Team #5

3269049248_97a801ae3aYesterday Ryan and I signed up for the annual Build, Bail and Sail competition here in the Valley. To bring you up to speed it is a yearly tradition that happens during Nautical Days over the August long weekend. 16 teams compete in a boat race using boats they build in 3 hours and 45 minutes using $85.85 worth of supplies from the local hardware store and hand tools only! To top it off the two person teams must switch places half way through the course. We are beginning to think of and plan our concept which should be fun considering neither of us have ever built a boat before. Our strategy is to tap into our Swedish Viking roots and build a boat worthy of our sea-fairing ancestors (think the first guys to cross the Atlantic to North America around 1000 years ago). This Viking theme will cross with our modern Swedish connections and we will run with a title like “The Other Swedish Twins”. Speaking of Swedish connections maybe we will stop by IKEA this weekend and find inspiration to build a compact, affordable and stylish vessel. If you have any ideas let us know… if you know a boat builder better yet =)

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4 Responses to Team #5

  1. jan says:

    I wonder how successful duct tape would be in boat building?

  2. Kat says:

    Hey Matt! Not sure if you remember me from the old PLBC days – does the name ‘Texberta’ still mean anything? 🙂

    I stumbled on your blog today – it’s pretty cool and neat to see where God has taken you!

    Kat

    • mdelblanc says:

      Ahhh Texberta! My favorite American province… of I mean Canadian ‘wish they we American’ province. =) Was it Falk the Hulk if I remember correctly?

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