My 24' Launch

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:19 am

Thanks, everyone. It's a thrill to have it all come together.

I am grateful for Kelly's kind assistance over the last eleven years. Our skills are asymmetrical, which is a boon. He gladly does my machining; I'm thrilled to weld and all the other odd tasks.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by Kelly Anderson » Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:45 pm

I wouldn't say "asymmetrical" so much as "complimentary".

I have apologized to Steve and his wife for screwing up his life twelve or so years back, when I lent him a copy of The Steam Launch, thinking that he would find it mildly interesting. Little did I know that he would come by a couple of weeks later to say that he was going to build one.

And the rest, as they say, is history.
It was not easy to convince Allnutt. All his shop training had given him a profound prejudice against inexact work, experimental work, hit-or-miss work.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:24 pm

Kelly Anderson wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:45 pm
I have apologized to Steve and his wife for screwing up his life twelve or so years back, when I lent him a copy of The Steam Launch, thinking that he would find it mildly interesting.
I never gave the book back as liquidated damages ...

It's Mystic Eve! The rig is in the driveway, ready to cast off at 0300.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by TahoeSteam » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:15 pm

Be sure to take lots of photos!

Such a beautiful achievement. You've really out done yourself.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by fredrosse » Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:48 am

Congratulations to Steve, winning "Best of Show" at the Mystic Wooden Boat Show , a show with many boats entered in the "million dollar" price range, the judges could see the years of excellent work Steve put into his new steamer
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by TahoeSteam » Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:13 am

Congratulations Steve! A very well deserved award. So happy to see such an amazing representation at an event like that.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by Kelly Anderson » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:38 pm

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Here is the winning boat underway at the dock in Mystic. Steve is in the pith helmet.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:34 pm

TahoeSteam wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:13 am
Congratulations Steve! A very well deserved award. So happy to see such an amazing representation at an event like that.
Thanks, Wes! We were glad just to show up ... Like Fred said, there were a lot of "funny money" boats at that show, with finishes one could shave in. The judges' introduction to the award was thus: "For best of show, owner-built, we chose a boat that demonstrates amazing mechanical prowess coupled with a maniacal attention to detail ..." I knew about the "maniacal" part, but always assumed that was a liability ...

Appreciate your support over the years,
Steve
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