Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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Thomas,

Nice work on the flip... looks pretty cold and dark there!

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Bravo!! There is something special about the flip. A brand new blank sheet of paper to put forth all your dreams and ideas.

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Thanks Steve! It’s cold and dark indeed, but luckily noticeably more light than around Christmas - which makes life easier (only 5-6 hrs of “daylight” around Christmas). Guess it becomes a habit 😊

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Thanks Roberta! Definitely a blank canvas of sorts, which I look forward to put some color on 😊

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Congrats on the flip. We get down to about eight hrs of daylight here and I have a problem with that. Can't imagine 4 hrs. I would go crazy.
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Congratulations! Flip day is a big day. Lots of work left, but a lot more variety which keeps it fun. Still a lot of varnishing to do though!
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Thanks guys!
The darkness is annoying, definitely, and your body seems to be ready to go to bed all day. Compared to the guys up north here in Norway I can’t really complain though - they don’t see the sun at all during December and January.
Definitely a lot of varnishing to do Mick. It’s just a few coats of epoxy for now. Will add a few more coats with a “UV-stabilized” epoxy after the decking is in place, before a 2K PU clear as the finishing coats.

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Congratulations, got to have something to do to break up the winter.
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Thanks Jim, I sure do!

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Starting to look like a boat!
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Time to mock up the seats, climb in, and make motor noises.

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Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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Almost a shame to cover up that beautiful framing... great curves!
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Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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The motor noises are already made Roberta ;)
I agree with you Steve, it’s sort of a shame. Maybe I should just make an open boat - would be a lot less work too!

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Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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Good to see that I'm not the only one working in a tight space...or can you wheel it out into a larger work area? I've stepped over, and sometimes tripped over, my trailer tongue a million times...and squeezed too many times between the slot allowing access to the transom. The latter is actually an upgrade. Before the flip, I had to walk around the front of the boat to get to the transom! All good balance training for this aging boat builder!

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Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

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Haha, no, you’re not the only one Mick! I can drag it out to a larger space, but only when it’s warm enough outside (this is the only insulated room in my barn that is convenient to get to). A cleanup will help a lot as well though, in my case 😅
For some reason the darn thing seemed to grow a lot after the flip, so that doesn’t make things easier..

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