Photo Shoot!

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Saturday August 29th 2015

I was contacted recently by a GP Commissioning Trade Publication. They were looking for GP commissioners with “an interesting back story or hobby”. They had trawled every CCG website in the country for the biographies of Board Members and came up with me! I had a telephone interview and Terry, my professional photographer neighbour, kindly took the photos in the quality format for glossy magazines (330 DPI).

They’re a bit cheesy and contrived but that is what the magazine requested. They are however a nice record of the build as it is now. It was also fun to watch him photoshop out any unwanted clutter (like my conservatory in one shot)

No blog for a couple of weeks as I’m off to Heathrow later today; quick trip to Tanzania!

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5 thoughts on “Photo Shoot!”

  1. Great to see the site up and running again. I hope you are able to fill in the gaps in the blog at some point. I am getting closer to starting my own build, quite likely a Tiki 38. Your site and Neil’s Gleda site have been a great inspiration. Hopefully, in due course, they will act as an excellent reference to help me progress as quickly as possible, with fewer errors than I would make left to my own devices. I need to get a move on as I am a similar age to you now, which puts me 6 years behind! I have 3 years left to work too, but hope to be able to make a start part-time (my build site is in the Philippines!). Fantastic progress since you went off-line. Really looking stunning.

  2. Hi Adrian
    I haven’t been in touch before but I think Neil may have mentioned me when you visited Gleda. I’m building a Tiki 38 in North Wales and I’m also struggling to source aluminum masts at 10m. After much research and frustration I’ve come up with what I think is a viable solution, joining two tubes with an internal spigot and adhesive. Sounds a bit Heath Robinson but after discussing it with some engineers I know they assure me it will work with adhesive used in the aviation industry. It would be good to hear your thoughts. It would be a fraction of the cost of manufacturing and shipping from Canada. Kira is looking great by the way.

  3. Hi, just curious: what is the spar sizes on a T38? Are the masts identical? Which aluminium alloy is being recommended by Wharram?

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