|Forum for German anglers, February 2013|
|Solitude III, May 2011|
Franky: "Not bad ..."
No kidding. It took me months to get that far, and he did it in only two days! Not only that, but he did it in my garage, thousands of miles from Germany. With the same wood I did. Now that's German efficiency! Proud of his accomplishments, our intrepid boat builder opened up even more and was willing to divulge some insight into the cost and the origin of the design:
RKO9: "I think my dad has paid 25-35 € for the wood so far. No plans...only what's in my head."
Not only is the guy efficient, but frugal. And a savant. But then, a crack appeared:
Taxidermist: "It looks on the screen as if you've got installed a centerboard trunk! Or am I mistaken? Is this to be a sailing dinghy?"
And just that quickly, the wheels came flying off:
atibandi: "That's a fake!! Here is the link to the original builder of the boat: http://leeboatworkspocketship.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-starting-to-look-boat.html
Profound shock followed this startling revelation:
Taxidermist: "Have I not seen correctly, a yawl and steal to boot (ie the image)!"
One6Zero3: "Hahahaha. Owned!"
derporto: "very ungentlemanly! ... it is hard to think of a rational reason why one should waste time and energy, in a fishing forum, listing such a sophisticated fake ..."
Taxidermist: "... Perhaps he is amused about our "stupidity"? ..."
Weird things happen on the web, and I can't say I ever thought that this blog would achieve this kind of international fame. It is all just a little too out there to believe... Atibandi, you are my new hero. How you saw through this elaborate deception and found the original owner of that picture, I can't even begin to guess. Danke.
Perhaps the best summary is expressed in the immortal words of Taxidermist, "Ich habe den Verdacht,dass sich da ein ganz armes Würstchen hinter verbirgt, der einem eigentlich leid tun sollte," or, as lost-in-translation by Google, "I suspect that as a very poor sausage hides behind that one should do really sorry!"
That probably makes more sense in German, but I think we know what he means.