Everything should start with a plan and drawing.
I spent most of day changing a few things on the site. Including my email address, which is now, email@example.com. I hope you all understand and continue to visit.
I’m new to blogging and setting up websites and I’m really enjoying it. My theory is, it can only get better with practice. So that’s what I’ll do. Like most things in life, it takes time, you just got to slog-on and get the job 100%.
There’ll be more about Ocean Strider, boats, bikes and my travels to come. Especially now we’re coming up to another National Lock down. My bikes are in a workshop I can get to and I live on my boat.
I hope you all find a way take advantage of my past experience. Its what we use to do when we were apprentices. Starting in 1977, I did 6 years as a welder/plater, on the job, collage and night school, learning my trade and I thought the same as most skilled men. We would keep all the awesome skills alive, by giving school leavers, young men and women the benefit of our experience. The aim was always to make the next generation better than we were. That all seamed to stop in the 70’s and 80’s as computer came more and more into our lives. We seamed to think they would do everything, but they don’t.
It’s all about money.
We’re led to believe that skills are no use any more, but I think differently. I live in a marina and constantly see badly fitted out and maintained boats. They just shouldn’t be on the water and certainly shouldn’t be going out to sea. I’m sure the RNLI no why they’re always out rescuing people on their boats and it’s not just because of the weather.
You see less and less older motorbikes out there, because todays bikers aren’t shown how to fix them. They just sign on the dotted line and finance a new one. The shops fix the old ones up and sell them to somebody else. But that means somehow, somebody has to pay the shop to do that.
I’ve been making and restoring boats, racing and restoring motorbikes for over 30 years. Both as an enthusiast and professionally. Follow this blog and learn the tricks. Hopefully I’ll be able to get you in the right mindset, to focus on the jobs that will make a big difference in your life. Just like me learning how to make websites 😉