of pride that I build it in as good a manner as I can. But when it's finished, it will be up for sale almost immediately in order to raise money for the next build.

These Gatherings are definately learning experiences.

We own 7 boats,1/2 owner in another,one under construction,and future plans for a few more.

They all do something different, so start building your fleet!

The one that dies with the most boats/toys ,still dies!!!

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:04 pm
by leakcheck
psychobilly wrote:Step one......

LOL...admit that you have a problem.....


Step 2..... :lol: :? :P :roll:

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 pm
by leakcheck
I gotta admit it, I am still hooked on the Coastal Cruiser !~ Now that I am in Wyoming where I can walk on the water half of the year! :?

Steve

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:45 pm
by psychobilly
leakcheck wrote:
psychobilly wrote:Step one......

LOL...admit that you have a problem.....


Step 2..... :lol: :? :P :roll:
:lol: ...... came ta believe.... :wink: lmao

We own 7 boats,1/2 owner in another,one under construction,and future plans for a few more.
:shock: you need to werk on step 1 :lol:

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:38 am
by Lowka53
leak check wear at in Wyoming :lol: you may not be to far from me

Re: Another view from the Gathering

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:56 am
by leakcheck
Right at the base of the WindRiverRange ! Lander Wyoming !!
Steve