Riparia Resources

Nautical Photography

General Photography

Boat Building

Rachel Dinghy

40 Ft. Ketch

Overview

40 ft Ketch

Current Status

Last Plank Party

(The Viking's Lair)

The Great

Hull Moving

Turnover

(A Tight Squeeze)

Keel Pouring

Finish

Testing Panels

Riparia Boat Building

Last Plank Party

in the Viking's Lair

Join us for the October 28, 2000 celebration of the placing of the last plank on my ketch hull.

Cap'n Shanghai (aka Eric the Red XXXVI) proudly greets the guests astance the hull.

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The guests gather round

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The last plank is lathered with ancient viking pancreas catalyzed with Valkyrie piss!

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And old 'Eric' rests from his labors regaling the commoners with tales of adventure!

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The admiral and his cabin pyrategirl guard the companionway steps

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While Tweedledum and Tweedledee display their running lights disguised as socks and shirts.

Only to later become lost while exploring in their harbor tug.

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socks
pin

No wonder.

Tweedledum can't pin the rudder on the sailboat in a functional position.

Honorably, the commoners are rewarded with a treasure hunt.

They search the capsized ship's hold for true (bronze) and false (steel) keys (screws) to precious Treasure.

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bow

And over all, the valiant bow forges through the ether toward dreams completed!

Riparia Resources

Nautical Photography

General Photography

Boat Building

Rachel Dinghy

40 Ft. Ketch

Overview

40 ft Ketch

Current Status

Last Plank Party

(The Viking's Lair)

The Great

Hull Moving

Turnover

(A Tight Squeeze)

Keel Pouring

Finish

Testing Panels