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    Senior Member Amelia's Avatar
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    Speaking of homebuilt houseboats

    There is visible progress. You who had the good sense to invest in a turnkey operation will hardly understand my jubilation, but once we get countertop and plumbing finished, the Lotus Eater will have an honest-to-goodness galley. (!!!!!!!!!!) Next up might be hot water and then plumbing for the shower.

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    Congrats

    I really am happy for you. If I had said this a year ago, it would not have really carried the weight it does today. Each victory is a big deal, take the time to savor it. We aren't building from scratch, but I think I have a hint about what your project is about. Keep up the good work.

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    it took me 9 years to get mine to the water , some people buy them and some build them
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBVYBEXDw5s

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    Amelia,
    Do you guys still have your blog site depicting the building of your boat?

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    Yes, but rather infrequently updated. Seems the boatwright got lured back out of retirement, at least temporarily, and is currently pretending to be a pediatrician instead of pretending to be a carpenter, so progress is s-l-o-w-w-w.

    Every so often we find something worth documenting, though.

    Here's the link: https://sites.google.com/site/robreiheld/ Then you click on the menu item labeled 'houseboat.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    There is visible progress. You who had the good sense to invest in a turnkey operation will hardly understand my jubilation, but once we get countertop and plumbing finished, the Lotus Eater will have an honest-to-goodness galley. (!!!!!!!!!!) Next up might be hot water and then plumbing for the shower.
    Congrats extended

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    Even though my boat was a theoretical 'turn-key', it wasn't. Used boats considered 'turn-key' rarely ever are.

    Boats seem to always be a work-in-progress.

    Having said that, CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I have really enjoyed seeing your progress!! Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Yes, but rather infrequently updated. Seems the boatwright got lured back out of retirement, at least temporarily, and is currently pretending to be a pediatrician instead of pretending to be a carpenter, so progress is s-l-o-w-w-w.

    '
    LOL-- I hear ya!---I have a friend who is a nationally acclaimed gastroenterologist; but what he is most proud of is the degree he got from a bar-tending institute a few years ago.
    Tell him he needs to get back to the important work.

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