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Todays Heart Palpitation

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by Andre Cloutier, May 16, 2015.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    You know you're really into boats when you're zipping by an antique store you never really glance at and see a long, sleek hull with plumb stem and straight sheer, just like a 16/30, which would not be unexpected in these parts, with the boat builders in Hamilton at the turn of the last century along with the once-thriving beach community and Hamilton Canoe Club, whose once-regal clubhouse has long since vanished. So you almost whiplash yourself, stop as quickly as you safely can, and head back. On driving up you see $475 in marker on the hull, but since its leaning you cant see the top. Is this a daydream coming true?
    Ah well, an older homebuilt tandem racer, but still a heck of a thrill for the day - at least more than the spring yardwork that preceeded the sighting. ;)
     

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  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    No pictures of it on top of your car? Didn't it follow you home?
     
  3. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    He's matured as a collector - only three out of four follow him home now.
     
  4. OP
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Yeah, and two of those get re sold. Hobby is supposed to be self sustaining, according to swmbo.:mad:
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    It ceases to be a hobby if it is self sustaining, it becomes a business...

    Benson
     
  6. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Oh, I thought self sustaining meant , of the Psyche .....Oh, that rings a disturbing bell ! Always try to buy in bulk, restore and release one or two.....and voila, she is on your team....until the next time .
    Dave
     
  7. OP
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Yes, always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission;););)
     
  8. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    yup.....

    What Andre said.....
     
  9. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Or Dave......
     
  10. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    What is this forgiveness thing?
    It's a matter of training, she does what she wants (sort of) with the house, the garage is mine.

    Dan
     
  11. OP
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    TRAINING? wow, brave man. She must not read your posts either:D
     

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