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A New Fiberglass Guide And New Website!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done any actual updates about Boatworks Today; mainly because there really wasn’t anything too exciting to announce, but that has finally changed!

In this past week there has been a major over-haul of the website With ALL of that effort coming from Josh and Alyssa over atΒ https://www.fortirisgroup.com/Β  They did an absolutely amazing job, and without question this new site is something that I never would have been able to do myself!Β  When you have a chance stop in and take a tour πŸ˜‰Β  www.boatworkstoday.com

The other bit of big news is this past week I was finally able to finish a Fiberglass guide that I’ve been working on the past couple months! This is the first of what will likely be 6 downloadable guides each covering, in depth,Β  a different topic as it relates to fiberglass repairΒ 

Please check it out and if it looks like something that would be helpful for your projects let me know what you think!! Also sharing this post with your boating friends is always much appreciated!

Thank you in advance and have a great week!!

 

What’s been going on??

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It’s been a while since I’ve made any posts or updates (or follow up vids) and I feel I owe a little explanation.

The short story is that Spring showed it’s head a couple of weeks ago and work orders piled in for stuff to be completed before Memorial day (which is typical this time of the year). Then, old man Winter decided to do an encore and pile over a foot of snow!

I’m actually happy that it did as it buys me a little more time and people somewhat settled down rather than asking for projects to be completed Yesterday πŸ™‚

In addition to the Spring surge in work, many of you know that my Wife and I are expecting a new addition to our family hopefully in a couple of months. She’s 7 month into the pregnancy and some small issues have come up (at least we’re hoping that they are small issues) which has been preoccupying my mind when there was some free time here and there.

Basically my baby girl can’t wait to grace the world with her presence πŸ™‚ Normally that’s a cool attitude, but at 7 months, not so cool. MaMa’s been put on bed rest for the duration which means I need to step up and help a little more than before. Believe me, I’m not complaining.. It is what it is πŸ™‚ As long as everyone is happy and healthy, life is good..

So, what this all means is that as much as I want to focus on the video’s and helping everyone as much as I can, my attention to work and home is going to have to be a top priority for the time being (not that it isn’t always, but I think you know what I mean πŸ™‚

I’ll do what I can, when I can to keep the content rolling, but it may be hit or miss for the next couple of months πŸ™ Sorry about that; I thought I was going to have a couple more months before things got crazy.. I should have known better; there’s nothing about life that ISN’T crazy!

On a side note, I passed 2000 subscribers on Youtube today!!! I have 2 things to say about that..

HOLY CRAP! That’s 1000 new subscribers in a little over 3 months :-O

And a huge Thank you to everyone who has stumbled across my content and thought it worth while to follow..

Thank you very much!

Well, now that I’ve written a small novel here I am going to close this out by asking a couple of small favors of you. If you’ve emailed me with a question about a project that you’re knee deep in and I haven’t gotten back to you, please bear with me; I will reply, just not as quickly as I used to..

Also, PLEASE share my FB page with your friends and encourage them to subscribe to my Youtube channel. I’m working towards a goal of being able to create content full time, but the only way this can happen is if my viewer stats continue to increase! Every subscriber, every view and every comment is important in making my efforts attractive to potential sponsors!!

Again, thank you everyone for your patience and support!! We’ll see you again VERY soon πŸ™‚

~Andy

Thank you!!!

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Having a little celebration tonight πŸ™‚ I reached 1500 subscribers on Youtube a little bit ago! It took almost 2 years to reach 1000 and only 2 months to add 500 on top of that :-O

So, for this I have YOU to thank!! You guys are awesome!!

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Boat Build Update…

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Hi Friends, I’ve gotten the options narrowed down on the possible designs for this Winter’s boat build. Basically there are two different directions to go:

Very simple (more of a quick and dirty with minimal amount of time, materials and character (something like this http://www.instantboats.com/teal.htm I should add that ‘Simple’ does not mean un-attractive; just less complicated πŸ™‚

OR a more elaborate design something like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadboatbuildi
ng/sets/72157631207839384/

The simple design would entail roughly 60 hours of work and cost under $1k and the more elaborate build would be closer to 200 hours and around $1700 depending on level of finish…

Both designs have an option for sail and rowing.

Which would you rather see / build? Please post a comment on my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BoatworksToday and share this with anyone you think may be interested in watching or participating!!

Thank you!

~Andy

New Video! Shop Update And A Winter Boat Build :-)

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http://blip.tv/boatworks-today/shop-update-and-boat-building-6314648

With how busy I am with my paying job, I unfortunately haven’t been able to get new video’s out as often as I would like. And until we get a little closer to Fall I don’t really see this changing πŸ™ But, in the mean time I thought that a few of you may be interested to see what projects I’ve been working on in the shop! Mostly a lot of core replacements, fiberglass and painting! Busy, busy, busy… Like the saying goes, “Make hay while the sun shines!”

Something else that I’ve been doing over the Summer is trying to figure out a way to build a boat this Winter (yea, this is what I do for fun!!) I’ve posted an announcement on my home page going over more details on what I’m hoping to do. If you haven’t read it yet, CLICK THIS LINK!!

Also, please remember to TAKE THE SHORT SURVEY and share your thoughts on what would be most interesting for you to either watch or participate in!!!

Thank you!!

~Andy

My Short Video Made It Into The Top 20!!

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Hi All ! I submitted a short video into a contest and as luck would have it it’s made it into the top 20! Voting is being done by giving a thumbs up on my video. I’m video #10 on the playlist! The contest was to create a short video response completing this sentence, “A Mere Mortal . . .” If you have a few minutes please check out the top videos and show your support! Thank you!

Watch the Video Here!!

~Andy (aka Boatworks Today)

Detailed Video On A Few Types Of Fiberglass Repair

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OK, I wanted to provide enough detail for each type of fiberglass repair, but by doing so I wasn’t able to cover all of the different types of repairs that I wanted (at least in this video).. So, I had to break the content up a bit. BUT, there is a lot of good info in this as well as the next video to come! I promise πŸ™‚ FYI, it is a 30 min video so set aside a little time to watch it all!! Remember to post a comment and pass this site along to anyone who might find it interesting!

Thank you!
~Andy

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