I know most everybody has probably given up on me, but I do still exist… Through a wide variety of reasons we won’t get into, the boat build stalled. Anyway, I managed to finally track down a new source of MDO today. A local sign supply shop that I didn’t even know existed has it, for a reasonable price and free delivery. It’s supposed to show up next Wednesday.
I don’t think I will ever understand the number of places that won’t sell to you just because you aren’t a business. I mean, money is money, you would think they would want to take mine.
I know we see lots of articles about high-end yachts and their extensive electronic suites, but here’s a slightly different take on a English canal boat getting a full audio/visual install. I think the biggest difference is that it was approached from an A/V specialists viewpoint, and not a marine specialist. They obviously had some learning to do, but I know I’ve seen several times that you seem to be better off with non-marine solutions to certain problems.
And to think, it was even a good exercise program! 🙂
“We really had to find our â€˜sea legs’ for this job,” Simon continues. “The space available to us to work meant that only one person could work one the vessel at any one time. We also had to park our vehicles several hundred meters away from the mooring which meant there was also lots of lifting and carrying involved in the job and our levels of fitness increased dramatically.
A 10-year old English girl wrote to Glen (of Glen-L fame) recently to learn more about how to design a boat for a class. The response is a great overview of some of the complexity of designing a boat (vs just drawing it).