Saturday, 1 July 2017

We're Closed.

Cheers for the kind comments to my last post, i have a couple of avenues to follow up that might restart the project but for the time being consider it over. I'm more than happy to answer any technical queries or any questions that may help you with your own projects so for the time being.



Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Speechless... You never even got to splash her... :-(

Roger Ball said...


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Best wishes for the future matey.. the blog has been fascinating.. onwards and upwards..

Derek said...

That's Bit of a blow Roger. Just as I am getting a bit more done. I have the long and hard about doing the same though.

Roger Ball said...

Yep i'm done.

Mark The Skint Sailor said...

Roger, it's a shame, but I can understand your reasons.

Thanks for putting the time and effort into sharing everything.

Fair winds for the future.

Warren said...

Tough luck Roger.
Is there work for quality boat repair/ carpenter? In USA where I am (ex-U.K.), The large luxury market is booming and repairs and refits pay big $$$$. Has the U.K. Market collapsed? I was thinking of buying a boat in U.K. When I retire in a couple of years but hard to tell what's happening over there .
Good luck it what ever you do next.
Cheers Warren
Ps enjoyed you since Dylan trip!

Roger Ball said...

They're probably is, i need to look into what salaries are paid, the market for secondhand boats here in the uk has all but collapsed, knowing what i've spent on mine would get me an amazing boat around 35foot, still as mentioned before its all in the timing eh?


Ian said...

Well done for making a decision but what a shame. I really hope that at some point in the future you get to finish her but if not you have learned a whole load of new skills. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Very best wishes. Ian

Ade said...

Cheers for the trip Rog, I kinda had an incling the faith was lost, but hey the stuff you have shared and wizardry and quality of work shown have been second to none on any blog I follow. I have really enjoyed being along for the journey. The reasons definitely stack up. Good luck with what ever you chose to do next. I hope a good salary comes your way soon, I think this blog is a great CV by the way and if I was a boat builder I would snap you up tomorrow! Good luck with tha sale also, your garden is gonna look massive compared to what your used to! Cheers

Norman Boyes said...

Hi Roger

First of all I need to fess up that I lost the link your website for what seems like absolutely yonks. Now rediscovered (Yeah) only to learn of the grim hard reality of your current situation ( Boo).

It is certainly true you need deep pockets and motivation to tackle a project of this magnitude and I can only imagine how demoralising it must have been for you. This sort of project is never an economic proposition and has to be a labour of love. However without funds all you have is a millstone and you certainly have made the right decision to stop. It's a bloody shame as I am sure it would have been an epic and impressive boat once completed to your high standards.

Get rid of the millstone and get yer life back.

I wish you all the best for the future, you deserve every success.👍

Norman B