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 Post subject: A quick intro...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:10 am 
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Hi,

I have just purchased the plans for a Selway Fisher Felix 16'. I plan on building the boat over a period of several years, being constrained more by funds than time and also because I love a project. I enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

Anyway, I will no doubt have plenty of questions to ask you good people on my path towards launching my boat.

Guy


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 am 
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Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:34 am
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Location: Phila PA USA
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Welcome and best wishes on your project. For almost 40 years I planned to build a steamer, and, getting into my senior years, I realized that I had to start building rather than dreaming. Steaming along with near silence of the power plant, at a leisurely pace, is most enjoyable.

The quote from Sterling Hayden that got me going ... “The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie, caked with dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.”


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:16 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Welcome Guy,

You will find the answers to almost any question you may have either already on the site or by asking a question. We have many very knowledgable members willing to share their expertise.

Do also join the Steam Boat Association, http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/ as that too is a useful group of people. Come to some of the events and get some experience of he boats in action. A search of the Register may also turn up other folk who have built the Felix 16. I know we have quite a few of Selway Fisher designs in the fleet.

Regards

Pete


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