Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

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Rich Coey
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Rich Coey » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Congratulations,

You built a beautiful boat.
Lots of fun following the progress.

Rich

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:18 pm

Congratulations! Not only is it beautiful, but it sits perfectly on the water!

Just outstanding! I'm happy as I can be for you!
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by dabren » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 pm

What a smooth ride and it looks sweet!

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by khundley » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:37 pm

Beautiful job on the boat, Roberta! The short video looked very smooth too! Tough act to follow!
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by upspirate » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:23 am

The boat wasn't even bouncing,that's not rough water!!! :wink: :shock:

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Roberta » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:41 am

Thanks so much for all the KUDOS and encouragement. It has been a long lost summer for me spending most of it in the hangar building the boat. Not that I didn't enjoy the build, it just would have been nicer to have finished in time for warmer weather. The work finally paid off and the boat performs well. Nine days 'til G5 when Oliver IV will join all the other Glen L woodies. This will be very special. Looking forward to G5.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by BulldogBoater » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:42 pm

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person.

Congrats!

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Roberta » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks, KB. See you at the G5

Roberta :D :D :D :D
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by kens » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:46 pm

I dont think I can say anything that isnt already been said.
Nice job Roberta!!
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by rbrandenstein » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:45 am

Congratulations! It looks great in the water and seems to ride nice. What a thrill. I suppose now you will have to go through epoxy withdrawal.
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:53 am

Thanks, Guys. I'll take a small sabatical while I search for alternator parts, then on to the Super Spartan build.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Mark Chadwick » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:31 am

Congratulations!!

I'm so sorry I won't be able to meet Oliver in person at G5 as I'm travelling on business. I have really enjoyed watching your progress.

Your finished boat is simply beautiful!

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:01 am

Thanks, Mark!! Maybe we'll get a chance to meet at a future boating event or G6!

Roberta :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by Soloboat » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:25 pm

Roberta you in that wonderful boat deserve to become your new avatar I can see you in your boat I cant see you under that canopy. Happy to have met such a master craftsman. Have fun at G5 and you should dunk Warren. :)
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Re: Oliver IV Makes her First Splash!!

Post by upspirate » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:32 pm

Soloboat wrote:Roberta you in that wonderful boat deserve to become your new avatar I can see you in your boat I cant see you under that canopy. Happy to have met such a master craftsman. Have fun at G5 and you should dunk Warren. :)

I wish she could!!! :?

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