Model Lobster Boat

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Model Lobster Boat

Postby Anonymous_h » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 pm

We have a family friend that lives in Bass Harbor, Maine that I have known for most of my life his name is Mike Gilley. When I first met him he was just another lobsterman in Maine just trying to make a living. When my family would visit our cabin in Surry, Maine in the summer Mike would always take me and my Dad out for a day of lobstering on his boat that he and his Dad had built mostly themselves. It was great fun - and of course that nights meal was yummy! Well years went by and Mike and his wife decided to start running a restaurant called "Thurstons Lobster Pound" in Bernard, Maine he liked it so much and did so well years later he bought an old closed down restaurant in Southwest Harbor, Maine that is now called "Gilley's Head of the Harbor Restaurant".
A few years after he had opened Gilley's (and we had eaten there many times) I was grown-up and had become a hobby woodworker, so I decided to make him a scale model of this boat that was so much a part of his life and mine - to sort of thank him for the great memories he made for me. Here are some pictures of it as I was finishing it up. Also it is displayed in Gilley's restaurant in a glass case. I really had a great time building this model boat - and it had great meaning to me to build it for him.
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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:36 pm

Very, very nice. You have all kinds of skills. :D
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Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:40 pm

That is beautiful Brad !!
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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Harold R » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:14 pm

Wow. :shock: 8)

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby RaymondDurban » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:33 pm

Very nice work!

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Bob Perry » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:02 pm

Great craftmanship!
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:45 pm

Beautiful work Brad!
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Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:33 pm

Awesome Job!

Thanks for sharing,

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Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:02 pm

I can see the writing on your retirement business cards: "model boats and Cub implements". Very nice.

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:34 pm

That is stunning! Surely Gilley is some impressed with your efforts! Something that will be his prized possession!

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:09 am

That's some really nice work, Brad! You're a very talented fella!

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Postby cowboy » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:18 am

Thats Awesome Brad :{_}: :{_}:

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Rudi » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:23 pm


Very nicely done :!: You can see the pride of craftsmanship and the testament to friends and memories in your work. A very beautiful boat. You have some real nice skills there. :D

Your model reminds me of the wonderful times Em and I have spent on a couple lobster boats in the Northumberland Strait that belongs to friends. Nothing can quite touch a day on the water fishing for crustaceans :-:-): well aside from eating said crustaceans :lol:
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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Anonymous_h » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:31 pm

Thanks for all the kind words

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Re: Model Lobster Boat

Postby Chris D » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:06 pm

Amazing work! Good job brad.
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